Training of Trainers: Strengthening Your Continuing Professional Development Program


Ksan Rubadeau, EdD. Professor at the Institute of Foreign Language Studies, Korea University, Seoul


5 April - 16 May 2017
12 July - 22 August 2017
1 November - 12 December 2017

Who Should Attend?

Are you a teacher educator or English language program coordinator? Or are you thinking of becoming a teacher educator? Does your continuing professional development program need a kick-start or an update? This course can help you if any of the following statements apply to you:
  • You have adequate ELT field experience
  • You are the lead ELT coordinator for your district
  • You have coordinated or facilitated ELT professional development efforts
  • You aim to enhance your ELT professional development program


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TESOL is authorized by IACET to offer ​6 CEUs for this online course. No partial CEUs will be given to registrants who do not complete the course. For more information about CEUs, please go to

More About This Course

Do you want to revitalize your English language teaching professional development program? Do you need to answer the demand in your community for a quality ELT continuing professional development (CPD) program? The TESOL Training of Trainers online course can help.

This course allows you to
  • reflect on and identify the needs of your CPD program
  • build a model for improving the program based on those needs
  • begin transforming existing CPD program capacity 
You will be introduced to several free online resources to help enhance your ELT CPD program. You will create an extensive annotated resource guide that will be curated and further customized after the course. Through this course, you will take time to reflect on your current or would-be program, take action to boost your program's profile and, most importantly, transform your current ELT CPD program using the latest technologies.

What Will I Learn?

You will be able to
  • conduct a needs assessment
  • build and sharpen a professional development plan
  • design a professional development module
  • identify key techniques, tools, and resources
  • deliver engaging workshops
  • evaluate pedagogical change
  • grow CPD capacity
  • create collaborative communities of practice
  • network with engaged and engaging teacher educators from all over the world

About the Instructor

Ksan Rubadeau (Ed.D. Durham University, UK; M.A. Applied Linguistics, Concordia University, Montreal) has had the joy of being an ESOL educator and teacher trainer for 20 years, working in Canada, Mexico, Japan, and South Korea. Over the past twelve years, she has developed and facilitated development courses for elementary and secondary EFL teachers in South Korea and for professors learning to teach English-mediated courses; subjects have ranged from general TESOL methodology and course planning to advanced classes in pedagogical grammar and mentoring techniques. Dr. Rubadeau has served in several positions of Korea TESOL (KOTESOL) and is an award-winning professor at the Institute of Foreign Language Studies, Korea University, Seoul. Her research focuses on teacher educators’ cognitions and uses of technologies.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact TESOL Professional Learning and put "Training of Trainers" in the subject header.