Teacher Development Interactive

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Overview

What is TDI? Teacher Development Interactive is a certified, online professional development course for English language teachers. It offers instruction in current English language teaching (ELT) methods and practices. Taught by world-renowned language instruction experts, the course is available anytime, anywhere. The course is organized in modules by topic: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Fundamentals of ELT, Teaching Young Learners, Preparing for the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT).

Participants may study independently, or work online with a facilitator. There is also a blended option, which deepens and expands teachers’ knowledge of the content introduced in the TDI online course through additional materials and interactive face-to-face activities.

More information can be found at http://product.pearsonelt.com/tdi/

Who is it for? Primary, Secondary and HE institutions, PLSs, government education departments who

  • Want their teachers to build a strong foundation in English language teaching.
  • Want to ensure the high standard of their teaching by offering staff quality, certified professional development.
  • Need a more flexible alternative to site-based face-to-face PD, so that teachers can more easily fit their PD time into their busy daily schedules.
  • TDI is suitable for already qualified teachers wishing to expand their foundational knowledge in English language learning and teaching. It is not suitable for teachers needing a formal English language teaching qualification that is independently accredited.

What makes TDI great?

  • Learn from the experts: Each module includes content and video by leading ELT experts including David Nunan, Jeremy Harmer, Jack Richards and Douglas Brown.
  • Teachers can learn in their own time, at their own pace: you can complete each module on your own time, at your own pace from anywhere you have access to the internet.
  • Certificate of completion by a leading ELT institute in New York, Hunter College.
  • Delivery options to suit your institution’s needs: online self-study, online facilitated, blended.
  • Customise according to your needs: Choose which modules you want to take, in which order according to the needs of your institution or individual teachers.

Certification

  • On completion of 4 of the 6 TDI modules at a grade of 75% or higher for each module, students will receive a First TEFL Certificate issued by the ELT Institute, Hunter College.
  • Hunter College is a reputable higher education institution based in New York, USA, and is part of City University of New York.

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When you sign up you will also receive as part of the package the following text books.