Our 4-day teacher induction will start on the Tuesday before the start of your course (Student welcome).
During the 4 days of induction you will meet the BIA coordinators, welfare tutor, admin team and programme managers who will support you and your students during the presessional course.
Your induction period will give you the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas with colleagues and prepare for your first week of teaching.
A timetable will be sent to you by email but to get a taste of what to expect, sessions will include:
Course content and Scheme of Work
Class teachers and Language Support Tutors (LSTs) will get an overview of the curriculum and understand how the materials are used in the course to achieve the learning objectives.
Canvas and Zoom training
These sessions cover use and take a look at other online platforms that will be essential during the presessional.
Online Safety and wellbeing
Our welfare tutor will go over online safety considerations for students and staff and share what support is available to students and staff during the presessional course.
Whether your role is that of a Class Teacher or a Language Support Tutor (LST) there are multiple opportunities for collaborative teaching at the BIA. This session focuses on best practice when it comes to teaching collaboratively.
Getting the most out of CPD
We consider professional development at the core of our practice and we offer a wide-ranging CPD programme during the summer. The CPD coordinators will share our approach to CPD and what you can expect while teaching in the presessional course.
We hope that the induction sessions will give you a good understanding of the BIA's ethos and values and an insight into the essential aspects of the Presessional English programme.
We look forward to seeing you there!