International Chess Federation
Tuesday, 07 Nov 2023 23:08
EDU Commission announces its 12th Preparation of Teachers course

Dear chess friends,

We are pleased to offer another exceptional opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and get certified as FIDE School Instructors! 

FIDE Chess in Education Commission is pleased to announce the dates of this year's last Preparation of Teachers course.

The course will be held online in English from 1-3 December 2023.

The target audience is teachers, chess educators, and beginner and advanced players with basic chess knowledge and experience working with children.

  • Participants, based on their exam results, qualify for the FIDE title of School Instructor.
  • Upon successfully completing the course, participants will get lifetime access to the Opening Master premium chess database, which currently contains over 9.6 million official over-the-board human chess games and is growing monthly.

Read the detailed course description here.

Candidates who wish to attend the course must complete and return the registration form.

The cut-off date for applications is November 27. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the maximum number of places on the course is 20.

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