International Diploma in Language Teaching Management

Transform your teaching skills to management skills with the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management

Globally, the field of language teaching is expanding rapidly. This rapid expansion has not only created a demand for language teachers but also a demand for managers of language teaching centres and organisations. As in many other fields, managers are often recruited from outstanding employees in the organisation. In many cases these employees are teachers. While these teacher-managers are often excellent teachers, they may not always be successful well-prepared managers.

The International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM) is designed to address this need. IDLTM enables language teaching professionals to apply insights and skills derived from management theory and practice to their work as managers in language teaching organisations.

Authors and endorsement

The International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM) was originally developed in 2000 by ICTE-UQ and World Learning SIT Graduate Institute in conjunction with Cambridge English Language Assessment .

The ICTE-UQ IDLTM is a NEAS premium endorsed product.

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Outcomes

The IDLTM is designed to enable language teaching professionals to:

  • extend their knowledge and awareness of relevant management principles and practices
  • develop their management skills through the application of this knowledge and awareness to a language teaching context
  • demonstrate these skills in effective practice as leaders and managers.

The IDLTM program offers the qualifications that candidates need to further their career in English language teaching centres.

IDLTM is a six-month, 325-hour course.  It begins with 5 days of face-to-face teaching (8.30am-5.30pm daily) with the remainder of the course taught in a flexible delivery mode over a 6 month period concluding with a 6-day online capstone.

Fees

The cost per participant is AUD$ 3,700

Entry requirements

Qualifications and experience are required - see details.

Proposed dates

City Venue Proposed face-to-face dates
Courses are run subject to sufficient enrolments
Brisbane The University of Queensland, St Lucia 11 - 15 September 2017
10 - 14 September 2018
Melbourne TBC 23 September + 25 - 28 September 2017
17 - 21 September 2018
Sydney   9 - 13 April 2018
Auckland   9 - 13 July 2018
Perth   3 - 7 December 2018

 

Entry requirements

Essential

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years language teaching experience (full-time in state or private sector, internationally or in one country) OR 5 years experience working in a language-teaching context.
  • Competence in English (both written and spoken) that enables candidates to follow the course and complete all the assessed elements successfully. Non-native English speakers require a minimum:
    • TOEFL score of 600 with TWE 6 or 250 (computer based)
      or
    • IELTS 7 with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading and writing
  • Successful completion of a pre-course screening task.

Desirable

  • English Language Teaching qualification.
  • Minimum of 8 years full time work experience.
  • Coordination management experience in education or business.

Course content

IDLTM includes an introductory module (non-assessed) and eight compulsory modules with assignment-based assessment for each.

  • Management and Managing (Introductory unit): Defining concepts and establishing a conceptual framework for the rest of the course. Differences and similarities between LT management and other types of management will be explored.
     
  • Organisational Management: Providing a foundation in the theory and practice of organisational structure and culture, focusing on types of organisations, educational institutions as organisations, and organisational change and development.
     
  • Managing Financial Resources: Developing skills in using and interpreting financial procedures and systems, including the analysis of financial information found in business plans and balance sheets.
     
  • Human Resource Management and Communication: Matching human resources to organisational needs; staff recruitment, induction, motivation, professional development, and effective communication.
     
  • Marketing: Applying marketing and promotional theory to practice within a language teaching organisation; putting a marketing plan into operation.
     
  • Client and Customer Service:  Integrating client and customer service and quality assurance practices into the work of a manager; dealing effectively with client and customer feedback.
     
  • Academic Management: Enabling course participants to utilise frameworks to initiate, promote and sustain programs of course and teacher development. The module will look at current trends in TESOL, and the development, delivery and monitoring of courses, including curriculum design and innovation.
     
  • Two modules designed locally: One will deal with areas such as Accreditation and Registration, Industrial Relations, Review and Performance Recognition or Teacher Professional Development Approaches (determination of module content will be made by the delivering institute on a course by course basis). The other module will be Project Management (PM) and the application of PM principles and strategies for initiating and implementing projects within language teaching organisations.

Assessment

One assignment will be set for each module except the Introductory unit. Assignment lengths vary from 1000-3000 words depending on the module The assignment types also differ, depending on the nature of the module, for example, essay, costed proposal or marketing plan.

For full details of the syllabus and assessment, get the IDLTM Syllabus and Assessment Guidelines.

How to apply

Complete the IDLTM application form and return it to ICTE-UQ with:

  • a copy of your current CV
  • a digital passport-sized photo
  • payment of the AUD$ 350 application fee.

If you are found to be a suitable applicant, you will be invited to complete a pre-course screening task and prepare an application describing your reasons for wanting to do the course and how it will assist you in achieving your professional goals.  Final selection of participants will be made by ICTE-UQ.

If you wish to have the IDLTM delivered in your location, please contact us to discuss.  Courses are run subject to sufficient enrolments.

Contact

Contact us with any questions or phone +61 7 3346 6770.

What our students say

Barbara Morgan
IDLTM graduate

Barbara Morgan

The IDLTM was a fantastic experience.  The practical environment provided me with the opportunity to discuss the second language industry with fellow professionals.  The theoretical study gave me the time to develop new and exciting educational programmes in both the teaching and management areas. The high calibre of the staff and students on the programme created a first class learning environment.

It was supportive, inspiring, and a good balance of theoretical and practical thinking.

I highly recommend this diploma to SLT professionals looking to expand the way they think about a language teaching organisation. It’s a helpful qualification to have.

Anne MacKenzieMichael Bos
Manager, Education and Administration
John Paul International College

IDLTM is the must-have qualification for any leadership position in the TESOL industry.  The deep theoretical underpinning and the hands-on practice, seamlessly pair together.  I valued the practical sessions with industry experts, their breadth of knowledge and their insights into their respective fields of study.   

 I also appreciated the continuous links to language teaching organisations and the assignments that gave me opportunities to implement the learning directly into my workplace.  This course offered excellent, bespoke feedback and mentorship.  I would highly recommend the IDLTM to TESOL teachers looking to take the next step in their careers.

Anne MacKenzieAnne MacKenzie
IDLTM Graduate & University English Language Centre Director of Studies

I found that the IDLTM course was relevant and current to managing all aspects of a language teaching organisation from the organisational structure, to recruitment and employment issues, staff motivation, client service, cultural sensitivity, dealing with students and agents, understanding and managing budgets, marketing the organisation and its courses. 

I would definitely recommend the IDLTM to other TESOL professionals and have already recommended it to others in my organisation. IDLTM is the only course to bridge that gap between the classroom ESL teacher and the LTO manager.