The Callan Method is an extremely fast and effective way of teaching English, but students won’t get the maximum benefit from their lessons unless the Method is used correctly. This is why teacher training is so essential.
The Callan Method is made up of two elements: the material contained in the books, and the way in which that material is delivered in class. Although it is essentially a scripted Method, there is far more to teaching a Callan class well than simply reading from the book. Before using the Callan Method, it’s important that teachers understand the ideas behind it and know exactly why things are done as they are.
What’s even more important for teachers is learning to put this theory into practice in the classroom in the right way. This is why the majority of a Callan Method training course is devoted to practising the fundamental elements of the Method, with constant help and feedback from experienced Callan trainers. Whether preparing new teachers for their first steps in a Callan classroom, or helping those with more experience to develop their skills in order to meet the standards required for Callan Method Accreditation, focused practice is the key to improving performance.
The training department is headed by Alison Jones and Gavin Best, who between them have more than 40 years’ experience of Callan Method teaching and training.
We are very pleased to be able to offer the following options for Callan Method training courses:
- 5-day Comprehensive Training Course (35 hours) – This full-time course covers all aspects of the Callan Method, including teaching theory, classroom practice, student level testing, lesson planning etc. It is essential for anyone wanting to use the Callan Method effectively, and successful completion of the course will fully prepare teachers for the Callan classroom.
- 3-day Teacher Development Course (21 hours) – This full-time course is aimed at improving the skills and understanding of those who have some experience of teaching with the Callan Method but don’t yet meet the standards required by the Callan Schools Accreditation Scheme. Places on this course are open to those who can already demonstrate a minimum level of competence with the Method. It may not be suitable for those who have not previously undergone official Callan training, as they may require the 5-day Comprehensive Training Course instead.
For each of these courses, the following choices of location are available:
- Your School – the opportunity to have a large number of your teachers trained together (up to a maximum of 10 at a time) – benefit from the convenience of having a Callan Trainer come to you – the possibility of fitting the training around your school’s schedule.
- Regional Location – joint training for teachers from a number of different schools in one area, at a location convenient for all – a cost-effective option for individuals or for schools wanting a small number of teachers trained – a great opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people using the Callan Method.
|Location||5-Day Comprehensive Training Course|
|Your School||£2500 + Trainer’s expenses (maximum 10 trainees)|
|Regional Location||£700 per person|
|£500 for a second person from the same school on the same course|
|£300 for a third person from the same school on the same course|
All prices + VAT where applicable. All prices are subject to change without notice.
Courses can be arranged throughout the year, and we will try our best to find a time that fits in with your needs, whether you want to join a Regional Location course or organise a Your School course for your teachers.
If you would like to discuss possible dates for a course, please contact Alison Jones or Gavin Best at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0)207 709 3026 and we will do our best to arrange a suitable date.
We are currently taking bookings for the following 2019 training courses:
10th to 14th June – 5-day Comprehensive Training Course, São José dos Campos, Brazil
15th to 19th July – 5-day Comprehensive training Course, Prague, Czech Republic
29th July to 2nd August – 5-day Comprehensive Training Course, London, UK
18th to 22nd November – 5-day Comprehensive Training Course, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Book a training course
If you are interested in booking a Callan Method training course, the first step is to provide us with a few details to ensure that we can offer you the right help and information. Please fill in the application form below and we will then get in touch with you to discuss the various training options available.