Dear James,

We hope 2008 has been a successful teaching year for you, and you are
getting ready for a well-deserved end of year break!

Before you pack up for your holidays though, now is a good time to
sign up for some online teacher training with which to start off 2009!
We have several online training courses starting in early January,
including our two new fully validated and internationally recognised
qualifications: the Cert ICT (Certificate in Teaching Languages with
Technology) and the Cert IBET (Certificate in International Business
English Training) – see below for more on these.

As you know, our courses run 100% online in Moodle, which allows you
to invest in teacher training without the expense of having to travel
or leave your workplace while gaining a highly-regarded additional
qualification – something that can come in handy in these troubled
economic times to give you a competitive edge in finding or keeping a
job.

Below are the courses starting in January. These courses are filling
up quickly, so if you’re thinking of joining us online, please let me
know by email, or sign up online, sooner rather than later!
Cert ICT (Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology)
9 January –  12 June 2009
120 hours over 20 weeks
995 Euros
The Cert ICT is a new online international qualification, designed
and developed by The Consultants-E, and fully validated by Trinity
College London. The course examines a range of useful technology-
related skills and tools which are immediately applicable in the
language classroom. Course participants develop basic computer
literacy skills, learn about various approaches to using technology
in the classroom, explore (free) online tools, and have the
opportunity to put these into practice with their learners over the
duration of the course itself. See
http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/trinityict  for more
information.

Cert IBET (Certificate in International Business English Training)
9 January –  26 March 2009
70 hours over 10 weeks
795 Euros
The Cert IBET is an international qualification, jointly managed and
validated by Trinity College London and English UK, and The
Consultants-E offer the first and only online version of this course
at present.  The Cert IBET course looks at a range of useful
techniques, tools and resources for teaching Business English,
covering issues of course and materials design, needs analysis, and
performance-driven learning based on the workplace, among others. Our
online version of the course also uniquely considers how new
technologies may be integrated into Business English teaching.  See
http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/be for more information.

Moodle Starter
9 January –  14 March 2009
40 hours over 8 weeks
595 Euros
Learn how to use Moodle to run online courses, by setting up your own
sample Moodle course. This course is aimed at participants with no
previous knowledge or experience of Moodle.  See
http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/moodlestarter for more
information.

Moodle Smarter
9 January – 14 March 2009
40 hours online over 8 weeks
595 Euros
Learn how to use some of the more complex tools and functions of
Moodle. This course is aimed at participants with previous knowledge
and experience of Moodle. See
http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/moodlesmarter for more
information.

WebQuests
1 February – 2 March 2009
30 hours over 4 weeks
435 Euros
Learn about the theory and practice of creating and using WebQuests
with your learners. See http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/wq
for more information.

E-Moderation
1 – 30 March 2009
30 hours over 4 weeks
435 Euros
Learn about and develop the skills necessary to become an effective e-
moderator in online courses. See
http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/em for more information.

Short 2-week courses [February – May 2009]
Take one of our short 2-week online courses on a variety of ICT tools
which can be used to greatly enhance your classroom teaching – we
offer short courses on Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, eNetworks and Second
Life. See http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/shortcourses  for
more information.

If you’d like to check out feedback from past participants on our
courses take a look at our website here:
http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/feedback.asp
You can also see which countries our past participants have come from
(currently over 50!) here:
http://www.theconsultants-e.com/courses/clientmaps

Finally, if you missed our December Newsletter (the ‘Road Warrior’
edition!), you can download it here, along with all our past
Newsletters: http://www.theconsultants-e.com/newsletter

Have a wonderful end of year break,  and we hope to see you online in
January!

Best wishes,
Nicky

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