English Teacher Training Cheltenham
About the Training Centre in Cheltenham
The Teacher Training Centre in Cheltenham consists of 3 Georgian buildings in the Centre of Cheltenham, with a lawn connecting our General English and Business English centres. The buildings are all close together which gives a campus type effect. The centres are 50 metres from the main high street, so brilliantly positioned for access to buses, shops, hotels, theatres, restaurants, pubs and bars.
The high standards of the courses, training staff, accommodation services and extra-curricular activities have all been officially and objectively recognised by external bodies. The staff at the centre have more than 20 years of experience.
What you can expect at the Teacher Training Centre in Cheltenham:
- Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
- Medium-sized, serious and well-organised school
- First class teaching and resources
- Superb modern facilities: including free WI-FI and broadband internet access
- English only policy both in and outside the classroom
- Central, safe and secure location
- Personal attention paid to all students: in the class room, at home and in your free time
- All-round service and support: accommodation, welfare, a full social programme, self study, airport transfers and other transport requirements
Applying for a Course with Erasmus+ funding
- Select the course that you wish to apply for and discuss your intended application with the person in your school who is responsible for staff development and EU funding (Erasmus+ Coordinator).
- Get confirmation of your acceptance on the course and the fees from the host organisation/course provider. Your organisation will need to refer to this letter within the application for funding.
- Please inform the host organisation/course provider of your application. They will help with any information regarding their course to enable the application form to be completed successfully.
- The applicant organisation needs to register as an applicant organisation on the European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS), if not already registered. (see below for more details)
- Inform the host organisation/course provider as soon as you receive the result of your funding application. Up until this point your place on the course is provisionally reserved. Once you confirm that funding has been granted you can be enrolled on the course and your invoice sent.
- Pay as soon as you receive the funds. Only once payment has been received can your place on the course and any accommodation booked be confirmed.
Note: There is room sometimes for last minute applications due to cancellations and therefore, room for the possibility of receiving late payments, but always, payments need to be done before starting date.
The best way to take advantage of your stay in England is by living with an English family. This not only gives you the opportunity to learn more about English life, but also the culture and of course, the language!
Thanks to our close relationship with our host families we can offer a high standard homestay accommodation to suit your needs.
- Standard single room
- Breakfast and dinner on weekdays
- All meals at weekends
- Light laundry – washed at least once a week
- Clean bed-linen / towels - changed at least once a week
- No other student of same mother tongue
- All families inspected by the Accommodation and Welfare Officer
- All families within easy reach of the school
Our Executive host families are generally professional people themselves who have been specially selected for our executive clients. They provide everything that a standard homestay offers but with a private en-suite bathroom.
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*Accommodation Arrangement Fee: £40 non-refundable
**Full-board includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner on weekdays and three meals on weekends. Half-board includes breakfast and dinner on weekdays and three meals on weekends
***Please note that during the busy summer period there is a £10 per week supplement on bookings in July and August
If you would prefer more independence we can find you self-catering accommodation.
If this is with a family then normally you will have shared use of the kitchen facilities, some families offer a self-contained living space with private bathroom and kitchen facilities, however this is not always available, you should inform us well in advance if you require the self-catering option.
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If you would prefer to stay in a hotel or B&B, this can also be arranged. Please let us know if this is your preferred accommodation.
Prices start for Bed and Breakfast and Hotels at £60 – £120 per night
Cheltenham and Surroundings
Cheltenham is a vibrant and exciting English town, in the heart of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful areas of England. Here you can concentrate on improving your English in a pleasant and tranquil environment without the stress of busier destinations.
Cheltenham is a “typical” English town where you can experience real English life and culture. The people of Cheltenham have no discernable accent, so the English spoken is clear and understandable. In addition to your training programme, you will have the chance to take full advantage of the wide range of cultural, social and sporting events that Cheltenham offers and experience all aspects of English life and culture.
Cheltenham is a very arts-focussed town and has two theatres, stunning Georgian architecture and boasts some of the most interesting little museums and art galleries in the country. Many a pleasant afternoon can be spent relaxing and exploring the town itself or visiting the museums and parks which are only a short walk away from the school.
Cheltenham has a varied selection of pubs and nightclubs throughout the town. Live music is also a big part of Cheltenham’s nightlife, and a good way to spend an evening, discovering new musicians.
Cheltenham is home to some very famous festivals -
- Horse Racing
- Food and Drink
- Folk Music
The Festivals are a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors alike to come together and share in the fun.
No visit would be complete without taking a trip shopping! Not only are there many unusual little boutiques as well as some of the biggest names in high street fashion, there are many different places to go to eat and drink and rest during a hard day’s shopping.
For more information on Cheltenham, its history and attractions please visit the Cheltenham Tourist Information website www.visitcheltenham.com
How to get to Cheltenham
You do not have to fly into London because there are international airports in Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff which are in easy reach of Cheltenham. This region of the country is called the Heart of England where you can find the traditional English culture, language and way of life. We are close to the peace and quiet of the Cotswolds with its honey stone cottages and idyllic countryside.