IDLTM course syllabus

Areas the course covers

The IDLTM Language Teaching Management course comprises the following syllabus areas:

  • Management and Managing (Introductory unit) Defining concepts and establishing a conceptual framework for the rest of the course; differences and similarities between LT management and other types of management will be explored.

  • Organisational Management Providing a foundation in the theory and practice of organisational behaviour and management, focusing on types of organisations, educational institutions as organisations, and organisational change and development.

  • Managing Financial Resources This module aims to develop skills in using and interpreting financial procedures and systems, and includes the analysis of financial information in the context of business plans and balance sheets.

  • Human Resource Management and Communication Matching human resources to organisational needs; it includes the areas of staff recruitment, induction, motivation and professional development, and effective communication.

  • Marketing The application of marketing and promotional theory to practice within a language teaching organisation; putting a marketing plan into operation.

  • Client and Customer Service Integrating client and customer service and quality assurance practices into the work of a manager; this includes dealing effectively with client and customer feedback.

  • Academic Management Enabling course participants to appropriate frameworks to initiate, promote and sustain programs of course and teacher development. The module will look at current trends in TESOL, and the development, delivery and monitoring of courses, including curriculum design and innovation.

  • Two modules reflecting specific local concerns These modules will reflect European language school management concerns.

One assignment is set for each unit except the introductory unit.

Assignment lengths vary from 1000-3000 words, and assignment types also differ, depending on the nature of the unit.

Further information

Schedule, face-to-face component

Schedule, online component

See also the full course outline, syllabus and assessment criteria (.pdf document)

For the core course books and recommended reading, see the course reading list.


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