Teacher Development

The University of Liverpool English Language Centre offers a range of teacher training and continuing professional development courses for teachers of English and education professionals, both in the UK and internationally.

Our centre is British Council accredited for the teaching of English in the UK, and also accredited by BALEAP, demonstrating specialism in English for Academic Purposes. We are members of English UK, the national association of accredited English language centres in the United Kingdom.

Most of current Teacher Development provision is for groups of teachers from a particular institution or region, but we can also cater for individual applicants depending on your area of interest.  You can read about previous groups and independent visits on our course pages.

We offer training in the following areas:

  • Communicative Language Teaching: Principles and Applications
  • A Learner-Centred Approach to Skills Development
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes: Context and Classroom Practices
  • Teaching Using English as the Medium of Instruction

For a full menu of the types of input available to you, please click here.

As a busy University language centre offering taught courses in General English, IELTS, Business English (from September 2019), English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Academic or Professional Purposes, and Critical Thinking and Study Skills, we have a wide variety of expertise and classes available for you to observe as part of your course with us.

We are also excited to be able to offer joint Teacher Development courses with our partner university, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU), in Suzhou, China.  Partnering with the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD) at XJTLU, these courses are particularly aimed at Chinese teachers of English, or subject specialists required to deliver their courses using the English language.  Read more here.

Any Teacher Development course can be combined with our General English course or IELTS if you wish to continue to enhance your own language skills.

On completion of your Teacher Development course you will leave as an alumnus of the University of Liverpool, with generous discounts available on postgraduate study and access to a global alumni network.