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CHELTENHAM, United Kingdom

Educators from all countries are invited to attend these courses, which are aimed at those who teach music in

primary or secondary schools and music advisers.


The course aims to provide teachers with:

an insight into the teaching of Music in Britain (primary or secondary level)

an opportunity to compare the teaching of Music in different European countries, to exchange ideas and develop links

with teachers from other European countries

an introduction to CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)

new ideas for teaching music


1. Lecture and Discussion on the Teaching of Music in Britain at primary and secondary level.

2. A day visit to a primary or secondary school – observe assembly, music lessons and extra-curricular activities.

Opportunity for discussion with teachers.

3. A variety of practical workshops on teaching music such as Taiko Drumming.

4. Discussion comparing the Teaching of Music in the different countries represented – national education policies,

curriculum, materials, methods, standards, assessment, extra-curricular activities, teaching musical instruments,

orchestras, choirs, etc.

5. Exchange of teaching ideas.

6. A day workshop on C.L.I.L. (Content and Language Integrated Learning) at secondary level focusing on Music.

7. Visit Gustav Holst’s Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham.

8. Visit Gloucester Academy of Music (extra-curricular music for primary & secondary school pupils).

9. Attend Choral Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral.

10. Attendance at 3 concerts/ events of the Cheltenham Music Festival.


CHELTENHAM, England: Population: 108,000; 98 miles (157 kilometres) west of London (21⁄4 hours by rail)

Cheltenham is an elegant spa town, situated on the edge of the Cotswold Hills, which are famous for their picturesque stone villages.

Cheltenham is known for its Regency architecture, colourful parks and gardens and it has many attractive residential areas.

The Cheltenham course will take place during THE CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL, one of the most prestigious Music Festivals in

the UK, with performances by world-class musicians. Concerts ranging from Early and Classical Music to modern orchestral works and

folk songs take place in a variety of venues, including historic settings such as the Pittville Pump Room and Tewkesbury Abbey.

Imperial Gardens in the town centre comes alive with outdoor musical performances during festival weekends.

TOTAL PRICE: 1526 Euro comprises:

(a) COURSE FEE: to include:

Full programme of study sessions and visits as itemised above.

NB. Participants are responsible for paying their own daily transport costs, including transport to primary & secondary schools

Optional visits are not included in the price.


Full board accommodation with a local family (inclusive of registration fee): 8 nights

(Teachers may request to be the only guest of their mother tongue or to stay in the same family as a colleague).

Host families are carefully selected and offer a friendly welcome and opportunities to chat and learn more about life in Britain

today. Participants often find that the experience of staying with a host family is one of the most memorable aspects of the course.

Accommodation is in single rooms (unless participants request to share). Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal are provided

by the host family. (Food allergies, likes and dislikes are taken into account.)

Please note that many of the suitable residential areas are not within walking distance of the town centre, and most host families are an easy bus

ride from the town centre/tuition centre. Local transport from host families to the town centre and local schools is at the participants’ own expense

and is likely to cost 15-30 Euro per week.

Additional nights with host families can be arranged, giving participants extra time for individual research and visits. Accommodation can be

provided for family members (but not unaccompanied children) subject to availability. (Rates on request).


Full payment will be due 2 months before the course begins, or for teachers awaiting funding – as soon as the grant is received.

Cancellation charges apply for cancellations 4 weeks or less before the course commences. 3-4 weeks before arrival: cancellation fee: 380 Euros.

No refund for cancellations within 3 weeks of arrival. Applicants are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance.


Transport at the beginning and end of the course is not provided and InterEducation regrets that it is unable to assist with travel arrangements.

The most convenient airports: Heathrow (direct National Express Coach to Cheltenham), Birmingham (rail to Cheltenham) or Bristol (airport bus then rail to Cheltenham).

If arriving at other airports, travel to the course location is generally via central London by coach or rail.

For enquiries and timetables:

National Express Coach: 0044-871 781 81 81

Rail: 0044-871 244 15 45

There is also a useful website which will assist in planning a journey within the UK using every form of transport.

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