Business Teacher Course


I run Teacher Training Courses throughout the year for Business English teachers in the beautiful villages of Shipton-Under-Wychwood and Burford in the heart of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful areas of countryside in England.

Enjoy the conference facilities of The Bay Tree in Burford, a wonderful hotel dating back to the 16th century, or at The Shaven Crown in Shipton-Under-Wychwood, a wonderful hotel dating from 1483.

Have seminars on methodology and language, receive teaching materials you can use with your classes, create your own materials with support and guidance, spend one day visiting a school and observing classes, and explore the beauty of the Cotswolds. 

Visit beautiful villages, ancient houses, historic castles, and admire wonderful views. Visit nearby Oxford (20 minutes), Cheltenham (20 minutes), and Stratford-Upon-Avon (45 minutes). Trains to London are just 76 minutes.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the village is around £50 per night, or you can choose to stay in a local hotel:
Accommodation in and around Shipton-Under-Wychwood



Alternatively, the course can run in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the historic and beautiful town of William Shakespeare.  The venue is The Shakespeare Hotel in the heart of the centre next to the school that Shakespeare attended.  Accommodation is £70 per night.  It is an ideal location for visiting the 5 houses connected to Shakespeare, exploring the beauty of the Warwickshire countryside, and seeing world-class performances of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre.



Course dates for 2017

This course runs flexibly throughout the year.

Just email me to say when you would like to do your course, and further details will be sent to you.  Write to me at:

This 5-day course is run in the beautiful village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood or Stratford-Upon-Avon.  There is a maximum of 12 course participants, and accommodation is in the hotel conference venue or in B&B in the surrounding area.  One day is spent visiting local schools/colleges and observing business English lessons.  The seminars (25 hours) deal with:

–     ideas and materials for selecting, introducing and practising business vocabulary

–     fun writing activities for business letters, messages, reports and proposals

–     materials and guidance for giving presentations and short talks

–     ways of preparing learners for Business English exams

–     creating Task-Based Learning materials for Business English Learners

–     designing materials for business roleplay and discussion

–     producing materials for business games and revision activities

–     using business websites, wikis and podcasts

There is an evening social programme of films/theatre and a selection of wonderful places to eat.

Course fee: £550