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:
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 are George Pickering, management development and training consultant, senior inspector (British Council), ex-IATEFL ELT Management SIG Coordinator, ex-IATEFL Trustee and Andrew Hockley, educational management consultant and trainer and co-ordinator of IATEFL's Leadership and Management Special Interest Group (LAMSIG)
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-authored by one 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.