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In this course you will...
  • learn what equipment you need and how to get it on a tight budget.
  • learn how to make your scripts conversational.
  • understand the key principles in lighting and capturing sound.
  • learn how video editing software works.
  • learn how to avoid falling foul of copyright laws and discover free and legal sources for music and images.
  • learn ways to build your audience and increase traffic to your YouTube channel.
You won't be required to create a video during this course, but you will learn all you need to know in case you want to.

Choose the study option that works best for you


Personal Learning - $59

In this course, you will use resources recommended by the instructor, watch four recorded sessions, and answer four discussion questions. This is not a live course, however, working through these steps will certainly add to your knowledge base. Teachers’ feedback on this original live course was extremely positive!  

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Professional Development Hours Certified - $79

If you would like to receive a Certificate of Completion verifying 20 hours of professional development credit, email your answers to the discussion questions in a separate word document to for evaluation.   Our iTDi team will review your submissions, and confirm that you have invested time into your answers, reflected on your own context, and received a valuable professional development experience.   For certification purposes, please tell us your name as you wish it to appear on your certificate, your email address, and the name of course you have completed.  
We can provide receipts for research funds or reimbursement, if needed. Please contact for group or school purchase discounts.
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As always, iTDi believes that all teachers deserve the same opportunity to improve themselves. Therefore, a limited number of scholarships will be available for this course. Please apply through our scholarship application.  

About Vicki Hollett:

Vicki Hollett has been an EFL teacher for more than forty years. She is an award winning author of many ELT courses for Oxford University Press and Pearson, but now she works with a camera instead. Together with her film maker husband, she produces videos for corporate clients and also free videos for their Simple English Videos website and YouTube channel. Simple English Videos was a winner in YouTube’s prestigious NextUp 2016 competition for fast rising channels and the prize included a week of training at the YouTube studios in NYC. She has a lot of tips to share.   iTDi Advanced Skills Self Study courses allow you to access and enjoy the content of popular Advanced Skills live courses, at your own pace and at a time that is convenient for you.

Course Currilcum

  • Creating ELT Videos Session 1 00:00:00
  • Creating ELT Videos Session 2 00:00:00
  • Creating ELT Videos Session 3 00:00:00
  • Creating ELT Videos Session 4 00:00:00
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