Advanced Teacher Training for Native Speakers


English schools  in the US often act as a revolving door for teachers of various experience levels, seriousness, and grammar knowledge.  Often times, teachers abroad can get by being nothing more than a conversation partner. However, when they return to the US and are faced with the more challenging task of educating a diverse group of students with a variety of English issues, strategy and a stronger foundation in grammar is needed.  Also, the depth and authenticity of these English classes must go far beyond what a student could have learned without ever leaving their home country.

Inviting a Be Fluent NYC teacher trainer into your school will engage, energize, and refresh your teachers while helping them enhance and recreate their teaching styles.  Our methods and techniques have been crafted and refined at Be Fluent NYC, in Midtown Manhattan. In working one-on-one with students from almost every language school in New York, we have had the opportunity to see where their teachers have succeeded, and where they have been led astray.

Our Advanced Teacher Training is a 2 part module.  The first part is a grammar refresher. The material is online based, and designed to be completed in the weeks leading up to the in-house training sessions.  Besides containing the most simple and practical ways to understand and teach the most commonly misused grammar points, this module will also provide you with valuable resources that you can put to use in your classroom immediately.

The second part is an in-house training that can take place over the course of 2-5 days, depending in the scheduling demands of your school and teachers.  It is in these sessions that your teachers will have the opportunity to dive deeper into what students really need in order to obtain an English that will be seen as modern, professional and culturally neutral.  These sessions can also be a rewarding and fun team building experience for your staff.

Let us come to you!  Your teachers are most likely already certified to teach English as a second language, but our program is more time and cost effective than general certificate programs and takes teachers beyond basic skills and into developing successful style .  Our sessions are conveniently located at your place of business so that the schedule and rhythm of your school's classes goes undisturbed.

Not sure about making the commitment?  Ask us about individually selecting and scheduling any part of our program that interests you.  

Online Module

Verb tense Review


Clauses and Reported Speech




Causative Verbs

In house-Module

Assessing Learner Needs and Language Skills

In this session, we will discuss strategies for identifying you student’s level as quickly as possible.  We will discuss why some high level mistakes are made, and how to go back and identify the root of the problem.  

Lesson planning and flexible learner-based class structure

Many students become bored and jaded when their private or group lesson teacher is too rigid with their lesson plan.  In this session, learn to use the twists and turns that naturally come about in a lesson to fuel breakthrough moments for your students.

Explaining Present Perfect 1- Experience

Why is Present Perfect 1 the most hard to grasp concept in the English Language?  While it is easy to teach the sentence structure and uses, the real reason why we use it and its implications are sometimes a mystery to even the most experienced teachers.  Let’s break it down and look at what is unsaid, yet understood when native speakers use Present Perfect 1.

Why it's hard for students to use conditionals naturally

“If I were a bird, I could fly”.  Unfortunately no one ever says that in real life, ever.  In this session, we will look at how conditionals are really used naturally and why they are so hard to identify in conversation.  With all the different uses of “would” how do we know when it is a conditional? This session will inform your teacher on how to lead students to use and understand conditionals even when the if-clause is so often just implied and left out by native speakers.  

Present Perfect Continuous vs. Present Perfect 1 and 2

True understanding of the differences between these tenses alludes even the best teachers!  Let’s take a closer look at the nuances in meaning.

Teaching natural use of Future tenses

The way future tenses are taught to esl students leaves them sounding stiff and unnatural.  Let’s examine why, and discuss how to teach future tenses in a way that will equip your students with the confidence of knowing that they have control over the feeling their future statements carry.

Updating outdated language and avoiding cliche idioms and expression

Traditional English teacher training leaves teachers with examples and expressions that are corney and outdated .  The same tired idioms, evamples, vocabulary and expressions are passed down from trainers to teachers. Set your school apart by being known as having teachers that reject these tired cliches and introduce modern and fresh language to your students that they can feel confident about outside of the classroom.

Strategies for one-on-one lessons,  group lessons, teen and children’s lessons

Here, we will look at how teachers can adjust their strategy to meet the specific demands of the type of lesson.   Schools lose students when the class fails to match their attention spans, tolerance for grammar explanations and terminology, vocabulary levels and topic maturity levels.

Contact us at to find out more about this unique opportunity to grow the depth of your business’s English teaching.