IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology for Teachers of Modern Languages

The IH CAM ML is designed for teachers of French, German, Russian or Spanish. It aims to develop their theoretical knowledge of teaching, practical teaching ability and self-analytical skills.

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)


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

Structure and 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 verify your level of English please take the IH English Language Level Test. You don't need to select a school to send the results to, but please forward your results e-mail with your application. 

IH English Language Level Test

IH English Language Level Test

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Time commitment

The course lasts five months, with participants spending a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.


If the fee is paid by a registered business outside the UK, 20% VAT will be deducted from the course fees.  

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.