The Diploma in TESOL is our most advanced online course and is aimed at anyone who wants to take their English teaching qualifications and knowledge to the next level. The course is open to all trainees as it starts with an initial 120-hour TEFL certification course to ensure you have a sound understanding of the subject before moving onto the advanced diploma section.
There are many reasons for choosing the Diploma in TESOL course, including:
- To enhance your development and knowledge as an ESL teacher.
- The potential to earn a higher income.
- The opportunity to obtain a more prestigious teaching position.
Diploma in TESOL Course Content
The course is divided into 11 separate modules as outlined below:
- Module 1: Study Skills
- Module 2: A Brief History of ELT
- Module 3: Second Language Acquisition
- Module 4: Course Design
- Module 5: Discourse Analysis
- Module 6: Material Design
- Module 7: Phonology
- Module 8: Assessment Methods
- Module 9: Classroom Management
- Module 10: Embedding Learning Technologies
- Module 11: Continuing Professional Development
- Summative Task (Thesis)
Each module takes around 21 hours on average to complete, with a further 20 hours required for the summative task. When the 120-hour course is included, the diploma course takes around 370 hours in total
Diploma in TESOL Course Aims
The diploma course covers a wide range of topics from the design of teaching materials to educational theories, all of which should provide you with a greater understanding of your role as an English language teacher.
As you progress through the course you should find that you gradually develop your research techniques and essay writing skills, as well as other transferable skills that will be useful in and out of the classroom.
Diploma in TESOL Course Assessment
With this course you will complete an online multiple choice test after each course module. Once you have completed each test your answers will be automatically marked and the results presented in a bar graph so you can follow your progress. Once you have completed all eleven modules you will need to submit your research-based thesis as laid out in the summative task.
Once you have completed all the modules and the research project, you will receive your online Diploma in TESOL Certificate.
Our diploma course comes with online tutor support, which means you will have access to the support and assistance of an experienced online tutor for the duration of your studies. You will be able to contact your tutor at any time with any questions or problems you may have, and they will respond with helpful advice as quickly as possible. Your online tutor for this course will be one of our most experienced and qualified teacher trainers, with a minimum of ten years experience in the field of English language tuition.
Post Course Job Guidance
On completion of your online Diploma in TESOL course, ITTT is committed to providing all the reasonable assistance we can to help you find employment. Our support services include:
- CV/resume writing
- How to find TEFL job vacancies
- How to effectively apply for TEFL jobs
- Interview preparation
All the above services are available to you throughout your teaching career.
Commit to our online diploma course by signing up before the end of this month and obtain an additional course at no extra cost. You have the option of choosing our course in teaching young learners (CTEYL), our course in teaching business English (CTBE), or our course in teaching English online (CTEO).
Optional Teaching Practice
This course comes with the option of additional teaching practice that can be completed without having to attend one of our training centers. This will allow you to gain further teaching knowledge and some invaluable time in the classroom before you head off to start your first real-life teaching position. There are two different options for how the lessons are undertaken and verified:
Option 1: You can find a school or language center of your choice (either in-class or online) and teach your lessons there. The school will sign off that you have completed these lessons and your documents will be sent to ITTT for verification.
Option 2: You can find your own student/s and teach the lessons independently at a location of your choice, either face-to-face or remotely. You will need to video one of these sessions (1 hour) and send it to ITTT with your other documentation for verification.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!