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Bell Teacher Campus set for second year of excellence

26 July 2010

This summer, over 760 teachers from more than 45 countries will study a variety of professional teacher development courses at Bell Teacher Campus Cambridge, based at Homerton College, part of Cambridge University.

Bell Teacher Campus Cambridge was launched last year to meet the demand for residential courses aimed at expanding and developing the skills of English language teachers worldwide.

With 97% of all participants reporting that they would recommend Bell Teacher Campus to their friends and colleagues, Will Kinsman, Group Director of Sales and Marketing, comments:

“We strive for excellence in all areas, to ensure we exceed our delegates’ expectations by delivering a complete learning and cultural experience. Bell Teacher Campus combines language and teaching development with networking opportunities, professional exchange and weekly cultural and plenary sessions all within the truly inspirational surroundings of Homerton College in Cambridge.”

During July and August, Bell Teacher Campus will be running 12 courses. These include ‘From Hamlet to Harry Potter – Using Literature in the Classroom’, a course focusing on teaching methods to integrate literature and language. ‘Contemporary English’ explores idioms, slang and colloquial language and ‘An Introduction to Using New Technology in the Classroom’ considers the potential uses of new technologies in language learning.

Jim Scrivener, Head of Teacher Development at Bell, explains, “Our campus is designed to inspire teachers and help them develop their careers. We have a wide range of courses to meet the different needs of teachers from all over the world, and have integrated the development of English language and teaching skills alongside a cultural and technological focus. We have a great team of leading trainers implementing this exciting range of courses.”

Experts have been invited to share their knowledge by leading on weekly plenary sessions which will encourage students to exchange ideas and models of best practice. Experts include Jeremy Harmer, course designer and tutor for the MA TESOL at the New School University, New York. Adrian Underhill, advisor in the development of the new Macmillan English Dictionary and author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation, will be presenting on this specialist topic.

Bell Teacher Campus also offers a range of cultural talks; ‘A Tea-Time Dance’ gives students the opportunity to learn traditional group country dances, ‘People Watching in England’ is a guide to social and media stereotypes, and ‘Present - day England; myths and realities’ examines modern British culture. There are also a host of literary, artistic and cultural social activities to ensure visiting teachers develop in all areas and have an enjoyable and productive two weeks in the UK.

For more information, please visit the Bell Teacher Campus.

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Notes to Editors

About Bell

Bell is a leading educational charity and one of the largest British-owned providers of English language education services. Each year, Bell helps over 100,000 students, from more than 120 countries through one of its 37 worldwide teaching centres and e-channels, primarily to learn English and other languages. Bell operates 9 centres in the UK, including a boarding school for international students.

The organisation also provides teacher training, educational management, consultancy and project services to international organisations, universities and governments.

About Bell Teacher Campus Cambridge
Bell Teacher Campus Cambridge offers teachers the opportunity to live and learn within a campus environment. Teachers’ study programmes, accommodation, dining facilities are all based within the 15 acres of Homerton College.

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