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Teacher Development Programme

Tailored to meet your objectives, this programme encourages you to develop a creative approach to your teaching.

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Our Teacher Development Programme is part of our range of exciting short courses, designed to re-inspire English languages teachers, develop your skills and take your teaching to a new level. We will equip you with new methods to liven up your teaching and re-invigorate your teaching ability with a fresh perspective.

York campus

Course Overview

You will be taught by our very own York St John academics, who are also teachers, themselves. Each academic has a wealth of practical experience gained through teaching and training in a variety of environments all over the world. There will be an emphasis on communication and the course will be practical and participatory in nature.

A carefully planned range of activities will enable you to improve your English and increase your confidence when using the language.  You'll return to your classroom refreshed and equipped with new ideas, techniques and materials to inspire your students.

This course is run at any time of the year. We require a minimum group of 10 students to run this course. 


You'll study a number of subjects during this course. Some of these include: 

  • updating vocabulary and grammatical structures 
  • developing both fluency and accuracy 
  • looking at key changes in modern English 
  • examining key differences between spoken and written English 
  • all aspects of phonology, including sounds, stress and rhythm
  • building confidence in listening to spoken English, including accents and dialects 
  • 'troubleshooting' specific areas of difficulty
  • tasks based on authentic texts 

Get in touch 

For more information about the course, or to register your interest, contact us:

+44 (1904) 876693

Entry Requirements


In order to join this programme you will need to be over the age of 18 and have a minimum level of lower-intermediate (B1) in English. 




As this is a tailored programme, you'll need to let us know what you'd like to gain from this course ao that we can match content to your personal objectives. We will need this information, four weeks before the start date.

Fees and Funding

This course is self funded but it does qualify for Erasmus funding; meaning that your institution can apply for Erasmus+ funding to cover the fees. Check with your institution to see if they have already received a grant. You can find out more on the Erasmus+ website.

Apply now

To apply for this course, complete the application form below. Please include as much information as possible to ensure the programme meets your specific needs.

Teacher Development Programme Application Form (doc, 0.2MB)

Submit your completed application form

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