What is TEC (Teachers of English Course)?

TEC (Teachers of English Course) is a teacher development course for practising teachers of English from all over the world, who would like to improve their English for professional and personal reasons. Participants will develop and explore aspects of teaching methodology and teaching techniques and learn to assess and make us of a variety of teaching aids and resources. This is also a key opportunity to share and discuss experiences of teaching with other teachers from all over the world.

TEC courses are intensive 2-week courses, with 26 lessons per week, and are offered at our school in Brighton. There is no formal assessment, but participants may opt to prepare for Cambridge TKT. At the end of the course, all participants receive a certificate of attendance and a Teachers of English Course certificate.

The main elements of the course are:

  • Language development
  • The background to language learning and teaching
  • Different methodologies for teaching
  • Classroom management and practical teaching skills
  • Lesson planning
  • Teaching resources and aid
  • Observation of experienced teachers

However, these courses are designed to be flexible, and can be adapted to suit the specific needs of participants.

Who is TEC (Teachers of English Course) for?

TEC is a teacher development course for teachers of English from all over the world who would like to:

  • improve their English for professional and personal reasons
  • develop and explore aspects of teaching methodology and teaching techniques
  • assess and make use of a variety of teaching aids and resources
  • share and discuss their experiences of teaching with other teachers from all over the world

Your level of English should be at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (This is equivalent to Cambridge FCE, IELTS band score of 5, TOEFL computer-based score of 173).

What does TEC (Teachers of English Course) involve?

  • These are intensive 2-week courses
  • There is no formal assessment on the course
  • Courses contain core elements and additional elements, which are negotiated before and during the course
  • Your classmates are teachers from all over the world
  • You are given the option of preparing for Cambridge TKT (See TKT). This aspect is assessed
  • You will receive a certificate of attendance and a St Giles Teachers of English Course Certificate

Note: It is possible for any 'closed' group of teachers from one institution or a group of institutions in one area to organise this course at any time of year that is convenient.


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