Teaching Programme

The Teaching programme is organised to offer as many opportunities for communication as possible, helping students develop their speaking and fluency while interacting with students from other countries. We therefore encourage group work, and the use of English in new and interesting ways, for example through drama, debates, and project work.

There is a good balance between Elac pre-prepared lessons, and teacher free-choice lessons which give teachers some freedom to do activities which they feel suit the needs and interests of their students. The Elac lessons are linked to the excursion and activity programmes, preparing students for the places they will visit, and familiarising them with the local area. They also challenge students to use functional English inside and outside the classroom, and develop other skills such as critical thinking. You can find some sample Elac lessons and support material here:

At Elac we firmly believe that our students will learn English best by following a carefully planned course of study that involves them in a varied programme which they will find both stimulating and enjoyable. To this end, our syllabus is more than just that. It contains help and advice on encouraging your learners to speak English, maintaining a positive learning atmosphere, information about the structure of our programmes – and the syllabus! It also has important sections on helping you to plan a balanced weekly programme. Whatever your level of experience with Elac, you’ll find it helpful. You can download our Syllabus here.