Improving your spoken English
Sometimes we find that the quality of applicants spoken English is a barrier to them securing a place on our Initial Teacher Training programmes. But, this doesn’t mean they won’t be able to become a teacher; it means it is an area the applicant needs to work on to prepare them for their training. At one of our selection events we might identify that the applicant only needs to improve their spoken English to a small extent. We may offer them a training place but encourage them to be more conscious of their area for improvement so they can practice before they commence their training. For others, however, it may be judged too great a barrier to offering them a training place. In this instance, we encourage them to access further support. Below are links to some of the support available.
The British Council offer some great free resources for adults seeking to improve the quality of their spoken English. Take a look at these online tools, including:
- Learn English for adults. Learn English online using our high-quality resources to quickly improve your English. Our website for adult learners, is brought to you by the British Council, the world’s English teaching experts.
- English for the workplace. English is essential if you want to get ahead in today’s fast-paced global economy. And because we know that using English at work is different from general, conversational English, these courses have been specifically designed with your working life in mind. We will arm you with the skills you require to communicate effectively and confidently in the world’s business language.
- There are further options available here.
The British Council offer a host of apps for mobile devices so you can learn and practice your English on the go. Take a look at this website for more details.
You may prefer to enrol on a college or adult education course to develop your English. Below are some of the contact details of organisations you might like to explore this with: