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Internationally Accredited 250-hour TESOL Diploma Course
From £489
Duration 16 Days
From £489
Duration 16 Days
Take our 470-Hour TEFL Professional Package and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

ITTT’s premier course option is the 470-hour Professional Package with tutor support. It offers a broad spectrum of TEFL skills that teachers of English as a foreign language can use in a variety of classroom situations. The 470-hour Professional Package also prepares course graduates for any future management roles they may take on.

This comprehensive course consists of four-course components, all with full tutor support:

Part 1: 120-hour TEFL course with tutor & videos
Part 2: 50-hour course in business English (CTBE)
Part 3: 50-hour course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL)
Part 4: 250-hour TESOL diploma course

Part 1 (must be taken first): 120-hour TEFL course with tutor & videos

The 120-hour online TEFL course focuses on two different areas. Around half of the course looks at subjects related to the teaching skills that you will need in the classroom, including teaching theories and methodologies, classroom management, lesson planning and how to test and evaluate your students’ progress. The rest of the materials focus on the subject of language awareness; this includes the most important areas of English grammar such as the parts of speech and the tense system, as well as other subjects such as pronunciation.

This variety of subjects has been further divided into twenty separate units that are specifically designed to gradually build your understanding, without overwhelming you with too much information. Thanks to this design, you should be able to work through the course materials at whatever pace you feel comfortable with. Most of the course units are accompanied by explanatory videos which offer additional insight into the unit content. This combination of written material and instructional video provides a comprehensive coverage of teaching theory and practice.

120-hour TEFL Certification Course Units
  • Introductory Unit
  • Unit 1: Teachers and Learners (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 2: Parts of Speech (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 3: Theories, Methods and Techniques (plus 2 videos)
  • Unit 4: Present Tenses (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 5: Managing Classes (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 6: Past Tenses (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 7: Teaching New Language
  • Unit 8: Future Tenses
  • Unit 9: Lesson Planning (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 10: Video Lessons (plus 2 videos)
  • Unit 11: Teaching Receptive Skills (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 12: Teaching Productive Skills
  • Unit 13: Teaching Pronunciation & Phonology (plus 2 videos)
  • Unit 14: Course Books and Lesson Materials (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 15: Evaluation and Testing (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 16: Conditionals & Reported Speech (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 17: Equipment and Teaching Aids
  • Unit 18: Modals, Phrasal Verbs and Passive Voice (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 19: Teaching Special Groups (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 20: Troubleshooting
  • Final lesson planning task

Part 2: 50-hour course in business English (CTBE)

Teaching business-related English is a rapidly expanding area of the TEFL market. Globalization of worldwide industry means that employees of international and multi-national companies are increasingly required to converse to a high level in English, regardless of what their native language may be. Through this component of the course, we will show you how to adapt your existing skills and knowledge to suit this specific area of the teaching world.

Language teachers are often concerned that they cannot teach business English because they do not know a great deal about the business world, however, this is generally not true as the majority of language skills your students will require are the same as any other English language learner. This course aims to show you how to develop a curriculum for your business English clients, from first meetings, to the final assessment. Once you have successfully completed this part of the course you will find that your skills, knowledge and job prospects will all be enhanced.

CTBE Course Units
  • Unit 1: Course Introduction
  • Unit 2: Teaching and Learning
  • Unit 3: Course Development
  • Unit 4: Materials
  • Unit 5: Teaching Themes
  • Unit 6: The business English world
  • Final lesson planning task
CTBE Course Aims

Course graduates of the CTBE component of the course should be able to:

  • Discuss and evaluate the process of teaching business English using industry standard terminology.
  • Create a curriculum based on an assessment of their learners’ needs.
  • Have real-world ideas for creating individual lessons that are tailored to the students’ requirements, while also having clear ideas on how to execute the lessons to a wide spectrum of target groups.
  • Locate and create suitable materials for teaching business English.
  • Develop assessment procedures for before, during and after the course.
  • Understand the role of a business English teacher in a wide variety of scenarios.
  • Identify and pursue further opportunities for career development.

Part 3: 50-hour course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL)

Teaching English to young learners forms a large part of the TEFL world. In many countries, English courses are on offer for students from as young as two years old. There are a number of reasons why teaching young learners differ from teaching adult students and within this part of the course we focus on these differences and show you how to adapt your existing skills to address them.

We may often assume that adults taking English language courses are there because they are keen to learn; this, however, is not a safe assumption with young learners. This course aims to show what specific teaching strategies can be employed to keep our young learners motivated and interested in the classroom. With the addition of this qualification to your CV/resume, you should find that your knowledge and employment prospects are greatly enhanced.

CTEYL Course Units
  • Unit 1: Course Introduction
  • Unit 2: Teaching and Learning
  • Unit 3: Course Development
  • Unit 4: Materials
  • Unit 5: Teaching Themes
  • Unit 6: Professional Development
  • Final lesson planning task
CTEYL Course Aims

Graduates of the CTEYL part of the 470-hour Professional Package should be able to:

  • Discuss and evaluate the process of teaching English to young learners using industry standard terminology.
  • Design a syllabus based on their students’ individual needs assessment.
  • Create everyday lesson plans tailored to the needs of young learners and have clear ideas for facilitating those lessons to different types of students.
  • Find and create suitable materials for young learners.
  • Design and use assessment methodologies for before, during and after a course.
  • Understand the role of teaching English to young learners in a variety of different situations.
  • Identify further opportunities for professional development.

Part 4: 250-hour TESOL diploma course with tutor

The TESOL Diploma is the most advanced component of the 470-hour Professional Package. The course is specifically designed for TEFL or TESOL certified teachers who are looking to further their training and knowledge by completing a high-level qualification.

Benefits of the Diploma component include:

  • Enhancing development and knowledge as an EFL teacher.
  • The potential to earn a higher income.
  • The opportunity to obtain a more prestigious teaching position.
TESOL Diploma Course Content

The Diploma component is divided into 11 separate modules:

  • Course outline
  • 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)

With the exception of the thesis, all modules require roughly 21 hours of study. The summative task is a research-based thesis which generally requires about 20 hours to finish. Therefore, you should expect the course to take around 250 hours to complete.

TESOL Diploma Course Aims

Our advanced online TESOL Diploma course includes a wide variety of subjects, from material design to different learning theories, all of which are designed to give you a clearer understanding of your role as an EFL teacher.

As you make your way through the course you should find that many of your existing skills gradually improve, such as your research skills and writing ability. The course should also help you to develop many other transferable skills that you will find useful both inside and outside of the classroom.

Post-Course Job Guidance

Once you have completed your course, we can provide you with all the reasonable services and assistance possible to help you secure a TEFL teaching position. This includes the following:

  • Resume/CV preparation guidance.
  • How to find TEFL employment vacancies.
  • How to best apply for TEFL jobs.
  • Interview preparation guidance.

We will provide these services and more for the duration of your teaching career.

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