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 director of Phoenix School in Brazil wrote to us after his team completed a training course in London: “I am writing to share with you how things are going after the training. I feel my lessons have a much better flow, and so do the other teachers. And the students feel we are different and compliment our lessons even more, which is a good sign. I truly appreciate the effort the trainers applied during the week to do their best and show us the right way to succeed in using the Method. The students are the ones who will benefit the most from it!”

I’m so happy! The feedback from my teachers is fabulous! I think that the money I spent on this course is the best investment I could have made for the school!” – Francesco Perrini, Head of ITC Jacopo Nizzola in Italy

“Once again I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for such an interesting training and the way you conducted it. Not only was it useful, informative and stuffed with helpful tips, but also a great fun and unforgettable time – a week like a month! I can’t help mentioning it once again – I’m really not sure I have ever seen such a professional and devoted trainer. I have much admired the way you did it and conveyed your enthusiasm about the Callan Method to us.” – Valentina Berezos, Teacher at High 5! School, Ukraine

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.

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