The Business English Teachers' course is a 35-hour teacher development course designed to increase the competence and confidence of teachers working in the area of Business English teaching.
Launched in 1987 and continuously developed, the course has a strong practical and participatory bias and has been run with success in Germany, Hungary, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Within Spain it is run regularly both in Barcelona and Madrid.
The course has been designed for qualified and practising teachers who are either already working in this field or else are interested in doing so.
The 2020 edition of this course has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The course will run again in July 2021.
Contents will be drawn from the checklist below:
Candidates will be awarded an International House Teacher Training Certificate at the end of the course.
Probably the most useful general background reading would be one or more of:
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The course was stimulating, challenging, fun, useful and informative. Absolutely loads of ideas for work with students, all adaptable.
The tutors have designed a course which is 100% relevant to what we need, but implemented in an informal way.
I enjoyed the atmosphere, the teachers and the whole course in general. The most useful aspect of the course was the great amount of practical ideas that we got out of it.
All applicants should complete an application form, which also provides payment details.
IMPORTANT To secure a place once you have been accepted you should ensure that the full fee is paid at least 2 weeks before the course begins.
Applicants applying less than 2 weeks before the course are required to pay the fees on acceptance.
Refunds can only be made at the management's discretion. No refunds will be made when insufficient notice of cancellation leads to another person being unable to join the course.
The maximum number of participants is 12. If there are less than 4, the course may be cancelled and all fees refunded.
Participants will ideally have the Cambridge CELTA (or equivalent) and at least two years' teaching experience.