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IH Online Teacher Training Institute FAQs

1. Do you have to work for an IH school to access the training courses?

No, the courses are open to all teachers. The important thing is that you are teaching. Though many of our courses are portfolio based you need to be teaching to try out things.

2. Can I take a course?

Most of our courses are developmental so as long as you are teaching and have an initial teaching qualification (such as the IHC or CELTA) then you should be fine. Two courses (the IHC and the IHCYL) need a local tutor to observe you.

3. How are courses assessed?

Most courses are assessed by means of a portfolio of work complied over the course plus a final assessed piece of writing. The exceptions to this are the IHC and the IHCYL, which are assessed through assignments and observation. The DELTA revision course has no assessment.

4. Who assesses the course?

Your online tutors assess most of the work. Since 2010 IH teacher training courses are moderated by the IHWO Assessment Unit.

4. How do I apply?

Complete the application form for the course you want and email it to the address on the form.

5. How soon do I need to apply?

We have set starting dates’ for each course but accept applications for them throughout the year. The sooner you apply the sooner you can reserve a place. For most courses the limit is 12 places per course. A course needs a minimum of 6 people in order for it run.

6. How do I pay?

We invoice you (or the person paying for the course) and then you can pay by credit card or bank transfer. All fees have to be paid before your course begins.

7. How long are the courses?

The courses are different lengths. Our shortest course is currently the IH COLT course which takes 6 weeks and the longest is the IH CAM which takes 20 weeks.