The online Diploma in TESOL Course is the most advanced course option that we offer at ITTT. The course is a great option for first-time teachers and those with some experience as it begins with an initial 120-hour course that covers all the basic skills required before you move onto the advanced diploma section. With the Diploma course on your resume you will be able to apply for a wider range of teaching positions worldwide.
There are a variety of different reasons for choosing ITTT’s Diploma in TESOL Course including:
- To enhance your development and knowledge as an EFL 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)
Modules 1 to 11 will each require in the region of 21 hours of study time. The summative task requires a research-based thesis that usually takes in the region of 20 hours to complete. Therefore, you should allocate around 250 hours of study time to complete the whole course. With the initial 120-hour TEFL course included, the overall study time is in the region of 370 hours.
Diploma in TESOL Course Aims
Our advanced Diploma course includes a wide variety of content, ranging from educational theories to teaching material design, which is specifically aimed at providing you with a clearer understanding of the role of the teacher in an English language classroom.
As you work your way through the course modules you should find that you gradually develop a wide range of transferable skills that will be of use both inside and outside of the classroom, especially skills such as essay writing and research related techniques.
Diploma in TESOL Course Assessment
The Diploma Course includes a multiple choice test at the end of each module. Once you have completed the test for each individual module your answers will be automatically marked and the results shown in a graph format. Following completion of the eleven course modules, you will then need to submit a research project as outlined in the summative task.
Upon successful completion of all the module tests and the end of course thesis, you will graduate and receive your online Diploma in TESOL certificate.
The Diploma in TESOL Course includes online tutor support 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. All our tutors for the online Diploma Course are highly experienced and qualified teacher trainers. Your personal course tutor will have at least ten years experience in the field of English language education.
Post Course Job Guidance
After you have completed your online Diploma Course, ITTT will be happy to provide all the assistance we can to help you find a teaching position. Our support services include:
- CV/resume construction
- Advice on how to find job vacancies
- Advice on job applications
- Interview techniques and preparation
All these services are provided free of charge for the duration of your teaching career.
Enroll before the end of the month on our online Diploma Course and you will be given an additional specialized course free of charge. You will be able to choose from our course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL), course in teaching business English (CTBE), or our course in teaching English online (CTEO).
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Why Choose a TEFL/TESOL Course with Teaching practice?
Taking one of our courses with an additional Practicum (CTPR) option offers a number of advantages to graduates. These include a greater range of skills covered by your training and in some situations the advantage of having teaching practice experience, which some employers prefer.
Participants will teach real English Language Learners (ELLs) over a range of topics. There are a couple of options to how the lessons are undertaken and reported upon. You can either:
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, or you find your own ELL student/s and teach the lessons independently at a location of your choice, either face to face or remotely (via Skype, Zoom, etc.). You will video one of these sessions (1 hour) and send it to ITTT with your other documentation for verification.
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