Courses for Teachers

Teacher Training and Professional Development courses currently offered by the ELTU.

Teacher Training in ELT

The ELTU has been at the forefront of EAP since 1998. Our staff members are in demand at conferences in the UK and worldwide, and we currently deliver several teacher training programmes in EAP and ELT.

Click on the link to find out more about our courses.

Cambridge CELTA
This is the industry standard qualification for getting teaching jobs in the UK and abroad

TESOL Taster
Ever wondered about teaching English Language as a career? The TT course will give you insight into the knowledge, skills and opportunities for teaching English worldwide

A professional qualification for practising language teachers who would like to progress in the world of teaching English in higher education

EL2017 TESOL for Non-Native Speakers
An introductory teacher training module for ERASMUS and STUDY ABROAD students

ED7002 Communicative Language Teaching in Action
An MA TESOL module looking at the practice of CLT

EAP Teacher Development Programme
A two week course to give English teachers an insight into the world of EAP (English for Academic Purposes) teaching and to develop their teaching skills in a British university environment

Cambridge CELTA

The most widely recognised initial teaching qualification for ELT worldwide is currently available as:

  • School of English first year undergraduate module EL1040/1041 Find out more
  • Public semi-intensive and intensive CELTA courses Find out more

PG Cert Teap (EL7900)

The innovative in-service training for tertiary level English for Academic Purposes, one of the first of its kind in the sector.

Find more details here.

Pg Cert.TEAP flash demonstration of the learning environment here

Communicative Language Teaching in Action (MA TESOL Module ED7002)

This is the methodology and classroom component of the Campus MA TESOL. Find out more

TESOL Taster Course

This four session course gives an insight into the work of an English Language teacher.

Course Dates:  Tuesdays 18.00 - 20.00
13th November,  20th November,  27th November and 4th December 2018.
96-98 Readson House, Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DF

The aim of these sessions is to give participants an introductory idea of what Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) involves for both learners and teachers; what knowledge and skills an English Language teacher needs and whether it’s something that you would like to do in the future. The sessions will be very practical with demonstrations of techniques and methodologies as well as an opportunity to try out some of the ideas in peer teaching slots.

Session 1

Attitudes, perceptions and beliefs about teaching and learning
Roles of the EFL teacher and learner
How to teach grammar

Session 2

Classroom organisation
Peer teach something you know eg “How to fold a T-shirt”

Session 3

How to teach skills

Session 4

Feedback and error correction
How to teach speaking
Looking forward – jobs/qualifications/teaching publications and websites

The TESOL Taster is one of the many activities and awards recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) - a nationally recognised transcript that demonstrates both your academic and extra-curricular achievements, providing future employers or further study institutions with a comprehensive record of the knowledge, skills and experience gained during your time at University. For more information on the steps you need to take to qualify for recognitionvisit our website.

For all staff or students at the University of Leicester only.
Please note that the deadline for applications has now closed. All applicants will be emailed by 5pm on Friday 9 November 2018.
If you are interested in a possible future TESOL Taster, please email

Please note - there is a certificate for attendance, but the TESOL Taster  is not a qualification for teaching.

TESOL for Non-native speakers (ERASMUS Module EL2017)

This campus based module is available to ERASMUS and Study Abroad students in semester 1 or semester 2. Find out more


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Next Courses

Pre-sessional Programme

Apply now for full-time English Study starting in January 2019.

  • Module ABCD (40 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 4.0
  • Module BCD (30 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 4.5
  • Module CD (20 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 5.0
Free English Classes

The ELTU is offering free General English classes.

  • Elementary and Intermediate classes, starting Thursday 27th September
  • Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate classes, starting Thursday 4th October

For more information, including when and how to register click here.