Teacher training and development

Case studies

Bell Teacher Campus, Cambridge

Bell Teacher Campus is based at the prestigious Homerton College, part of the University of Cambridge, and offers a wide variety of courses including separate language and methodology refresher courses for those who teach young learners or secondary/adults students, together with more specialised courses for teachers who want to gain expertise in a new area.

All courses run for two weeks and, in addition to the core programme, delegates will be able to hear from an impressive panel of guest speakers, all of whom are leading practitioners in English teaching and training as well as being published authors.

Delegates also benefit from a full programme of social and cultural activities, giving them the chance to network with colleagues from around the world and to share ideas and opinions.

 

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Cambridge University PressESOL

     

The Online Delta from Bell

Launched in 2008, the Bell Online Delta provides an innovative, exciting and flexible study programme to help teachers take full advantage of the new modular format for the Delta qualification and so fit their studies around a full-time career. For example:

  • Participants work when it suits them each week with focused and informed study.
  • Regular exam practice with constructive and helpful feedback from the most experienced TEFL tutors helps maximise the chances of exam success.
  • The flexibility of the programme allows participants to take Delta in stages over a period of time that fits in with their TEFL career and personal commitments.
  • Individual modules can be taken as part of a programme of continuous professional development.
  • Participants receive a Cambridge ESOL certificate for every module passed.

Since launch, 100% of participants surveyed rated the Bell Online Delta as “very good” or “outstanding”. Here are just a few of the things they had to say:

  • I really enjoyed studying this way as I could fit it round my schedule. It is perfect for teachers in full-time employment.
  • I was extremely lucky to take a course run by tutors who were not only experienced but also, crucially, prepared to give a lot of time and effort in supporting their students.
  • I felt this was the most important academic experience I have had during my professional life.