International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM)
The language teaching business has been expanding rapidly and globally for many years. This expansion has not only created a demand for language teachers, but also a demand for qualified managers of language teaching centres.
New managers are often recruited from the outstanding employees within the industry and in the language teaching business these employees are often teachers. While these people may be excellent teachers, they may not always be successful or well prepared managers.
The International Diploma in Language Teaching Management is designed to address this problem.
The IDLTM is a 325-hour flexible mode course [ course content ] which enables language teaching professionals to:
The IDLTM is awarded jointly by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, UK; the School for International Training (SIT), USA; and the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education, The University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ), Australia.
You will find further information about the IDLTM course on our IDLTM FAQs page.
For further information, see the course outline, syllabus and assessment guidelines (.pdf).
The course tutors include George Pickering, management development and training consultant and IATEFL ELT Management SIG Coordinator; Andrew Hockley, project manager and IDLTM Coordinator, SIT Vermont; and Julie Van de Horst Jansen, project developer and financial manager at SIT.
A really useful course especially for those who have no educational administration background and/or just started their managerial career in ELT. The main features of the course are its practicality and adaptability to your own needs
Tatyana Sinipolskaya | Director IH Odessa, Ukraine
See also our IDLTM FAQs page.
For the core books and recommending reading, see the course reading list.
From teacher to manager: co-written by two of your course tutors...
In July, we also run a 30-hour in Barcelona for experienced teachers interested in taking up a position as a Director of Studies (DoS) in a language school.
Also in July, as a stand-alone course or in conjunction with the DoS course, our course for teacher trainers looks at an important aspect of ELT Management -- providing teacher training.
In collaboration with IATEFL's LAM SIG, our annual ELT Conference (February) includes a management strand that you will find interesting.
View all of our courses for English language teachers, their trainers and managers on a single page.