Language Teacher Trainer Development

The Language Teacher Trainer Development course is intended for experienced teachers, who manage and are responsible for their colleagues’ continuous professional development and/or are pursuing a career in teacher training.


Experienced teachers, preferably with an MA in TESOL, TEFL or Applied Linguistics or a post-graduate Diploma level qualification such as the Cambridge DELTA, who are interested in training other teachers.

Duration and Schedule

This is a part-time course, which will run every Saturday morning from October 7th to November 25th. Input sessions are from 10:00 to 14:00 EET.


This is a synchronous online course to be run on Zoom. The course comprises 40 contact hours between the participants and the Lead Trainer. The design of this course is interactive and it includes lectures, demonstration sessions and workshop tasks.

Tuition fees

The total fee for this course is €550. The fee includes all materials and resources.

Course description

The course is an introduction to teacher training and aims to help experienced teachers design and deliver teacher training sessions and courses, observe other teachers and give supportive feedback and understand how to develop further as a trainer.

Syllabus details

The following topics are covered:

The nature of training 

– Goals of training
– Training vs. Development
– Different types of training 

Analysing and Designing Training Sessions 

– Aims and objectives of training sessions 
– Components of a training session
– Research for training
– Different types of training input
– Different types of training task
– Training activities: combining input with task(s)
– Sequencing training activities
– Planning a training session
– Evaluating training sessions

Delivering Training Sessions 

– Managing a training class 
– Managing different types of trainees
– Training practice 
– Feedback on training practice

Teacher observation and evaluation

– Observing Teachers 
– Types of observation 
– Observation techniques 
– Observation schedules
– Planning feedback sessions 
– Managing feedback 
– Techniques for giving feedback 
– Forms of written feedback 

Training Course Design 

– Course design principles 
– Pre-service and in-service courses
– Designing courses for specific needs

Trainer Development 

– Trainer development opportunities 
– Trainer development options

Assessment and certification

There are two assignments to be completed during the course: 

– a training session plan to be submitted by participants 
– a short, 20-minute microtraining session to be delivered by participants and observed by the trainer 

Successsful participants will be awarded the ACE TEFL Language Teacher Trainer certificate.


To register for this course, you will need to complete an initial application form and attend an interview with the course tutor. Please click here to apply.