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Professional Development for English Language Teachers (PDELT)


This 120-hour programme is designed for EFL/ESP lecturers working in Higher Education institutions. The PDELT course consists of four weeks of tuition with a twin focus on language technology and the use of literature and drama. There are optional elements including networking within the university, assessment, and academic and research writing. All courses are designed and taught by faculty of Warwick Applied Linguistics, with guest lecturers brought in from the wider university as required.

Key objectives of the course

  • To develop teachers’ knowledge of language teaching methodologies, along with the confidence and skills to apply them effectively in the classroom
  • To improve teachers’ competency and confidence in using English in a wholly immersive learning environment, both inside and outside of the classroom
  • To increase teachers' ability to select and develop teaching materials that are relevant, engaging and authentic, and to familiarise them with a wide range of technological tools designed to enhance their own learning and future teaching practice
  • To promote teachers’ ability to support their own professional development, and encourage teachers to become reflective practitioners
  • To provide an opportunity for teachers to engage in peer observation and observed micro-teaching practice, and to receive constructive, critical feedback
  • To nurture creativity and pedagogical diversity in support of learning
  • To offer a cultural experience through guided visits (e.g. Warwick, Stratford Upon Avon (including Shakespeare’s birthplace) and London

Accommodation will be provided on campus, with a private study bedroom, communal kitchen and Wi-Fi. Airport pickups and a bus pass are also included in the course fee, allowing you to explore the local area.

Participants will be able to enjoy our great facilities and benefit from our inclusive and cosmopolitan environment.