Teacher Training and Teacher Education (Courses and Programmes in central London and online)

Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish

teacher training programme

Impact Education offers improve teaching skills training and professional development programmes for Modern Languages teachers, lecturers and educators in other contexts. We create bespoke solutions for newly qualified as well as experienced teachers, across a number of professional fields, including Modern Languages, Government and Diplomatic services, International schools worldwide. Impact can also support organisations and schools in developing quality practices and curricula for their teachers.

Our Improve Teaching Skills Training involves reflection on the professional practice of teaching – the honing of skills and knowledge to make the experience of language instruction and learning memorable for students and understanding how to encourage dialogue in their own communities. At Impact we seek to enable educators to teach in real-life contexts in a myriad of rewarding and enriching ways.

Our staff are not just language teachers, they are also experts in Modern Languages, multi lingual educators, and teacher trainers. Impact is able…to tap into a global network of Modern Languages teachers and trainers with many instructors boasting extensive experience teaching in schools and universities across the UK, the US and the Middle East.

OUR TRAINING PORTFOLIO: In the same way that the seed of language learning is within us all, so too is the seed of teaching. This idea is reflected in the design and delivery of our teacher training and development programme. These 60-hour courses, spread over three weeks including online learning, are practical in nature and focus throughout on the skills, activities and knowledge required by teachers to work effectively with students in a language classroom.

Incorporating group discussions, demonstration lessons and microteaching, we prefer to avoid top-down, lecture-based methods, preferring to acknowledge that trainee teachers themselves have much to add to the process, regardless of level of experience and qualifications.

Our Programmes for teachers are:

Teach Arabic

Teaching Arabic as a foreign language programme (TAFL)

Teach Community languages or World languages

Teaching less widely taught languages programme (TLWL)

Teach English

Teaching English as a foreign language programme (TEFL)

Teach French - German - Italian- Russian - Spanish

Teaching of MFL languages programme (TMFL)

Teach Languages in schools

Teacher-Training Programme for Languages School Teachers (TLST)

Professional Development (PD) & Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes

Teaching Arabic as a foreign language programme (TAFL)

Our innovative and highly practical TAFL programme combines the theory of teaching Arabic as a foreign language with observed and assessed teaching practice with real learners of Arabic.

This course develops the particular teacher qualities, skills and knowledge needed for teaching Arabic at universities, higher and further education institutes, and language centres.

We support you in developing into the kind of teacher that is right for both you and your students through the following key components: 60 hours of stimulating workshops and seminars related to Arabic language teaching methodology delivered by experienced teacher education specialists, plus teaching practice for novice teachers, combined with guided planning and supportive feedback sessions.

Teaching less widely taught languages programme (TLWL)

Our innovative and highly practical TLWL programme combines the theory of teaching community and world languages as a foreign language with observed and assessed teaching practice with real learners.

This course develops the particular teacher qualities, skills and knowledge needed for teaching community and world languages at universities, higher and further education institutes and language centres.

We support you in developing into the kind of teacher that is right for both you and your students through the following key components: 60 hours of stimulating workshops and seminars related to community and world language teaching methodology delivered by experienced teacher education specialists, plus teaching practice for novice teachers, combined with guided planning and supportive feedback sessions.

Teaching English as a foreign language programme (TEFL)

Our innovative and highly practical TEFL programme combines the theory of teaching English as a foreign language with observed and assessed teaching practice with real learners of English.

This course develops the particular teacher qualities, skills and knowledge needed for teaching English at universities, higher and further education institutes and language centres.

We support you in developing into the kind of teacher that is right for both you and your students through the following key components: 60 hours of stimulating workshops and seminars related to English language teaching methodology delivered by experienced teacher education specialists, plus teaching practice for novice teachers, combined with guided planning and supportive feedback sessions.

Teaching of MFL languages programme (TMFL)

Our innovative and highly practical TMFL programme combines the theory of teaching a foreign language with observed and assessed teaching practice with real learners of the target language.

This course develops the particular teacher qualities, skills and knowledge needed for teaching foreign languages at universities, higher and further education institutes and language centres.

We support you in developing into the kind of teacher that is right for both you and your students through the following key components: 60 hours of stimulating workshops and seminars related to language teaching methodology delivered by experienced teacher education specialists, plus teaching practice for novice teachers, combined with guided planning and supportive feedback sessions.

Teacher-Training Programme for Languages School Teachers (TLST)

Our innovative and highly practical TLST programme explores the particular teacher qualities, skills and knowledge required for teaching Modern Languages in international schools, mainstream schools and government schools overseas, Muslim community schools and supplementary schools. There is special emphasis on understanding and delivering the curriculum in engaging and motivating ways for young learners. We support you in developing into the kind of teacher that is right for both you and your students.

Professional Development (PD) & Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes

Impact strives to develop teacher-training programmes customised to the needs of each institution with whom we work. To this end, we conduct a period of observation of the teachers working within their own classrooms before we create and finalise the course content. We encourage teacher self-reflection through peer observation, videoing of their own classes and participation in online discussions through our Web platform, emphasising that the course itself is simply the beginning of a process of professional development.

Schools, Universities and organisations, please contact us to tailor our language teacher training into your needs.

Still have questions or need help? Give us a call at +44 20 7379 5109