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About ITTC

We pride ourselves on our international reputation for providing the highest quality English language teacher training courses, and we’re committed to help you to get the most from your experience.

The Centre & Facilities

We’re based in a large Victorian building, ‘Alpha Lodge’, on a thriving high street. So we’re just a short ride or walk from Bournemouth’s town centre and beaches. Our eight classrooms contain the latest teaching equipment, including multimedia and interactive whiteboards, with wifi throughout. Outside, there’s a typical English garden and spacious patio area to relax in at break times.

The most amazing (and exhausting) experience of my life! Thank you ITTC!

Matt - UK

Library and Study Centre

Our library and study centre is extremely comprehensive. In addition to all the titles in the University of Cambridge CELTA and Delta recommended booklists, we hold an extensive range of volumes in applied linguistics and associated areas related to English language teaching.

We subscribe to all the major ELT journals, both in print and electronic form.

Our study centre is well equipped with computers and printers as well as access to online English language magazines and teaching materials.

English Language Teacher Training since 1984

See how we’ve grown into an internationally renowned language school piloting the University of Cambridge teching qualitifcations.


ITTC is Founded

From the beginning in 1984, ITTC has been involved in the development and piloting of the University of Cambridge teaching qualifications, such as the CELTA and Delta.


ITTC Becomes Part of
Beet Language Centre

In 2001, ITTC became part of BEET Language Centre, a family-run independent school, accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK, Quality English, IALC and The English Network.


ITTC Moves to Alpha Lodge

In 2011, we moved to Alpha Lodge, a specialised teacher training centre in Winton, a short ride or walk to the centre of Bournemouth.


ITTC Achieves ISI Grade 1

BEET and ITTC achieved Grade 1 in all categories of the ISI inspection, with our teaching described as “Outstanding”.


What’s Next?

We’ve increased our range of courses both in the UK and around the world, in countries as diverse as Turkey, Russia and Libya. We’ve welcomed thousands of trainees from over 60 countries. We continue to work closely with BEET, ensuring that both our teacher trainers and trainees have a close relationship with a thriving language school.

Try a TEFL Taster Day!

Are you thinking of a new direction, have you considered teaching English?

Our FREE Taster Day is ideal if you’re thinking about teaching English as a career, on a gap year, or if you’d like to go travelling and earn some money abroad.

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