Teacher Development Courses

Upgrade your skills and gain a certificate in teaching with a specialised teacher development course.

Give your CV a boost and develop your skills

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.

Duncan Foord

Course Director

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.

Overview of teacher development courses

Online community 3 or 12 month membership €60-120

Join our community of international teachers, develop your skills and participate in dynamic online events.

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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.

 

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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.

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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. 

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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.

 

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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.

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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.

 

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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.

 

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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.

 

Personalised attention 3 or 6 weeks Starting every Friday €350

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.

FAQ

Our teacher development courses are provided on a one-to-one basis with individualised attention from your expert tutor who will guide you through the three modules covering a range of topics. Courses start every week and you will receive access to the course on Friday. This format is ideal for busy teachers as you can complete the work on the day and time which suits you.

During your teacher development course you will read articles, blogs and watch videos and then discuss the content with your tutor in our online learning platform and one-to-one live tutorials (3 in total, approximately 40 minutes each). You can arrange the online tutorials directly with your tutor on a day and time which suits you. 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 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 certificate which states that you have completed and passed the course.