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SLC Expands Teacher Training Programmes

SLC is working more and more with schools who want to expand their online training skills and their ability to deliver high quality OET preparation programmes. Sometimes both!

We work with closed groups of teachers, which enables us to tailor programmes to the specific needs of an organisation. We start with a core programme which is then adapted following a detailed needs analysis process.

We do this because no two teaching organisations are alike. They offer different courses, have teachers with differing levels of experience, and are looking to get quite different outcomes from the training. It’s vital we understand these so we can deliver a training programme that meets everyone’s expectations.

In the last two months, we have focused very much on training teachers how to teach using Zoom and on how to prepare healthcare professionals for the OET test. Recent clients have included private English language schools and school chains in Ireland, Spain and Poland, as well as one of the UK’s most prestigious private schools who moved their classes onto Zoom as soon as the lockdown was announced.  

The feedback has been tremendous with a 100% recommendation rate. Here are a just a few of the comments we received.

‘Both Bethan and Jo were excellent - well prepared and knowledgeable. This course really helped us to prepare for our centre to become a better OET provider.’

Mary Grennan,

Director International House Galway, Ireland

 

‘Very friendly, helpful and informative.’

Laurence Stead,

Head of Middle School, St Christopher’s Prep School (part of Brighton College),

Brighton and Hove, UK

 

‘It is an excellent introduction to Zoom for online teaching, which is becoming an essential part of all teachers' portfolios.’

Jane Galloway,

Director of Studies, Atlas Language School, Dublin, Ireland

 

It did everything we wanted. We've already begun to put things into practice.’

Emma Heyderman,

Director of Education, Lacunza International House San Sebastian, Spain

 

For more details of our teacher training programmes, go to Teacher Training. 

To discuss your specific requirements, please get in touch with Chris Moore by email chris@specialistlanguagecourses.com.

Written by Chris Moore

Chris works on SLC’s strategic direction, product development, course design and key partnerships with organisations including Health Education England, NHS Trusts and medical universities worldwide. He ensures that the work SLC does with healthcare professionals and students has a significant and lasting impact on patient care, medical research and international projects. Chris has worked in specialist English language training since graduating from Cambridge University in 1989 in teaching, academic management and commercial roles. In 2012, he founded SLC to provide training and resources to those who need to communicate in English in critical environments, using technology to reach learners around the world. Chris is also Trustee for Eaquals, the world’s leading international accreditation body for language teaching.

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