Online Teacher Training Courses

Online courses for teachers

If you are an English language teacher looking for professional development, but are too busy to travel to attend a programme at a fixed time and date, our online courses might be just the thing for you. Our online courses fall into two categories:

  • Self-access courses: courses you can start at any time, studying when you want
  • Moderated courses: led by a British Council moderator, these courses have fixed start dates. Moderated by qualified and experienced teacher trainers, and attended by an international group of teachers, these courses are practical and will give you activities and ideas that you can take straight into the classroom. They are organised several times per year.

Need more information?

If you are interested in these courses and have a question for us, please contact Addeh Hovassapian at Addeh.Hovassapian@britishcouncil.am.

Self Access - Steps to Success (STS)

This is for English language teachers who are in their final year of pre-service study or in their first two years of full-time teaching of English or are experienced and want to refresh their knolwedge of current teaching principles. It is a general self-access course suitable for teachers working in the primary, secondary, tertiary or the private ELT sector.

The STS course is offered in two different versions:

  • STS 
  • STS with Portfolio

On completion of STS with Portfolio participants are given a final assessment of Excellent / Satisfactory / Development required.

Registration: Available upon request

STS Course Duration: 35 hours over 12 weeks

STS with Portfolio Course Duration: 35 hours plus 8 hours for assessed portfolio over 12 weeks

Part of: Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the CPD framework

Level of English required: B1+

To learn more about STS course content download the flyer.  

To learn more about STS with Portfolio course content download the flyer.  

Self Access - Learning Technologies for the Classroom (LTEC)

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 MS Office applications, using online video and audio, and using social networking and other web technologies for educational purposes.

Registration: Available upon request

Course Duration: 75 hours over 25 weeks

Part of: Any stage of CPD framework

Level of English required: B1+

To learn more about the course content download the flyer.  

 

 

Self Access - 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.

Registration: Available upon request

Course Duration: 27 hours over 2 months

Part of: Any stage of CPD framework

Level of English required: B1+

To learn more about the course content download the flyer.  

Self Access - Communicative Assessment Course (CAC)

Communicative Assessment  is a short 20-hour online self-access course for busy teachers and examiners of English who are interested in exploring new approaches to assessment and testing. It contains useful resources, exercises, discussion activities and opportunities for teachers to design assessment tasks that are relevant to their own teaching context. Communicative Assessment Course is mapped to the CPD Framework. It is a general course suitable for teachers working in the primary, secondary, tertiary or the private ELT sector.

The course aims are to help teachers:

  • Identify some of the key areas associated with Communicative Language Teaching
  • Focus on assessment and testing within the Communicative Approach to English teaching
  • Link assessment theory directly to the design of testing and assessment materials
  • Focus on testing each language skill as well as integrating skills testing

Registration: Available upon request

Course Duration: 20 hours over 4 weeks

Part of: Stages 2 and 3 of the CPD framework

Level of English required: B1+

To learn more about the course content download the flyer.  

 

Self Access - Special Educational Needs (SEN)

The 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. 

If you want an awareness of a range of SEN needs, strategies and solutions which can benefit learners with SEN, promote inclusion and provide good practice for all learners then this is the course for you.

The SEN course is offered in two different versions:

  • SEN 
  • SEN with Portfolio

On completion of SEN with Portfolio participants are given a final assessment of Excellent / Satisfactory / Development required.

Registration: Available upon request

SEN Course Duration: 35 hours over 12 weeks

SEN with Portfolio Course Duration: 35 hours plus 8 hours for assessed portfolio over 12 weeks

Part of: Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the CPD framework

Level of English required: B1+

To learn more about SEN course content download the flyer.  

To learn more about SEN with Portfolio course content download the flyer.