The key to a global career.
English is still a universal language that crosses cultures, countries and even industries. As a teacher, you are unlocking doors for your students and giving them a powerful voice.
Whether you want to become a teacher, or further develop as an advanced practitioner, we will work with you to develop essential (and innovative) teaching practice that will prove invaluable for your career.
What is your learning goal?
Why choose Bell?
Here are just a few reasons why we think Bell is the right school for you.
Track record of success
You will learn and observe from some of the best teachers and teacher trainers in the field. We are ranked in the top 2% of English language schools in the UK, as published in the EL Gazette 2019, which is based on our latest British Council inspection.
Our teacher trainers are experts in their field and use a variety of effective educational methods and strategies throughout the course. This means trainee teachers benefit from an outstanding learning experience themselves before applying the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own classrooms.
Many of our teachers attend international seminars, workshops and conferences for their own professional development which ensures they stay at the fore on new trends and current challenges. Our teachers are invited to speak at international, industry-leading education events, including IATEFL UK.
Our CELTA and Delta team are all experts in the field and are highly-experienced as tutors or assessors, so they know exactly what skills you need to develop as a teacher.
Personal 1-to-1 feedback
We know that personal, direct feedback is critical to your growth and improvement.
We ensure you are aware of your personal successes and strengths, and can identify areas for further development so you have a clear path for growth and action moving forward. Whether you’re taking our course online or face-to-face, you will always receive personal 1-to-1 feedback from our tutorsl
Our students are individuals
At Bell, we get to know our students as individuals. We will always take time to understand your learning capabilities, the ways you like to learn, and your strengths as well as your difficulties.
But we do more than that. We are interested in getting to know the real you – your individual interests, your hobbies, your stories and your ambitions for the future.
You are an individual. And we would be honoured to welcome you to the Bell family.
Forefront of classroom research
We are continually innovating at Bell. With the support of our academic team, our teachers identify new trends or challenges to investigate through classroom research. Our findings inform new strategies in our everyday teaching.
We’re proud that our research is often published and recognised internationally, and ultimately we’re excited to share this fresh, new thinking with our teacher trainees at Bell.
Global teacher community
Over the duration of the course and beyond, you will have the opportunity to join and connect with a global community of teachers, learn from each other and share experiences and insights from different backgrounds and cultures.
The connection made in our programmes will last and create opportunities for you to find the right place for you to teach, and grow. We are also staying in touch with our alumni to be able to offer relevant job opportunities in Switzerland or abroad.
Bell Colombettes is located at the heart of the international district, home to the Palais des Nations complex of UN offices in Parc de l’Ariana and World Trade Organisation.
For you, that means convenient car access and easy transport links – by train, tram and bus – making the school an ideal location for you to attend classes easily – particularly if you work or commute to the Right Bank (Rive Droite), including Servette and Petit-Saconnex, Paquis and Nations, Saint-Jean Charmilles and Grottes and Saint-Gervais districts.