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Online Teacher Refresher Course (OTRC):

A series of short online courses designed for speakers of any language who teach, or plan to teach, English as a second language to children or adults. Minimum English level of participants is B2 on the CEFR.

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Who’s it for?

Speakers of any language who teach, or plan to teach, English as a second language to children or adults. Minimum English level of participants is B2 on the CEFR.



Taught by Cambridge Assessment English approved teacher trainers, our online courses focus on improving your language teaching skills, with hands-on development of practical ideas and engaging materials to take back to your classroom. Following communicative methodologies, the courses will provide you with first-hand experience in how to make your classes more dynamic and interactive. Studying alongside teachers from different countries, if you’re a non-native English speaker you’ll have the opportunity to practise your English and share and discuss your teaching ideas and experiences.

Each of the eight modules is a stand-alone course, completed in 5 days, and you can choose to complete just one or all eight modules. Classes will be conducted in Zoom at specific times (all times are in GMT).


All teachers who enrol will benefit from:

  • 5 x 45’ live online lessons, one per day, Monday to Friday.
  • 12 months access to our online learning platform (for teachers who would like to practise their English)
  • Attendance certificate


Course Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Consonants
  • Lesson 2 - Monophthongs and Diphthongs
  • Lesson 3 - Word Stress
  • Lesson 4 - Sentence Stress
  • Lesson 5 - Linking and Intrusion

Course Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Conveying meaning without translation
  • Lesson 2 - Checking understanding
  • Lesson 3 - Collocation
  • Lesson 4 - Memory, recall and retention
  • Lesson 5 - Vocabulary Practice

Course Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Overview – meaning, form, pronunciation, use
  • Lesson 2 - Lesson frameworks for grammar lessons
  • Lesson 3 - Guided-inductive approaches to grammar
  • Lesson 4 - Consciousness-raising tasks
  • Lesson 5 - Grammar Practice

Course Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Materials-light teaching
  • Lesson 2 - Project work
  • Lesson 3 - Dogme approaches to teaching
  • Lesson 4 - Using Dictation
  • Lesson 5 - Games for language learning

Course Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Activities and ideas for teaching Listening skills
  • Lesson 2 - Activities and ideas for teaching Reading skills
  • Lesson 3 - Activities and ideas for teaching Writing skills
  • Lesson 4 - Activities and ideas for teaching Speaking skills 1
  • Lesson 5 - Activities and ideas for teaching Speaking skills 2

Course Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Educational Technology
  • Lesson 2 - Using authentic materials
  • Lesson 3 - Exploiting your coursebook
  • Lesson 4 - Teaching aids
  • Lesson 5 - Using songs and video

Course Content:
  • Lesson 1 - The Conditional Mood
  • Lesson 2 - Breaking Conditional Rules
  • Lesson 3 - Deep dive into modality
  • Lesson 4 - Difficulties with modals
  • Lesson 5 - Tackling tricky language points

Course Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Considerations for Teaching Younger Learners
  • Lesson 2 - Motivating YLs and teens. What is a spark?
  • Lesson 3 - Behaviour. What does good practice look like?
  • Lesson 4 - Exploiting stories using remote learning
  • Lesson 5 - Functional English online – conversation and dialogues


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International Excellence

With 1000s of graduates from over 60 countries and over 35 years’ experience, we pride ourselves on our international reputation for excellence, which continues online – 100% of recent trainees recommend our online face-to-face courses.

The Industry Standard

ITTC’s training team all have decades of experience and are approved by Cambridge Assessment English, the department of the University of Cambridge who award the industry-standard TESOL teaching qualifications, like the Cambridge CELTA – the world’s #1!

Online Teacher Refresher Course

Refresh your teaching and share ideas with teachers from all over the world on the ITTC Online Teacher Refresher Course – 100% of recent trainees said it was ‘motivating’ and would recommend it to friends and colleagues!

Minimum language level: Teachers should have a CEFR level of B2.

     Cost: £54 per module

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The experience was wonderful and really enriched me. I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Andrea - Italy

I’m taking a gap year – there are lots of opportunities for English teachers with CELTA. We’ve improved a lot – really amazing!

Rose - France

I need to keep up with the latest updates in teaching. I advise you to have the journey – it’s worth it!

Ghusn - Oman

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