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Language Improvement for Teachers

A practical and interactive course that develops your language skills and gives you increased confidence in the classroom.

Course type
Teacher development
Age of student
Language level
Elementary (A2) – Intermediate (B1)
Course dates
14 - 27 July / 28 July - 10 August / 11 - 24 August 2019
Course Length
2 weeks
£1,790 / EUR 2,260
Bell Cambridge , Bell Teacher Campus

Who is this course for?

  • Primary and secondary school teachers who teach school subjects in the medium of English and wish to improve their general language skills.
  • Teachers who want to develop their teaching skills within a beautiful University of Cambridge college setting and become part of a global teaching community. 

Course outcomes

You will have:

  • The ability to confidently manage and teach lessons in English
  • Improved English language skills
  • A range of techniques and strategies for developing language awareness
  • A greater intercultural awareness, including social, linguistic and cultural diversity

Course description


43 hours per two week course

All Bell Teacher Campus courses are delivered by highly experienced teacher trainers. The team includes a whole host of leading ELT experts and published educational authors.

This course helps teachers improve their English for use inside and outside the classroom. Participants will develop their speaking and listening skills, expand their vocabulary, improve their language accuracy and become more confident users of English. Teachers will also gain useful new ideas for activities and tasks they can use in their own classrooms.

Topics covered on Language Improvement for Teachers include:

  • Vocabulary development, e.g. common idioms, phrasal verbs
  • Classroom language
  • Listening and speaking skills development
  • Pronunciation workshops
  • English grammar
  • Learning how to learn English
  • Teaching a mini-lesson

Topics can be adapted depending on participants’ professional needs, priorities, and teaching context.

Participants will have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of authentic materials to support the cultural component of their teaching.


In addition to the core development course, teachers choose two additional workshops a week, such as ‘Using film in the classroom’, ‘Motivating students’ and ‘Different ways to use songs in the classroom’.

Guest lectures and plenary sessions

Weekly guest lectures and plenary sessions by well-known ELT experts. 

Experience British life

Bell Teacher Campus is set in a University of Cambridge college in the traditional and beautiful city of Cambridge. You can explore the city with other teachers, visit the many museums and go to one of the many outdoor cultural events over the summer such as ‘Shakespeare in the park’. There are a host of activities held on campus too and trips to nearby cities including London.

Bell Teacher Campus partners with Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Take the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

Choose to take the TKT at Bell Teacher Campus and gain an internationally recognised qualification, awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. Free exam preparation for the TKT is provided. There is only a small admin fee of £38 to take the exam, which includes postage of the certificate. 

Course includes

  • 43 hours of tuition (21.5 hours per week)
  • Weekly plenary session by well-known ELT speakers
  • Weekly workshops on hot topics
  • Weekly cultural talk
  • Private en-suite accommodation at Homerton College
  • Daily breakfast and weekday evening meals
  • Programme of social and cultural events including a day excursion to London
  • End of course certificate
  • Free wifi onsite
  • 20% discount for all books from the Cambridge University Press bookshop
  • Travel insurance
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Experience British culture and explore Cambridge