Teacher Training Courses

If you are an English language teacher looking for professional development, but are too busy to attend a programme at a fixed time and date, our online courses might be just the thing for you! The British Council offers complete online courses and workshops to teachers of English throughout the globe. 

Vide range of teacher training courses cover areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning technologies, special educational needs and many other subjects. These online courses are a perfect opportunity not only to learn but also to share your experience with teachers from around the world.

How to apply?

If you selected the course you want to study press Apply Here, complete the form and press Submit. The British Council team of moderators will contact you within three working days with further instructions. 

Special Educational Needs

This course is aimed at teachers of English as a subject or teachers teaching through the medium of English working in mainstream learning contexts. It is suitable for both primary and secondary teachers and not just for SEN (Special Educational Needs) specialists.

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Communicative Assessment

This is a short 20-hour online self-study course for busy teachers and examiners of English who are interested in exploring new approaches to assessment and testing. It is a general course suitable for teachers and examiners working in the secondary, tertiary or the private ELT sector.

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Learning Technologies for Business English Teachers

This course has been designed to give both experienced and new business English teachers an introduction to the types of tools that can enhance their teaching and help them deliver engaging lessons with sound pedagogical outcomes.

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Primary Essential

If you want an introduction to teaching English to young learners aged 7 to 11, then this course is for you. Using video, audio and community elements, you will learn the essentials to help you succeed in your teaching.

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TKT Essentials

The TKT Essentials course is for inexperienced teachers or teachers in pre-service training, experienced teachers who want to refresh their knowledge, experienced teachers who want to gain knowledge of Communicative Language Teaching and teachers preparing to take the TKT test.

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CLIL Essentials

The course is suitable for experienced primary and secondary school teachers, either language teachers supporting subject teachers or subject teachers working in a CLIL context.

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If you are looking for an internationally recognised teaching qualification, we have the course that is right for you. The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It may also be suitable for candidates with some experience but little previous training.

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Steps to Success

This is a course for teachers of English just starting out. If you're finishing your studies to be a teacher or are in your first two years of teaching, then you will benefit from this course. It will help you make the transition from student teacher to professional and put the theory that you have learned into practice.

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Learning Technologies for the Classroom

This is a teacher development course that introduces teachers of English to the main aspects of using new technologies in the language classroom. The course modules cover a range of web technologies, with topics including using the internet, cyber well-being for learners, using Office applications, using online video and audio, and using social networking and other web technologies for educational purposes.

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In-service Teacher Development Workshops

These workshops have been designed for teachers wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the four topics covered, but who perhaps don't have time for a full course. They are appropriate for teachers working in any educational context - primary, secondary, tertiary or adult.

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