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Becoming a teacher trainer

Explore the differences between teaching and training and learn to plan, structure and deliver effective teacher training programmes.
Supportive learning for English language teachers


Make the move and become a teacher trainer.

On our Becoming a Teacher Trainer course, you will learn how to plan, structure and deliver effective teacher training programmes and explore the differences between teaching and training. We will support you to strengthen your practical skills through teacher observations, providing effective feedback and creating an effective teacher development programme for your own context.

Alongside the course content, you also have the option of joining afternoon workshops and talks related to current ideas and trends in the sector.

Minimum age
Minimum language level
Advanced C1
Course start date
31 July 2023 - 11 August 2023
Course length
2 weeks
Bell Teacher Academy
2-week course £1,830
Haomei China
Haomei Li
I have learnt the latest teaching skills and activities that I will take back to my classroom, and gained a lot of useful resources. For me the most important thing is sharing what I have learnt with my colleagues, so they can develop their skills too.
Poom Thailand
I think Bell is special because it is so well-organised, with special staff and the courses cover everything. When I get back to Thailand I will make activities for students and be able to talk about British culture from direct experience.
Olga Kazakhstan
I really enjoy the quality of education at Bell, that's why I keep coming back. My first course was a CELTA, the second was Contemporary English and the third one is CLIL. The next one will definitely be Becoming a Teacher Trainer.

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Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the professional role of the teacher educator
  • Learn to foster quality improvements to teaching and learning
  • Understand how to design, teach and critically evaluate teacher training and development sessions
  • Give principled, accurate and sensitive feedback to teachers and colleagues
  • Use and evaluate a range of methodologies and approaches that reflect current learning and teacher education theories, developments and contexts
  • Promote innovative teacher development and practice locally, nationally and internationally
  • Strengthen your linguistic skills and intercultural awareness


Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for experienced English language professionals who are considering becoming ELT trainers at primary, secondary or tertiary level. You must have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in different contexts, and a minimum language level of advanced (C1) language level. It could also be of interest to teachers or managers who have to train teachers as part of their jobs and want to be more effective trainers and mentors.

Topics covered:

Each course we run is tailored by our expert tutors to the professional needs and priorities of the participants so content may be adapted to best suit the needs of your group.

Roles and skills of teacher trainers
Teacher education competencies
Needs analysis
Designing teacher training courses
Planning frameworks for teaching teachers
Lesson observation and feedback
Evaluation of teaching
Effective materials and resources
Dealing with difficult training situations
Continuous professional development

Sample timetable


Course dates

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Bell Teacher Academy

31 July 2023 - 11 August 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

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