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 Teacher Training Certificate
If you are thinking of developing your career into teacher training, or want to help your own teachers develop, this course could be perfect for you.
The aim of this course is to prepare you for the main issues and techniques involved in teacher training. These include observing an initial teacher training course or assisting on an in-service teacher development course.
There are 12 modules on this course:
- An introduction to teacher training and development
- The skills of a teacher trainer
- Understanding a trainee and the environment training is taking place
- Reading your audience and managing difficulties
- Developing training sessions
- Support in the (trainee) teacher
- Developing a teacher development programme
- Organising an in-house observation
- Managing feedback
- The assessment process
- Technology in the training world
- Reading and research
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 IH Teacher Training course here.
The IH Teacher Training course with OTTI
OTTI is the online teacher training wing of International House World Organisation
For those currently working in an International House school there is a staff discount making the fee for courses starting pre-April 2023 £300. For courses starting post-April 2023, it is £538.
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 for courses starting pre-April 2023 is £690, or £360 if you are IH staff. For courses starting post-April 2023, it is £759.60 or £645.60 if you are IH staff.
If you are not based in the UK, you won't be charged this.
IH TT student testimonials
You will find fruitful and insightful discussions, relevant input and excellent tutors. Carla Gonzalez
It stresses the importance of becoming a reflective practitioner, and this is a universal truth. Christopher Walker
Being a novice trainer, I learnt a lot. The input and support have been invaluable. Tatsiana Khudayerka
It is very useful for self-reflection about teaching beliefs. Kevin Culeton
It has helped me to clearly understand what being a teacher trainer involves. Diana Bosco