Growing numbers of students expect a choice in where and how they learn. This includes being able to learn fully online or in blended mode (part face-to-face and part online), whatever the subject matter, and today’s teachers are increasingly expected to know how to teach their students online effectively.

This e-Moderation course gives you the skills and confidence to teach online in a principled and effective manner. The course was developed and run by The Consultants-E, and NILE is delighted to offer this highly-respected programme on our NILE Online platforms.

The course is specifically recommended by Cambridge Assessment English for face-to-face CELTA teacher trainers wanting to become qualified online CELTA trainers, and is suitable for teachers and trainers working in any subject area.


" It is the best course I have come across about online teaching and learning. My tutor's systematic and timely updates, summarising of course content, personalisation of the summary, encouragement provided and his wealth of knowledge made him the best teacher. "

Dilrukshi, March 2023

Is this course for you?

Location: Online
Staff from any discipline and any level of education, who are interested in developing the skills necessary to become an effective online teacher
Language Level: B2 or higher
Course dates:
16 September - 16 October 2024
NILE & The Consultants-E Certificate
Course Length: 4 weeks
Course fees:
Course fee £375
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 18
Tutor-led and highly interactive
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
Specialist ELT eLibrary
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

Developing online teaching skills through collaborative pair and group work
Developing the skills necessary to work with learners asynchronously, and synchronously in videoconferencing sessions
Motivating and engaging your learners online
Reflection on the skills needed for working effectively with learners online, including moderating skills, climate setting, support, and dealing with challenges
The principles of effective online course design
Designing and implementing a variety of online task types
Applying UDL (Universal Design for Learning) to online courses
Exploring how to effectively assess learners' work in online courses
Integrating reflection into online courses

The course is hands-on and firmly based on applying what you learn to practice. You leave the course confident not only in using videoconferencing tools with your learners, but also with a clear understanding of how to design and deliver effective live online classes for individual students and for groups of students.

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Course content was really very useful and the well planned activities encouraged  me to learn more and more. "

Nadee, December 2022

" The best course I ever followed. I enjoyed every bit of it. Learning  took place continuously even without being aware that we were learning. Thank you! "

Thanuja, March 2023

Further Information

NILE Online courses are highly interactive and learning takes place through varied and engaging multimedia content and the collaboration between participants from different contexts. All participants work on the same unit in the same week but there is a high level of flexibility within that time period to help you fit studying around your life and work. The interaction via forums and the other powerful digital tools built into the platform help and encourage you to share ideas, ask questions, explore concepts and build up a community.

You need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. Much of the course can be done on a mobile device, but a computer is needed for certain activities and tasks.

All participants have access to NILE's extensive ELT e-library and an innovative social and cultural programme.

Meet a Course Tutor: Robert Martínez

Gavin Dudeney

Robert has worked in the field of ELT in Colombia, Italy, The UK, Canada, Singapore, Egypt, Spain, Bulgaria, Vietnam and Romania since 1994. He speaks Italian and Spanish at C2 level, French and Portuguese at B1 level. During his career he has trained teachers in many countries, assessed and moderated Cambridge Teaching Awards and Exams all over the world, presented for Cambridge in Italy, designed blended courses for Moodle as he is particularly interested in language learning, assessment and technology integration.

He holds the Cambridge CELTA, DELTA, TheConsultants-e Trinity-validated CertICT (Distinction), a Post Graduate Dip in TESOL, an MA TESOL (Merit), an MA Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (Double Distinction), a Post Graduate Dip in Academic Management (Distinction) and he’s completed the NILE MA in Professional Development for Language Education and awaiting results! He has tutored on on the IHCYLT, currently on the NILE eMod course, is a language assessment specialist for Cambridge and IDP IELTS, is a CELTA Tutor and Assessor, an examiner for Cambridge PDQs, IGCSE English as a Second Language, and an IHWO and EAQUALS Inspector.

Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
16 September - 16 October 2024 Online 4 weeks