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Trainer Trainin

ELT Trainer Training Course

About the course

This 30-hour International House certificated course is designed for experienced teachers who are interested in becoming teacher trainers in pre-service and/or in-service contexts.

The course aims to give an overview of what can be expected in a teacher trainer's job, and sessions are designed to give participants an understanding of issues involved in this role.

Course content

Areas covered include the following and are designed to address differing training contexts such as pre-service, in-service and with native English teachers or non-native English teachers as much as is possible on a short introductory course.

  • Tutor roles: trainer; developer; assessor
  • Modes of input: delivering training sessions
  • Observation and feedback: oral and written
  • Designing training programmes
  • People management: interaction analysis and counselling skills
  • Materials: language and linguistics; methodology; theoretical background to methods and approaches


July 24th—28th, 2017
9.30—13.30 and 14.30—17.00


Trainer Training course: €700

Combine this course

Our Director of Studies course, which runs in the previous week, is designed to complement the Trainer Training course.

The special discounted price for those who take both courses is €1,315.

Main course tutor, Roger Hunt

Roger is Head of Education at IH Barcelona and is a tutor on both CELTA and DELTA courses. He is also one of the authors of the coursebook Fountain; the author of "TKT: a Preparatory Course" (McGraw Hill).

Previously Head of Teacher Training at IH London, Roger is also the main course tutor on our Trainer Training course, if you are also coming to Barcelona for that.


Other session leaders

You have Roger for most of the sessions but some will be with other IH Barcelona teacher trainers.



You were not just giving us valuable knowledge and ideas, there was something we were learning from just being there with you and all the other course participants. We were motivated, experienced teachers and teacher trainers and the course tutors challenged our well-established standard vision of things...

My views on ELT have changed and I've become a much more flexible, more relaxed teacher and trainer.

Katerina (Russia)


Candidates will be awarded an International House Teacher Training Certificate at the end of the course.


All applicants must complete an application form and return it to International House Barcelona.

Download application form

On acceptance for the course, the deposit is due. The balance must be paid at least four weeks before the course begins.

For payment details, see separate page.


Refunds will not be given except in exceptional circumstances, and only then if notice is sufficient to allow for the finding of a substitute candidate.


Applicants should have good teaching qualifications, and extensive experience of teaching EFL to a wide variety of levels, and preferably to all types of student: adults, children, Business, etc.

Applicants should also have an advanced level of English (minimum C1, C2 preferred).

Related courses

DoS course

Director of Studies course

Take the DoS course as well as the Trainer Training course while you are with us in Barcelona. It runs in the previous week.



Our Friday morning workshop series look at new ideas and occasionally revisit old ones. As a trainer, you want lots of ideas!

ELT Conference

IH Barcelona ELT Conference

Come to our February Conference! It always has lots to interest teacher trainers and indeed brings together many expert trainers as speakers.

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ELT TEFL courses at IH Barcelona

View all of our courses for English language teachers and trainers on a single page.


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