If you are an English language teacher with experience in management or co-ordination in a business or educational environment, your experience and knowledge of English language teaching makes you a valuable asset. IDLTM can help prepare you for your next step up the ladder: a career in language centre management.
If you see becoming a manager as your next logical step, or if you have recently become a manager, IDLTM will help you:
- extend your knowledge and awareness of relevant management principles and practices
- develop your management skills in a language teaching context
- demonstrate these skills in effective practice as a language teaching manager.
If you successfully complete IDLTM, not only can it show employers that you have learned about management skills, you can also use it to take your professional studies even further:
If you study at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ), you will be eligible for credit of four units (two courses) towards the Master of Education (Leadership), offered by the University of Queensland’s Graduate School of Education.
If you take IDLTM at SIT (School for International Training), you can choose to earn seven graduate credits towards the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) through SIT.
You can also make an application to any college or university for recognition of the hours spent undertaking the course and commensurate academic credit.
IDLTM requires 325 hours of study time. Typically, this begins with a 2-week, full-time, face-to-face course. The remainder is taught in a flexible way by distance learning over a 6-month period and concludes with a final online ‘capstone’ assignment, in which you summarise what you have learned during the course.
|Introductory unit (non-assessed)
||Management and managing
||Managing financial resources
||Human resource management and communication
||Client and customer service
|Units 7 & 8
||Two elective modules chosen by the centre
For all units apart from the introductory unit, you will need to complete an assignment. Assignment lengths vary from 1,000 to 3,500 words. Assignment types differ, depending on the nature of the unit.
In order to be eligible for this course, you will need to have:
- a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- a minimum of three years’ language teaching experience (full-time in the state or private sector, internationally or in one country) or five years’ work experience in a language teaching context in another capacity (such as administration).
- written and spoken English good enough for you to follow the course and complete all the assessed elements successfully.
Find a centre and register for the course.