NLP in the Teaching Environment


What is the course about?

This highly interactive training course provides a solid introduction to NLP theory and practical usage. The course covers the history and cognitive basis of NLP, and activities to explain elements such as congruent and incongruent behaviour, language as used by ourselves and others, physical states, the sub-modalities of speech, and places emphasis on linking a sound theoretical understanding of NLP, with the development of real skills. The course is useful for both those with some experience of NLP and those new to it.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for all educational professionals, and teachers of all age groups and subjects (not only language teachers) and is open to all those who want to better understand how knowledge of NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) can be of benefit in communicating with others, whether students, parents or colleagues, and whether inside or outside the classroom, and whatever the language spoken. You will learn about the history, theory and practice of NLP, and develop some skills for applying it judiciously in your professional life. Participants need to be at a minimum B1 level of English.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire that will help your trainers find out more about your learning needs
  2. a recommended reading list to prepare yourself for various aspects of the course
  3. information about York to prepare yourself for your cultural experience
  4. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate

At the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to understand NLP from a range of perspectives
  • have advanced their own teaching methods and contexts and develop teaching skills
  • have exchanged pedagogical information and knowledge in a multi-cultural context
  • have gained a knowledge of the key principles of NLP, using hands-on experiential methods
  • have increased confidence in applying the methodologies and theories of NLP
  • have advanced their own language skills
  • have developed a practical ability in the use of NLP strategies

The course ends with an evaluation session, in which you will be asked to reflect upon the knowledge you have gained during the course.

You will also be encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities that you would like to try out in your own classes.

You will also be invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow participants from the programme, as well as learners from York Associates’ other courses.

There is also the opportunity for follow-up online training sessions to further consolidate your learning and reflect on how you are implementing what you learnt on the course into your own contexts.

If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.
If you need to cancel or defer your course:
  • We understand that your plans may change quickly during this unprecedented time. If you need to defer your course, we will not charge any fees on tuition, as long as you notify us by 16:00hrs on the Friday before your course begins. We will defer your course and any fees paid for up to 12 months from your original start date.  If you need to cancel your course and are unable to defer to a later date, we regret we will not be able to refund your fees unless you have given us a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice of cancellation.
  • If we have arranged homestay accommodation for you, we will not charge any cancellation fees if you notify us at least 48 hours before you are due to arrive. If you notify us with less than 48 hours’ notice, you will need to pay for three nights’ accommodation
  • If we have arranged hotel or self-catering accommodation for you, the cancellation conditions will vary according to the type and location of the accommodation, and we will confirm them to you individually when we send your accommodation details
  • If you need to leave your course early for any reason, we may be able to offer the following options:
    • You may continue your course online using a combination of virtual lessons with your trainer and self-study
    • In some cases, particularly where the total course duration exceeds four weeks, we may decide to cancel your programme and refund your course fees for any unused weeks
    • In other cases, we will issue a voucher for any unused complete weeks, for you to return to York Associates at a later date
  • If you need to leave your accommodation early, we will require a minimum of 3 days’ notice. After this, all accommodation fees will be refunded to you

Do you have any more questions?

Fast Facts

Start date(s)
August 15th 2022 / October 10th 2022
Max. group size
Min. age
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
21 hours
Booking fee


Meet the trainers

Please note that these trainers might not be the actual trainers delivering your course.

Sample Course Programme

TIMESession OneSession TwoSession Three
Introduction to the course:
- objectives and methodology
- language skills required
- parameters and limitations
Introduction to NLP

What is NLP, its theoretical basis in cognitive science and its history?
NLP in practice

What are the uses of NLP? Identifying contexts of real life and professional areas where improvements are needed

Methodology and principles: Grinder, Bandler et Dilts

Ethical issues relating to NLP

Key presuppositions, sub-modalities, pacing and leading techniques and channels of experience of reality

Modelling skills, building rapport, pacing and mirroring
WEDNESDAYPhysical states

The meaning of “induction”, de-stablisation, trance states and trust
Methodology –

Milton method, “chunking up” and the hypnotic approach
Meta method, “chunking down” to specifics

- conceptual
- procedural
- strategic
- metacognitive

- used with individuals and groups, considering the appropriateness or otherwise of such techniques.
- controlled practice
Practical NLP

Congruence (logical levels and channels of communication) Analysis of language used by others
Practical NLP

TOTE (Test Operate Test Exit), the generative model, re-framing to change states.

FRIDAYExperience-based role-plays

how/if/when NLP techniques could be of use/interest.
Presentation by attendees of situations
Experience-based role-plays

Free practice and feedback

Personal Action Plan

further professional development

Review and feedback.
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