Trainer Preparation

Master Trainers

The 31 ELTIS Master Trainers who were selected, undertook a 20-week Cambridge ESOL ICELT course and a Training of Trainers (TOT) course at IALF Bali. These courses were vital to the establishment of a common vision, mission and language prior to the trainers commencement of the training of MTs English language teachers in January 2008 (East Java) and February 2008 (NTB) 2008.

Cambridge ESOL ICELT Course

Discussing ‘tenses’

ICELT B Group discussing 'tenses'

ICELT B Group discussing ‘tenses’

Checking answers together

Checking answers together

Checking answers together

The training team commenced the full-time intensive ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching) course, accredited by Cambridge ESOL UK, on 9 July 2007. The 20 week course, which they completed on 14 December 2007, incorporated input on:

  • Language Knowledge & Awareness
  • The Background to Teaching and Learning English
  • Resources and Materials
  • Planning and Management of Teaching and Learning
  • Evaluation, Monitoring and Assessment
  • Professional Development
  • Language for Teachers
  • Gender and Health Mainstreaming

The team members developed common approaches to syllabus and materials development, course planning, implementation and post-course support. To facilitate this, ELTIS incorporated a range of workshops, Team Building activities, curriculum & materials writing workshops and participative discussion forums into the ICELT and TOT courses.

Training of Trainers Course

Jeanette working with Watie

Jeanette working on a language task with Watie

Josie working with Trainers

Josie working with ICELT Group A Trainers

Josie working with ICELT Group A Trainers

The ELTIS training team members undertook a variety of training inputs during the TOT course, including:

  • Curriculum and Materials Design
    • Principles
    • Syllabus
    • Materials
    • Scheduling
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Training versus Teaching
  • Classroom Observation
  • Giving Feedback
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Reporting

These sessions were conducted by the ELTIS Curriculum and Materials Advisers and the ELT Specialist, in conjunction with a number of external consultants.

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