Advanced Skills Courses Live in 2021

Create your own future with iTDi online courses.

Registration is now open for these exciting live courses coming up:

Self-publishing for ELT professionals
with Dorothy Zemach

 

Starts June 6th

 

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.

This is more than just a “how to”—it’s the actual doing.

 

 

Recent courses

Dogme ELT March Course

Dogme ELT
with Scott Thornbury

Starts March 7th

‘Dogme language teaching is considered to be both a methodology and a movement‘ (Wikipedia). Alternatively, according to Keith Johnson (An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, 2008) it ‘is not an approach, but a mindset’. Johnson also describes its co-founder, Scott Thornbury, as ‘a main mover and shaker in foreign language teaching’. This course is for teachers who want to learn more about this method, movement or mindset, from the mover and shaker who first conceived it.

 

Dogme ELT
with Scott Thornbury

Starts November 8th

‘Dogme language teaching is considered to be both a methodology and a movement‘ (Wikipedia). Alternatively, according to Keith Johnson (An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, 2008) it ‘is not an approach, but a mindset’. Johnson also describes its co-founder, Scott Thornbury, as ‘a main mover and shaker in foreign language teaching’. This course is for teachers who want to learn more about this method, movement or mindset, from the mover and shaker who first conceived it.

 

Dogme ELT
with Scott Thornbury

Starts September 6th

‘Dogme language teaching is considered to be both a methodology and a movement‘ (Wikipedia). Alternatively, according to Keith Johnson (An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, 2008) it ‘is not an approach, but a mindset’. Johnson also describes its co-founder, Scott Thornbury, as ‘a main mover and shaker in foreign language teaching’. This course is for teachers who want to learn more about this method, movement or mindset, from the mover and shaker who first conceived it.

 

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.

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...
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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iTDi TESOL Certificate (30-hour)

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Looking to start your teaching career? Get a basic introduction to ELT (English language teaching) Learn how to plan a simple lesson, teach vocabulary and grammar Take the first steps into...

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Creating ELT Materials 2019
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Creating ELT Materials 2019

Advanced Skills

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.

$99.00$169.00

Evaluating Digital Materials
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Evaluating Digital Materials

Advanced Skills

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...

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