TESOL: Training of Trainers


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


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 one of the following statements applies to you:
  • You are an English language teacher considering moving into teacher training
  • You have coordinated or facilitated English language teaching professional development efforts
  • You are going to be the English language teaching coordinator or trainer for your district
  • You aim to create or enhance an English language teaching pre-service/ professional development program
  • You want to revitalize continuing professional development among your faculty members


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Requirements for Completion for TESOL Online Course

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 www.tesol.org/CEUs.

More About This Course

Thanks to the flexibility offered by the choices in readings and resources in the TESOL Training of Trainers online course, this program is appropriate for both experienced English language teachers starting their journey in teacher education, as well as seasoned educators looking to add to their repertoire of practical ideas and strengthen their theoretical knowledge.

This course allows you to:
  • expand your repertoire of training and development techniques
  • enhance your knowledge of observation, mentoring, and feedback methods
    identify trainee and program needs
  • build a model to create or improve a program based on those needs
  • begin transforming existing English language teacher education program capacity 
Through this course, you will take time to reflect on your current or would-be program through several key tasks and discussions in an online community, take action to boost your program's profile and, most importantly, transform your current program using technologies that are suitable for your context’s parameters. You will be introduced to several free online resources to help enhance your English language teacher training program. You will also create an extensive resource guide or module that you can further customize after the course. 

What Will I Learn?

You will be able to:
  • conduct a program needs assessment
  • build and sharpen a professional development plan
  • design an initial teacher training or professional development module
  • add to your repertoire of observation, mentoring, and feedback methods
  • identify key techniques, tools, and resources to build English language teaching programs
  • deliver engaging workshops
  • observe and evaluate pedagogical change
  • grow pre-service or in-service teachers’ professional learning 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 thirteen years, she has developed and facilitated development courses for elementary and secondary English language 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 practices in relation to technologies.

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