If you are a highly-experienced TEFL-Q diploma qualified teacher, you may be taking on further responsibilities and roles, for example as a senior teacher or a mentor.
Do you have any of these characteristics?
- You are a highly experienced qualified teacher
- You work in a senior role
- You have a TEFL-Q diploma qualification in ELT/TEFL
- You are competent, confident and creative as a teacher
- You demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in particular areas of interest
- You are keen to take on new challenges, roles and responsibilities
- You are able to support other teachers
- You actively maintain your professional development through a range of activities, and keeping up-to-date with new developments, through publications, websites, and teacher networks.
Do you need to develop your ELT skills in any of these areas?
- Teacher training skills
- Delivering workshops
- Mentoring skills
- Syllabus writing skills
- Research skills
- Computer skills
- Managerial skills
- Public speaking
- Pastoral care
- Time management
- Customer service skills
- People and team management skills
- Financial skills
- Human Resources training
- Business understanding
- Project management skills.
Here are some ways in which you can develop further:
- Identify clear goals and plan your Continuing Professional Development to help you move towards those goals
- Take more leading roles as a professional, e.g. leading development sessions, speaking at conferences
- Shadow others carrying out roles you’d like to develop in
- Explore classroom practice through research and other means
- Take a look at the British Council's Teacher educator framework for ideas, courses and resources for your own professional development.