Teacher Education and Leadership Academy (TELA)

Professional learning & development programs for teachers

TELA offers professional learning programs and resources for English language teachers. Our courses offer different formats and structures to suit busy teachers, offering the choice of intensive, modular or bite-size learning. Find the perfect TELA course to take you where you want to go!

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Take the next step in your career

For teachers looking to enrich their English language teaching with an accredited qualification

Get the teaching position you want with our courses ranging from foundational studies to advanced certification with Trinity College London within our English Language Teacher Development series.

Featured course:

  • Certificate for Practicing TESOL teachers (CertPT)
    A world first, this Level 6 Trinity College London accredited course targets the development of pedagogical knowledge and skills, enabling practising ELT teachers, including those with English language proficiency below CEFR level C1, to access specialist training and certification that can transform their teaching practice.

Getting started

For anyone starting their teaching journey or changing their area of focus

Our English Language Teacher Development On-The-Go courses are ideal for teachers of school-age learners. They provide training in approaches to language instruction with short, practical lessons and ideas that can be applied immediately.

Featured courses:

  • Teaching Primary & Secondary Learners
  • ELT Methodology
  • Teaching the FOUR Language Systems & Skills
  • Teaching with Technology

Find out more about English Language Teacher Development On-The-Go

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For teachers who want to upgrade their skillset

Our Classroom Foundations courses are designed to help teachers to quickly adapt changing needs of the modern classroom. Each course is designed to be bite-sized, making it easy to fit into a busy teacher’s schedule.

Featured courses:

  • Planning & Management
  • Effective Teaching Strategies
  • Assessment for Learning

Find out more about Classroom Foundations

Support for a truly global classroom

For teachers who want to equip students with the real skills of the future

Our brand-new Global Citizenship courses have been crafted to equip teachers with the knowledge and teaching skills to develop learners into global citizens and build a truly inclusive classroom.

Featured course:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Designed to help educators to engage a range of anti-bias, multicultural and social justice issues and provide them with strategies and tools to help their learners understand, appreciate, include, and advocate for those around them.

Find out more about Global Citizenship

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Leading others through change

For teacher trainers facilitating professional learning for others

Our innovative Leadership and Training courses are designed to help support educators and school leaders who are educating, training and facilitating in the midst of uncertainty and disruption.

Featured course:

Find out more about Training and Leadership

Want to know more?

You can find complete details of all our courses in the catalogue.

Want to chat about TELA?

Get in touch to discuss your professional development needs and access to courses.