IPC - International Projects Centre

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A WARM WELCOME AWAITS
Whether you are joining an Erasmus - Plus - funded teacher training course, a General English course for adults, a school group course or a summer school course we look forward to welcoming you to our lovely little school.

The IPC Team is dedicated to making you feel welcome and well cared for. IPC has been offering Teacher Training and English Language training since 1993. In our survey we asked our students and overseas organisers to choose 5 words to describe our work. The words most commonly chosen were; FRIENDLY, RELIABLE, PROFESSIONAL, EXPERIENCED, CREATIVE. We aim to create a warm atmosphere in which our students and teacher course participants will feel confident and content.

CONVENIENCE AND COMFORT
The school is a short walk from the centre of Exeter. The building offers 9 comfortable classrooms, a kitchen which dispenses many thousands of free cups of tea and coffee to course participants each year, and computer access throughout the building.

BEST QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE UK
Exeter has been voted the city with the best quality of life in the UK. We want to welcome you into our special community and show you the best that the city of Exeter and the surrounding area has to offer. All of our courses combine serious academic content with a programme of visits and activities that will leave you in no doubt that Exeter is a town you will want to return to.

SATELLITE CENTRE
Occasionally during the busy summer months course participants will be based in our excellent satellite centre - just 7 minutes walk from IPC - on the quayside.

  • Football/Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Host family accommodation
  • On campus
  • Student Residence
  • Dancing
  • Film
  • Art / Painting
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • On campus events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

TAILOR-MADE ENGLISH COURSES FOR JUNIOR STUDENTS
We tailor every course to the needs of the organising teacher. You can decide what you want our native speaker teachers to concentrate on in the classroom. For some groups we will concentrate solely on developing students' oral fluency. Or, if you have a specific theme in mind for your project, let us know. If you have no set ideas, we can make suggestions and lead you towards the project best suited to your students' needs. When tailoring your project we will consider the age group of the students and their specific areas of interest.

Teacher input
Some of our projects require a lot of input from the organising teacher. For example, we have organised projects for students who want to make films, newspapers and websites that record their experiences in Exeter. We have introduced them to the technology and sent them out to interview local people and to produce reports on specific topics. You can view the results soon on the 'IPC TV' pages of this site. These projects involve a lot of input from the organising teacher, but the outcomes are well worth the effort. Projects in which the outcome is an oral presentation from the students require less input from the organising teacher. Whatever your aims and objectives for the project, we will help them to be realised.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

SUMMER ENGLISH HOLIDAY COURSES FOR STUDENTS AGED 12 - 18
IPC summer courses combine 15 hours per week of intensive, communicative English language training with an exciting programme of afternoon and evening activities and the opportunity to live with an English host family or homestay host.

IPC Summer School price includes:
- Transfer from the airport of arrival to Exeter (a meeting service, if required, will incur additional cost)
- Full board accommodation with a hometay host (this will normally be in a twin room)
- Bed, breakfast, a packed lunch and an evening meal each day
- Homestay host meeting on arrival in Exeter
- Homestay host delivering student(s) to school on first morning of course
- A bus pass for all travel in Exeter
- Welcome Assembly on first morning of course
- English language placement test on first morning of course
- 15 hours per week of English language training in the morning with a qualified EFL teacher (max class size 15). Levels A2 - C1 catered for.
- Assembly each week day morning with IPC Student Course Coordinator
- An introduction to the city of Exeter with your Activity Leader
- A visit to Exeter Cathedral
- 2 half day excursions with IPC Activity Leader in multinational group - seaside and countryside
- 1 full day trip in middle weekend with IPC Activity Leader -Tintagel/Plymouth
- IPC Olympics (team-building event)
- 2 sports/leisure activities (eg. canoeing, dance, volleyball, rounders, football, film club, art club)
- 2 shopping afternoons in Exeter - with IPC Activity Leaders on hand to assist if needed
- 2 evening activities per week - Ceilidh (Traditional dancing), Disco, Karaoke, Talent Night
- Host families collect students at the end of all evening activities
- Certificate of attendance
- Return coach transfer to departure airport*
- Studentguard Plus travel insurance scheme guards against cancellation in case of accident/illness
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

BETTER ENGLISH FOR TEACHERS
This course is designed for teachers who wish to improve their knowledge of the English Language as well as their ability to use English more confidently and accurately. It is anticipated that teachers who wish to enrol on this course will have a level of English below B1 on the Common European Framework or who have just achieved B1. The course is also available as a one week option. In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


MORE ENGLISH FOR TEACHERS
his new course has been designed for teachers who have an intermediate (B1) or an Upper intermediate (B2) level of English who wish to improve their knowledge of the English language, to become a more confident and effective communicator. Course activities have the dual role of developing a participant's English as well as having the potential of being adapted and used in a participant's own classroom. In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


CLIL FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS
We are pleased to offer this CLIL course for Secondary teachers who teach their subject in English. The course will comprise personal language development, classroom language and presentation skills as well as techniques to help teachers deliver their subject content in English. Please note that participants will not receive lesson plans for teaching specific subjects but will be introduced to techniques which can be adapted to suit their classroom context. It is expected that participants will already have at least an Intermediate level of English (B1+). In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


CLIL FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS
This interactive, experiential course has been specifically designed for primary teachers who teach their subject in the medium of English. It is expected that participants will already have at least an Intermediate level of English (B1+). In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


CREATIVE METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHERS
This 2 week course for Secondary teachers will focus on ways of creating interesting and productive lessons which do not take too much preparation, but challenge and encourage the learners to continue to learn. There will also be many activities designed to update your English. It is expected that participants will already have an Upper Intermediate level of English (B2). In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


QUALITY DEVELOPMENT IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
This one week course offers an introduction to the British Education System. With a focus on Secondary Education participants will have the opportunity to visit local secondary schools, meeting head teachers and observing the UK secondary school system at work. IPC trainers focus on discussing participants' teaching situations and comparing and contrasting education systems. The course includes a session with an OFSTED/ISI Inspector - responsible for inspecting UK secondary education. The objective of the course is to introduce concepts that can be adapted to participants’ own schools and teaching situations and to develop linguistic and cultural competences that will support participant schools’ European Development Plans.


INTEGRATING I.T. INTO LESSONS - A PRACTICAL IDEAS COURSE
This new course has been designed for teachers who are not IT experts, but who would like to use more IT in their lessons and are not sure what is available and how it works in practice. This experiential course will address these areas as well as other areas that include cross-classroom collaboration, assessment and creating material. Teachers will be expected to have at least an Intermediate (B1+) level of English. In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan. You will need to bring a wi-fi enabled device with you for this course, with which you are familiar.


DEVELOPING ORAL FLUENCY IN THE SECONDARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
This two week course explores techniques to motivate and encourage secondary level learners to use the language as a tool for real communication. Personal language development concentrates on oral fluency and colloquial English. Methodology concentrates on practical ideas for teaching Secondary level students (aged 11 - 19 years). Participants are invited to reflect on various aspects of the English language classroom. It is expected that participants will already have at least an Intermediate level of English (B1+). In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


DEVELOPING ORAL FLUENCY IN THE PRIMARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
This two week course explores techniques to motivate and encourage young learners (aged 4 – 11yrs) to use the language as a tool for real communication within the context of games and songs. Personal language development concentrates on oral fluency and colloquial English. Participants are invited to reflect on various aspects of the English language classroom and strategies to help young children learn a foreign language. It is expected that participants will already have at least an Intermediate level of English (B1+)


DEVELOPING ORAL FLUENCY FOR TEACHERS OF ADULT LEARNERS: A PRACTICAL IDEAS COURSE
This 2 week course is designed for teachers of adults who want to brush-up their English and explore ways of encouraging adult learners to communicate in English. It is expected that participants will already have at least an Intermediate level of English (B1+). In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


DRAMA TECHNIQUES FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
This course includes personal language development concentrating on oral fluency and colloquial English. Participants are introduced to various drama techniques to use in the English language classroom to encourage young learners to experiment with spoken English in an imaginative and personal way. It is expected that participants will already have at least an Intermediate level of English (B1+). In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


FURTHER DRAMA TECHNIQUES FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
This course has been designed by our principal Drama course leader Richard Clark for teachers who have previously and enthusiastically participated in our Drama Techniques course. Many course participants have expressed an interest in a more advanced course and one which allows them to explore in greater depth the actor within - the actor who takes to the stage each day in his or her classroom with the motivation to give his or her best performance yet. The course teaches many practical ways to engage your students using drama. It also includes a visit to a local theatre and sessions on planning and producing your own school production. It is expected that participants will have at least an Intermediate level of English (B1+).


PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE IN THE CLASSROOM
Morning sessions will concentrate on personal language development and afternoon sessions will include ideas for practising teachers of English Literature to use in their classrooms. These sessions will deal with the language of literary texts, how literature relates to one's own life and culture, interactive and communicative ways of teaching literature, evaluating and trialling materials for teaching language through literature. It is expected that participants will have at least an upper intermediate/advanced language level of English (B2/C1). In this context the training can support your school’s European Development Plan.


BRITISH INSTITUTIONS, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
This course has been specifically designed for teachers of English who wish to gain an insight into British culture and some of our institutions. It is assumed that participants will have at least an upper intermediate/advanced level of general English (B2/C1). The 2 week course comprises 35 hours of classroom tuition plus visits as outlined below.

Activities outside the classroom include guided visits to places of historic and cultural interest:
- The local Magistrate’s or Crown Court
- Dartmoor National Park
- London
- Visit to a theatre or concert hall


PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR THE BUSINESS ENGLISH CLASSROOM
This new, interactive, experiential course has been specifically designed for Primary and Secondary teachers who teach Business English. The course will incorporate opportunities for personal language development as well as developing a greater understanding of basic business concepts and business skills areas. It is expected that participants will already have at least an Intermediate level of English (B1+).


FIRST CERTIFICATE FOR TEACHERS OF BUSINESS ENGLISH
(LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION)
This course has been designed to provide professionals from either a business or teaching background with the knowledge and skills to sit the London Chamber of Commerce First Certificate for Teachers of Business English. This is an internationally recognised qualification which may be taken in Exeter at the end of the course and will incur an extra fee. The course can also be used as an opportunity to refresh knowledge and skills as well as an opportunity to exchange ideas and acquire new teaching skills. Participants must have a level of English equating to mother tongue standard (Advanced/C1 or higher).
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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

SUMMER ENGLISH HOLIDAY COURSES FOR STUDENTS AGED 12 - 18
IPC summer courses combine 15 hours per week of intensive, communicative English language training with an exciting programme of afternoon and evening activities and the opportunity to live with an English host family or homestay host. More information at ENGLISH SUMMER COURSES


1 WEEK EXETER LANGUAGE PROJECT
A one week immersion language project for students aged 13 - 18. Students will live with an English homestay host, attend lessons at IPC each week-day morning and enjoy a programme of afternoon excursions and activities. A week is short enough to fit into a busy school year, and long enough to give students an opportunity to use their English in real situations and gain a new confidence from the consistent exposure to the language. All courses are tailor-made to the needs of the organising teacher and will focus on developing students' spoken English.


10 DAY EXETER/LONDON LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE
A 10 day (9 night) immersion language project for students aged 13 - 18. Available between September and June. Students arrive on a Saturday afternoon and transfer to Exeter. They spend 7 nights in Exeter, living with an English homestay host, attending lessons at IPC each week-day morning and enjoy a programme of afternoon excursions and activities as well as a full day trip on the second Saturday of their stay. On the Sunday morning the group departs for London to spend two nights in a central London Youth hostel. Bed and breakfast accommodation in London and group underground passes are provided, as well as the coach transfer from the London accommodation to the airport of departure on the final day. Additional elements may be added at the discretion of the group leader


We also offer tailor-made courses for junior students. More information at TAILOR-MADE ENGLISH COURSES.
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