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Professional Development for English Language Teachers


This 120-hour programme is designed for EFL/ESP lecturers from Higher Education Institutes. 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 such as networking within the university, in addition to assessment and academic and research writing. All courses are designed and taught by Fellows at Warwick Applied Linguistics, with guest lecturers brought in from the wider university as required.

Key features of the course

  • To develop teachers’ knowledge of a range of language teaching methodologies and 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 give teachers the capacity to select and develop teaching materials that are relevant, engaging and authentic, and to familiarise teachers with a wide range of technological tools which will 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.
  • Diverse, creative teaching methods that support learning.
  • Cultural experience through guided visits include 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 to allow you to explore the local area are also included.

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