University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education

English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar 2016

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Accommodation Residence

Price Range £585.00 per week - £1,195.00 per week

Price Includes Tuition, accommodation, meals, social programme

Beginners Not for beginners

Class Size 14 maximum

Course Length 2 weeks

Town / City & Region Oxford , South Central England

Tuition Style Group

Tuition Hours Per Week 21.0

Ages 21 - 99

Course Type Teachers

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University of Oxford

English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar 2016

24 July - 6 August 2016

Welcome to the University of Oxford English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar 2016 which offers you a first class professional development experience in one of the University's oldest colleges (pictured above). The Seminar is uniquely structured to give you a learning and study experience like no other as you discover for yourself what it is like to study and live in an Oxford college. From your welcome reception in the Master's Garden to the final gala dinner in the splendid surroundings of Exeter College dining hall, the memories of your course will remain with you for many years to come.

Participant numbers are strictly limited to a total of 65 so early application is advisable.

 

Summer Seminar Structure and 2016 Workshops

Your day begins with a stimulating and informative plenary lecture and is followed by two highly practical workshops. We offer five different workshops each week. When you enrol for the course, you will be asked to choose two workshops from our Week 1 options and another two from our Week 2 options. This means that you will attend one morning and one afternoon workshop each week. This gives you a chance to discover and explore new areas in ELT which you have perhaps not had the chance to focus on before. Each workshop is made up of five 90-minute sessions. Workshop topics for 2016 are:

Week 1: July 25 - 29

  • Creating and Writing Classroom Materials
  • Exploring Grammar: Words, Clauses, Sentences and Beyond
  • Integrating Pronunciation: The Cinderella of Language Skills
  • Motivating the Unmotivated
  • The Creative Classroom

 

Week 2: August 1 - 5

  • Blending Technology into your Classroom
  • Contemporary English: Teaching a Changing Language
  • Demand High: Access the Full Learning Potential of your Students
  • English as a Medium of Instruction
  • Promoting Speaking Skills

 

Full details of all of the above workshops is available on our website.

 

ELT Guest Lectures

Each morning begins with a plenary lecture delivered by a prominent figure or by authors working in ELT. Some lectures will be directly relevant to classroom practice, whilst others are intended to be more theoretical and thought-provoking.

Our speakers for 2016 are:

  • Adrian Underhill - The Story of your Development as a Teacher: Introduction to ELTSS
  • Tim Herdon - Growth Mindset, Self-Efficacy and Habit Building: Lessons in Student Motivation from Modern Psychology
  • Russell Stannard - Key Technologies that can Revolutionise our Teaching and Learning
  • Edmund Dudley - Using Literature in the EFL Classroom
  • Hanna Kryszewska - Visual Literacy for Teachers
  • Jon Hird - Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English
  • John Hughes - Critical Thinking in Language Teaching

 

Is the Summer Seminar for me?

The Summer Seminar is for English Language Teachers who have significant experience of teaching English as a foreign or second language to secondary school pupils, college or university students or adult learners who:

  • are in search of ways of improving their English proficiency who want to keep up to date with developments in the English language and in ELT
  • want to think about developing materials for use alongside their current course books
  • want to update their knowledge and their resources for teaching about Britain
  • are interested or involved in training ELT teachers
  • want to reflect on and develop their practice

 

Your Tutors

The University of Oxford has carefully selected an outstanding academic team by bringing together some of the top trainers and tutors in the field of ELT today.

  • Adrian Underhill
  • Edmund Dudley
  • Jon Hird
  • Hanna Kryszewska
  • John Hughes

 

Daily Schedule

Monday to Friday:

9.15-10.45 … Lecture (Except Wednesdays)
10.45-11.15 … Tea and coffee break
11.15-12.45 … Workshops
12.45-13.45 … Lunch
14.00-15.30 … Workshops

 

Social Programme

Social activities will be organised for the late afternoons and/or evenings, Monday to Friday. These may include: a walking tour of Oxford, a cultural exchange evening, a quiz, a pub tour, an evening of Scottish country dancing (where you do the dancing!), and much more.

 

ELT Publishers Book Display

During the Seminar, representatives from Oxford University Press will be present to showcase current and forthcoming ELT publications. All teachers will be offered a discount of 20% on ELT publications purchased during the Seminar.

 

Certification

All participants will receive a University of Oxford certificate of attendance on successful completion of the seminar.

 

Accommodation

Participants who choose to be resident on the programme will have a single study bedroom in Exeter College and they will take meals in the college dining hall. All meals during the programme will be provided for college residents, except for lunch on the weekends.

There are a limited number of rooms in Exeter College with private bathroom facilities for participants subject to availability and a supplementary fee. Early application to secure these rooms is essential.

Participants cannot be accommodated at Exeter College either prior to or beyond their programme dates. Family members and/or friends who are not enrolled on this programme cannot be accommodated in college.

Participants who choose to be non-resident on the summer school are responsible for finding their own accommodation

 

Programme Fees

Residential: Standard (shared bathroom facilities) - £2,200
Fees include:

  • tuition; access to IT facilities; social activities;
  • accommodation in a standard single room with shared bathroom facilities for the nights of Sunday 24 July to Friday 5 August 2016 inclusive;
  • meals in hall from dinner on Sunday 24 July to breakfast on Saturday 6 August 2016 (except lunch on Saturdays and Sundays and meals during optional weekend excursions).

 

Residential: En suite (private shower and toilet) - £2,390
Fees include:

  • tuition; access to IT facilities; social activities;
  • accommodation in a single en suite room with private shower and toilet for the nights of Sunday 24 July to Friday 5 August 2016 inclusive;
  • meals in hall from dinner on Sunday 24 July to breakfast on Saturday 6 August 2016 (except lunch on Saturdays and Sundays and meals during optional weekend excursions).

 

Non-residential (no accommodation) - £1,170
Fees include:

  • tuition; access to IT facilities; social activities;
  • lunch Monday to Friday, and the programme`s formal opening and closing dinners on Sunday 24 July and Friday 5 August 2016, respectively.

 

Applicants who are accepted on the programme are required to pay the full fee within 30 days of the invoice date. Places will not be held for applicants whose fees are not paid in full by the due date. In no circumstances will participants be admitted to the programme unless all fees have been paid in full.

 

To Apply

For an application form, please visit the English Language Teachers’ Summer Seminar website at www.conted.ox.ac.uk/X162-2

(Please note that the closing date for applications is 1 May 2016).

 

More Information

For more information on any aspect of the course, please email or call us:

Email: ipteachers@conted.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 280360

 

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