100% Online PT IH Director of Studies course at IH OTTI

Online Training
12 Feb 2022 - 7 May 2022

Date Location Mode Fee
Online Training
100% Online PT £575

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 Director of Studies course

If you’re looking to become qualified as an academic manager, or if you have moved into this type of role and are looking for more support and knowledge in your new job, the IH Director of Studies Course is for you.

Over the 12 weeks of the course we cover these topics

  1. Defining the Duties of an Academic Manager
  2. Communication
  3. How to Manage Change
  4. Time Management
  5. The Recruitment Process
  6. Induction
  7. Developing a Teacher Development Programme
  8. Conducting Observations
  9. Motivating Staff
  10. Conducting Appraisals
  11. Customer Satisfaction
  12. Financing

There are twelve weeks of tutor led input on this course. After this you will have two weeks to complete and submit your portfolio of work ready for assessment. 

Read full details of the course here


Good news! If you work in an International House school you will receive a discount, reducing the fee to just £300.


Unfortunately, for both business and individuals located in the UK we have to add 20% VAT. This means you will pay £690, or £360 if you are IH staff.

If you are not based in the UK, you won't be charged this. 


IH DOS student testimonials

The tasks are practical and the online learning environment well managed. Kris Peachey


It helped me grow professionally. Lesley Ferreira


It's good to hear from others in the sector. There was a wide range of experience on this course and hearing from people all around the world did give me plenty to think about. Alan O'Connor


The topics covered were varied and applicable to the job of a DOS. Marko Lopicic

Tutors at this training centre

Shaun Wilden

Shaun Wilden is the online course manager for the IH Online Teacher Training Institute. He will be your first port of call when booking an OTTI course. He has been in the ELT industry for more than 30 years, but these days is more of an education technologist, holding an MA in technology and education. He heads up our fantastic team of experienced OTTI tutors based around the world. Read more about them below.

Katja Preston

Katja Preston is the IH Online Teacher Training Institute Coordinator and handles the administrative side of the centre. She has been in ELT for nearly two decades and has lived on every continent (apart from Antarctica!) and worked in a very broad range of schools. Her experience includes one-to-one specialist English classes with adults in Chile, mixed level groups of 35 Korean primary school students, residential summer camps with Thai teenagers, and teacher training with minimal resources in rural Tanzania.