Supporting learning in TESOL - Three-day intensive course

The TESOL course introduces students to the principles of teaching English to speakers of other languages, as well as key practical tools and strategies used in the classroom to support student learning.

This course is designed for:

  • University of St Andrews students who plan to take an integrated year abroad as part of their studies, and who will be working as language assistants overseas.
  • Students or members of the public who are interested in learning more about TESOL as a career path, and/or who are considering taking a postgraduate qualification in TESOL.
  • Those working in schools who would like some grounding in pedagogical principles to support students with English as an additional language.

Course information

Students on this course will learn how to:

  • support the learning of young learners and adults
  • utilise key practical tools and strategies to teach English as an additional language
  • teach speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • prepare lesson plans and materials to deliver an effective lesson
  • create a communicative and well-ordered classroom
  • provide feedback including error correction.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance. This course does not carry University of St Andrews academic credit.

"I really enjoyed this course and the fact that it was far more interactive rather than lecture based was really effective, especially when the teaching techniques we were learning about were actually used on us - a lot of the tasks we did at the start of sessions were ones we could use ourselves on our placements."

Course student - 2023

Course dates

Wednesday 8 May 2024 to Friday 10 May 2024 inclusive.

Course fee

The standard course fee is £225 for three days. A reduced fee of £50 is available for students and staff at the University of St Andrews.

"I have really enjoyed this course and I feel much more prepared for my upcoming placement after completing it. I have learned several beneficial skills such as how to plan a lesson, keep students engaged and how to teach different ability levels, which will allow me to teach to the best of my ability."

Course student - 2023

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