Upgrade your skills and gain a certificate in teaching with a specialised teacher development course.
Our teacher development courses are for teachers who want to develop their teaching skills, through quality interaction with our expert team of tutors, and gain a certificate in teaching in a specific area.
As a graduate of any of these teacher development courses, you will receive an Oxford TEFL certificate in teaching your chosen subject, a report on your progress and some personalised recommendations for further study from your tutor.
Our teacher development courses are aimed at in-service teachers seeking to broaden their professional horizons or prepare for a specific type of teaching. The content is differentiated to suit your experience. If you have a question about the suitability of these courses for your needs please get in touch.
If you are struggling to decide which teacher development course is right for you, we will be able to advise you. Duncan has worked closely with our expert tutors in order to design the most effective courses for your needs.
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The Teaching English Online course is designed for teachers who are planning to teach in an online environment. It is ideal if you are looking for practical ways to improve your online teaching and plan effective live lessons.
The Business English course is designed for teachers who would like to widen their skill set in the area of teaching Business English and includes ideas and materials you can take into your classes straight away.
The Cambridge Exam Preparation course is highly practical and will be of particular interest to teachers who need to prepare students for Cambridge exams: KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE and compete for ELT jobs in this area.
The EAP course covers a range of subjects which will help you train students, usually in a higher education setting, to use language appropriately for study. This sector is in growth and provides many new opportunities for ESL teachers.
The Leadership in ELT course is suitable for school managers or leaders in different ELT contexts. It will not only improve your confidence to lead others but will also help you work on self-leadership.
The CLIL course is designed for teachers who would like to, or already do, teach content subjects like History, Science or Maths, for example, in English. Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a growing part of the ELT industry.
The Teaching IELTS course will be of particular interest to teachers who need to help their students pass IELTS exams. It is designed for teachers with some experience who would like to develop specific techniques in this area.
The Teaching Pronunciation course is for teachers who are keen to help their students to communicate effectively in English but need to improve their knowledge and practical classroom skills in teaching pronunciation.
The Teaching Young Learners course is aimed at teachers who would like to move into this area of ELT, improve their practical classroom skills and gather ideas for teaching young learner classes effectively.
The Teaching Teens course is for teachers who need to deliver engaging and effective classes for students between 13 and 17 years old. Participants can expect to pick up practical and enjoyable activities for their classes as well as learn the fundamentals for teaching this age group.
Our teacher development courses are provided on a one-to-one basis with individualised attention from an expert tutor who will guide you through the three modules covering a range of topics. All of these courses are 100% online so you can take these courses from anywhere in the world.
You will need a laptop or computer, a webcam and speakers/ headset and a good internet connection. You do not need to purchase any account to connect with us but you will need to ensure that you have downloaded Skype / Zoom onto your device.
Our 30-hour teacher development courses are taken over either 3 or 6 weeks (you choose). If you choose to take the course over 3 weeks, you will need to dedicate around 10 hours per week to the course. If you take the course over 6 weeks, you will need to dedicate around 5 hours per week to the course.
You can start our teacher development courses on any Friday of the year. Your start date is when your tutor will get in contact to introduce themselves and connect you to the online learning platform. This doesn’t mean you need to be available on Fridays specifically.
The course is designed to be very flexible. The only thing you will need to schedule will be your three online tutorials with your tutor (one at the end of each module, around 25-30 minutes each). You will arrange a convenient time for this directly with your tutor.
The rest of the work (watching videos, reading articles, reflecting on your own teaching and completing assignments) can be done on a day and time which suits you. We will help you set some deadlines and you would simply need to make sure that you work through the content and complete your assignments on time.
This makes our teacher development courses ideal for busy teachers anywhere in the world.
During your teacher development course you will read articles, watch videos, reflect on your own teaching an complete tasks. You will then discuss the content with your tutor in our online learning platform and during your one-to-one live tutorials. For each module there is an assignment for which you will receive written and verbal feedback specific to your context and development.
In order to complete your teacher development course successfully, you will need to participate fully, meet deadlines and submit tasks to a satisfactory standard. Your tutor will measure your progress and provide feedback on your tasks. At the end of the course we will provide you with an Oxford TEFL digital certificate which states that you have completed and passed the course.
Taking a teacher development course will not only help you develop and fine tune your skills, it will also prove to potential employers that you are serious about your profession and willing to invest in your future.
When deciding which course to take, you should consider the area(s) you would like to develop, your goals for the future and demand in your area or in the industry.
It is not unusual to take more than one teacher development course if you are keen to advance your career and enhance your CV. This will also widen the employment opportunities within the ELT industry.