I enjoyed the lessons, and I was very satisfied with my host family too. I felt like at home. It was a really nice experience. I would recommend the homestay and the Lake School to everyone!

- Denisa Paterova, Czech Republic
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Professional Development Courses

Practical, creative ideas and a dynamic approach from experienced professionals

These successful and popular courses are for people using English in their work and teachers of English at Primary, Secondary or Adult level, who want to learn about best practice and innovation in English language teaching or Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). 

These 1-week and 2-week courses take place throughout the year. All courses include cultural and social activities.They are eligible for EU funding with Erasmus+ grants. Contact us for help and support with your funding application.

2017 summer courses from July 3 - August 11 take place at Oxford University.

All teachers on our Professional Development Courses are invited to follow us on Twitter @EnglishinOxford to share teaching ideas, classroom questions and thoughts on English with colleagues and friends.


Changing lives, opening minds. Improving skills and employability through education.

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport opportunities across Europe. 

Lake School Professional Development Courses continue to be eligible for EU funding with Erasmus+ grants.

Under the Erasmus+ programme, grants are provided to people who work in education in EU countries, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and FYR Macedonia. 

You have to apply for an Erasmus+ grant through your school, organisation, training institute or university. You can't apply individually. 

For an application form and more information on how to apply for an Erasmus+ grant, contact the Professional Development Course Director, who will be happy to help and advise you.

The Lake School offers more than 40 Professional Development Course dates to choose from, in the Erasmus+ Course Catalogue, the School Education Gateway.