The move from English language teacher to teacher trainer involves a lot more than a new job title and different learners. There has been much discussion about who should provide teacher education and what it should consist of. One of the problems in defining a knowledge base and a set of skills for teacher educators is the enormous range of situations and types of teacher training course.

ELT teacher trainers may work in universities, in private language schools, in cultural institutes, in adult education or in state schools. The kind of courses they work on include school-teacher training, CELTAs and Deltas, one-off workshops, publisher-sponsored training, TEFL taster courses and courses of various lengths for those who are already teachers.

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" It was a good course learning about new training techniques and benefiting from the experienced teachers and the tutor's comments. "

Participant - 2019

Is this course for you?

 
Location: Online
 
Experience:
Teachers who are considering moving into teacher training or who already have a little experience as a teacher trainer
 
Language Level: B2 or higher
 
Course dates:
16 January - 22 March 2023
17 April - 21 June 2023
18 September - 22 November 2023
 
Certification:
NILE Certificate
Option for Trinity CertTP
 
Course Length: 8 weeks
 
Course fees:
Course fee £495
Trinity CertPT qualification (optional): £250/€300
 
Minimum age: 18
 
Max class size: 16
 
Tutor-led and highly interactive
 
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
 
Specialist ELT eLibrary
 
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

 
The professional discourse of teacher education
 
The kinds of training course they may need or wish to develop and deliver
 
How to adapt a partially relevant training plan to their own situation and context
 
How to build in variety and interest when planning training sessions
 
How to make appropriate choices of methods and materials for teacher workshops and seminars
 
Ways of motivating teachers to use self-evaluation of their teaching as a tool for development
 
How to choose appropriate instruments to evaluate a short course, seminar or workshop in their context
 
How to take appropriate steps in planning the teacher training session
 
The role of teacher beliefs, attitudes and behaviour when planning and delivering teacher training
 
Some fundamental differences between working as a teacher and working as a teacher trainer

Most new teacher trainers begin with a workshop, seminar or very short course and we will concentrate on these shorter teacher education sessions in this online course. We will introduce you to key concepts and principles in the field, provide you with practical assistance in relation to methodology and materials, provide a framework for you to reflect on your role and responsibilities as a teacher trainer within your own working context, and prepare you to make the transition from teacher to teacher trainer.

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" The course is well structured and really clear. Also, Susi was always there for us and offered us a lesson in moderation. Met my expectations and is user friendly and clear.  "

Vanuza - 2019

" Overall, a fun and interactive course which I really enjoyed. Susi was a very good course leader. "

Dan

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.

Course Leader

Johanna Stirling

Johanna Stirling is responsible for coordinating and developing all academic aspects of NILE Online.

She teaches, trains teachers, writes materials and gives presentations about English language teaching. She has written teaching materials for Cambridge University Press and self-published Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners (British Council Award for ELT Writing – Special Commendation and nominated for an ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources).

Her professional special interests are teaching spelling, materials development, ICT and working with teachers. To find out more see her website, The English Language Garden and The Spelling Blog.


Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
16 January - 22 March 2023 Online 8 weeks
16 January - 22 March 2023 with Trinity CertPT Online 8 weeks
17 April - 21 June 2023 Online 8 weeks
17 April - 21 June 2023 with Trinity CertPT Online 8 weeks
18 September - 22 November 2023 Online 8 weeks
18 September - 22 November 2023 with Trinity CertPT Online 8 weeks