Supporting Teacher Development

We support teacher development both in Korea, and around the world. Whatever your teaching background, experience, or nationality, we can help you continue to develop your teaching skills, enhance your career prospects, or even open doors to new careers. 

With us you can earn an internationally recognised teaching qualification, improve your professional and personal use of English, find articles and information on teaching methodology and techniques, and share your ideas with other teachers.

Conferences and Research

In Korea, we highlight educational issues by inviting teaching experts to major conferences and symposia in Korea. In 2012, Dr Rebecca Hughes gave a plenary speech about Speaking at KATE conference, and we have also had Lindsay Clandfield to talk on ‘Sustainable Teacher Development’ on Asia ELT twitter.   

Building Capacity

Since 2008, we have trained more than 300 teachers through our Intensive Teacher Training Programme in partnership with the Seoul National University of Education. This course offers teaching methodology, practical advice on classroom techniques and teaching practice sessions with face-to-face tutor feedback. 

We have been conducting the Cambridge In-service Certificate In English Language Teaching (Cambridge ICELT) since 2005. This qualification has gained an enviable reputation amongst Korean teachers for the high quality of the course material and training. More than 250 teachers have completed this course which is funded by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. 

We are continuing to develop a suite of online teacher training courses aimed at primary and secondary school English teachers in partnership with EBS, Korea’s largest educational broadcaster.

We are currently working with the Ministry Of Education, Science And Technology (MEST) and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) to deliver training programmes to vocational high school teachers.

Hornby Trust

Our regional workshops provide teachers with the opportunity to update their knowledge and skills in key areas such as leadership, English-medium education, communication technologies, human rights, drama and intercultural dialogue in the language classroom.