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TESOL Canterbury Erasmus Plus

TESOL for non native English speakersHow to apply for Erasmus Funding

Entry Requirements

All applicants for the TESOL Teacher Development courses in Canterbury must:
  • Be an English Teacher with or without experience whose first language is not English.
  • Have a minimum level of English: Upper Intermediate is required as minimum level.

About the TESOL Teacher Development Course in Canterbury, Kent

This course is aimed at non-native teachers who are teaching English to children, adolescents or adults. Courses are specifically designed to help teachers improve their language and develop their professional skills. The programme includes dissemination and transfer of teaching experiences as well as different theories to investigate and discuss.

Course Content

The course is a two week intensive course for Primary and Secondary School Teachers of English. It consists of 25 teaching hours per week. Content covered by the course includes:

  • Looking at tenses
  • Appropriacy
  • Functional language
  • Language awareness
  • Improving listening
  • Spoken English
  • Focus on songs and games
  • Topic vocabulary
  • Listening task
  • Dictogloss/student-centred dictations
  • Motivating learners
  • The lexical approach

The course is broken up into language development and seminars.

A typical day involves:

 Time Content
 09:00 - 10:30Language Development (for higher levels this may include a focus on teaching approaches)
 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
 11:00 - 12:30 Language Development (for higher levels this may include a focus on teaching approaches)
 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
 13:30 - 15:00 Seminar, chosen from list below
 15:00 - 15:15 Tea break
15:15 - 16:15Seminar, chosen from list below
The list of possible seminars include:
  • Teaching at Primary/Secondary levels
  • Vocabulary (collocation, idiomatic language)
  • Exploring British life and culture + changing customs
  • Approaches and material for teaching Business English
  • Communicative grammar practice activities

How to apply

  • If you believe you cover the minimum requirements to be considered as a candidate for the TESOL course, complete an application online
  • NOTE: The demand for vacancies on these courses is very high. Applicants are advised to apply well in advance before the start of a course, although, occasionally, there could be places available due to last-minute cancellations.
  • Prospective trainees must complete the application form (with or without Erasmus + funding), and return this document to the Programmes Coordinator long time in advance prior the course starting date. These documents can be emailed as attachments to the Coordinator.
  • Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the English task will be accepted on the course as long as there is availability on the desired starting date.
  • Successful applicants will receive an offer of a place on the course of their choice immediately, if there is a place available.
  • After receiving a payment request from the School, the deposit must be paid within 7 days of the place being offered in order to secure your place. On receipt of your deposit the Training Centre will send you further information.
  • The balance is due 4 weeks, at the latest, before the course starts.

Apply for TESOL in Canterbury

How to Apply with Erasmus+ Funding:

  • Choose the course you want to do and contact us
  • Agree the course with the necessary people at your school
  • Contact the Erasmus+ office in your country and apply for your funding
  • We send you the PIC number
  • Book your course and accommodation
  • Go to your destination!

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