This course will provide you with a forum in which you can share, discuss and extend your understanding of principled approaches to working with teachers. As a course participant, you will consolidate and extend your awareness of key principles, skills and the qualities involved in working with teachers. You will explore and evaluate different options for working with teachers, and consolidate your understanding of teacher learning. You will also gain an understanding of different approaches to classroom lesson observation and feedback, and make principled decisions about your future training needs and goals.


" I think the course was ver well structured and well prepared. I also liked the idea of having two different trainers who have different teaching styles and deliver the content in various ways. "

Maggie - 2018

Is this course for you?

Location: Norwich
Those engaged in planning and/or delivering pre-service and in-service and Professional Development programmes for teachers
Language Level: C1 or higher
Course dates:
22 July - 2 August 2024
NILE Certificate
Option for Trinity CertTP
Course Length: 2 weeks
Course fees:
Registration fee: £175
Course fee: £1125
Trinity CertPT qualification (optional): £325
Accommodation (2 weeks):
Homestay (half-board): £546
Residential (half-board): £616
Residential (self-catering): £546
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Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 16
Free social and cultural programme
Cross-curricular and cultural workshops
Specialist ELT Library
Complementary eLearning platform

Course content

Key issues in teaching teachers
Different models, issues and options in teacher learning
Input types, process option and task types when working with teachers
Supportive trainer talk
Mentoring teachers
Classroom observation and feedback
Classroom-based development
Designing in-service and pre-service courses
Evaluating in-service and pre-service courses
Reflecting on own learning and future development

This course looks at the attitudes, skills and knowledge required by teacher trainers and educators. You will re-examine your views of learning and teaching and consider the different roles teacher educators need to play. You will be encouraged to evaluate different approaches to teacher training, and become familiar with the basic methodology of classroom research and its place in continuing professional development. You will review a range of recent

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" Engaging atmoshere, availability of academic resources and excellent teachers! "

Participant - 2018

" The course at NILE was very informative and of a very high standard. I had plenty of opportunities to meet people from different countries and learn a lot. I will definitely come back! "

Participant - 2018


This course consists of 50 hours of tuition, delivered between 09:15 and 16:00, Monday - Friday. You will also take part in cross-curricular workshops on a variety of topics, and each course includes a free evening and weekend programme of social and cultural activities and trips.

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Further Information

Specific course content comes from feedback you and other participants give us through pre-course questionnaires, identifying your needs and priorities.

Time will be built into the course for reflection and for you to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to your classroom in your own professional contexts.

NILE offers various accommodation options, including homestay with carefully selected hosts and residential accommodation at the University of East Anglia. NILE’s dedicated student welfare team can be reached 24 hours a day.

All NILE courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or the development of language awareness.

Course Leader: Kate Gregson

Kate Gregson NILE Kate has worked with NILE since 2016 as a MAPDLE supervisor and tutor on various training courses for NILE Online, as well as MAPDLE modules and other tailor-made courses. She works freelance from France, where she now lives, and has worked in ELT and teacher development in South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe for over 25 years, more than half of which have involved roles in pre- and/or in-service training, teacher management and teacher supervision in different contexts.

Kate has a master’s degree in Teaching English to Young Learners from the University of York, and holds a DELTA and CTEFLA. Her particular area of interest is in curriculum development, and she is often involved in curriculum reform projects and training. She volunteers with the IATEFL YLTSIG as joint publications editor and has published various reviews of methodology titles for the IATEFL YLTSIG and for the ELT Journal and other articles. She also co-wrote a chapter for the Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners.

Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
22 July - 02 August 2024 Norwich 2 weeks
22 July - 02 August 2024 with Trinity CertPT Norwich 2 weeks