About the teacher training centre
Do you want an online professional development course, no matter where you are in 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.
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.
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
- Defining the Duties of an Academic Manager
- How to Manage Change
- Time Management
- The Recruitment Process
- Developing a Teacher Development Programme
- Conducting Observations
- Motivating Staff
- Conducting Appraisals
- Customer Satisfaction
Assesment is through a portfolio.
The IH DOS course with OTTI
There is a discounted fee for IH staff: £360
The course fees stated are inclusive of 20% VAT. The 20% VAT will not be charged if the fee is paid by a registered business outside the UK. Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.
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
He is convinced that this is real blessing to have this job as it gives he fantastic chances to meet great professionals all over the world. He regularly takes part in conferences and workshops on teaching techniques and approaches in his country and abroad. He is also a singer at a Ukrainian folk group.
Ultimately, his professional goal is to work towards bridging the gap between academics and ELT practitioners in order to meaningfully and positively impact language teaching and learning.
His professional interests are integrating technology in English language teaching and deepening his knowledge and expertise in the EAP sector. When he is not working, he enjoys tennis, rugby, swimming, the cinema and tasting good food and wine on his travels.
Emma has been tutoring on the IH COLT since 2014 and never ceases to be intrigued by the developments in both online teaching and learning.
In what feels like another life, she studied drama and literature at university before finding her passion in teaching. She successfully completed the DELTA in 2005 and is a believer in Lifelong Learning and continual goal setting - a healthy sense of curiosity and adventure can go a long way!
When he gets the chance he enjoys a good walk in the hills and looking after his rooftop vegetable garden and learning from his teenage children.
Paula de Nagy
In his free time, he loves travel, cooking and reading.