July 2016 – Dubai, UAE
With a focus on education standards, local educational leaders in the UAE are being encouraged to improve their institute’s ratings by offering more teacher development sessions and raising the standard of English language teaching. Many have done this through Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), which this summer has been held at Polyskills – International House Dubai, through the UAE Cambridge centre English World.
The English World CELTA course at Polyskills – IH Dubai is running from July to August this summer 2016.
Adding to the range of programmes and courses offered by Polyskills – IH Dubai for adults in business and general study including soft skills, English and Arabic language and IT training; the teacher training programmes will offer qualifications for educators and teaching professionals to improve their skills. Known globally for its reputation in quality teacher training and development, International House has over 60 years’ expertise leading the industry and first affiliated in Dubai in 2004.
Polyskills Institute Managing Director, Brian Hunt, said:
“Not only have we had many messages from happy past clients delighted that IH has opened again in the emirate, but also from a huge number of teachers who have been searching for a way to continue their professional development to the highest levels. Only IH has that proven commitment to raising standards of teaching and learning in the region.”
Throughout the whole suite of teacher training courses, trainees develop the skills needed to teach effectively in a communicative and learner-centred way. They gain and develop these abilities through practical teaching sessions where they receive feedback on their progress, and also through targeted input sessions where theoretical aspects are covered. The theory is then integrated into personal practice and supported through assignment-based reflection.
“We would strongly encourage educators and individuals to consider enrolling for a teacher training qualification. By investing in learning and development now, we can ensure that the people of our community are confident in their abilities and able to meet the challenges of study and work with the right level of language skills to succeed. The practical aspects of our teacher training programmes are the single most effective way of developing professional competence in teaching,” Brian Hunt added.