Refresher Courses for Teachers

Typical programme structure of refresher courses for teachers

In general, participants have 20 morning lessons and 10 afternoon sessions which include visits to schools, universities and suppliers of educational resources. We are also able to tailor programmes to meet special requirements.

Sample course content:

  1. Developing command of written and spoken English and building confidence in using English in the classroom
  2. Grammar clinics; extending vocabulary and pronunciation
  3. Developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  4. Managing classroom activities including use of games and music in the classroom
  5. Planning effective lessons
  6. Using resources and , media (e.g. video, newspapers, computers, the internet

Learning outcomes:

  • Explore teaching methods and resources
  • Improve your classroom and presentational skills
  • Improve your own language skills
  • Certificate on completion

Cultural programme and excursions

Visits to the Colleges and Libraries of the University of Oxford;

Lunch in a College of the University;

Musical concerts at the Sheldonian Theatre and the Holywell Music Room;

Guided tour of the Ashmolean museum, Bodleian library and the Pitt-Rivers Collection;

Day trips to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, Warwick Castle and other stately homes and gardens.

Accommodation and meals

Delegates usually stay in a good hotel in the centre of the city. They typically have lunch together and some of these are hosted by teachers and staff.


A bi-lingual simultaneous translator can be provided

Course duration

This depends on the client’s needs and requirements. Teacher training courses can be run anytime of the year by arrangement with OICT