Carol Brown
Professional Development Online!
Carol Brown, Director of Marketing, Latin America

"One of the most invigorating things about teaching is that you never stop learning" (H.D. Brown, Teaching By Principles, Longman 2007)

Pearson Longman’s newest online course, Teacher Development Interactive, provides teachers with a solid foundation of the most current ELT teaching methodology as well as access to ongoing professional development, anytime and anywhere! For more details, go to the Teacher Development Interactive website.

Teacher Development Interactive is a video-based, online teacher development program that gives new teachers and teachers looking for a refresher a really strong foundation in teaching methodology. If you are a new teacher, or a teacher looking for a refresher, Teacher Development Interactive is perfect for you. 

With Teacher Development Interactive you will learn with the very best instructors. Each online module focuses on a different teaching skill and is taught by a leading expert in that particular field. You can choose to work on a specific skill such as how to teach reading or how to teach writing. 

Because Teacher Development Interactive is online, you can complete each module in your own time, at your own pace from anywhere you have access to the internet.

Certificate of Completion

Plus – When you complete any four modules of Teacher Development Interactive with a score of 75% or better on the final test for each module, you receive a Certificate of Completion from the English Language Teaching Institute at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Hunter College is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1870, Hunter is also one of the oldest, most widely recognized public colleges in the USA. Currently, 21,000 students attend the College, pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 different programs of study. 

The English Language Teaching Institute at Hunter is designed for teachers and teacher trainers from around the world who want to refresh and improve their English language teaching and training skills. 

For further information about The English Language Teaching Institute at Hunter College, please visit:

To obtain your certificate

  1. After completing your coursework, take the final exam. The final exam can be taken only once.
  2. Once you have taken the final exam, your results will be tabulated and recorded in a database.
  3. Upon completion of any four modules with a total score 75% or higher, Pearson Longman will send you an electronic Certificate of Completion from the English Language Teaching Institute at Hunter College.

Note: This professional development module is not part of a degree program. It is intended to be used for professional advancement. Those seeking to satisfy any degree requirements, state credentials, or local school district requirements by completing this module should consult their local education authorities.

How the Course Works

Teacher Development Interactive provides teacher development and training through a series of modules which combine text, video, audio, PowerPoint, asynchronous discussion and quizzes.

Each module is hosted by a well-known expert in the field. The expert is a well-known author, researcher, or teacher trainer in English Language Teaching. The expert appears throughout the module delivering video presentations, PowerPoint presentations, and so on.

For consistency and ease of use, each module follows the same pattern of instruction. Though the length of each lesson may vary, the same amount of content is delivered across the module. 

Each module focuses on one area of relevance to ELT teachers (see detailed module information). Each module features five lessons, and the format of the lesson is consistent across the modules.

  • Each module consists of approximately 15-20 hours of content. 
  • Each lesson is divided into 6 sessions lasting 25-40 minutes each. 

Each lesson includes:

  • Objectives
  • 2-3 minute video introduction with an expert
  • 2-5 minute classroom video demonstration lesson
  • Discussion board
  • PowerPoint-style presentations
  • Reading passages
  • Interactive concept checks and practice activities
  • Practical application assignments
  • Final quiz
For more details, go to the Teacher Development Interactive website.


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