NILE Online offers interactive, tutor-led teacher training and teacher development that you can fit around your busy working life.
With just five hours a week of online study time, over an eight week period, you will learn skills and practices that you can apply to your professional life straight away.
NILE Online is the first online course provider aligned to the Cambridge English Teaching Framework. NILE Online courses are also formally aligned to the Eaquals Framework for Language Teacher Training and Development.
Our trainer training courses, From Teacher to Trainer and Trainer Development, are also aligned to the Cambridge English Trainer Framework developed in collaboration with NILE.
From September 2020, we are also offering the opportunity to work towards the Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) as an extension of the NILE Online 8-week provision, a new qualification with a strong emphasis on context, personalisation, practical application and critical reflection.
Each course is designed and run by a NILE tutor with experience and 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.
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, webinars and video conferencing sessions, and these will be at a time agreed by participants and your course tutor.
You will work towards the production of an assessed product in each course and receive a certificate of achievement for this and your participation in course activities.
All NILE Online courses uphold the NILE tradition of excellence in tutoring, materials, support and engagement.
NILE Online co-founded Aqueduto, an organisation set up with the dual aim of helping training providers highlight the quality of their online courses and end users identify those providers.
NILE Online was shortlisted for the 2015 ELTons award for Digital Innovation.
Find out more about your first NILE Online experience below, or download our course list by date:
|Prepare your students for IELTS (5 weeks)||September 2020, January 2021, April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|English as a Medium of Instruction (8 weeks)||On demand||More info|
|Teaching English for Aviation (8 weeks)||January 2021, April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|Take Your School Online (4 weeks)||2021 dates to be confirmed||More info|
|Take your Teaching Online (self-study)||Continuous Enrolment||More info|
|CAE Preparation (8 weeks)||April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|Classroom Activities, Interaction and Motivation||September 2021||More info|
|Intercultural Awareness in Language Teaching||On demand||More info|
|Teaching Skills and Language||2021 dates to be confirmed||More info|
|Discover Contemporary English||On demand||More info|
|Testing, Evaluation and Assessment||January 2021, April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|Technology Assisted Language Learning||January 2021||More info|
|Teaching Young Learners||September 2021||More info|
|Teaching English in Pre-Primary Education||September 2020, January 2021, April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|Content and Language Integrated Learning||April 2021||More info|
|Management in Language Education||September 2020, April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|Materials Development for Language Education||September 2020, April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|English as a Medium of Instruction||On demand||More info|
|Syllabus Design and Development||January 2021||More info|
|Teaching English for Academic Purposes||April 2021||More info|
|Teaching English for Aviation||January 2021, April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|From Teacher to Trainer||April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|Trainer Development||September 2020, January 2021, April 2021, September 2021||More info|
|A series of specialised 3-week programmes; Flipped Classes, Drama, Visual Arts and more||More info|
|Teaching Through English: Primary Maths and Science||On demand||More info|
|Practical Language for Teaching: Primary||On demand||More info|
|Practical Language for Teaching: Secondary||On demand||More info|
Bespoke versions and closed group options are available for all courses. Please contact us for details.
|MA in Professional Development for Language Education||Study online or face to face||More info|
What's it like to study a NILE Online course?
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To find out what it is like to take a NILE Online course, from NILE Online students, read these testimonials:
To find out more about what an online course looks like and how it works, watch the course preview video or try our online course taster.
The Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) is awarded upon completing an 8-week assignment after a NILE Online 8 week course, fulfilling the skills and knowledge descriptors as set out by Trinity College London. An admin and certification fee applies to this extension.
The Trinity CertPT is an internationally-recognised, standalone, continuing professional development qualification that can be taken independently of other teacher education qualifications. The CertPT helps teachers evaluate, adapt, create and use and reflect on the use of teaching resources relevant to their context.
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The courses run in a virtual learning environment (VLE) called Moodle. They are highly interactive and collaborative. You will work with a variety of media and content and learn as you interact with your tutor, the materials, and your fellow course participants.
NILE Online courses have a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 16 participants so individual tutor support and a strong sense of individual and group identity is guaranteed. Some NILE Online courses (e.g. MAPDLE Developing Learner Autonomy; Delta Modules) are designed for individual study with tutor support.
Your tutor will be available for you to contact throughout the course. He or she will also moderate and contribute to discussions, answer questions, give group or individual feedback on some tasks and summarise the group’s contributons at the end of each unit. In addition, you will get personal help with your final assignment and feedback on this.
Most of the course work is done asynchronously (i.e. not through real-time interaction – you will be able to choose when and where you study, as long as you stick to Unit deadlines. Occasionally courses will feature synchronous sessions such as live chats, webinars and video conferencing sessions, and these will be at a time agreed by participants and the course tutor.
Deadlines are there to help you plan and manage your study time, but they are not fixed in stone. If you do miss the occasional deadline, our tutors will work with you to get you back on track and ensure you have the chance to finish the course in a timely fashion.
If you can open a webpage and send an email you’re ready to do one of our courses.
You will need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. You can do much of the course on a tablet or mobile device, but will need a computer for synchronous sessions.
Yes – the technology employed is user-friendly, and always made accessible with clear, straightforward instructions.
There is a certificate based on the assessed products. The pass mark for NILE Online courses is 60%, with an additional certificate of distinction for those receiving a mark of 80% and above. Certification is also based on participation in 80% of course activities.
Yes. You will have access to your course and the NILE Library Online for at least six months after the end of the course. During this time you can download your resources from the course: your notes, summaries, articles, videos etc.