Courses for Teachers of English
EU Erasmus+ Funding for Teachers of English
All the teachers' courses at ELC are eligible for EU Erasmus+ funding under the Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 1 - Mobility of Individuals). Our PIC code is 943968790 and OID number is E10150503.
In recent years, ELC has trained around 300 overseas teachers a year, many of whom received funding from the EU through the Lifelong Learning Programme. In the past teachers applied individually for financial support under Grundtvig or Comenius. The system then changed and under Erasmus+, schools or organisations must apply for funding on behalf of their staff.
Teachers from the following countries are eligible for EU Erasmus+ funding:
- any EU country
You need to be working for a school, college or educational institution (or private school in some countries)
How to apply for EU Erasmus+ funding?
- Your school or organisation must be registered on the European Commission's Education Portal
- When your school/organisation has registered, it will be given a PIC number (Personal Identification Number) which they need to apply for funding
- Choose the teachers' course you would like to attend.
- Complete and return the ELC Application Form noting that you wish to apply for EU funding. We will send you a pre-course reservation letter.
- When your school has a PIC number, they need to submit an Erasmus + application form which are available from your National Agency.
- When you have had a funding decision, your school needs to contact us immediately to let us know if you will attend the course or not.
- We will normally require a £250 deposit or full fees to confirm your place on the course
Deadlines for application for EU funding
The next deadline for applying for EU Erasmus+ funding is: still to be announced
For more information contact us.
ELC Level Guide
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