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Secondary Teachers of English

Courses in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland for Teachers of English at Secondary Level


INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAMMES has 35 years' experience in organising a variety of courses for overseas teachers of English at secondary level.

We specialise in designing courses to meet the training requirements of all types of educators, ranging from teacher trainers to trainee teachers or teachers with a special interest, such as English literature or motivating slow learners, or teachers in vocational schools.

ISP courses are noted for the expertise of their teacher trainers, who have vast experience in training European teachers of English and many exciting ideas to impart.

The ISP courses "Creative Activities & Motivating Materials for the Secondary Classroom" provide teachers with the opportunity:

  • to gain a huge variety of new teaching ideas & motivating materials ready to use in the classroom.
  • to keep abreast of changes in British Life and Society and the Education System and of new developments in the English Language
  • to improve/perfect their language skills
  • to exchange ideas and develop links with teachers from other countries.

Groups

Please contact us if you would like us to make proposals for a course for a group of teachers. There is a wide choice of UK locations.

Individuals

Individual teachers and groups are invited to enrol on the courses listed below for teachers of English to pupils aged 10-19. (Click on each course for full details.)

The Cardiff, Belfast and Dunfermline courses include a focus on Wales, Ireland and Scotland respectively (History, Culture, Traditions, Literature, Politics, etc).

Courses marked ■ focus on Using Technology for Teaching English.

Courses marked # in Chelmsford feature practical methodology workshops providing stimulating materials and ideas for teaching aspects of life in Britain Today.

Courses marked ● in Colchester focus on Teaching English with Minimal Resources.

Courses marked ▲ in Maidstone have a particular focus on improving teachers' own language skills in addition to practical methodology workshops.

Courses marked ♦ in Shrewsbury and Southampton focus on Teaching English in an Inclusive Classroom.

All the other (unmarked) courses focus on Creative Activities and Motivating Materials for the Secondary Classroom.

SPRING2 WEEK COURSES2017
Southampton30 January - 12 FebruaryProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton5 February - 17 FebruaryProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester12 February - 25 February ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff19 February - 3 March ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford27 February - 12 March #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford5 March - 17 March #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone13 March - 26 MarchProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone19 March - 1 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast27 March - 9 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast1 April - 14 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline9 April - 21 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge17 April - 29 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff23 April - 5 May ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge24 April - 7 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge30 April - 12 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford8 May- 21 May #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford14 May - 26 May #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
SPRING1 WEEK COURSES2017
Southampton4 February - 12 FebruaryProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester11 February - 19 February ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff18 February - 26 February ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford4 March - 12 March #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone18 March - 26 MarchProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast1 April - 9 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline8 April - 16 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge16 April - 23 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff22 April - 30 April ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone22 April - 30 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge29 April - 7 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford13 May - 21 May #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
SUMMER2 WEEK COURSES2017
Dunfermline29 May - 11 JuneProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline4 June - 16 JuneProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester11 June - 24 June ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff19 June - 1 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff25 June - 7 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton2 July - 14 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff9 July - 21 July ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Ipswich9 July - 21 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton16 July - 28 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone23 July- 5 August ▲ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast23 July- 5 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Gloucester30 July - 11 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff6 August - 19 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton6 August - 18 August ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline13 August - 26 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester20 August - 2 September ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast27 August - 9 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
SUMMER1 WEEK COURSES2017
Dunfermline3 June - 11 JuneProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester10 June- 18 June ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff24 June - 2 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff8 July - 16 July ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Ipswich8 July - 16 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Shrewsbury8 July - 16 July ♦ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton15 July - 23 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast22 July - 30 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Gloucester29 July - 6 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton5 August- 13 August ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline12 August - 20 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester19 August - 27 August ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast26 August - 3 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
AUTUMN2 WEEK COURSES2017
Cambridge3 September - 15 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford24 September - 6 October #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast1 October - 14 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff1 October - 13 October ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cheltenham8 October - 20 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Exeter15 October - 28 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Exeter22 October - 4 NovemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford29 October - 10 November #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton6 November - 19 NovemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton12 November - 24 NovemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton12 November - 24 November ♦ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
AUTUMN1 WEEK COURSES2017
Cambridge2 September - 10 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford23 September - 1 October #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast30 September - 8 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff30 September - 8 October ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cheltenham7 October - 15 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Exeter21 October - 29 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford28 October - 5 November #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton11 November - 19 NovemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton11 November - 19 November ♦ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
SPRING2 WEEK COURSES2018
Southampton22 January - 4 FebruaryProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton28 January - 9 FebruaryProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester5 February - 17 February ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester11 February - 24 February ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff18 February - 2 March ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge26 February - 11 MarchProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge4 March - 16 MarchProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Ipswich11 March - 24 MarchProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford19 March - 1 April #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast25 March - 7 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Portsmouth8 April - 20 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff16 April - 28 April ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone23 April - 6 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone29 April - 11 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge6 May - 19 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline14 May - 27 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline20 May - 2 JuneProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
SPRING1 WEEK COURSES2018
Southampton27 January - 4 FebruaryProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester10 February - 18 February ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff17 February - 25 February ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge3 March - 11 MarchProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Ipswich10 March - 18 MarchProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford24 March - 1 April #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast31 March - 8 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Portsmouth7 April - 15 AprilProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff15 April - 22 April ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone28 April - 6 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cambridge5 May - 13 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline19 May - 27 MayProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
SUMMER2 WEEK COURSES2018
Cheltenham4 June - 17 JuneProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cheltenham10 June - 22 JuneProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff18 June - 30 JuneProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff24 June - 6 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton1 July - 13 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff8 July - 20 July ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Ipswich8 July - 20 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton15 July - 27 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Maidstone22 July- 4 August ▲ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast22 July- 4 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Gloucester29 July- 10 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff5 August - 18 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton5 August - 17 August ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline12 August - 25 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester19 August - 1 September ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast26 August - 8 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
SUMMER1 WEEK COURSES2018
Cheltenham10 June - 17 JuneProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff23 June - 1 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff7 July - 15 July ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Ipswich7 July - 15 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Shrewsbury7 July - 15 July ♦ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton14 July - 22 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast21 July - 29 JulyProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Gloucester28 July - 5 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton4 August - 12 August ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Dunfermline11 August - 19 AugustProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Colchester18 August - 26 August ●ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast25 August - 2 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
AUTUMN2 WEEK COURSES2018
Cambridge2 September - 14 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast23 September - 6 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff30 September - 12 October ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cheltenham7 October - 19 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Exeter14 October - 27 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Exeter21 October - 3 NovemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford28 October - 9 November #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton5 November - 18 NovemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton11 November - 23 NovemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton11 November - 23 November ♦ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
AUTUMN1 WEEK COURSES2018
Cambridge1 September - 9 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Belfast22 September - 30 SeptemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cardiff29 September - 7 October ■ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Cheltenham6 October - 14 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Exeter20 October - 28 OctoberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Chelmsford27 October - 4 November #ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton10 November - 18 NovemberProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
Southampton10 November - 18 November ♦ProgrammeCourse infoLocation info
HOW TO APPLY FOR ERASMUS+ GRANTS

For information on how schools and colleges can apply for Erasmus+ (Erasmus Plus) funding for their teachers to attend ISP courses in the UK click here.

Teachers who already have funding are invited to enrol on any ISP course.
Creative Activities & Motivating Materials
Using Technology for Teaching English
Britain Today: Teaching Activities & Materials
Teaching English with Minimal Resources
Very interesting course. Very relevant to my students (and lots of fun too!)

Pascale Bianchi (France)  
Gloucester Secondary Course
A vast amount of interesting new materials for the classroom presented in a very pleasant way. Very good mix of advanced English tuition and methodology. Extremely well-planned workshop.

Esther Fabian (Germany)
Gloucester Secondary Course
I've enjoyed this course very much. I was inspired by all the new materials we were shown. I'll try to make use of them in my lessons. I'm also much more self confident now as my English is fluent again. My host family, Mary & Martin, cared a lot about us. Whenever there was a problem they helped, assisted and supported us. They gave us rides in the car, and on top of that Mary is a first class cook! Thank you for this wonderful course! I hope to join in another course in a few years.

Karin Keser-Ahmadzadeh (Germany)
Cheltenham Secondary Course
I enjoyed this course very much. It has been a useful and really beautiful educational experience. I would be very happy if other teachers could take advantage of this great opportunity, which could certainly help them in their teaching and stimulate their students' interest as well. I will recommend it to my colleagues.

Silvana Turcinovich Petercol (Croatia) 
Belfast Secondary Course
A very useful course for all English Teachers - to get to know more about teaching methodology and to visit a nice part of Great Britain. Now I feel more confident about my way of teaching. The course gave me plenty of new ideas and approaches I would like to try out as soon as I reach home.
The workshop on Teaching English was excellent. Gave us a lot of wonderful material, creative tasks and great new ideas.
It has been a very nice course. I shall definitely look for International Study Programmes again if/when going to England another time.

John Falkenberg (Denmark) - Maidstone Course
A very useful teacher training programme.
The workshops on Using Technology for Teaching English were great, fantastic; a lot of sources, inspiration, support, motivation. The websites provided are "treasure" for us teachers.

Hana Dĕdková (Czech Republic)
Cardiff Course: Using Technology for Teaching English
35 YEARS' EXPERIENCE

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