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Teacher Development

Teaching Development

After completing a CELTA course you may choose to work at a university language centre , where you can teach General English or Academic English.

Our EAP Teacher Training workshops are 9 hours long conveniently scheduled over a Friday evening 5:30 – 8:30 and Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm. We focus on specific aspects of teaching EAP and give our participants new insight, new ideas and practical tools & activities.

Next EAP Workshop is:Friday/Saturday 1st & 2nd May

Cost: $250
Contact: Barbara on [email protected] or call us on 9041 5341

Comments from our ‘Teaching EAP course’ April 2018

“This course presents a great opportunity to get a feel of what it takes to teach in any area beyond just general English. The tutors, Niki, Scott and the ‘guest star’ Vesna, have the expertise, the enthusiasm and, on top of that, amazing people skills.  This workshop is not only an excellent introduction into the trade, but also a highly enjoyable experience.”
ESL teacher, Vic Uni

“I studied the English for Academic Purposes course at MTA and found it be a great blend of both theory and practical skills. The instructors were thorough in their explanation of the additional content which is taught at a higher level and gave detailed feedback on the teaching components. They were open and honest in answering all my questions on all topics from grammar to the inner workings of the industry.”
This course gave me the confidence and techniques I need in order to teach IELTS and EAP. I walked away feeling confident in how to plan and teach a great lesson for students preparing to study at university. I would recommend this course to any and all teachers looking to lift dry materials off the page and into an interesting class for their learners.”
ESL teacher, Milestones English

“It was great having undertaken the EAP Program. Thank you so much to you and to your team!”
ESL Teacher, Melbourne Uni ELC


We run the Distance Delta in collaboration with International House in London. Modules One and Three are completed with IH online; Module Two (relating to teaching practice) is completed with us in Melbourne through a short, two-week Orientation Course  and then at your place of work. Please click  here if you would like to find out more about your stay in Melbourne.

Please contact us for more information on (03)9041 5341/ [email protected] or contact International House via the Distance Delta website here.

March 16th – 27th 2020 (see International House Distance DELTA dates and fees )

September 14th – 25th 2020 (see International House Distance DELTA dates and fees )

The modules can be done in any order or all at once!

Here’s what recent DELTA course participants have said:

“I was glad to do the DELTA OC at MTA because of the benefit and convenience of doing the face-to-face preparation locally. But most of all, the MTA trainers are so knowledgeable and experienced, their tuition and guidance opened up a whole range ideas about teaching that have really motivated my study. It was an excellent way to start the course! The classroom facilities are easy to use and included new teaching technologies for me to try. The students were diverse, friendly and eager to learn. A beautiful boutique school in a beautiful, accessible part of Melbourne. …The coffee is also excellent.”

A. Cox, DELTA Distance Orientation Course student, 07 Apr 2019

“I feel that it has prepared me well for the DELTA – which was the purpose, so great. Atmosphere was generally supportive.”

H. Walker, DELTA Distance Orientation Course student, 27 Mar 2019

“I attended the DELTA Orientation Course at Melbourne Training Associates during March 2019. It was a very well run course, and Barbara and Nikki were excellent tutors. I would recommended taking your DELTA Orientation Course there without hesitation.”

R. Ingham, DELTA Distance Orientation Course student, 28 Mar 2019

Effective PD Training - Autumn edition

Autumn session: 18th & 19th April.
Morning PD: 9.30am-12.30pm
Afternoon PD: 1.30pm-4.30pm

A Lexical Approach
Niki Walker

In the first session, teachers will explore lexis based activities, ideas for implementing the lexical approach and exploiting materials to develop students’ language.

Writing in Class
Vesna Stefanov

In the second session, with concrete activities we will explore various communicative approaches to teaching writing in the classroom, and how with guidance and collaboration, students can empower themselves to be better writers in English

Please register via the button below and share with your colleagues.

Summer 2020
 Melbourne Training Associates is pleased to present the Summer edition of Effective Teaching PD 2020 on Saturday 11th January. 
There will be a morning PD and an afternoon PD, each featuring two sessions. We look forward to another engaging day of professional development and networking! Please email Vesna, Cameron or Niki at [email protected]  for more information.You can also call us on (03) 9041 5341.

Effective Teaching PD is a series of best practice professional development and training workshops for English language teachers with a focus on effectively improving the standard of classroom teaching and student engagement. Workshops will run multiple times a year and feature speakers on topics in response to common teaching concerns.

Teacher Training

At MTA we have helped many experienced teachers develop their skills at designing inputs, delivering PD, observing teachers and giving feedback.  We have trained some excellent CELTA tutors.  We plan to continue to find suitable teachers who are passionate about training others.  Call us to have a chat about this opportunity.

The Cambridge Train the Trainer programme is for experienced teachers who would like to move into Teacher Training.  The course consists of input and practice in training new teachers.  Participants improve their ideas for professional development sessions, as well as teacher training.  There is assessed ‘Training Practice’ where participants observe and give feedback to new teachers at our centre.  Please see more information in the certificate in train the trainer overview.

Please note that this is a course for experienced ESL teachers and teacher trainers.  There is an application process through Cambridge and you can find the application form here:  Application for Train the Trainer.  
This form should be completed and sent back to us.

For more information and dates email:
or call Tel: 9041 5341