About the teacher training centre
Do you want an online professional development course, no matter where you are in the world?
The IH Online Teacher Training Institute (OTTI) is the teacher training wing of International House World Organisation. We provide online professional development courses for EFL teachers around the world. We have courses for every stage of a teacher’s career, from soon after your initial qualification to DELTA level and management courses.
Learning online gives you the flexibility to set your own study hours and save money on travel and accommodation.
On our courses you can ‘attend’ whenever (and wherever!) is convenient for you. You don't usually have to attend a live chat or webinar at a specific time, although sometimes there are live "meetups" so you have the chance to chat with your tutor and other classmates.
To help you there is ongoing support from your tutors in online forums and through individual feedback - and you'll probably find your other course participants are really helpful as well. You are definitely not studying alone, and this tutor and peer support is what our trainees say they like most about our courses.
The IH Certificate in Teaching Business English
If you’re a teacher and you’d like to start teaching Business English, this course is for you. It will give you the required skills to get qualified in teaching Business English.
The topics covered on this course alternate between teaching materials and methodology one week (such as: needs analysis, vocabulary, lesson planning, graphs and charts, writing and speaking skills) and then professional business topics (eg. Organisational structure, marketing, sales, human resources, presentation skills) the next week.
Assessment is through a final project and participation during the course.
There are fourteen weeks of tutor led input on this course. After this you will have two weeks to complete and submit your final project ready for assessment.
For those currently working in an International House school there is a staff discount making the fee £270.
There is a loyalty discount of 10% applicable if you have completed a course with IH OTTI in the last 12 months.
For both business and individuals located in the UK we have to add 20% VAT. This means the fee is £552, or £324 if you are IH staff.
If you are not based in the UK, you won't be charged this.
IH BET student testimonials
It is challenging and helps teachers develop professionally. Pavla Mesterova
In the short time it has taken to complete it has helped me to become a better practitioner. Laura Basilisco
It is very interesting and the content is enjoyable to learn. Rachel Carey
It was a good introduction to Business English compared to General English. Michael Ramirez