Management Skills are indispensable in language teaching and learning and the effectiveness of these skills directly impacts the quality of language education, the soundness of your language programme and the satisfaction level of both students and faculty in the language classroom.
The course is delivered via Moodle, an asynchronous LMS (Learning Management System), which means that you will be able to log in and complete your coursework whenever you can. There is no set timetable for this although it is expected that you will need to put in a total of of at least 50-60 hours of individual work to complete tasks set by your course leader and to write up your Module 3 extended assignment.
During the course, your course leader will invite you for one or two short meetings in our online webinar room to keep in touch and connect with other colleagues following the programme.
How the course will benefit you
The purpose of this 30-hour programme is to provide educational management skills training for acting or prospective managers of foreign language institutions, senior teachers who are, or will soon be, in positions of responsibility. Here’s what this course will do for you:
• Increase performance • Enhance professional reputation •
• Dramatically boost career prospects •
• Sharpen skills necessary to all, from First Line Managers to CEOs •
What you can expect to learn on this course
The ELT Management course consists of an introductory module and eight content modules. Here is an overview of course modules and some of the themes offered.
- Management theories and stylesTy
- Types of organisations
- Human Resource Management 1
- Managing staff and hiring essentials
- Team building and delegating tasks
- Effective communication
- Human Resource Management 2
- Managing teachers
- Observation and feedback
- Supervising and mentoring
- Academic Management and Quality
- Course development and planning
- Choosing and using new products
- Quality control measures
- Project Management
- Time and financial management
- Risk management
- Stakeholder management
- Marketing and Change
- Marketing strategies
- Marketing through social media
- Change management
- Customer Service
- Getting feedback from sponsors
- Corporate clients
- Strategic Management
- Decision making
- Planning and monitoring
- Performance analysis and assessment
Before the end of the course, candidates are required to submit a proposal in writing about their assignment topic focus. Once their tutor has approved of the topic proposed, candidates are expected to write it and submit drafts to their tutor for commenting before they finalise their assignment.
Follow the links below if you the interested in reading the detailed syllabus as specified by Cambridge ESOL and the handbook for tutors and candidates
Assignments for Module 3 are 4,500 words in length and must be submitted to the centre in their final draft form before the end of May or November each year in electronic form.
The centre uploads assignments to the Cambridge ESOL website.
Who can take this course
A course specifically addressed to acting or prospective managers who would like to learn more about running a Language Teaching Operation and at the same time acquire a prestigious Cambridge Certificate on this topic.
Follow the course as an independent candidate or as part of your Delta Diploma
DELTA candidates for Module 3 who wish to follow this Specialism and work on an ELTM assignment. At the end of this course, participants will be supported in writing their assignment; successful candidates will be awarded a DELTA Module 3 Certificate.
If you are eligible to attend a Cambridge DELTA Course you may wish to take this option,
as completion of this and submission of a Case Study will also give you a Cambridge Module 3 Certificate which is part of the Cambridge DELTA Diploma.
No special equipment is necessary to follow the course on Moodle and candidates do not need to download any programmes. They are required to participate in any webinars their tutor organises and for this a fast internet connection and a headset are needed – a webcam is not obligatory but enhances contact amongst participants and course tutor.
Candidates for this specialism will be given access to the CELT Athens DELTA wiki where they will be able to find some related reading but they should also be prepared to purchase some books themselves, especially if they do not have access to the CELT Athens library.
Once you have applied and paid for your tuition fees, you will be registered and given a course key to enter the Moodle course website and follow your course using your user name and password.
Please download and complete the ELTM_DELTA application and return to email@example.com giving as much detail as possible about your experience, duties and responsibilities.
Apart from personal details, you are required to write a short piece about your work and your views on management.
Dates & Tuition
The course is offered, on average, three times a year with start dates in early September, February or April and July. Tuition is 600 euros and Cambridge assessment fees cost another 100 euros at the time of project submission.