The Seminar provides 42 hours of tuition over two weeks, comprising 20 workshops, 5 lectures and 3 seminars.
You'll choose two morning workshops per week.
Workshops week 1:
- Creating and Writing Classroom Materials - John Hughes
From Phonemes to Fluency: An Approach to Pronunciation Mastery - Adrian Underhill
Workshops week 2:
- Developing Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Future - John Hughes
- Teaching a Changing Language: Aspects of Contemporary English - Jon Hird
Teaching in a Digital World: Promoting Digital Literacies - Shaun Wilden
The Psychology of Well-being in the Classroom - Adrian Underhill
Towards Mastery: Ideas for Inspiring Advanced Learners (C1+) of English - Hanna Kryszewska
ELT guest lectures
After lunch we invite you to join us for a stimulating and informative plenary lecture or seminar:
- Dyslexia and Learning English: Literacy and Wider Issues - Jon Hird
- The Story of your Professional Development: Sowing the Seeds of an International Learning Community - Adrian Underhill
- Artificial Intelligence and Language Learning - Shaun Wilden
- Personalization in an Impersonal World - John Hughes
- Visual Literacy in the ELT Class - Hanna Kryszewska
Taking the ELTSS Experience Back Home - Adrian Underhill
I've started so I'll finish: good reason to stick with bad books, and other lessons in resilience - Edmund Dudley
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
The programme provides 42 hours of tuition, comprising:
- 12 hours of lectures (8 sessions lasting approximately 1.5 hours each)
- 30 hours of workshop meetings (7.5 hours per course)
Please note that as the workshop sessions incorporate a large amount of interaction and participation with colleagues, all teachers are invited to contribute proactively to group discussions.
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, under normal circumstances, may include the following:
- Guided walking tour of Oxford
- Coach transport to and from London on Saturday 31 July
- Cultural exchange evening
- Punting on the river Cherwell
- Scottish country dancing evening
- Oxford scavenger hunt
- River and Canal walk
- Quiz Night
- Open-air play
- Pub visit with tutors
You will also benefit from the services of two programme assistants who will be available to offer information on available social activities in Oxford.
Meals and refreshments
We invite all participants to join us for an opening drinks reception and dinner on Sunday 25 July and for our formal closing drinks reception and gala dinner on Friday 6 August.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the college's dining hall. With the exception of the opening/closing dinner, all meals are self-service with a range of options available.
ELT publishers' book display
During the Seminar, representatives from Oxford University Press and Macmillan 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.