BROWNS Teacher Selection Process
We carefully check the qualifications and references of all teacher applicants. If a candidate satisfies our selection criteria, the Director of Studies will carry out an interview and arrange a time for a 2 hour trial classroom lesson. The Director of Studies will observe the classroom lesson – and if the candidate demonstrates knowledge and skill – then they may be asked to join the BROWNS teaching team.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Classroom
We are proud of the first-class calibre of our teaching team. At BROWNS we are careful to choose career teachers who are passionate about the ESL classroom and ensuring our students receive the best possible education. Our teacher induction process means that new teachers are supported through their initial months at BROWNS and are correctly trained in how we like our classes to be delivered at BROWNS. The Director of Studies conducts regular teaching observations and feedback sessions with our teachers, as well as providing a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which ideas and good practice can be shared.
BROWNS Professional Development Workshops
BROWNS hold professional development workshops for their teaching team every two weeks. Teachers are encouraged to suggest areas in which they would like development. These requests are then followed up by the Director of Studies or the Senior Academic Team in interactive workshops designed to ensure our teachers are always on the cutting edge of teaching practice.
The BROWNS Teaching Style
Our philosophy is that for every hour that the student spends in class, they should be able to identify clear learning outcomes. Our teaching team is responsible for providing this focused learning environment. However, clear class focuses don't mean dull classes! At BROWNS, we want to bring the language and learning alive. We want to motivate, inspire, enthuse, and empower students to achieve rapid progress in the English language. We discourage the use of dry photocopies and dull texts. We prefer our classes to be hands-on, communicative and interactive.