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Materials Development

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Who is the course aimed at?:

Groups of English Language Teachers from any country*.

Entry Requirements:

 There are no specific entry requirements as we tailor each course to the needs of the group. 


Place of Study: 

We can deliver this course in the students’ home country or at our Headingley Campus in Leeds. 

We can also arrange the accommodation in student residences or homestay, transport to and from the airport and excursions**.

Start date:  

Course start dates are totally flexible depending on the requirements of the group.  

Length of Course / Study Pattern / Attendance Requirements:

These are bespoke courses for each group and we design the course length, attendance and study pattern in advance to meet the needs of the group. 

Your Course: 

We tailor the course content entirely to the needs of each group of students. You can select from a range of programme areas in order to create a course which best meets the professional development needs of your group. To help you put together a suitable programme, we have created a 'menu' system of indicative course content areas:

  • Materials Design for Language Teaching 
  • Modern approaches and Methods in Language Teaching 
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning 
  • Training the Trainer 
  • Primary School Teaching 
  • Secondary School Teaching
  • University Curriculum Design and Teaching

Note: Further details of all individual course content elements are available upon request.  

These course content areas can be combined according to your needs and interests. We can also provide English classes and other aspects of language teaching methodology or materials design as required. If you decide to attend the course in Leeds, we can also arrange school visits and excursions as part of your stay.  

All the course tutors are experienced teacher trainers and fully qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language in accordance with the British Council’s TEFLQ standard. They regularly deliver conference presentations and workshops internationally.

Course Highlights / Key facts:  

  • Materials Design for Language Teaching
  • Modern approaches and Methods in Language Teaching
  • Training the Trainer 
  • Primary, Secondary School or University Curriculum Design and Teaching 


This flexible course will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge in the design of classroom and self-study teaching materials for language teaching, according to your interests and professional development needs. 

Each course is tailor made for each group of students according to your interests and professional development needs. As well as teaching methodology and classroom materials development, we can include testing, evaluation, assessment and multimedia-assisted learning. 

Students on this programme may subsequently be interested in enrolling on our MA English Language Teaching, which is delivered flexibly online with regular tutor support.

English Language Teaching at Leeds Beckett University is an approved Cambridge Delta Centre. 


The programme timetable is confirmed for each group prior to arrival according to their requirements. A typical programme timetable will consist of 4 or 5 hours of classroom study per day and include English classes plus sessions on teaching methodology and other content areas described under “Your Course”. Groups may opt to participate in excursions at weekends or school visits some afternoons.


There is no formal assessment on this programme, unless requested. Informal assessment is agreed with the group or their agent and will typically include the development of materials for a specific group of learners and/or a project and presentation.


We calculate the course fee on an individual basis depending on the group’s needs. For example, the tuition fee for a group of 20 students for 4 weeks studying for 20 hours per week would typically be between £20,000 and £25,000. 

Contact: Matthew Wilson 

How to apply: 

Please email the Course Director, Matthew Wilson, on  or  with your initial requirements. He will then discuss your needs and provide you with bespoke course proposal which is tailored to the learning requirements of your group.  


“I have found the course very thought-provoking and the facilities on the campus are excellent.”
Julio Albertos de Ceano-Vivas  - Secondary School Teacher, Spain.

* This course is for students aged 18 years old or over.
** A local company called Don’t Be a Tourist provides excursions and tour leaders for these short courses.  Course participants can stay in university halls of residence organised through our University’s Accommodation Office or with local families in homestay accommodation which is provided by a company called Study Links. We have had a successful working relationship with these organisations for several years.

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