TESOL course 1


this course is an introduction to the world of TESOL. The course has been designed especially for those with little experience of teaching English as a second language and whom wishes to discover his/her own aptitude and suitability before committing him/herself to the expense and length of a full English language teaching qualification course. CertTESOL Completion of this course will qualify you as a Teaching Assistant for ESOL in all English Council registered schools and many others throughout the world. This course is a summary look at the full Certificated TESOL course. It will allow you a scanned look of all aspects of TESOL, giving you the opportunity to decide whether the full CertTESOL course is the right thing for you. Trainees must be at least eighteen years old and at this stage, they must demonstrate a good level of spoken English, whether or not English is their first language.

The course is designed to equip trainees with the basic skills and knowledge needed to give them a firm foundation for self-evaluation and further professional development. It must be stressed that this is an initial pre-qualification course only. After successfully completing this course, trainees will be 'assistant' teacher level. On completion of this course, trainees will have enough insight of TESOL to be able to decide whether they wish to continue. For trainees to continue on to level two, the full CertTESOL they must first have completed all assignments, projects and tests of the level one course, to the standard set by the English Council Examination Board.

The Introduction to TESOL course consists of five input lessons plus five assignments allowing trainees an insight into all aspects of a fully certificated course:

  1. Language awareness; an overview of English grammar
  2. Language awareness; an overview of phonology.
  3. Teaching awareness; methodology, classroom management, techniques and record keeping.
  4. Materials compilation; planning, producing and evaluating classroom teaching materials
  5. Learner profile; linguistic profile, needs analysis for students and testing methods.

The English Council Introduction to TESOL course, could be completed in approximately 10 hours. Introduction to TESOL Level 1 course: Cost of course: £50 = $83