Teacher development course

Certificate in Teaching English Online

Who is this course for?

The online Teaching English Online course is designed for qualified/unqualified teachers who are teaching or planning to teach in an online environment. You may be tutoring a student in another country via video conferencing, or supplementing your face-to-face classes with a live online component. Your institution may be preparing to offer online courses and you want to be prepared for the change. It is ideal if you are looking for a way to improve the way you teach English online, help you plan live lessons and it will give you plenty of practical ideas and practice.

It is recommended that you have a CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL or initial teaching certificate to take the Teaching English Online course, although it is not strictly necessary if you have some initial teaching experience. No experience in online teaching is needed for this course.

What will you learn?

The online Teaching English Online course covers a range of topics including:
  • The pros and cons of teaching English online and how to ensure your learners get the most out of an online environment
  • How to effectively use software and hardware for live online teaching 
  • The importance of tutor presence in online courses
  • Activity planning, lesson planning and syllabus design for online courses
  • Option to focus on either business English online or teaching young learners online, both growth areas in online language instruction
  • How you can further your career as an online teacher, even starting your own business teaching online

How will this course help you develop?

The course content is very practical. Not only will you be finding out about successful examples of teaching English online from other teachers via reading and watching tasks, you’ll also get a chance to practice and develop your own skills with a tutor in individual live online sessions. You will develop an awareness of what strategies work best with a variety of learners, and activities that can motivate them. You will gain more confidence and learn how to create engaging, interesting lessons when teaching English 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 Teaching English Online course, you will receive personalised guidance from Daniel Lawrence or Anna Stubbs.

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