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IH Certificate in Teaching 1-2-1 (Online)

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Course Information
Course Name: IH Certificate in Teaching 1-2-1
Course Length: 11 weeks plus 2 weeks portfolio collation

Course objectives

The main aim of this course is to prepare teachers for working in a 1-2-1 teaching context. The course aims to give you a solid grasp of the main issues and techniques involved in teaching 1-2-1 whatever your context e.g. General English in school, General or Business English with executives in company, Home Tuition, online etc.


Course content

The IH 1-2-1 course is divided into 11 modules, which are a mixture of input, reflection on experience and discussion. Each module has a set of pre-module reading and tasks along with weekly tasks. One module is covered each week and there is a two week period at the end in which to complete the assessed portfolio. The modules focus on the following areas:

  • Motivation and learning
  • The role of the teacher and learner
  • The impact of culture
  • Needs Analysis and profiling the student
  • Lesson planning and planning a series of lessons
  • Materials
  • Technology
  • Written Reformulation
  • Spoken Reformulation
  • Teaching YL


Mode of assessment

  • Assessed portfolio tasks
  • Final assignment (a course plan for a 1-2-1 course).

Your portfolio is submitted within 2 weeks of the course closure date to the IHWO Assessment Unit who agree the final grades with the course tutors. The grading of the course is Pass or Fail


Is this course for you?

It is suitable for teachers who have just completed the CELTA and for General English teachers who need further training for teaching 1-2-1.



The course is run online and requires regular/daily access to the internet with a good connection.



The course is run by qualified online tutors who will guide trainees through the online sessions and assess the portfolio.


Time commitment

The course is paced at one module per week plus 2 weeks for portfolio collation. It is expected that you will spend a minimum of 5 hours a week studying with extra time for the pre-module reading and final assignment.

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IH Online Teacher Training Institute
London, United Kingdom