About Us

As a language teacher or language program manager, we know your time is valuable. At The Professional Development Exchange, we want to help English language professionals save time and find high quality, effective resources without having to spend hours scouring the internet for them. With your PD Exchange membership, you will have unlimited access to the following features:


A full catalogue of Professional Development Videos and accompanying handouts on a wide range of topics. Each video serves as a mini course on a particular area of language teaching or language program management. As a PD Exchange member, you will have exclusive access to a handout detailing the content of the video as well as a short quiz.  By completing the quizzes, members can track their PD hours and have the option to receive a personalized transcript at the end of their membership cycle as proof of their professional development activities.


An archive of English Language Teaching Articles with useful commentary on teacher training, curriculum development and language program management. Read up on hot topics in the world of English language teaching, learn about new teaching tips and techniques, and explore ideas to help you grow as an English language teacher or language program manager.


An extensive collection of Teaching Resources, including: teaching activities and handouts; a directory of useful English language teaching websites; a directory of reputable publishers and distributors in the ELT field; a directory of language teaching and technology companies; a directory of language assessment organizations; and a directory of prominent magazines and journals.


A comprehensive Career Management centre to help new and experienced English language professionals successfully manage their careers. Resources include: a directory of trusted recruiters, a directory of Master's Degree programs related to the field, and many other useful resources.



Feel free to have a look around the site. When you're ready to sign up, head over to the Join Now page.  



The Professional Development Exchange is provided by Advance Consulting for Education, INC (ACE), a leading provider of English language teacher training.  At ACE, we believe in the power of English language education to effect change and enrich life.  We enjoy the challenge of taking the most current English language education research and turning it into interactive practice in the classroom or in an online environment.  We are excited about the dynamics that result when people of different cultures get together to learn.  ACE partners with Universities, colleges and private language schools to offer English language teacher training courses.  We offer the ACE TESOL Certificate and the ACE TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners) Certificate.  We also offer the following online advanced teacher training courses with three start dates per year - January 15, May 15, and September 15.

Dianne Tyers, the Director and Founder of Advance Consulting for Education, INC, has worked in the English Language Teaching field for the past 26 years.  She has held positions as a teacher, teacher trainer, regional manager, and program developer in four different countries (Japan, Australia, the US and Canada).  Dianne holds a PhD from OISE, University of Toronto.  She also holds a Masters in Applied Linguistics from the University of Queensland, and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.  Dianne has been a keynote speaker at several English language conferences.  She frequently presents at local, national and international conferences on teaching and management techniques, culture and language learning.