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IH Certificate Advanced Methodology (Online) for teachers of Modern Languages

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 requiring a higher certificate than an initial teacher training certificate (for instance, to become a modern language teacher trainer)


To develop teachers' theoretical knowledge of teaching, practical teaching ability and self-analytical skills.


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

Structure & Assessment

The course is run online and taught by qualified modern language 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. The grading of the course is Pass or Fail.

The course is delivered in English, but the candidates participate in the forums and complete the portfolio tasks and final assignment in the target language (French, German, Russian or Spanish). They are monitored and marked by modern language tutors.

Please note that the level of English of modern language candidates will not be assessed during the course, however they should have a good working knowledge of written English (minimum B2/higher intermediate) to be able to follow the course. To verify your level of English please take the IH Online Placement Test here. Select 'IH World' in the school list and please forward the results email with your application.

Time Commitment

Five months, with participants spending a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.


IH staff: £385 (excluding VAT)

               £462 (including VAT)

Non-IH staff: £540 (excluding VAT)

                        £648 (including VAT)

This price includes moderation by the IHWO Assessment Unit.

If the course fee will be paid by a business outside of the UK, candidates won’t be charged VAT. Individuals and VAT paying UK based companies will be charged VAT. If you are unsure if you are liable to pay VAT or not then please enquire upon application.


  • October 14th 2017 to March 10th 2018 plus two weeks for the final assessment

How to Apply

Download the appropriate application form, fill it in and email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).