Teacher Development Course - August 2023

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Language Centre of University College Cork, Ireland
Institution website:
Monday, 14 August, 2023 to Friday, 25 August, 2023
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Friday, 4 August, 2023
Accommodation not provided

Who is this course for?

English Language Teachers (TEFL/TESOL) and for those for whom English is a Medium of Instruction (E.M.I) such as teachers and lecturers in third-level institutions and teachers in both primary and secondary schools.


What does the course cover?

Methodology and latest ELT developments; 

Developing material evaluation and creation skills; 

Integrating emerging technology into the new classroom with focus on latest AI innovations; 

Developing effective language skills and language system lessons; 

Developing skills to integrate pronunciation improvement effectively into your teaching contexts; 

Developing skills for different teaching contexts and environments; 

Empowering learner autonomy; 

Building skills and confidence to present to peers.

This course provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with latest innovations in English language teaching and in the use of English as a Medium of Instruction (E.M.I).   

The course culminates with a mini-conference scenario where participants and tutors engage in panel discussions and presentations based on their learning experience on the course and how it has informed and impacted on their ongoing professional development. 

There are interactive input sessions where you can share your own teaching experience with fellow practitioners from around the world.  You will gain creative, practical and easy-to-implement ideas for your teaching from tutors with long and varied experience in English language teaching.  

Observations of real-time lessons in our Centre are offered and participants are assigned observation and reflection tasks. The course will re-energise you in your teaching. You will return equipped with fresh ideas and many ready-to-use materials to enhance your pedagogical skills enabling you to engage more effectively with your learners.

What is the cost?


Erasmus+ funding may be possible. (Contact the Erasmus Co-ordinator in your institution now to enquire about access to a mobility grant.)

What is minimum language level required?

Participants should normally have an upper-intermediate standard of English (B2 on the Common European Framework)

Is there a Social Programme?

A guided tour of our Univeristy is provided and in the second week an evening activity will be offered. 

On the first and last day of course participants will be provided with refreshments and light snacks

What accommodation options are there?

Campus accommodation is available, and we will also provide support in securing private accommodation locally. More information on cost available on request.

For course specific enquiries, please contact b.ose@ucc.ie or tandd@ucc.ie

For general enquiries or when submitting your application form, please contact tandd@ucc.ie