ELT Trainer Training Course

ELT Trainer Training

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


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).


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

Dates and timetable 2016

July 25th—29th
9.30—13.30 and 14.30—17.00



The trainer training course is designed to complement the Director of Studies course, which runs in the previous week.

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

Enrolment procedure

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

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.