Train the Trainer Program

The Train the Trainer is an innovative program that offers a unique, ongoing educational experience. Designed for either EFL teachers or university professors who teach their subject areas in English and want to learn how to accommodate their students' language proficiency in their classroom. The program is customizable with a variety of subjects that serve to enhance participants' skill set as teachers. It is offered throughout the year. It can be delivered as part of a professional development training programming in your own country, or as a full Canadian experience at Lakehead University's two campuses.

Programs in Canada

Train the Trainer 1: For Teachers Wanting to Teach English as a Foreign Language

Course Description

This course is designed for teachers who want to teach English as a foreign language. This is an integrated program that combines both theory and principles of second language acquisition together with current methodologies/techniques that reflect good practices.

The program emphasizes a communicative task-based approach to language development of the four macro skills and focuses on the use of authentic student-centered activities that provide both a real-life or natural context of the language as well as collaborative learning. The program also focuses on lesson planning, formulating objectives and learning outcomes, plus effective assessment tools for measuring language proficiency.

Study on Campus:

Study English in the heart of a campus that offers the best of not only a high tech learning environment but also the natural environment. With an array of student services located centrally on campus, you will have access to extensive supports and recreational facilities within steps of residence, your classes, and the scenic outdoors. While in Orillia or Thunder Bay, you will experience Canada’s breathtaking northern wilderness combined with a dynamic city life. 

Program Overview

Stage 1 (2 weeks):

  • 25 Hours per week
  • Course materials
  • Housing in residence (or homestay when residence is not available)
  • 3 meals per day
  • Free airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Health insurance
  • Bus pass
  • Weekly activities

Stage 2 (2 weeks) (Prerequisite: Stage 1): 

  •  25 hours of English per week
  • Course materials
  • Housing in residence (or homestay when residence is not available)
  • 3 meals per day
  • Free airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Health insurance
  • Bus pass
  • Placement for 2 hours
Residence

Have the ultimate university experience by living on campus. Enjoy your home away from home in our comfortable rooms, and the convenience of an on-site cafeteria offering cuisine for every palate and preference. Room type assignments subject to availability.

Learn more about on-campus housing options

Pricing

Pricing is dependent on all of the program and add-on options. Please see an authorized Lakehead University representative for pricing, or contact us at:

Email: applyelp@lakeheadu.ca 
Phone: 1-807-346-7888

Admission Requirements & How to Apply

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required. Minimum 10 teachers per session. Groups may be combined to meet minimum enrolment. 

To Apply, please contact:

applyelp@lakeheadu.ca 

Train the Trainer 2: Strategies for Professors Teaching in English 

Course Description

Intended for university professors teaching in English, this interactive program explores curriculum organization, principles and methods of instruction applied to teaching English language learners in the subject areas. Participants in this program will have an opportunity to study and examine: social, cultural and political, as well as theoretical considerations about additional language learning; comparison of native language and additional language; analysis of the structure of English; issues and problems inherent in the acquisition of an additional language; and introduction to specific instructional strategies for accommodating English Language Learners in the subject-area classroom.

The program—delivered using strategies that are current, relevant, meaningful and practicalwill provide participants with learning experiences about program instruction, assessment, and evaluation associated with Canadian Ministry of Education documents and other materials. Important to the program will be opportunities for participants to work individually and in groups in a supportive atmosphere. They will receive feedback from peers and the program instructor, and share the products of their learning with others.

Opportunities for professional reading, reflection, communication, and expression are also integral parts of the course. The instructor will model instructional strategies, and provide examples of formative and summative assessment that can be replicated in participants' classrooms. The instructor will use technology to support candidates' learning as on-line interactive communications, connections to quality resources, and links to other sites.

Study on Campus:

Study in the heart of a campus that offers the best of not only a high tech learning environment but also the natural environment. With an array of student services located centrally on campus, you will have access to extensive supports and recreational facilities within steps of residence, your classes, and the scenic outdoors. While in Orillia or Thunder Bay, you will experience Canada’s breathtaking northern wilderness combined with a dynamic city life.  

Program Overview

4 weeks:

  • 25 hours of English per week
  • Course materials
  • Housing in residence (or homestay when residence is not available)
  • 3 meals per day
  • Free airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Health insurance
  • Bus pass
Residence

Have the ultimate university experience by living on campus. Enjoy your home away from home in our comfortable rooms, and the convenience of on-site cafeterias offering cuisine for every palate and preference. Room type assignments subject to availability.

Learn more about on-campus housing options

Pricing

Pricing is dependent on all of the program and add-on options. Please see an authorized Lakehead University representative for pricing, or contact us at:

Email: applyelp@lakeheadu.ca 
Phone: 1-807-346-7888

Admission Requirements & How to Apply

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required. Minimum 10 teachers per session. Groups may be combined to meet minimum enrolment. 

To apply, or for more information, contact:

applyelp@lakeheadu.ca 

Train the Trainer 3: Language Proficiency Upgrading for Professors Teaching in English

Course Description

This course is designed for EFL teachers and professors teaching their programs in English, who want to enhance their academic language proficiency through an integrated skill-based framework that emphasizes student-centered learning as learners will have an opportunity to engage in a number of individual and group self-discovery activities.

This course provides learners with an opportunity to engage in collaborative and contextual language practice of real-life, authentic tasks that they are likely to encounter in their teaching careers. The program focuses on academic English and participants will carry out a number of assignments including a lecture presentation that will be evaluated through constructive feedback.

Study on Campus:

Study English in the heart of a campus that offers the best of not only a high tech learning environment but also the natural environment. With an array of student services located centrally on campus, you will have access to extensive supports and recreational facilities within steps of residence, your classes, and the scenic outdoors. While in Orillia or Thunder Bay, you will experience Canada’s breathtaking northern wilderness combined with a dynamic city life.  

Program Overview

Part 1 (2 weeks):

  • 25 hours of English per week
  • Course materials
  • Housing in residence (or homestay when residence is not available)
  • 3 meals per day
  • Free airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Health insurance
  • Bus pass
  • Weekly activities

Part 2 (3 weeks) (Prerequisite: Part 1):

  • 25 hours of English per week
  • Course materials
  • Housing in residence (or homestay when residence is not available)
  • 3 meals per day
  • Free airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Health insurance
  • Bus pass 

Part 3 (4 weeks) (Prerequisite: Part 2):

  • 25 hours of English per week
  • Course materials
  • Housing in residence (or homestay when residence is not available)
  • 3 meals per day
  • Free airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Health insurance
  • Bus pass
Residence

Have the ultimate university experience by living on campus. Enjoy your home away from home in our comfortable rooms, and the convenience of on-site cafeterias offering cuisine for every palate and preference. Room type assignments subject to availability.

Learn more about on-campus housing options

Pricing

Pricing is dependent on all of the program and add-on options. Please see an authorized Lakehead University representative for pricing, or contact us at:

Email: applyelp@lakeheadu.ca 
Phone: 1-807-346-7888

Admission Requirements & How to Apply

A minimum IELTS score of 4.5 is required. Minimum 10, maximum 15 students per session; Groups may be combined to meet minimum enrolment. 

To apply, or for more information, contact:

applyelp@lakeheadu.ca 

Programs in Countries Outside of Canada

Course Description

A customizable program that can be divided into 3, 5 and 10-day programs, or that can be up to four weeks at an institution in the host country.

The 3-day program is designed for teachers who want to further develop their teaching skills in order to be more effective EFL instructors. This program will consist of 3 workshops that focus on various themes which can be determined in advanced. These themes may include but are not limited to: lesson planning, planning for learner-centered instruction, good practices, task-based instruction, elicitation strategies, interactive strategies for teaching speaking and pronunciation, using technology in the classroom, examining suitable resources, effective error correction strategies, language proficiency assessment, etc.

The 5-day program incorporates some of the themes as the 3-day seminar, but also focuses on the theory and principles of second language acquisition. There is an emphasis on creating communicative real-life authentic tasks that allow learners to engage in meaningful contextual language practice.

The 10-day program is an extension of the 5-day program, but there is more opportunity to examine various techniques to enhance language proficiency. There is also a focus on EFL program designing, establishing learning objective and outcomes of the four macro skills, and developing assessment strategies.  

The four-week program can be divided into two two-week programs. One program targets teachers of English as a foreign language and the other two-week program targets university professors who want learn how to accommodate English language learners in their subject-specific classroom. The list of topics for both workshops can pre-determined by the hosting institution in order to sit their teachers’ specific needs.

Program Overview

3-day program:

  • 5 Hours/day
  • Course materials
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation for the Trainer*
  • Meal costs*
  • Airport pick up and drop off for the Trainer*
  • Transportation costs of the Trainer in host country*
  • Return airfare costs for the Trainer from Thunder Bay*

* items covered by the host university

5-day program:

  • 25 Hours
  • Course materials
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation for the Trainer*
  • Meal costs*
  • Airport pick up and drop off for the trainer*
  • Transportation costs of the Trainer in host country*
  • Return airfare costs for the Trainer from Thunder Bay*

* items covered by the host university

10-day program:

  • 50 hours
  • Course materials
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation for the Trainer*
  • Meal costs*
  • Airport pick up and drop off for the trainer*
  • Transportation costs for the Trainer in host country*
  • Return airfare costs for the Trainer from Thunder Bay*

* items covered by the host university

4-week program:

  • 100 hours
  • Course materials
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation for the Trainer*
  • Meal costs*
  • Airport pick up and drop off for the trainer*
  • Transportation costs for the Trainer in host country*
  • Return airfare costs for the Trainer from Thunder Bay*

* items covered by the host university

Pricing

Pricing is dependent on all of the program and add-on options. Please see an authorized Lakehead University representative for pricing, or contact us at:

Email: applyelp@lakeheadu.ca 
Phone: 1-807-346-7888

Admission Requirements & How to Apply

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required. Minimum 10, maximum 15 teachers per session. Groups may be combined to meet minimum enrolment.

To apply, please contact:
applyelp@lakeheadu.ca