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English Language Teachers' Summer School, 28 July - 10 August 2019, Oxford University, UK

University of Oxford


May 20, 2019


Event Date:

July 28, 2019 - August 10, 2019

Opportunity Cover Image - English Language Teachers' Summer School, 28 July - 10 August 2019, Oxford University, UK

English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar 


Welcome to the University of Oxford English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar 2019 offering you a first class professional development experience in one of the university's oldest colleges. This uniquely-structured two-week programme taught by a team of highly-experienced international trainers aims to give you an exhilarating and enriching study experience.

The English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar is designed for teachers of English working with secondary school and adult learners...

  • who would like to refresh and update their English language skills
  • who are keen to keep abreast of developments in ELT
  • who are looking for fresh ideas for materials development
  • who are interested in developing teacher training skills
  • who are looking to revitalize their approach to teaching
  • who are looking for meaningful ways of reflecting on and developing their practice

As participants come from all over the world, the programme is also an exercise in community building and international understanding.

The seminar will be accommodated and taught at Exeter College. Founded in 1314, Exeter is one of the university`s oldest colleges and is situated in the heart of Oxford. Prominent college alumni include the authors J. R. R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman.


Resident in College

Participants who choose to be resident on the programme will have a single study bedroom in Exeter College and will take meals in the college dining hall. All meals during the programme will be provided for college residents, except for lunch at weekends.

Bedrooms are located up the four to nine floors of a staircase. Bath and/or shower and toilet facilities on each staircase are shared between 4 to 5 bedrooms.

A very limited number of rooms have private bathroom facilities (shower room and toilet) and these are available for an additional fee. These rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so early application is essential.

Participants cannot be accommodated at Exeter College either prior to or beyond their programme dates. Family members and/or friends who are not enrolled in this programme cannot be accommodated in college.


Participants who choose to be non-resident on the summer school are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Information on accommodation in Oxford can be found on the internet at:

  • Conference Oxford
  • Oxford Rooms
  • Visit Oxfordshire

Summer Seminar Workshops

Week 1: July 29 - August 02

Exploring Grammar: Words, Clauses, Sentences and Beyond

Imaginative Teaching in the Creative Classroom

Motivating the Unmotivated

Teaching Pronunciation and Fluency with Confidence

Teaching in a Digital World - Dealing with Digital Literacy

Week 2: August 05-09


Monday - Friday

09.15 - 10.45  Lecture (Except Wednesdays)

10.45 - 11.15  Tea break

11.15  - 12.45  Workshop

12.45 - 13.45  Lunch

13.00 - 15.30  Workshop

The programme provides 42 hours of tuition, comprising:

  • 12 hours of lectures (8 sessions lasting approximately 1.5 hours each)
  • 30 hours of workshop meetings (7.5 per course)

Please note that as the workshop sessions incorporate a large amount of interaction and participation with colleagues, all teachers are invited to contribute proactively to group discussions.

Social Programme

Social activities will be organised for the late afternoons and/or evenings, Monday to Friday. These are likely to include: a walking tour of Oxford, a cultural exchange evening, a treasure hunt, a Shakespeare play, guest lectures, an evening of Scottish country dancing (where you do the dancing!), and much more.


Non-Residential Fee: £1420.00

Residential Fee: Ensuite: £2620.00

Residential Fee: Standard: £2430.00


We are, unfortunately, unable to offer any scholarships or reduction in fees for the English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar at present.


All sections should be completed fully, clearly, and in BLOCK CAPITALS.

Applications should be emailed or posted to the Programme Administrator at the following address:

  • Email: - a scan of the form must be accompanied by a single passport photo in jpeg format
  • Post: English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar, OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA, UK - the form must be accompanied by five passport-sized photographs (i.e. 3cm x 3.5cm), with your full name printed on the back of each.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
January 15, 2019


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