IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners

The IH VYL course aims to prepare teachers for the specific challenges of working with very young learners, age 6 and below.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified and experienced language teachers who are interested in teaching very young learners
  • Qualified and experienced language teachers who have already taught young learners but would like specific training

(Please note participants’ minimum level of English should be C1.)

Click here to read testimonials from people who have recently completed this course.

Content

There are 10 online sessions covering the following:

  1. What are VYLs
  2. The VYL teacher
  3. Managing the classroom
  4. Coursebooks and materials
  5. Materials development
  6. Lesson planning
  7. Story telling
  8. Games
  9. Music and chants
  10. Literacy

Structure and assessment

The course is run entirely online by qualified tutors.  Tutors are qualified both in the area of very young learner teaching and tutoring in the online environment.  Assessment is based on an end of course portfolio. The portfolio is made up of tasks completed over the duration of the course and a final reflective essay.

Candidate portfolios are assessed by the IH World Assessment Unit at the end of the course.

Time commitment

The course is paced at one module per week and therefore lasts for ten weeks. After the end of Module 10, participants have a further two weeks to complete the portfolio work and final assignment.

Participants are expected to spend a minimum of five hours per week online and doing tasks. The actual time dedicated to course varies from participant to participant dependent on involvement in discussions. Participants can expect to spend approximately two further hours per week completing portfolio tasks. These tasks will involve the application of course input to a participant’s everyday VYL teaching.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers

We are currently creating a new Young Learners course. More details coming soon. 

IH Certificate in Online Tutoring

The aim of the IH COLT course is to train tutors in techniques and approaches to online tutoring for both student-oriented and teacher-oriented courses in Virtual Learning Environments. The course focuses on the demands of the asynchronous environments and how this is different from face-to-face teaching. In addition, the course looks at the various ways synchronous tools can be used for teaching face to face online.

Click here to read testimonials from people who have recently completed this course.

In this video Emma Cresswell, who has completed the COLT and is now a tutor, tells us more about what to expect from this course.

Who is it for?

  • Experienced language teachers who are interested in teaching students online
  • Qualified tutors who are interested in training teachers online
  • Experienced teacher trainers looking at moving into online training.
  • Teachers or tutors who are interested in designing online teaching courses (please note the course is not explicitly about course design)

In this video course graduate Sandy Millin shares her experience of the COLT course.

Content

The course consists of 4 modules of input varying in length. The modules are spread out over a 5-week period. There is a further one week period for you to finish off tasks and put together your final assessment portfolio. During this wrap up week there is no additional input.

Module One: Setting the Right Climate

In this module, we explore the importance of establishing and sustaining a supportive community on an asynchronous course.  Module one looks at how students create their profiles through to introductions and site navigation.  Module one ends with an optional synchronous meeting.

This module lasts seven days.

Module Two: Basic Tutoring Skills

In the first group task of the course this module familiarises participants with key terminology surrounding asynchronous platforms. We look at techniques for monitoring our students in the online environment and how to ensure participants are involved.  We’ll also look at how to craft messages and the reasons for sending them. Towards the end of this module there is a chance for an optional synchronous session with one of the tutors.

This module lasts ten days.

Module Three: Synchronicity

Module three compares the difference between synchronous online learning and asynchronous. As well as guided input, the participants will work together to explore a synchronous platform of choice. Participants will also be asked to design and present a task either to their peers or as part of an optional online meeting that takes place during the module.

This module lasts ten days.

Module Four:  And In Summary

We bring down the curtain on the course by looking at one of the hardest asynchronous skills to learn – weaving. We end the input by taking stock of what we have covered and discuss how this might fit into any online plans we or a school might have.

This module lasts seven days.

Structure and assessment

The course is run entirely online by qualified online tutors. There are a few optional synchronous meetings led by tutors and participants. These are not compulsory but you are strongly encouraged to take part to make the most of the course. There are also a few collaborative tasks which require you to work closely with other participants.

Participants submit a course portfolio comprising a set of compulsory tasks to be externally moderated. These are usually one practical and one reflective task per module of the course

This is a pass / fail course with success being determined by both successful completion of portfolio tasks and contributing to a minimum of 80% of the course.

Time commitment

A minimum of 50 hours over 5 – 6 weeks, including online and offline work. The course is usually broken down into 5 phases with approximately 1 – 2 hours’ work per day, but the timetable is flexible.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

IH Certificate in Teaching Business English

The aim of IH BET is to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to start teaching business English. It will prepare candidates to take the LCCE FTBE exam if they wish.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified teachers with little or no experience of teaching business English
  • General English teachers wanting to diversify into business English
  • Newly qualified teachers wanting to expand their teaching experience

Content

The IH BET course is run completely online and contains 30 modules divided into 3 strands: basic business awareness, professional skills and methodology and materials:

.

Basic Business Awareness Professional skills Methodology and materials
Course introduction Strand introduction Learner-centred approaches
Business speaking skills Needs analysis Approaches to classroom practice
Business writing skills Syllabus design The lexical approach
Corporate structure Principles of lesson planning Practising speaking skills
Marketing “The client approach” to teaching executives Practising writing skills
Sales Conducting feedback Using authentic materials
Accountancy Adapting published materials
Banking Adapting materials from video and radio
Markets The numerical-graphical approach
Human Resources Management 1 Business games
Human Resources Management 2 Creating your own materials
Product Development and production

Structure and assessment

There is no assessed teaching in this course. Candidates submit a post-course reflective assignment and a portfolio of seven tasks taken from the homework set in Strands 2 and 3 of the course. The final portfolio is moderated by the IHWO Assessment Unit. The course is run by qualified and experienced Business English teachers who hold an online tutoring qualification.

Time commitment

On average participants spend a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

IH Director of Studies Course

The IH DOS course aims to give an overview of what can be expected in a DOS’s job and the variety of tasks and responsibilities involved. Interactive sessions are designed to help participants experience being in the role of an International House DOS.

Who is it for?

  • Experienced teachers, preferably with a Diploma qualification
  • Teachers that are about to start, or recently took on, an academic manager’s post
  • Experienced teachers that are new to International House and looking to take on a Director of Studies role
  • Experienced International House teachers that are preparing to take on a Director of Studies role

Content

There are 13 modules taught over 12 weeks. Participants are expected to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the tasks. The course covers the following areas: Defining the Duties of an Academic Manager, Communication, How to Manage Change, Time Management, The Recruitment Process, Induction, Developing a Teacher Development Programme, Conducting Observations, Motivating Staff, Conducting Appraisals, Customer Satisfaction, Financing.

Structure and assessment

The course is run entirely online and assessed by qualified tutors with experience of academic management and teacher training. Assessment is via an end of course reflective essay and an electronic portfolio made up of homework tasks from each module, all of which is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. Participants are expected to submit a minimum of 60% of the tasks to their portfolio.

Time commitment

A minimum of 5 to 7 hours per week spent online and doing tasks. Working hours are generally flexible, but some tasks require group work and have set deadlines.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

The International House Certificate in 121 Methodology is designed to give participants a solid grasp of the main issues and techniques involved in teaching 121.

Who is it for?

  • It is a stand-alone course in teaching 121 aimed at qualified teachers currently practising teaching with 121 students or who are about to embark on teaching 121
  • It provides the background needed for a teacher undertaking the DELTA module 3 specialism in 121 teaching.

Content

The IH 121 course is divided into 11 modules, which are a mixture of input, reflection on experience and discussion.  Each module has a set of pre-module reading and tasks along with weekly tasks. The modules focus on the following areas:

  • Motivation and learning
  • The role of the teacher and learner
  • The impact of culture
  • Needs analysis and profiling the student
  • Lesson planning and planning a series of lessons
  • Materials
  • Technology
  • Written reformulation
  • Spoken reformulation
  • Teaching YL

.

Structure and assessment

The course is run entirely online by qualified tutors. Assessment is based on an end of course portfolio. The portfolio is made of weekly tasks that complete each module. These put into practice the module input and encourage experimentation and reflection.  There is also an end of course assignment.

Your portfolio must be submitted within two weeks of the course closure date. The grading of the course is Pass or Fail and is moderated by the IHWO Assessment Unit.

Time commitment

The course is paced at one module per week. We anticipate participants spending a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks. In addition time is needed to do the pre-module reading and to complete each portfolio task.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

IH Action Research Course

The course aims to equip teachers with a basic knowledge and understanding of how to conduct action research.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified and experienced language teachers who wish to know more about how to conduct classroom research.

Please note, while the course is open to all language teachers, the content and input are conducted in English so participants should have a minimum C1 level of English.

Content

Over the six week, participants:

  • Explore what action research is
  • Discuss the beliefs and principles of action research
  • Investigate common research paradigms i.e. critical enquiry
  • Discuss how to effectively evaluate background reading
  • Look at planning a research project and how to frame research questions
  • Explore different research methods and methods of collecting data
  • Consider how to evaluate their own work
  • Think about effective structure, organisation and use of language
  • Consider some useful advice for writing up results

.

Structure and assessment

While the course is fully online, it is blended between synchronous and asynchronous formats. There are weekly live online sessions run by the tutor.  While attendance at these is not compulsory, as all of them will be recorded, they do discuss the topics and input for the weekly asynchronous work. The course is run by a qualified online tutor.

There is no assessment for this course, however participants who take part in more than 80 percent of the course will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Time commitment

The course is 6 modules long and paced at one module per week. It therefore lasts for six weeks. Participants are expected to spend a minimum of seven hours per week online and doing tasks. The actual time dedicated to the course varies from participant to participant and is dependent on the extent of the individual’s involvement in discussions. Participants can expect to spend approximately two further hours per week doing their own reading and research.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology

The IH CAM aims to increase teachers’ theoretical knowledge of teaching, improve their practical teaching ability and self-analytical skills.

If the optional pre-Diploma sessions are followed, it will also raise a  teachers’ awareness of what they can expect from a Diploma level course and prepare them for it.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified teachers with at least one year’s full-time experience (600 teaching hours)
  • Experienced teachers wanting to expand their theoretical knowledge and skill base
  • Teachers aiming for a Diploma level qualification such as the Cambridge DELTA

Content

There are 19 sessions of which a candidate must do a minimum of 16. Sessions cover theories of language learning, language learners, skills and systems. .

Structure and assessment

The course is run online and taught by qualified tutors who have their DELTA or MA and an online teaching qualification. Participants are assessed on a portfolio comprising of homework tasks and a final assignment, all of which is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. They are also expected to follow and contribute to the CAM course programme. There is no grading structure

Time commitment

The course lasts six months, with participants spending a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

OTTI CAM Costs and Dates

Course Details

The 2019 course dates (plus two weeks for the final assessment) are:

May 4th to September 21st
October 12th 2019 to March 8th 2020

Fees: £684

Any Questions?

If you would like more information, email us at info@ih-buenosaires.com

+ IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners

IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners

The IH VYL course aims to prepare teachers for the specific challenges of working with very young learners, age 6 and below.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified and experienced language teachers who are interested in teaching very young learners
  • Qualified and experienced language teachers who have already taught young learners but would like specific training

(Please note participants’ minimum level of English should be C1.)

Click here to read testimonials from people who have recently completed this course.

Content

There are 10 online sessions covering the following:

  1. What are VYLs
  2. The VYL teacher
  3. Managing the classroom
  4. Coursebooks and materials
  5. Materials development
  6. Lesson planning
  7. Story telling
  8. Games
  9. Music and chants
  10. Literacy

Structure and assessment

The course is run entirely online by qualified tutors.  Tutors are qualified both in the area of very young learner teaching and tutoring in the online environment.  Assessment is based on an end of course portfolio. The portfolio is made up of tasks completed over the duration of the course and a final reflective essay.

Candidate portfolios are assessed by the IH World Assessment Unit at the end of the course.

Time commitment

The course is paced at one module per week and therefore lasts for ten weeks. After the end of Module 10, participants have a further two weeks to complete the portfolio work and final assignment.

Participants are expected to spend a minimum of five hours per week online and doing tasks. The actual time dedicated to course varies from participant to participant dependent on involvement in discussions. Participants can expect to spend approximately two further hours per week completing portfolio tasks. These tasks will involve the application of course input to a participant’s everyday VYL teaching.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

+ IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers

IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers

We are currently creating a new Young Learners course. More details coming soon. 

+ IH Certificate in Online Tutoring

IH Certificate in Online Tutoring

The aim of the IH COLT course is to train tutors in techniques and approaches to online tutoring for both student-oriented and teacher-oriented courses in Virtual Learning Environments. The course focuses on the demands of the asynchronous environments and how this is different from face-to-face teaching. In addition, the course looks at the various ways synchronous tools can be used for teaching face to face online.

Click here to read testimonials from people who have recently completed this course.

In this video Emma Cresswell, who has completed the COLT and is now a tutor, tells us more about what to expect from this course.

Who is it for?

  • Experienced language teachers who are interested in teaching students online
  • Qualified tutors who are interested in training teachers online
  • Experienced teacher trainers looking at moving into online training.
  • Teachers or tutors who are interested in designing online teaching courses (please note the course is not explicitly about course design)

In this video course graduate Sandy Millin shares her experience of the COLT course.

Content

The course consists of 4 modules of input varying in length. The modules are spread out over a 5-week period. There is a further one week period for you to finish off tasks and put together your final assessment portfolio. During this wrap up week there is no additional input.

Module One: Setting the Right Climate

In this module, we explore the importance of establishing and sustaining a supportive community on an asynchronous course.  Module one looks at how students create their profiles through to introductions and site navigation.  Module one ends with an optional synchronous meeting.

This module lasts seven days.

Module Two: Basic Tutoring Skills

In the first group task of the course this module familiarises participants with key terminology surrounding asynchronous platforms. We look at techniques for monitoring our students in the online environment and how to ensure participants are involved.  We’ll also look at how to craft messages and the reasons for sending them. Towards the end of this module there is a chance for an optional synchronous session with one of the tutors.

This module lasts ten days.

Module Three: Synchronicity

Module three compares the difference between synchronous online learning and asynchronous. As well as guided input, the participants will work together to explore a synchronous platform of choice. Participants will also be asked to design and present a task either to their peers or as part of an optional online meeting that takes place during the module.

This module lasts ten days.

Module Four:  And In Summary

We bring down the curtain on the course by looking at one of the hardest asynchronous skills to learn – weaving. We end the input by taking stock of what we have covered and discuss how this might fit into any online plans we or a school might have.

This module lasts seven days.

Structure and assessment

The course is run entirely online by qualified online tutors. There are a few optional synchronous meetings led by tutors and participants. These are not compulsory but you are strongly encouraged to take part to make the most of the course. There are also a few collaborative tasks which require you to work closely with other participants.

Participants submit a course portfolio comprising a set of compulsory tasks to be externally moderated. These are usually one practical and one reflective task per module of the course

This is a pass / fail course with success being determined by both successful completion of portfolio tasks and contributing to a minimum of 80% of the course.

Time commitment

A minimum of 50 hours over 5 – 6 weeks, including online and offline work. The course is usually broken down into 5 phases with approximately 1 – 2 hours’ work per day, but the timetable is flexible.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

+ IH Certificate in Teaching Business English

IH Certificate in Teaching Business English

The aim of IH BET is to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to start teaching business English. It will prepare candidates to take the LCCE FTBE exam if they wish.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified teachers with little or no experience of teaching business English
  • General English teachers wanting to diversify into business English
  • Newly qualified teachers wanting to expand their teaching experience

Content

The IH BET course is run completely online and contains 30 modules divided into 3 strands: basic business awareness, professional skills and methodology and materials:

.

Basic Business Awareness Professional skills Methodology and materials
Course introduction Strand introduction Learner-centred approaches
Business speaking skills Needs analysis Approaches to classroom practice
Business writing skills Syllabus design The lexical approach
Corporate structure Principles of lesson planning Practising speaking skills
Marketing “The client approach” to teaching executives Practising writing skills
Sales Conducting feedback Using authentic materials
Accountancy Adapting published materials
Banking Adapting materials from video and radio
Markets The numerical-graphical approach
Human Resources Management 1 Business games
Human Resources Management 2 Creating your own materials
Product Development and production

Structure and assessment

There is no assessed teaching in this course. Candidates submit a post-course reflective assignment and a portfolio of seven tasks taken from the homework set in Strands 2 and 3 of the course. The final portfolio is moderated by the IHWO Assessment Unit. The course is run by qualified and experienced Business English teachers who hold an online tutoring qualification.

Time commitment

On average participants spend a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

+ IH Director of Studies Course

IH Director of Studies Course

The IH DOS course aims to give an overview of what can be expected in a DOS’s job and the variety of tasks and responsibilities involved. Interactive sessions are designed to help participants experience being in the role of an International House DOS.

Who is it for?

  • Experienced teachers, preferably with a Diploma qualification
  • Teachers that are about to start, or recently took on, an academic manager’s post
  • Experienced teachers that are new to International House and looking to take on a Director of Studies role
  • Experienced International House teachers that are preparing to take on a Director of Studies role

Content

There are 13 modules taught over 12 weeks. Participants are expected to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the tasks. The course covers the following areas: Defining the Duties of an Academic Manager, Communication, How to Manage Change, Time Management, The Recruitment Process, Induction, Developing a Teacher Development Programme, Conducting Observations, Motivating Staff, Conducting Appraisals, Customer Satisfaction, Financing.

Structure and assessment

The course is run entirely online and assessed by qualified tutors with experience of academic management and teacher training. Assessment is via an end of course reflective essay and an electronic portfolio made up of homework tasks from each module, all of which is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. Participants are expected to submit a minimum of 60% of the tasks to their portfolio.

Time commitment

A minimum of 5 to 7 hours per week spent online and doing tasks. Working hours are generally flexible, but some tasks require group work and have set deadlines.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

+ IH Certificate in Teaching 1-2-1

The International House Certificate in 121 Methodology is designed to give participants a solid grasp of the main issues and techniques involved in teaching 121.

Who is it for?

  • It is a stand-alone course in teaching 121 aimed at qualified teachers currently practising teaching with 121 students or who are about to embark on teaching 121
  • It provides the background needed for a teacher undertaking the DELTA module 3 specialism in 121 teaching.

Content

The IH 121 course is divided into 11 modules, which are a mixture of input, reflection on experience and discussion.  Each module has a set of pre-module reading and tasks along with weekly tasks. The modules focus on the following areas:

  • Motivation and learning
  • The role of the teacher and learner
  • The impact of culture
  • Needs analysis and profiling the student
  • Lesson planning and planning a series of lessons
  • Materials
  • Technology
  • Written reformulation
  • Spoken reformulation
  • Teaching YL

.

Structure and assessment

The course is run entirely online by qualified tutors. Assessment is based on an end of course portfolio. The portfolio is made of weekly tasks that complete each module. These put into practice the module input and encourage experimentation and reflection.  There is also an end of course assignment.

Your portfolio must be submitted within two weeks of the course closure date. The grading of the course is Pass or Fail and is moderated by the IHWO Assessment Unit.

Time commitment

The course is paced at one module per week. We anticipate participants spending a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks. In addition time is needed to do the pre-module reading and to complete each portfolio task.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

+ IH Action Research Course

IH Action Research Course

The course aims to equip teachers with a basic knowledge and understanding of how to conduct action research.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified and experienced language teachers who wish to know more about how to conduct classroom research.

Please note, while the course is open to all language teachers, the content and input are conducted in English so participants should have a minimum C1 level of English.

Content

Over the six week, participants:

  • Explore what action research is
  • Discuss the beliefs and principles of action research
  • Investigate common research paradigms i.e. critical enquiry
  • Discuss how to effectively evaluate background reading
  • Look at planning a research project and how to frame research questions
  • Explore different research methods and methods of collecting data
  • Consider how to evaluate their own work
  • Think about effective structure, organisation and use of language
  • Consider some useful advice for writing up results

.

Structure and assessment

While the course is fully online, it is blended between synchronous and asynchronous formats. There are weekly live online sessions run by the tutor.  While attendance at these is not compulsory, as all of them will be recorded, they do discuss the topics and input for the weekly asynchronous work. The course is run by a qualified online tutor.

There is no assessment for this course, however participants who take part in more than 80 percent of the course will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Time commitment

The course is 6 modules long and paced at one module per week. It therefore lasts for six weeks. Participants are expected to spend a minimum of seven hours per week online and doing tasks. The actual time dedicated to the course varies from participant to participant and is dependent on the extent of the individual’s involvement in discussions. Participants can expect to spend approximately two further hours per week doing their own reading and research.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

+ IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology

IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology

The IH CAM aims to increase teachers’ theoretical knowledge of teaching, improve their practical teaching ability and self-analytical skills.

If the optional pre-Diploma sessions are followed, it will also raise a  teachers’ awareness of what they can expect from a Diploma level course and prepare them for it.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified teachers with at least one year’s full-time experience (600 teaching hours)
  • Experienced teachers wanting to expand their theoretical knowledge and skill base
  • Teachers aiming for a Diploma level qualification such as the Cambridge DELTA

Content

There are 19 sessions of which a candidate must do a minimum of 16. Sessions cover theories of language learning, language learners, skills and systems. .

Structure and assessment

The course is run online and taught by qualified tutors who have their DELTA or MA and an online teaching qualification. Participants are assessed on a portfolio comprising of homework tasks and a final assignment, all of which is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. They are also expected to follow and contribute to the CAM course programme. There is no grading structure

Time commitment

The course lasts six months, with participants spending a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.

Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

OTTI CAM Costs and Dates

Course Details

The 2019 course dates (plus two weeks for the final assessment) are:

May 4th to September 21st
October 12th 2019 to March 8th 2020

Fees: £684

Any Questions?

If you would like more information, email us at info@ih-buenosaires.com