The problem

Without understanding of current, relevant and appropriate teaching methodologies teachers may not be teaching effective or engaging lessons.

The solution

Different methodologies are effective in different contexts and appropriate for teachers with different levels of confidence and experience.

Our approach

  • Our approach to methodology training combines elements of more traditional methodology with aspects of new, in order to create learning environments that are relevant and effective for teachers and their learners, in their particular context.
  • We draw on a wealth of experience in delivering methodology courses that are always sensitive to local need, cover a very wide range of topics and skill areas and are available for all levels of teachers.

Our portfolio of methodology training is structured around our teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework.  We can develop training packages for in service teacher training (INSETT), pre-service teacher training (PRESETT), primary, secondary and higher and vocational teachers across a wide range of teacher competency areas such as understanding the learner, teaching speaking and classroom management.  Our training can be delivered face-to-face, online, blended or as self-access packages according to the specific needs and contexts of the participants.  Training can focus on basic methodology, or on more sophisticated aspects of teaching and learning such as participative learning or critical thinking skills.

We can also provide a range of English teaching qualifications that are specifically tailored to the public education context and sit within our established continuing professional development (CPD) framework.  These include qualifications, with accompanying training, for primary and secondary teachers; the Certificate in Primary English Language Teaching (CiPELT) and the Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching (CiSELT), qualifications for new teachers; the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), which focusses on essential methodology, as well as qualifications for teachers interested in specific areas of classroom practice; such as Learning Technologies for the Classroom or CLIL Essentials which looks at content and language integrated learning (CLIL).