12th October 2007


Teach English and make a difference


Teaching English as a foreign language can open up doors to exciting employment opportunities across the world. A new course at the University of Lincoln will equip people with the necessary skills and qualifications to teach English to non-native speakers both overseas and in the UK.


The University of Lincoln’s Languages Centre will present a talk on ‘A career in Teaching English as a Foreign Language’, taking place on Wednesday 31 October. This will involve some taster activities relating to the course which starts in October 2008.


Whether you are a teacher who wants to improve your career prospects in the UK by specialising in teaching non-native English speakers or an individual who is interested in travel and working abroad to help others, this course could be your gateway to fulfilling your career dreams.


The course covers a wide range of topics including theories of learning language, phonological and grammatical aspects of the English language, course design and career prospects. It will develop and improve transferable skills which are sought after by employers.


“This provides a tremendous opportunity to travel anywhere in the world if you choose to and experience other cultures first hand along with improving your CV. Speaking personally, teaching abroad and in the UK has been a wonderfully stimulating experience for me,” said Mark Forster, Senior Lecturer for the University’s Languages Centre.


Anyone who is interested in the course is welcome to attend the free taster evening to find out more. It will run from 7pm to 8.30pm in the MHAC Building, Brayford Pool campus.


The course will commence in October 2008 and finish in May 2009 and will consist of two evening sessions per week. For further information contact Mark Forster on 01522 886490 or email mforster@lincoln.ac.uk 



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