Online ELT teacher development courses

Online technology course

Image: Moodle interface, technology course: Even if you have no previous experience of online learning, the course is designed to be very simple and enjoyable to use.

Who are the courses for?

These courses are intended for teachers who wish to continue their professional development but are unable to attend face-to-face courses.

They are suitable for teachers working in a variety of contexts such as state secondary and primary schools, universities or private language schools.

Delivery mode and course content

Courses in our online Teacher Development series are delivered by distance, using our 'virtual classroom' on the IH Barcelona Online Training site, which uses Moodle, the world's fastest growing e-learning platform.

The courses all operate in the same way: they are divided into modules (between three and ten), each of which is concerned with a different topic (example in the image, above). Each module includes tasks for you to complete and materials and ideas to take into your classes.

Depending on the course, it should take you between 2.5 to 5 hours to complete the tasks for each module. Of course, you are free to spend as much class time as you wish experimenting with the materials with your students.

Once you have tried out the ideas in class we ask you to post your result on the forum for that module. This forum is a chance for you to discuss your findings with your fellow course participants and with your tutors.

Each course includes an introductory section which guides and instructs you in using the online learning system. There is also an "any questions" forum in this introductory section which you are free to use for informal discussion on any topic you choose.

All materials required for each course are available in the course modules.


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

CELTA course online

We now also offer CELTA online.

Note that this is a blended learning course, with a face-to-face component, not a 100% online option.