Designed for those who want to teach pupils aged 11-18, the Secondary English Education teacher training programme is a full time one year programme with some of this time being spent in placement schools. It includes study around teaching methods, school-based work and whole-school issues. This teacher training course is designed to enable students to become reflective, confident practitioners, as well as offering a strong conceptual framework about education, children, English and classroom teaching.
The teacher training programme is designed to meet recognised teacher standards in the UAE and UK and time is spent in placement schools to develop the necessary experience and skills. All key areas of teaching English will be covered, including speaking and listening, reading, writing, grammar, media and drama. Whole school issues such as equal opportunities, catering for Special Educational Needs and assessment of learning in English feed through the main subject course.
During school placements students will apply what they have learnt and continue learning through observing experienced teachers, team teaching with peers and teachers, and supported solo teaching within classes. As the teacher training course progresses, students will develop increasing confidence and expertise in selecting from a repertoire of learning activities that are supported by appropriate use of resources and technology. The PGCE Teacher Training programme has an excellent and proven track record. It is rigorous and challenging, forming an excellent preparation for a successful career in teaching English.[/vc_column_text]