TESOL Bournemouth Erasmus Plus
These courses are eligible for Erasmus+ Funding
About the TESOL courses in Bournemouth, UK
Refresher Courses for Overseas Teachers of English
The Refresher Courses, called RC, offer you the possibility of developing your insight into language teaching methodology, and at the same time improving your command of English.
The sessions are designed for non-native speakers of English who have experience of teaching English as a foreign language or have gained a teaching qualification in their own country and are considering a career in English language teaching.
- Minimum age: 18
- Minimum level: Upper Intermediate level of English – equivalent to B2, IELTS 5.5 or Cambridge First Certificate
Note: If the candidate doesn't have a certificate to prove his/her level of English, a level test can be arranged before enrolling for the course.
The courses bring together teachers from many different countries and present the opportunity for you to share ideas and experiences, which has proved a very popular feature of training at the training centre.
Refresher Courses for Overseas Teachers of English: Course Content
RC is designed for both primary and secondary school teachers, is very practical in content and consists of 20 x 45-minute sessions per week (i.e. 15 hours per week) of language improvement and methodology plus 5 hours per week of self-access study in the multi-media centre.
You may also be able to attend teaching practice given by candidates studying for the University of Cambridge CELTA for 2 hours each afternoon.
For each self-contained week, the programme will be drawn from selected areas of methodology and language and, by completing a pre-course questionnaire you will also have the opportunity to add areas of methodology and language of your own choice. The following provides an indication of the range of topics available:
- overview of areas of grammar related to participants’ needs
- phonology: pronunciation practice, stress, rhythm and intonation
- current idiomatic use of English
- newspaper and other text study
- developing written skills
- using current language teaching materials
- correction techniques
- incorporating phonology into language teaching
- ways of teaching vocabulary, grammar and functions
- teaching and integrating skills
- drama, songs and games
- role-play simulation
- using video in class
- teaching large classes
- using poetry and stories
- working with computers
Erasmus + Recognition
About the new EU funding programme: Erasmus +
The European Union's Lifelong Learning Programme changes in 2014.
Erasmus+ is the new programme proposed by the European Commission for education, training, youth and sport starting in 2014 and significantly increasing the funds allocated for the development of knowledge and skills. Erasmus+ helps people regardless of age to increase their personal development, gain new skills and boost their job prospects.
Erasmus+ will have a streamlined structure which will improve effectiveness, which means more grants for students, trainees, teachers and others. The benefits for individuals will also bring benefits for the EU economy as a whole.
Tumultuous economic times and the changing EU job market requires a joint EU response: The number of high-skilled jobs is growing while the number of low-skilled jobs is decreasing. It is estimated that by 2020 nearly 35% of all jobs will require high skills, innovation capacity and the ability to adapt. One of the headline targets in the Europe 2020 strategy is to raise higher education attainment to 40% (from 32% now).
The EU has responded with a coordinated strategy for growth and jobs called Europe 2020 –education and training are an integral part of this.
Step by Step Guide to applying for Eramsus + funding:
- Choose the course and dates and check availability with us.
- Contact your national Erasmus + agency who can answer your questions and provide you with an application form for the funding. For further information: European Commission’s website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm
- Complete the Training Centre Bournemouth registration; we will reserve a place on the course for you when we receive it.
- You will receive a letter of acceptance for pre-registration, course information and an (optional) pre-course bibliography and preparatory task.
- Apply for funding by completing the Erasmus+ application form, attach our acceptance letter and course information and send it to your national agency.
- Contact us as soon as you hear whether funding has been granted and we will confirm your place on the course*. There is no cancellation fee if you do not receive funding.
*Please note: we can reserve your place until 4 weeks before the start of your course, after that you may need to re-apply.
How to Apply
If you believe you cover the minimum requirements to be considered as a candidate for any of the courses mentioned above complete the initial application package of the course that interests you.
Prospective trainees must complete the pre-interview task, fill in the enrolment form and return them by email to the Programmes Coordinator prior the course starting date. When emailing the documents, attaching an updated version of the prospective trainees CV is also necessary.
It is recommended to this well in advance, at least 8 weeks prior the course starting date is advisable; however, last minute applications may be accepted when the availability on the course allows this.
Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the application package and tasks included in it may be invited to attend an interview shortly after this date at the school or on the telephone (at your own cost) if you are overseas.
Successful applicants will receive an "offer of a place" on the course of their choice immediately, if there is a place available.
After receiving an invoice from the School, the deposit must be paid within 7 days of the place being offered in order to secure your place.
The balance is due 4 weeks, at the latest, before the course starts, depending on the date of acceptance.
Conditions of Enrolment
- Total fees are payable at least 30 days before the start of the course. Where registration is made less than 30 days before the start of the course, total fees are payable immediately.
- Neither the school nor its representatives are liable for loss of tuition or other services due to public disturbance, industrial action or factors outside their control. Refunds cannot be made under any of these circumstances.
- Neither the School nor its representatives are liable for any loss, damage, illness, or injury to persons or property, however caused, except where such liability is statutory. Students are advised to take out personal insurance to cover these risks, and also to cover course cancellation or curtailment.
- Cancellation must be notified in writing to the school at least 4 weeks before the start of the course. For cancellations received less than 4 weeks before the course starts, 4 weeks’ fees or a pro-rata equivalent will be charged. Acceptance of an enrolment is made on the understanding that the student will remain for the duration of the course as specified.
- In the event of a student being dismissed before the end of the specified course period, fees are not refundable.
- Curtailment of a course must be notified 4 weeks before the published course or term end-date.
- The school reserves the right to refuse an enrolment, or in the event of unsatisfactory attendance, work or conduct, to dismiss a student from the course.
- No fees are refundable in the case of late- or non-arrival for a course.
- Late entrants may be accepted on all courses, but only by the agreement of the School.
- Any damage to school, student house, homestay or private home property, whether intentional or not, must be paid for in full.
How to Pay
Payments (deposit & balance) are to done directly to the Bournemouth training centre via Bank Transfer, Bank Cheque, Cash, VISA or MASTERCARD. Personal cheques will not be accepted.