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Teacher training and language education for your organisation.

LanguagED, pronounced [ˈlæŋgwɪdʒˈed], by the Carnegie School of Education provides high quality face-to face and online learning programmes for schools and colleges. We offer courses in teacher training and language education, which can be tailored to suit your organisation's learning needs.

Our expertise  

  • Developing proficiency in modern foreign languages 
  • Developing confidence in delivering engaging and innovative language lessons  
  • Developing interactive activities for teaching languages 
  • Updating knowledge of EAL and ESOL with the latest research and policy insights
  • Developing awareness and techniques to promote intercultural communication
  • Increasing uptake among your students and strengthen your language provision  

Courses and fees

All our courses will be adapted to your specific context. If a suitable course is not listed, please contact us with your individual requirements.  

This course examines and applies principles and methodologies for Modern Foreign Language instruction. It is designed for teachers working in schools, colleges or universities and will help them to develop strategies and procedures to help design and deliver engaging and innovative MFL lessons both online and face-to-face. Typical programme areas include:

  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • Approaches and Methods
  • Developing the Four Skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
  • Examining Learning Styles and Learner Differences
  • Language Systems e.g. semantics, phonology, syntax and discourse analysis

Who can apply?: Language teachers at any level from early years to HE

Delivery model: Online course, usually 5x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £100/person, discounts may be available

This course will help participants to develop and implement a principled approach to the design of language teaching materials in any context. Typical programme areas include: 

  • Frameworks for materials design
  • Evaluating teaching materials
  • Adapting materials for different learning and teaching contexts
  • Developing practical skills in materials writing for face-to-face and online contexts. 

Who can apply?: Language teachers at any level from early years to HE

Delivery model: Online course, usually 5x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £100/person, discounts may be available 

This course examines and applies theories and methodologies to promote successful intercultural communication. It is designed for teams at every level of your school or trust. Typical programme areas include:

  • Language as a social construct
  • The role of communication in culture
  • Cultural variables, communication norms and barriers to intercultural communication
  • Analyse your own communication style and how it is affected by your culture
  • Improving team intercultural communication 

Who can apply?: Anybody within the institution, from administrators to senior leaders

Delivery model: Online course, usually 3x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £60/person, discounts may be available

This course examines and applies principles and methodologies for EAL instruction and gives participants opportunities to observe, practise and reflect on these teaching procedures. It is designed for teachers working in schools, colleges or universities and will help them to develop strategies and procedures to help learners whose first language is not English. Typical programme areas include:

  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • Approaches and Methods
  • Developing the Four Skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
  • Examining Learning Styles and Learner Differences
  • Language Systems e.g. semantics, phonology, syntax and discourse analysis 

Who can apply?: Language teachers at any level from early years to HE

Delivery model: Online course, usually 5x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £100/person, discounts may be available

This course examines the theoretical background and practical implementation of CLIL at primary schools, secondary schools or universities. It is ideal for groups of teachers of any subject area, who plan to or already deliver their subject in English to non-native speakers of English. The course can be organised through local and national education authorities to meet the needs of educational policy. We tailor the course content entirely to the needs of each group of students. You can select from a range of programme areas to create a course which best meets the professional development needs of your group. Typical programme areas include: 

  • How to design an effective CLIL syllabus
  • Evaluating and adapting CLIL materials to suit different learning contexts
  • Producing CLIL materials for a specific subject
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom language for CLIL
  • Second language acquisition in the CLIL classroom 

Who can apply?: Language teachers at any level from early years to HE

Delivery model: Online course, usually 8 x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £160/person, discounts may be available

This course examines and applies principles and methodologies for Modern Foreign Language instruction. It is designed for teachers working in schools, colleges or universities and will help them to develop strategies and procedures to help design and deliver engaging and innovative MFL lessons both online and face-to-face. Typical programme areas include:

  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • Approaches and Methods
  • Developing the Four Skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
  • Examining Learning Styles and Learner Differences
  • Language Systems e.g. semantics, phonology, syntax and discourse analysis

Who can apply?: Language teachers at any level from early years to HE

Delivery model: Online course, usually 5x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £100/person, discounts may be available

This course will help participants to develop and implement a principled approach to the design of language teaching materials in any context. Typical programme areas include: 

  • Frameworks for materials design
  • Evaluating teaching materials
  • Adapting materials for different learning and teaching contexts
  • Developing practical skills in materials writing for face-to-face and online contexts. 

Who can apply?: Language teachers at any level from early years to HE

Delivery model: Online course, usually 5x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £100/person, discounts may be available 

This course examines and applies theories and methodologies to promote successful intercultural communication. It is designed for teams at every level of your school or trust. Typical programme areas include:

  • Language as a social construct
  • The role of communication in culture
  • Cultural variables, communication norms and barriers to intercultural communication
  • Analyse your own communication style and how it is affected by your culture
  • Improving team intercultural communication 

Who can apply?: Anybody within the institution, from administrators to senior leaders

Delivery model: Online course, usually 3x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £60/person, discounts may be available

This course examines and applies principles and methodologies for EAL instruction and gives participants opportunities to observe, practise and reflect on these teaching procedures. It is designed for teachers working in schools, colleges or universities and will help them to develop strategies and procedures to help learners whose first language is not English. Typical programme areas include:

  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • Approaches and Methods
  • Developing the Four Skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
  • Examining Learning Styles and Learner Differences
  • Language Systems e.g. semantics, phonology, syntax and discourse analysis 

Who can apply?: Language teachers at any level from early years to HE

Delivery model: Online course, usually 5x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £100/person, discounts may be available

This course examines the theoretical background and practical implementation of CLIL at primary schools, secondary schools or universities. It is ideal for groups of teachers of any subject area, who plan to or already deliver their subject in English to non-native speakers of English. The course can be organised through local and national education authorities to meet the needs of educational policy. We tailor the course content entirely to the needs of each group of students. You can select from a range of programme areas to create a course which best meets the professional development needs of your group. Typical programme areas include: 

  • How to design an effective CLIL syllabus
  • Evaluating and adapting CLIL materials to suit different learning contexts
  • Producing CLIL materials for a specific subject
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom language for CLIL
  • Second language acquisition in the CLIL classroom 

Who can apply?: Language teachers at any level from early years to HE

Delivery model: Online course, usually 8 x 90 minutes (face-to-face available on request)

Dates and times: Contact ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Cost: £160/person, discounts may be available

The course has helped me to think about my teaching and contributed to my professional development. It has been particularly useful to share experiences with the teachers and other students on the course, as this has given me many new ideas which I will take back to my teaching context at home.

Ana Ligero Lasa Secondary School Teacher, Madrid, Spain

The course gave me the chance to update my knowledge of approaches to English language teaching as well as to improve my fluency in English. I found the course very stimulating; the teachers were professional and competent and the lessons were varied. I found the people in Leeds kind, polite and helpful. The city itself has a good mixture of interesting, elegant and cheap shops and offers many things to do in the evenings. Since returning to Italy I have continued to improve my English and plan to return to England in the future.

Franca Varoli Primary School English Language Teacher, Italy

…. real deep learning which involved the fundamentals of … language and student participation in the construction of their own knowledge through the creation of a truly inclusive environment which allowed everybody to be visible, valued and respected for their unique individuality. This course was the best chance to enable and encourage students to be curious about others and engage in respectful discussion with other people and explore different ways to learn about … culture.

Wazir Hasan Duhok University, Kurdistan

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