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On this site, you will find a number of short, and not so short, training courses.
All the courses are free.


All materials on this site are covered by a Creative Commons licence which means that you are free to share, copy and amend any of the materials but under certain conditions.
You may not use the material for commercial purposes.  The material may be used with fee-paying learners of English but may not be used on fee-paying courses for teachers.  Small excerpts from materials, conventionally attributed, may be used on such courses but wholesale lifting of materials is explicitly forbidden.  There is, of course, no objection at all to providing fee-paying course participants with annotated links to materials anywhere on this site.  Indeed, that is welcomed.

Here's the menu with some idea of what they involve:

learn to transcribe A course in transcribing English phonemically.  This is quite a long course and, especially if you are new to transcribing, the advice is to take it in stages.  In addition to basic sounds, the course covers connected speech phenomena, intonation and AmE vs. BrE pronunciations.
a basic training course If you are preparing for an initial training course and/or have not taught English before, this will help.  It is basic but contains some ideas for further development.  It comes in two sections: subject knowledge (the language) and procedural knowledge (teaching).
a language analysis course A 10-unit course covering the basics of language analysis, focusing on phonology, morphology, lexis, tenses, aspect, phrases, clauses, sentences and text structures.  It has recently been extended and is now more comprehensive.
a pre-CELTA grammar course This is a short course intended to help people prepare for an initial training course in ELT such as CELTA or the CertTESOL.  It is much briefer than the language analysis course but will prove useful if it is done before your initial training course begins.
a CELTA teaching toolkit An eight-part course for people taking CELTA covering key teaching techniques and behaviours.  The guide focuses only on teaching approaches and techniques and is designed to help you acquire some basic teaching behaviours.
TKT This is a complete training course for Modules 1, 2 and 3 of the Cambridge English Teaching Knowledge Test.  It can also act as a supplement to other courses on this site.
Delta Module One This is a full course to prepare for the Cambridge English Delta Module One (Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching).  It contains a suggested study timetable and two full mock examinations as well as a range of tests and exercises.
Delta Module One revision A separate shorter course to help you revise for the Delta Module One examination.  The advice is to do this after you have followed the Delta Module One course proper.
Delta Module Three This is a study plan for people preparing independently for either of the Module Three options with links to key areas of study.  It is designed for people entering independently.
Training to Train A six-unit conversion course for people with ambitions to change from being a fine language teacher to good language teacher trainer.  It also contains a separate extras page to help you on your way.
language typology This is a mini-, 4-part course in comparing languages.  There are some ideas at the end for using your learners' first languages to help them learn English.
classroom research This is a guide more than a course in how to do accurate and usable classroom research: surveys, experiments and so on.  It will be helpful for anyone wanting to do classroom research or train others to do it.

If you haven't found what you are looking for here, contact ELT Concourse and request a new course.  You never know.