Advanced Skills Courses Live in 2020

Create your own future with iTDi online courses.

Registration is now open for these exciting live courses in 2020:

Task-Based Language Teaching

Task-Based Language Teaching: Instruction, Assessment, and Course Design
with Marcos Benevides

Starts March 1st.

This advanced course provides an introduction to task-based language teaching (TBLT) aimed at teachers and course designers. Teachers will gain a clear and practical understanding of the approach.

 

Creating ELT Materials 2020

Creating ELT Materials 2020
with Katherine Bilsborough

Starts June 7th.

Teachers of all ages and from all backgrounds are welcome. No materials-writing experience is necessary! This 4-week course will help you create materials by providing the necessary theoretical background behind materials development while focusing largely on the practical (and fun) side of creating.

 

Self Publishing

Self-Publishing for ELT Professionals 2020
with Dorothy Zemach

Starts July 5th.

This advanced course is for those who have written materials that they wish to turn into a published book, either for personal use or to sell on commercial platforms. We’ll look primarily at creating ebooks, but will also discuss print-on-demand paperbacks.

 

More iTDi Advanced Skills courses are scheduled for later in the year. Check regularly for updates or subscribe to our Newsletter

 

About iTDi Advanced Skills live courses

Challenge your beliefs about teaching, acquire new skills, and learn with some of the best teachers in ELT by taking a four-week iTDi Advanced Skills Course. Every year we offer a range of courses on topics, areas, and issues you'll want to explore more deeply. Each course is led by a content area expert and includes:

  • four live one-hour sessions in the iTDi online global classroom
  • course-exclusive texts, multimedia components, and study materials
  • access to a dedicated course forum practice circle where you'll discuss course content, interact with your instructor and classmates, post assignments, and share ideas
  • small classes to encourage interaction and provide personal attention
  • support and mentoring from iTDi
  • an International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi) endorsed Certificate of Completion, recording 20 professional development hours

All classes are recorded, so don't worry if you miss one. Following each class, registered participants are emailed a link to playback the recording at leisure. We also send out mini-assignments and readings by email. Participants are encouraged to engage in the online forum discussions between classes, and the tutors will be available to answer any questions arising from the course.

 

Take your learning further with an iTDi Certificate of Accomplishment or Distinction!

Most courses also offer a Certificate of Accomplishment to help you to push your development further. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge you acquired in a course by doing additional course-specific assignments and having your work evaluated to fulfill the requirements for an optional Certificate of Accomplishment signed by the course instructor and endorsed by iTDi. This post-class work and evaluation is available for an additional fee, and will provide you with documentation to show what you have learned, and the number of professional development hours earned. Where offered, the Certificate of Distinction adds one-to-one mentoring sessions from the course instructor.

Penny Ur
Penny Ur
Scott Thornbury
Scott Thornbury
Shelley Sanchez Terrell
Shelley Terrell
Dorothy Zemach
Dorothy Zemach
Marc Helgesen
Marc Helgesen
Marcos Benevides
Marcos Benevides
Vicki Hollett
Vicki Hollett
John F. Fanselow
John F. Fanselow

 

Previous live courses are now available for self-study

These feature all of the benefits of the live courses, but you get to watch recordings at your own time and pace. You even get the certification for completion by submitting the course assignment. Browse our Advanced Skills Self-study catalog...
Teacher to Teacherpreneur
730 Days

Teacher to Teacherpreneur Self Study with Patrice Palmer

Advanced Skills Self Study

Are you a teacher looking to feel more inspired or challenged? try new things? be more creative? have more work-life balance? connect with people globally? travel at any time of the year (not...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

English For Teachers (Module 1: Teaching)

English For Teachers

English for Teachers (EFT) is an iTDi online course designed for English teachers. Module 1 contains 4 lessons on the theme of 'Teaching'.

5

$49.00$299.00

730 Days

English For Teachers (Module 2: Being a Teacher)

English For Teachers

English for Teachers (EFT) is an iTDi online course designed for English teachers. Module 2 contains 4 lessons on the theme of 'Being a Teacher'

5

PRIVATE

730 Days

English For Teachers (Module 3: Learner Autonomy)

English For Teachers

English for Teachers (EFT) is an iTDi online course designed for English teachers. Module 3 contains 4 lessons on the theme of 'Learner Autonomy'

5

PRIVATE

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730 Days

Creating ELT Materials 2020

Advanced Skills

Teachers of all ages and from all backgrounds are welcome. No materials-writing experience is necessary! This 4-week course will help you create materials by providing the necessary theoretical...

$99.00$169.00

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730 Days

Self-Publishing for ELT Professionals 2020

Advanced Skills

This advanced course is for those who have written materials that they wish to turn into a published book, either for personal use or to sell on commercial platforms. We’ll look primarily at...

$99.00$169.00

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730 Days

Task-Based Language Teaching: Instruction, Assessment, and Course Design

Advanced Skills

This advanced course provides an introduction to task-based language teaching (TBLT) aimed at teachers and course designers.

$69.00$169.00

360 Days

Correction techniques (speaking)

iTDi TESOL lessons

  Welcome!In this lesson we’ll look at students’ errors, particularly in their spoken language. We’ll discuss some general principles of error correction and then look at some specific...

PRIVATE

730 Days

Drama in the ELT Classroom Self Study with Susan Hillyard

Advanced Skills Self Study

Drama activities can SPICE up your ELT Classroom to engage and include all students in a joyful action packed experience where you can achieve more effective outcomes especially in the Speaking...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

Teaching High School Students to Enjoy L2 Writing Self Study with Steven Herder

Advanced Skills Self Study

Writing is an acquired skill. Anyone can learn to improve their writing, and everyone has something to express whether they initially realize it or not. A fluency-first approach for new writers can...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

Creating an ELF-Aware Classroom Self Study with Katy Simpson

Advanced Skills Self Study

Do your students use English with people from around the world? Are you looking for practical techniques to support students who need global communication skills? Develop your teaching toolkit by...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

Course Materials: Design, Selection, and Use Self Study with Penny Ur

Advanced Skills Self Study

Some teachers use coursebooks. Some teachers design their own materials. Most teachers do both! Penny Ur’s course will help us to choose good coursebooks, make better use of the coursebooks we...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

Rethink Motivation Self Study with Jill Hadfield

Advanced Skills Self Study

Transform your teaching by rethinking motivation with Jill Hadfield. Explore the latest theories, discuss classroom implications, and share activities designed to motivate. Building mostly on Future...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

The Path to Academic English Self Study with Dr. Stephen Krashen

Advanced Skills Self Study

Academic language proficiency consists of vocabulary, grammar, and a discourse style of academic, or professional language. Traditional teaching approaches include describing the language, preparing...

$0.00

730 Days

Rethinking the (Other) Languages in the English Language Classroom Self Study with Philip Kerr

Advanced Skills Self Study

The learner’s own language (or L1) is an unavoidable feature in English language learning, but it is rarely mentioned in teacher training or teacher development programmes. With Philip Kerr,...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

Teaching Written Essays for Standardized Tests Self Study with Steven Herder

Advanced Skills Self Study

Standardized English tests are often an unavoidable challenge, if not a necessary evil that many students may face at some point in their studies. Whether they need a student visa to study abroad or...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

NeuroELT: Language Learning and the Brain Self Study with Curtis Kelly, Marc Helgesen, and Joseph Shaules

Advanced Skills Self Study

Neuroscience is changing the world. It is unraveling the mysteries of the very most basic elements of our profession – language, learning, and culture – and yet, because these findings are so...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

Getting Blended Learning Right Self Study with Pete Sharma

Advanced Skills Self Study

Blended Learning continues to be a key concept in English Language Teaching. With Pete Sharma, you'll explore what blended learning is, what it isn't, and gain insights into the range of options...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

Revisiting Fluency and Accuracy in Vocabulary and Grammar Teaching Self Study with Penny Ur and Scott Thornbury

Advanced Skills Self Study

In this course Scott Thornbury and Penny Ur take a fresh look at accuracy and fluency in teaching grammar and vocabulary. With them, you’ll explore assumptions and challenge beliefs that you may...

$59.00$79.00

730 Days

Rethink Teaching: Vocabulary and Grammar Self Study with John F. Fanselow

Advanced Skills Self Study

To transform our teaching we need to first understand what we’re actually doing in our classrooms. This self-study course is an archive of a live course with teachers from around the world who came...

$0.00

730 Days

Evaluating Digital Materials Self Study with Pete Sharma

Advanced Skills Self Study

Do you have to choose a suitable vocabulary app for your students? Select digital materials? Recommend a learning platform for your school? Formally or informally, many teachers and academic managers...

$59.00$79.00

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iTDi TESOL Certificate (140-hour)

iTDi TESOL Certificate

Looking to advance your teaching career? Develop practical teaching skills, knowledge, and understanding Explore your own teaching and reflective practice Gain greater confidence to share and...

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