ELC Brighton launches Teaching English with Technology Course
ELC Brighton is delighted to add a new course to its portfolio of specialist teacher training courses aimed at overseas teachers of English. ‘Teaching English with Technology’ has been devised by Ed Russell, Head of Teacher Training at ELC Brighton, and is designed for all teachers of English who wish to integrate, explore and develop the use of technology in language teaching.
In recent years ELC has trained about 200 teachers a year on one of its in-service training courses which are all eligible for EU funding through Erasmus+. In 2016 98% of teachers said they would recommend the teachers’ course that they had followed at ELC and 98% said they would recommend ELC Brighton to their colleagues. For Renata Szwed who took the Language, Methodology and Culture course in August 2016 the course was very good and professional, comparable in quality to some other specialist ELT training organisations, but what distinguished ELC from other training providers she has been with was the friendliness and support of the trainers during and outside lessons. “For sure I will recommend your courses and Brighton to other teachers” she said. Her comments are echoed by Ana Isabel Coello Gonzalez from Spain who followed the English in the Primary Classroom course over Easter 2016 who said she would recommend ELC “because teachers are very good at what they do but they are very kind as well making you feel comfortable all the time”.
The English Language Centre, a not-for-profit educational charity with a strong commitment to quality, has more than 50 years’ experience of training English language teachers and has always sought to be at the forefront of developments in English language teaching. From its inception in 1962 ELC staff were involved in teacher training in what was then the newly developing profession of TEFL and played a part with RSA in the development of what would become the modern 4-week CELTA course.
More than 10 years ago ELC was one of the first language schools in the UK to develop and run CLIL training courses. Eva Kovacsne Bokk from Hungary who followed the CLIL course in August 2016 commented that “It was an amazing course, with incredible and very kind, talented teachers” and said that she wouldn’t change a thing.
Having invested heavily in a wide range of technologies to support English language teaching including IWBs, ActivPanels, Apple TV, class sets of ipads and a computer room specially set up for teaching, and in staff development and training, and with very experienced trainers, ELC Brighton is well placed to deliver the new Teaching English with Technology course. You can find a very small taster of some of the very practical ideas that will feature on the course in this short video.