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ECU101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess is the flagship course to introduce didactical concepts into the chess teaching process.

The course, which combines best practices across Europe, brings a fresh focus to the teaching experience.

Participants really enjoy the group interactions with others from different backgrounds, schools and countries. Many chess teachers are acting alone and welcome meeting others with similar roles. Group interactions took place in discussion groups and during playing exercises. They welcome sharing classroom experiences, comparing approaches and obtaining tips.

“Good amount of interactive exercises that help teachers from different countries to exchange ideas. The contribution of their personal experience has given an added value beyond the theoretical explanations.”

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  • Minigames
  • Differentiation
  • Tournament formats
  • The-SMART-Method

Course Instructors

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  • Course-Instructor-Boris
  • Corse-Instructor-Philippe-Vukojevic


The ECU Certificate is available to those who complete the course and pass an online test taken at the end of the course. The Certificate is endorsed by the Academic Advisory Panel of the Education Commission of the ECU and is recognised by chess federations across Europe.

Click here to see the upcoming ECU101 Training Courses