Advance your career with the Trinity DipTESOL course. Register for our free live seminar

Register now for any of our upcoming ELT events to celebrate 25 years of teacher training

Specialised workshops

Gain additional skills by studying 100% online and become a more confident teacher of Business English, Young Learners or Cambridge exam classes.

About our online specialised workshops

If you are already a qualified teacher, you may want to consider fine-tuning your skills by taking one (or more) of our Teaching Business EnglishTeaching Young Learners or Teaching Cambridge Exam Classes workshops. These 4-hour workshops are provided 100% online and our tutors will guide you through the workshops in a dynamic and collaborative way. At the end of the workshop, you will receive an Oxford TEFL certificate to prove to employers that you are serious about providing productive and enjoyable classes to your students.

It’s easy to enrol in these workshops, and you don’t need to be one of our graduates to participate. Simply complete the short application form linked in the sign up button and make payment to secure your place.


  • One workshop €60
  • Two workshops €110
  • Three workshops €150

Teaching Young Learners

The topics covered in this workshop are taught through games and creativity, giving you lots of ideas for activities to use with kids!

  • Essential tips for teaching very young learners / creating optimal conditions for learning
  • Game ideas: fun games to keep your students engaged and motivated
  • Managing behaviour – techniques to use before class, in class and after class
  • Lesson planning – using storybooks, songs, etc.
  • How to create an effective classroom routine
  • Teaching teens: project-based work / using coursebooks in a fun and exciting way
  • Useful websites for YL teachers

Meet your Tutor - Alana Sirett

Alana has been living and teaching in Barcelona for since 2011. She teaches all ages, but her passion lies in teaching young learners and teens. She has delivered several teacher development workshops for Oxford TEFL and is the specialist tutor for the Teaching Young Learners workshop.

As a participant of our Teaching Young Learners workshop, Alana will teach you the foundations of teaching children effectively and guide you through interactive and practical activities that you can take straight into your classroom.


August 3rd 2024
(Spain time)

November 2nd 2024
(Spain time)

Teaching Business English

This workshop has been designed to inspire teachers with new ideas and materials whilst offering inexperienced teachers strong foundations and practical activities to take into their classes.

  • Ice-breaker activities for in-company classes
  • Needs analysis
  • The business English teaching environment
  • Materials for business English teaching (printed and online)
  • Using coaching ideas and task-based learning in the BE classroom
  • Using technology in the business English context
  • Plan for peer teaching
  • Peer teaching and feedback
  • Continuous professional development as a business English teacher

Meet your Tutor - Moira Shiganga

Moira began her career in the tech industry before transitioning to teaching in 2005. She taught in the UK before joining the Oxford TEFL team in 2016.

As a specialist in Teaching Business English, Moira is the ideal tutor to pass on her years of experience to you during our monthly Business English workshop. You will learn the essential skills needed to teach Business English effectively first-hand from Moira and discover that her student-centred, immersive and informative sessions will give you the confidence to start teaching Business English straight away.


September 7th 2024
(Spain time)

December 14th 2024
(Spain time)

Teaching Cambridge Exam Classes

(B1 Preliminary, B2 First and C1 Advanced)

The topics covered in this workshop have been carefully chosen to give inexperienced Cambridge Exam teachers a solid grounding in the basics. You will discover the various sections of the most popular exams and pick up lots of practical tips for preparing your students

Essential tips for preparing students for Preliminary, First and Advanced Exams. Including:

  • Exam structure – an overview of the papers and tasks candidates have to complete, with practical tips about the most effective strategies and techniques.
  • Exam content – what topics are included, and how best to approach them in class.
  • Lesson planning – how best to devise engaging lessons that give students what they need.
  • Gamification – how to practice exam material in a way that maintains and boosts student motivation.
  • For Schools Exams (Teens) – how B1 Preliminary and B2 First for Schools differ from the main exam
  • Useful online resources for Cambridge Exam teachers


Meet your Tutor - Damian Szerszen

Damian started his TEFL career seven years ago in Bogotá, Colombia and has subsequently taught in the Netherlands, the UK and Spain. Damian began his studies for the DipTESOL in 2020. Since then, he has further honed his interest and expertise, particularly in his specialist areas of Cambridge Exam Preparation, Pronunciation and Gamification. Alongside a varied teaching schedule, Damian also works as a tutor and trainer.

He is a regular contributor to Oxford TEFL Connect’s series of webinars and workshops, as well as designing and subsequently leading the Specialised Workshop in Teaching Cambridge Exam classes. This, in conjunction with his role on our CELTA Admissions team means that he has a broad knowledge of all aspects of TEFL.

As your tutor for the Specialised Workshop in Teaching Cambridge exam classes, Damian will draw on this knowledge to dramatically increase your confidence in delivering well-planned, engaging preparation classes.


July 6th 2024
(Spain time)

October 5th 2024
(Spain time)


  • One workshop €60
  • Two workshops €110
  • Three workshops €150

What do graduates say?


Our one day workshop courses are 100% online so you can attend from anywhere in the world. You would simply need to take your time zone into account.

These online workshops take place between 10:00 and 14:30 Spain time (including a break) each month on Saturday. Participants do not need to complete any preparation work or homework.

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 Zoom onto your device.

During your 4-hour online workshop your tutor will present the content and ask you about your own challenges and teaching context to help ensure that you can make the most of the time with him/ her. You will participate in a dynamic and participative way with your fellow workshop participants (usually 3-10 participants in total).

These workshops are hugely enjoyable and participative. By the end of the workshop, you will be more confident, you will have a much clearer idea of what it means to teach in this context, and you will leave with plenty of ideas to take into your own classrooms.

There is no final assessment at the end of the workshop(s). As a participant, we will provide you with an Oxford TEFL digital certificate which states that you have completed the workshop.

Taking a specialised online workshop will not only help you learn more about a specific area of ELT, it will also prove to potential employers that you are serious about your profession and willing to invest in professional development.

It is not unusual to take more than one online workshop if you are keen to learn more about these specific areas of ELT and enhance your CV.

These workshops are designed for teachers who are looking for a way to learn more about a specific area of ELT.

In order to register for a workshop(s) you would need:

  • prior training in teaching English as a foreign language (CELTA / CertTESOL / TEFL or similar).
  • at least a C1 level of English
  • to be at least 18 years old
  • a laptop / PC with webcam and headset / microphone


You do not need to be a native English speaker and you do not need to be an Oxford TEFL graduate to be accepted onto the workshop(s).

To register for one or more of these workshops, you will need to complete this simple application form. After submitting the form, you will receive an email with instructions on how to make payment to secure your place.

After we have received the payment for your workshop, we will add you to the list of participants on your chosen date. On the morning of your workshop, your tutor will email you to introduce themselves and connect you to the online learning platform.

You will be able to attend the workshop from 10:00 by clicking on the link your tutor has sent you. 

Download our Working around the world guide

Hey, wait!

Are you thinking of teaching English abroad?

Download our Working around the world guide and compare salaries, cost of living and entry requirements in 50 different countries.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.