MA - Trainer Development

This module will familiarise you with the skills and qualities needed by teacher educators and raise your awareness of different models and practices in the area of Continuing Professional Development. You will evaluate and design your own materials as well as a short, in-service or pre-service training course for a specific context, and look at issues in managing INSETT. The different requirements of pre- and in-service training courses will be examined as well as good practice in classroom observation, supervision and mentoring.

This module carries 30 credits.

Is this course for you?

 

Location: Online

 

Experience: Degree. language teaching experience

 

Language Level: B2/C1 or higher

 

Course dates:
17 January - 30 March 2022
11 April - 22 June 2022
19 September - 30 November 2022

 

Certification:
Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MA awarded by University of Chichester

 

Course Length: 8 weeks (+ 1 week break)

 

Course fees: £1150

 

Minimum age: 18

 

Max class size: 16

 

Tutor-led and highly interactive

 

Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms

 

Specialist ELT eLibrary

 

Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

 

The skills and qualities needed by teacher trainers and teacher educators

 

How to evaluate a selection of published training materials

 

The different requirements of pre-service and in-service training courses

 

Good practice and a range of models in the areas of classroom observation & supervision and in mentoring

 

How to design and try out training materials for a specific context

 

How to design a short in-service or pre-service training course for a specific context

 

Issues in managing INSETT or PRESETT: staffing, resources, etc.

 

Different models and practices in the area of Continuing Professional Development for language teachers

Assessment (written after completion of the course and supervised at distance by tutors):

A portfolio (50%) containing TWO out of the following three options:

  1. A critical analysis of supportive trainer talk.

  2. Production or analysis of an in-house developmental scheme for monitoring and/or supervision of a specified group of teachers.

  3. A piece of self-produced training material for use on an INSETT or PRESETT course in a specific context, accompanied by a rationale and evaluation.

A main 3,000 word assignment (50%) consisting of a fully worked out design for a short in-service or pre-service course for a specific context, including a rationale, a means of evaluation and a statement of staffing and resource provision.

Further Information

Online courses are broken down into individual units and activities, forming a clear structure. Tasks will be interactive, involving voice chat, forums and community walls, and they will utilize a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos. Participants need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. You can do much of the course on a tablet or mobile device, but will need a computer for certain activities.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and the NILE digital Tasks are interactive, involving live online sessions, forums and community walls, and utilise a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos.

All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.