The Seminar provides 40 hours of tuition over two weeks.
You'll choose two morning workshops per week.
Workshops week 1:
Workshops week 2:
ELT guest lectures
After lunch we invite you to join us for a stimulating and informative plenary lecture or seminar:
Please click here to see the synopses of each lecture.
Monday - Friday
09:15 - 10:45 Workshop
10:45 - 11:15 Tea/coffee break
11:15 - 12:45 Workshop
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:15 Lecture/Seminar
The programme provides over 40 hours of tuition, comprising:
- 7 x 90-minute lectures/seminars
- 30 hours of workshop meetings (7.5 hours per course)
Please note that as the workshop sessions incorporate a large amount of interaction with colleagues, all teachers are invited to contribute proactively to group discussions.
After class you can relax in over 24 acres of tranquil gardens and wooded grounds, sit by the college’s own lake far from the bustle of the busy city streets beyond Worcester’s high walls or explore one of Britain’s most beautiful cities.
We have carefully tailored your social programme to allow you plenty of free time to explore and enjoy Oxford. We have arranged a number of optional activities (all at no extra cost) during your course which may include the following:
- Guided walking tour of Oxford
- Cultural exchange evening
- Punting on the River Cherwell
- Oxford scavenger hunt
- River and Canal walk
- Quiz Night
- Pub visit with tutors
As well as being on hand to help with any course and college-related questions, your programme assistants will be happy to provide you with information about Oxford and places to visit.
Meals and refreshments
We invite all participants to join us for a welcome drinks reception and dinner on Sunday 24 July and for our formal farewell drinks reception and gala dinner on Friday 5 August.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the college's dining hall on weekdays. Only breakfast will be served on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July.
Principal tutor - Adrian Underhill
From Phonemes to Fluency: An Approach to Pronunciation Mastery and The Psychology of Well-being in the Classroom
Adrian Underhill is series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers and author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation, and its associated phonemic chart. He was trainer and director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until 1999, since when he has worked internationally as an independent ELT consultant with a focus on teacher training, professional and organisational development, and school leadership. He is a past president of IATEFL and is principal tutor on the Oxford University ELT Summer Seminar.
Exploring Grammar: Words, Clauses, Sentences and Beyond and Teaching a Changing Language: Aspects of Contemporary English
Jon Hird is a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT materials writer based in Oxford. He teaches at the University of Oxford and frequently gives teacher-training talks and workshops in the UK and overseas. He has written and contributed to many ELT publications for a number of publishers. His most recent publications include Oxford Learner’s Pocket Verbs and Tenses (OUP) and components of the Language Hub, Roadmap, Navigate, Keynote, Oxford EAP and Life course book series. He has also written and adapted a range of materials for learners with dyslexia.
Creating and Writing Classroom Materials
John Hughes is a teacher trainer and ELT course book author. He has worked as author and co-author on over 40 titles including the course book series Business Result (OUP) and Life (National Geographic Learning). He is also series editor of the ETpedia series of resource books for teachers (Pavilion ELT) and specialises in the delivery of training courses on materials writing.
Linguistic Mediation in the Secondary School Classroom: Skills, Strategies and Activities (B1+) and Towards Mastery: Ideas for Inspiring Advanced Learners (C1+) of English
Hanna Kryszewska is a teacher, teacher trainer, trainer of trainers and mentors, author of resource books and course books and senior lecturer at the University of Gdańsk, Poland. She co-authored: Options for English (PWSiP, 1991), Learner-based Teaching (OUP, 1992), Reading on Your Own (PWN, 1995), Towards Teaching, (Heinemann, 1995), Stand-by Book, S. Lindstromberg, Ed. (CUP, 1996), Observing English Lessons - A Video Teacher Training Course, and The Company Words Keep (DELTA, 2012).Since February 2006, she has been the editor of website magazine Humanising Language Teaching.
Teaching in a Digital World: Promoting Digital Literacies and Escape the Classroom!
Shaun is an education technologist who teaches and trains both face-to-face and online courses. In the Department for Continuing Education he teaches digital literacy as well as short courses in mobile learning and teaching online. His latest book, Mobile Learning, was published by Oxford University Press.
He is the academic director for online courses for the International House World Organisation overseeing their suite of asynchronous teacher development courses and is a consultant to a number of educational organisations to assist them in their synchronous and asynchronous course provision. His current area of interest and research is learner expectations in peer to peer social presence within asynchronous courses.
Chia Suan Chong
A Fresh Take on Building Effective International Communication Skills
Chia Suan Chong is a writer, communication skills trainer and teacher trainer. She delivers both online and face-to-face training to teachers and learners around the globe.
Chia was English Teaching Professional’s award-winning resident blogger between 2012 and 2019. She is a regular speaker at ELT conferences and has contributed extensively to the British Council Learn English website. She holds a DELTA and a Masters in Applied Linguistics and ELT. More recently, Chia developed and co-wrote the Pearson CertELTD; a Level-6 online teacher training course. She is the author of Successful International Communication (Pavilion Publishing), and co-author of Voices; a seven-level General English course series published by National Geographic Learning.
Course Administrator - Thomas Lawrie