NILE Online courses are fully tutor-led programmes leading to a NILE certification recognised by schools and language teaching organisations worldwide, and endorsed by Macmillan Education as part of their professional development programmes. 

Each eight-week course is designed and run by a NILE expert tutor with an international reputation in the topic area, and has a maximum of 16 course participants. We employ a range of multimedia and bespoke activities to truly exploit the digital medium, with tailor-made tools developed by a team of teacher trainers and digital experts to recreate the interaction and engagement you would expect in a face-to-face teacher development course.

With about 5 hours’ study a week, you will learn skills and practices that can be applied to your professional life straight away. You will be able to choose when and where you study, as long as you stick to the unit deadlines. Occasionally courses will feature synchronous sessions such as live chats and webinars, and these will be at a time agreed by participants and your course tutor. You will also have access to the NILE Library Online and other digital resources.

All NILE Online courses are assessed through a final assignment and participation in the unit tasks.

Successful completion of a NILE Online course entitles you to a certificate which is formally and officially aligned to the Eaquals Teacher Development Framework and the Cambridge English Teaching Framework. This certification is already part of the professional development plan of language teachers from over 45 countries, and valued by employers and managers worldwide. We are also one of very few institutions in the world able to offer you the option to extend your certification to a Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) on most courses.

All NILE Online courses uphold the NILE tradition of excellence in tutoring, materials, support and engagement.