As a global solutions provider, we are excited to introduce a flexible, affordable program for teachers. They watch real teaching techniques in action, and learn from experts who deliver both the theory and practice of language teaching
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 5, 2008
A new online, video-based professional development program offers English Language (EL) teachers a dynamic way to learn and improve skills through a series of interactive modules combining classroom demonstrations, video lectures, PowerPoint presentations, supplemental readings, online discussions, and quizzes.
Teacher Development Interactive, from Pearson Longman, provides EL teachers a strong foundation in teaching methodology. Upon successful completion of four modules, students receive a world recognized certificate of completion from the English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI) of Hunter College, City University of New York, one of the oldest and most respected universities in the U.S.
This flexible program is available in two versions, self-study and teacher-led. Self-study is for teachers intending to study independently. They are able to follow the course at their own pace, and can monitor their progress electronically. The teacher-led version is for institutions wishing to administer the course to a group of teachers.
Modules focus on key areas of importance to EL teachers. The first four include Fundamentals of ELT, Speaking, Reading, and Listening. Each module consists of approximately 15-18 hours of content, and is "hosted" by a well-known author, researcher, or teacher trainer in the field of ELT.
"As a global solutions provider, we are excited to introduce a flexible, affordable program for teachers. They watch real teaching techniques in action, and learn from experts who deliver both the theory and practice of language teaching," said Joanne Dresner, President, Pearson English Language Learning Solutions.
"Teachers, whether newcomers or experienced, will benefit from this high quality professional development program. Presented in a lively, interactive way, this course truly demonstrates ELT best practices," commented Alison Rice, Director ELT Institute, Hunter College.
For further information, visit http://www.teacherdevelopmentinteractivetdi.com/
About Pearson English Language Learning Solutions
English Language Learning (ELL) Solutions, a division of Pearson Education, is a new business launched to respond to customers' increasing needs throughout the world for comprehensive instructional programs and services. Drawing on resources across Pearson, ELL Solutions offers customers a combination of products and services, from program needs analysis, curriculum evaluation and design, and student assessment, to teacher development and certification.
About Pearson Longman ELT
Pearson Longman, a division of Pearson Education, is the leading publisher of English language programs for middle school students, high school students, and adult learners in English as a Second Language. In addition to its multilevel English courses, skills texts, test prep books, and videos, Pearson Longman publishes more than 30 separate dictionaries for customers in over 150 countries. Pearson Longman Multimedia Programs provides interactive resources for teachers and learners of English.
Pearson (NYSE: PSO) is the global leader in educational publishing, assessment, information and services, helping people of all ages to learn at their own pace, in their own way. The company is home to such renowned publishing brands as Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, PowerSchool, Addison Wesley, Allyn & Bacon, Longman and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.