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Teacher development course

Certificate in Planning Workshops and Presenting in ELT

Who is this course for?

The Certificate in Planning Workshops and Presenting in ELT course is ideal for you if you are working in English language training and you would like to develop your confidence, skills and know-how when leading workshops or presenting. You may already have presented workshops for English teachers at your school or presented at an ELT conference. Either way, this course will provide you with the solid foundations you need to lead workshops and present in an effective and engaging way.

The course incorporates both online and in-person contexts and is ideal for all ELT professionals interested in developing their career in the area of teacher training, conference speaking and delivering online sessions such as webinars. The personalised guidance you receive from our expert tutor will help you work on your weak areas and strengthen your existing skills.

It is recommended that you have a CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL certification or initial teaching certificate to take the course, plus at least 2 years of classroom experience. You do not need to have experience in leading workshops or presenting.

What will you learn?

The Certificate in Planning Workshops and Presenting in ELT course will help you learn how to prepare and lead effective workshops and presentations and improve your skills as a facilitator and public speaker.

The course covers a range of topics including:

  • The features of an effective workshop/talk
  • Choosing your topic
  • Planning your workshop or presentation
  • Selecting suitable and engaging materials
  • Improving your public speaking skills
  • Facilitating and interacting with your audience
  • Applying to speak at an ELT conference

How will this course help you develop?

The Certificate in Planning Workshops and Presenting in ELT course content is highly practical and incorporates a variety of carefully selected talks and workshops for you to evaluate and learn from. The practical tasks and assignments will help you apply what you are learning and receive constructive written and verbal feedback from your tutor to help you gain the confidence and skills you need. This will include everything from the initial planning of a workshop or talk, right through to the delivery and recording, whilst incorporating the knowledge you have learned on the course.

By the end of the Certificate in Planning Workshops and Presenting in ELT course you will be able to plan and deliver an effective workshop or talk at a conference, in your school, or online.

How will the course work?

For information about how this course works, the schedule and how you will be assessed, we recommend reading our FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

Course Tutors

As a participant of the online Certificate in Planning Workshops and Presenting in ELT course, you will receive personalised guidance from Duncan Foord or Anna Stubbs. They each have over 20 years experience planning workshops for teachers and presenting at international ELT conferences.


How can you take this course?

Online one-to-one course

  • Flexible – study over 3 or 6 weeks
  • 30 hours
  • Personalised attention from an expert tutor
  • Feedback on tasks and live tutorials


Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital Oxford TEFL certificate.

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Courses start every Friday


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 and 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.

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