LSI Portsmouth offers two types of English training courses for non-native Secondary School teachers: Methodology and Language and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).  These courses are suitable for non-native secondary school teachers of learners aged 11-16+ and for those who are converting to teaching in English and for teachers who teach their subjects in English.

Both courses are available all year round on a closed group basis and open group basis during the summer.  The programmes are designed to help teachers gain confidence and new skills to take back into the classroom.

Methodology and Language for Secondary School Teachers

  • Important information

    Minimum English Level for Methodology and Language for Secondary School Teachers: A1+ / A2 (CEFR)
    Minimum English Level for CLIL: B1 (CEFR)
    Minimum Age: 20+
    Maximum Class size: 10
    Hours per week: 22.5
    Course Length: 1 or 2 weeks
    Course Start Dates: 28/1/19, 17/6/19, 15/7/19, 19/8/19 and 14/10/19.
    Closed groups are available throughout the year on request

    Please note that there are no lessons on public holidays (19th April, 22nd April, 6th May, 27th May and 26th August)

  • The course objectives are for participants to be able to:

    - Understand and discuss current methodologies within the context of their teaching

    - Increase ability to plan, teach and assess learners' progress

    - Refresh and develop own language and levels of fluency, accuracy and confidence

    - Improve instructional and language terminology

  • The course content can include:

    - Teaching the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking

    - Creative activities for secondary school learners

    - Classroom management skills

    - Utilising drama, text, music and songs in the classroom

    - Teaching and developing thinking skills

  • Typical timetable for Methodology and Language for Secondary School Teachers

    08.30 – 09.15: Optional self-access
    09.15 – 10.30: Teaching pronunciation
    10.30 – 10.45: Morning Coffee Break
    10.45 – 12.00: Effective classroom management skills
    12.00 – 13.15: Lunch/Optional supervised self-access
    13.15 – 14.30: Warmers, coolers and energisers
    14.45 – 16.00: Drilling and how to implement it
    16.00 – 17.00: Optional supervised self-access

    Course content can be customised to meet the needs of a particular group whenever possible


During your stay in Portsmouth, you may want to live with a local homestay family, in one of our self-catering residences, or choose to find your own accommodation. We will do everything we can to give you the best option to suit your needs and to help and support you with your living arrangements.

Social Programme

With this course you can choose activities from both the General English social programme and Executive English social programme. Both programmes are full and varied, and includes weekly sporting events, dinner in restaurants and cultural and educational activities. Our social programme is always changing, and is tailored to meet the needs of all students.