Free online teacher training

Boost your teaching credentials with our free EF Teacher Development Certificate. Join us for six webinars with academic experts on different methods, approaches, and tools to make teaching a language more fun for you and your students.


How it works

You can earn your EF Teacher Development Certificate by attending all six one-hour webinars. They are free and will take place twice per year (see dates below for upcoming sessions). The webinars are held in English and registration is open to teachers worldwide. At the end of the program we will send you the certificate by email.


Thank you for your interest

Registration for the next EF Teacher Development Certificate sessions will open in October 2018.

Agenda for our upcoming webinars on 'Teaching and learning effectively online'

Can't make a session? No problem! You can still earn the certificate by watching the recording session that we'll send you after each live webinar.

What do teachers say about us?

  • "Thank you very much for all the webinars. All six were interesting and helped me look more critically at the way I teach. I will try to improve. Thank you again and hope you will have more interesting things for us in store."

    Irina Rybalchenko

    Znanye Language Center, Russia

  • "They were all very useful, informative and enjoyable. Some helped me structure what I already knew. Some gave me food for thought. I will certainly use your presenters' brilliant ideas and suggestions to make my lessons more effective and fun."

    Tatyana Vidneyeva


  • "It was very beneficial as this a hot and trending topic nowadays. Also, we are trying to step up into using more tech in our classrooms, so it is good to know the basics."

    Meric Tumer

    Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey



Looking for more information? See the answers to our most frequently asked questions and get ready to earn your EF Teacher Development Certificate

  1. What is a webinar?

    A webinar is a seminar conducted over the Internet. Each of our webinars for the TDC is one hour long and is conducted by EF's language education specialists and guest lecturers from well-known organizations,such as Oxford University Press.

  2. Until when can I register in the EF Teacher Development Certificate?

    You can register until the last day of the program, even if you have missed all the live sessions you'll still have time to watch the recording until 10 days after the last webinar session has finished.

  3. Does it cost anything to attend the webinars?

    No, the webinars are completely free of charge.

  4. What do I have to do to earn the certificate?

    First, you will have to register, then you have to attend all six webinars. You will not have to take any exams or write any reports, but there is an attendance form at the end of each webinar. It has to be filled out after all six webinars in order to count towards the certificate. We don't issue certificates for completing individual webinars but just for the completion of the six webinars.

  5. Where can I watch the session I missed?

    We will send you an email to the recordings after each live session.

  6. Can I download the webinars?

    No, you cannot download the individual webinars but you can watch the recordings online until the end of the program. We'll send you the link to the recorded sessions after each live session is finished.

  7. Do I need to purchase any textbooks?

    No, you will not have to purchase any textbooks for the webinars. We encourage you to take notes, so it will be easier to answer the question at the end of each session.

  8. Do you have questions regarding the webinars?

    Contact us at [email protected]

  9. Can I ask questions during the webinar?

    Yes, you are encouraged to ask questions during the webinar. There is a group chat available on the left side of the webinar screen. Simply type in your question, and it will be answered during the session.

  10. How and when will I receive my certificate?

    If you have watched all six webinars and successfully answer their corresponding proof of attendance questions, we will send your certificate by email some weeks after the Teacher Development Certificate ends.

  11. Can I apply the certificate towards a degree?

    At this point, the TDC cannot be applied towards a degree; however, it will be an additional benefit when you apply for a job, especially at EF.

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