TESOL course 3


The full Dip-TESOL course has a substantial amount of the course supervised and assessed by an on-line tutor. The English Council Dip-TESOL course is 250 hours in duration, with ongoing assessment and monitoring. This course is for people who have completed the English Council's certificate course or one of equal value (recognised by the English Council) and wish to become a fully qualified Director of Studies or teacher trainer, teaching teachers to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages. or have been in a teaching position for at least three years full time (or equivalent) plus having a native speaker's quality of English, both passive and spoken and having undertaken a set amount of teaching hours within the world of ESOL.

To qualify for the English Council DipTESOL, trainees must undertake the course with full commitment and complete all assignments, including teaching practice, to the required standard set by the English Council's Examination Board. Trainees must be at least twenty one years old and at this stage they must demonstrate a high level of spoken English, to a near native speaker ISE standard, whether or not English is their own first language Trainees must have the ability to explain and model the Language clearly to their students.

Trainees must have a verifiable record of at least 1000 hours of teaching ESOL (paid or voluntary) over at least a three-year period, including experience of teaching all levels and all ages of students, in bilingual and multi-lingual classes. This can also include any on-line teaching and the hours completed for the level two courses.

The course is designed to equip trainees with a good and comprehensive grounding in all the skills and knowledge needed to give them the ability to teach children, adults and even teenagers English, whether they are advanced and need extra help or are complete beginners. On completion of this course, trainees will receive a Diploma in TESOL along with a checkable record of actual teaching practice (the most valuable aspect of any TESOL course)

The EC Diploma TESOL course consists of ten modules and ten assignments and one live 45 minute lesson in the presence of an English Council examiner with an evaluation of the lesson after plus an Interview with the examiner, giving you opportunity to demonstrate your working knowledge of teaching ESOL.

Part one: is a complete review of the level one and two courses, including an overview of all teaching methods in ESOL plus your ability to use them effectively and be able to teach them to others who are teaching or wish to teach ESOL

Part two: consists of 10 assignments on various aspects of the nature and use of English:

  1. To show an understanding of the main features of modern English.
  2. To be able to discuss in detail ways of teaching English as a second language.
  3. To demonstrate understanding of how speech sounds are formed and how this will help the learner.
  4. To show understanding of how approaches to language learning and teaching have developed.
  5. To demonstrate awareness and understanding of the role and status of English in the world
  6. To write a complete history of the English Language from its conception over 1,500 years ago.
  7. To demonstrate the advantages or disadvantages in bilingual and multi-lingual classes.
  8. To demonstrate different teaching methods for teaching English; grammar, vocabulary and tenses.
  9. To show affective teaching methods for different aspects of English;
  10. To create a mini dictionary showing the etymology of words in use in the English Language today.

Part three: consists of demonstrating full and comprehensive understanding of spoken English, in particular on the phonetics and phonology of English and the ability to fully understand it and to teach it.

4. Part four: consists of a demonstration of classroom teaching.

a. Trainees are required to teach a 45 minute lesson in the presence of an English Council examiner.

b. To discuss with the examiner the details of the teaching procedures & their own evaluation of the lesson.

5. Part five: to demonstrate the ability to:

a. plan and prepare lessons,

b. plan and prepare whole courses

c. plan and prepare full learning programmes for specific needs.

d. show your knowledge of working procedures and management of a teaching establishments.

Cost of course: £300 = $497