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IH Certificate in Teaching 1-2-1 (Online)

Who is it for?

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.

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


To prepare teachers for working in a 1-2-1 teaching context, focussing on the main issues and techniques involved.


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 & 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.  Portfolios 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 IH 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. 


IH staff: £240 (excluding VAT)

                £288 (including VAT)

Non-IH staff: £420 (excluding VAT)

                         £504 (including VAT)

If the fee will be paid by a business outside of the UK, VAT can be deducted from the prices listed. Please enquire upon application.


  • May 27th 2017 to August 12th 2017 plus two weeks for the final assessment
  • October 21st 2017 to January13th 2018 plus two weeks for the final assessment

How to Apply

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