Teacher training for higher education

This teacher training program is for English teachers who want to improve their teaching skills to students in Higher Education or pathway program.

This program aims to:

  • explore learning and teaching methodologies and their applications in Higher Education
  • develop teachers’ skills and strategies for supporting learners and learning
  • develop knowledge and use of English teaching resources, including digital resources
  • introduce best practice models through observations of classroom teaching.

Teacher standing near 3 students and tutoring.

Program Outcomes and Key Benefits

At the end of the course, participants will have:

  • a greater understanding of teaching methodologies and be better able to self-reflect on their own beliefs and practices
  • a greater range of practical ideas, skills and strategies for teaching and assessing in their teaching
  • a clearer understanding of how English for academic purposes is taught in the Australian context and be able to modify and improve their own teaching
  • confidence to find and utilise on and offline resources.

Customised Program

This is a tailored program that takes into consideration the context of the participating teachers. We will customise the course for each participating organisation based on needs we identify through research into the teachers and the organisation’s leadership.

Participants learn in a collaborative environment with group projects and engagement with Monash College staff and students helping them to seek and develop new ideas.

Program Evaluation

We use participants' feedback collected during and after the course to measure the effectiveness of the program.

Course Outline

The following are the key units and contents covered in the course.

Unit Content
Methodology Beliefs and approaches to teaching and learning
Second Language Acquisition
Student needs and motivation
Teaching and Assessing Teaching Grammar
Teaching Lexis
Teaching Reading
Teaching Speaking
Teaching Listening
Teaching Writing
Exam Teaching (IELTS)
Resources & E-learning Creativity in the classroom
Exploiting offline resources
Online resources
Observation & Collaboration Classroom observation
University Lecture
Student Focus Group
Teacher Focus Group
Group project

Program Details 

Duration: 40 hours
Format: Face-to-face
Location: Based on client need

Find out more

Please contact: Duncan Perrin
Manager Strategic Projects
Monash University English Language Centre
T: +61 3 9903 8768
M: +61 (0)415 552 741
E: duncan.perrin@monashcollege.edu.au