About the teacher training centre
Do you want an online professional development course, no matter where you are in the world?
The IH Online Teacher Training Institute (OTTI) is the teacher training wing of International House World Organisation. We provide online professional development courses for EFL teachers around the world. We have courses for every stage of a teacher’s career, from soon after your initial qualification to DELTA level and management courses.
Learning online gives you the flexibility to set your own study hours and save money on travel and accommodation.
On our courses you can ‘attend’ whenever (and wherever!) is convenient for you. You don't usually have to attend a live chat or webinar at a specific time, although sometimes there are live "meetups" so you have the chance to chat with your tutor and other classmates.
To help you there is ongoing support from your tutors in online forums and through individual feedback - and you'll probably find your other course participants are really helpful as well. You are definitely not studying alone, and this tutor and peer support is what our trainees say they like most about our courses.
The IH Certificate in Online Tutoring
If you’re a teacher looking to deliver lessons online, or an experienced teacher interested in working as an online tutor or trainer, this course is for you. It will teach you the techniques and approaches to you need to tutor online language courses or teacher training courses in Virtual Learning Environments.
There are four modules:
- Module One: Setting the Right Climate
- Module Two: Basic Tutoring Skills
- Module Three: Synchronicity
- Module Four: And In Summary
There are five weeks of tutor led input on this course. After this you will have one week to complete and submit your portfolio of work ready for assessment.
For those currently working in an International House school there is a staff discount making the fee £190.
There is a loyalty discount of 10% applicable if you have completed a course with IH OTTI in the last 12 months.
For both business and individuals located in the UK we have to add 20% VAT. This means the fee is £378, or £228 if you are IH staff.
If you are not based in the UK, you won't be charged this.
IH COLT student testimonials
The knowledge and input they will receive is invaluable to anyone intending to teach online. John Bennett
They will learn a lot about how to tutor online and develop their confidence greatly. Emily Reid
It is practical and manageable while working full-time. Laura Marshall
The content was relevant and overall it was very manageable to do on top of working full-time. I thought it was definitely worth the money. Miranda Hamilton
It was so professionally conducted and useful. Nicole Webster
It is very practical and well designed and supported. Virginia Irwin