Cambridge is your classroom
Cambridge has an international reputation for the teaching of English and English as a Foreign Language. The English language has been studied here in one form or another since 1584. It is home to two universities: the University of Cambridge which is among the top three in the world, and Anglia Ruskin University which traces its origins back to 1858 when the artist and architect John Ruskin opened the Cambridge School of Art.
It is also the home of two major institutions, Cambridge English, and Cambridge Assessment which produce most of the teaching books for English, and many of the examinations of English in the world, including the IELTS test and the Certificate of Proficiency in English.
The city of Cambridge is one of the world’s most dynamic and successful business communities. A city which is small enough to cross in one hour by bicycle and yet home to some of the most powerful corporations and research centres in the world. It is also without question one of the most beautiful and most cultured cities in the world.
Cambridge has a diverse economy with strength in sectors such as research & development, software consultancy, high value engineering, creative industries, pharmaceuticals and tourism. It was described as one of the "most beautiful cities in the world" by Forbes magazine and tourism generates over £300 million every year for the city's economy.
California has its ‘Silicon Valley’, but Cambridge is known as ‘Silicon Fen’ because of the density of high-tech businesses and technology incubators that have developed on science parks around the city. Many companies have been spun out of the university and Cambridge Science Park is the largest commercial Research & Development centre in Europe. ARM, one of our biggest companies, designs microprocessors and licences them to computer companies around the world. If you own a smartphone, a computer or a tablet, you can be 90% sure the microprocessors in it come from Cambridge. Microsoft has located its Microsoft Research UK offices in West Cambridge.
Because of all this activity, the town is populated by international, talented, bright people from all over the world. There really is nowhere else quite like Cambridge.
Hughes Hall is a graduate college of the University of Cambridge which was founded in
1885. As part of the University of Cambridge, Hughes Hall offers you an educational
experience which is the just about the best in the world. It is a vibrant and welcoming
traditional college environment with a hard working ethos.
Hughes Hall has been welcoming educationists, teachers and scholars since
1895. We encourage you to have a look at their informative website, click here.
The founder of Hughes Hall, Ms Elizabeth Phillips Hughes was a remarkable lady with a brilliant mind, a vigorous campaigner for education for all and a gifted teacher trainer with an international reputation. She was a committed internationalist who created links with universities in other countries, and she travelled widely and lectured in Japan for 18 months.
Here is the college founder in Japan with her lifelong friend and student Ms Tetsu Yasui in 1901 in their respective national costumes. Miss Hughes was proud of her Welsh ancestry. We proudly dedicate these International Teacher Training Programmes at Hughes Hall to her memory.
Cambridge union building
The Cambridge Union Society is a debating and free speech society in Cambridge, England, and the largest society at the University of Cambridge. It is the oldest continuously running debating society in the world. Additionally, the Cambridge Union has served as a model for the foundation of similar societies at several other prominent universities, including the Oxford Union and the Yale Political Union. The Union is a private society with membership open to all students of Cambridge University or Anglia Ruskin University, and is completely separate from the Cambridge University Students' Union. The Union became a registered charity in May 2010.
The Union has hosted political and other figures in its chamber, both state- and international-based, including the Dalai Lama, President Ronald Reagan, Professor Germaine Greer, Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, and Clint Eastwood. Speakers from the 21st century include academics Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams, former British Prime Ministers John Major, former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf, actor and comedian Stephen Fry, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, Olympic legend Lord Coe, comedian and activist Russell Brand, presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders and actor Sir Ian McKellen.
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Study Online with CTT
The manual consists of seven modules which students can download weekly. There are skype tutorials after week two, four and seven, and online conference classrooms at the end of weeks two, five and six. Students submit written assignments for marking in order to receive a course certificate.
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Each module consists of two, three or four units. Each unit is divided into chapters.
Each module is designed to take an efficient and busy person 5.5 hours to complete, not including homework. Some chapters are long, others are short. The size of each chapter depends on how much information you need about the subject.
This is a manual, not a book. If you think about the contents in a manual for a car, then the section about the engine would be very large but the part about the door might be quite small by comparison. So it is with our teaching manual.