The Aspects of Teaching English course at ELC Brighton is eligible for European Union funding through Erasmus+. See here for details of how to apply for EU funding. ELC Brighton is also registered for participation in Erasmus+ and our PIC code is 943968790.
The AT course is a very practical course, designed to help overseas teachers of English to secondary school students and adults to refresh their teaching methodology. In addition, you will have plenty of opportunities to develop your general language skills and review aspects of contemporary Britain.
The aim of the course is to focus every session on a different aspect of methodology or language such as:
- creative ideas for teaching grammar and vocabulary
- technology enhanced language learning
- techniques for teaching pronunciation
- dealing with 'difficult' language
- motivating students
- English as an international and changing language
- using storytelling and drama
- teaching approaches
- teaching English through content (CLIL)
For more detailed information see the Course Overview and Sample Timetable.
Note: The minimum number required for the Aspects of Teaching English course is three students. In the event that we receive fewer than three students, please be assured that we will not cancel your booking. Instead, we will give you 20 lessons per week of General English in the morning with 10 lessons in the afternoon focussing on language teaching methodology either in a One-to-One or Two-to-One class, as appropriate.
The following table shows the levels we use at ELC.
ELC Level Level Aims C2 Upper-advanced - use English very well in demanding situations
- performance level may be above average native speaker
C1 Advanced - use English well in all but the most demanding situations
- use and understand complex language
B2 Upper-intermediate - use English effectively in all familiar situations
- use more complex English and cope with more demanding situations
B1 Intermediate - use English to express simple ideas and achieve results
- use range of basic language well in most situations
A2 Pre-intermediate - use English in most familiar situations
- use English in a limited way in more difficult situations
A1/A2 Elementary - develop English skills to 'survival' level
- use English only in very familiar situations
A1 Beginner - learn basic vocabulary and structures for simple communication