English Language Teaching Refresher Course


  • • 25 hours: General English 15 hours + 10 hours of Language Teaching Refresher Modules.
  • Times: 8.00am to 1.25 pm.
  • Suitable for B2 students and higher

Course description

The course is designed for participants to develop and consolidate their own language skills and strives to focus on aspects of teaching, communication, awareness of current trends of assessment, technology as well as addressing topics such as lesson planning and delivery, classroom management, utilising authentic materials and promoting learner autonomy.

Course content

General English: Testing and classing participants in the appropriate CEFR level, Orientation, Needs analysis, Setting learning outcomes, Language focus and language skills, Skills workshops, Assessment of learning and review of learning, One to one feedback at the end of the course, Certificate presentation.

Specialised modules: Teaching a PPP lesson; Error correction: written and verbal, on the spot and delayed; Micro-teaching; Teaching pronunciation; Reducing TTT and increasing students’ collaboration; Promoting student autonomy; Using Realia and authentic materials in the classroom; Teaching grammar and vocabulary; Setting objectives; Lesson delivery; Adapting lessons; Feedback; Review of learning outcomes; Exploring ways in which teachers can integrate technology; exploiting text, image, audio and video; discovering useful websites, apps and tools;  hands-on use of Interactive whiteboards and the range of educational software in use at ISI.

This course is suitable for:

Teachers of English in second level and adult education settings who wish to enhance their teacher experience with innovative teaching methods and experience new approaches for a modern classroom.


Course + Transfer + Accommodation Accommodation Supplement Course Only
Tuition hours Tuition hours 1 week 2 weeks Jun.-Sept. 2022 1 week 2 weeks
Host Family – Half Board 25 795 1365 28 450 810
Residence – Self-catering 25 880 1535 65 450 810

How to apply

  • Applications paid privately can be made directly.
  • Applications seeking Erasmus+ funding must be made through your institution.
  • Our legal name ISI Study in Ireland and our Erasmus OID: E10020271 and PIC: 905414103 are required in the application.
  • We will also help you to complete the Europass Mobility documents.

  • We would ask to complete as much of the form as possible, using our Mobility Document guide

  • You can then email the completed forms to jenniferdgreen@isi-ireland.ie and Jennifer will complete any missing fields and she will sign and stamp the forms for you.


Meet your teacher:

Natalie Wiertel

Nat has been in TEFL since 2006 when she graduated in English Philology, BA and obtained her first teaching qualification, followed by CELTA, DipTESOL training and NILE’s (MA) dip in Teacher Training. She’s been teaching and travelling forever, combining her two passions – learning/teaching languages and exploring new cultures. She specialises in certificate courses (IELTS, Cambridge, TKTs) as well as Academic English, ESP and overall development of all English language skills in higher-level students through high-quality language lab sessions tailored to her students’ individual needs.

Are you wondering what is your level of English?

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I am the Senior Academic Manager at ISI Dublin.

I have over 20 years’ experience in teaching and educational management. Whether you are an individual working in an educational organisation or you are the organiser of a group Key 1 – Mobility for Education Staff project or you are an agency assisting with an Erasmus+ application, I am here to help you. Just fill out the form below with as many details as possible about what you are looking for and we will respond to you shortly.

Jennifer Diaz Green

For further information about our courses, you can directly email me at info@studyinireland.ie or you could also check out or download a PDF version our brochure to know even more about us! or, please, fill out the online form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.