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: Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

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 or more):

  • 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
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: international.english@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:

international.english@lakeheadu.ca

Train the Trainer 2: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) 

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: international.english@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:

international.english@lakeheadu.ca

Train the Trainer 3: Intensive English Program for Professionals (IEP)

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

 Option #1 (5 weeks):

  • 36 hours per week (Monday to Saturday)
  • Course materials
  • Housing in residence (or homestay when residence is not available)
  • 3 meals per day from Monday to Friday, brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday
  • Free airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Guard.me Health insurance
  • Bus pass
  • Weekly activities

Option #2 (9 weeks):

  • 36 hours per week (Monday to Saturday)
  • Course materials
  • Housing in residence (or homestay when residence is not available)
  • 3 meals per day from Monday to Friday, brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday
  • Free airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Guard.me Health insurance
  • Bus pass
  • Weekly activities
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: international.english@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:

international.english@lakeheadu.ca