The 180 hour Certificate in TESOL is for those who want an advantage in the TEFL/TESOL industry and the opportunity to prepare themselves for teaching different types of learners in different environments.
The 180 Hour Certificate in TESOL (Certificate in TESOL PLUS) is accredited by ALAP. It incorporates English for Young Learners and Business English. The course is popular amongst those preparing to teach English abroad as part of a career break or change.
After achieving the 180 hour INTESOL Certificate in TESOL you will be able to teach students of all ages in any teaching environment including the world of business.
Why THIS online TESOL course?
You can study this TESOL course online from your desktop, laptop or mobile device whenever and wherever you want. There are no set start dates and you have 6 months to complete the course. You have the freedom and flexibility to fit your TEFL/TESOL studies around your lifestyle. You can even study on the beach!
INTESOL Worldwide has been training TEFL/TESOL teachers for 27 years and is well known and respected in the TEFL/TESOL industry. This means your TEFL/TESOL certification will be instantly recognised internationally as being of excellent quality.
The 180 Hour TESOL course is externally accredited, meaning the content and teaching methods have been scrutinised externally to meet industry standards. This means you can be sure you’ll participate in a fruitful learning experience.
Your tutor will be an experienced teacher holding a Diploma in TESOL as a minimum qualification (many have a Masters in TESOL). They will offer you all the support and feedback you need to succeed to the best of your ability.
INTESOL Worldwide has a strong network internationally with branches all over the world, including Japan, Iran, India, Russia and many more. Not to mention the multitude of relationships we have developed with EFL schools and recruiters in TEFL/TESOL employment hotspots. We’re well placed to help you find the best teaching jobs.
The 180 Hour Certificate in TESOL online course is accredited by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a UK based Awarding Organisation. ALAP is an accrediting organisation that specialises in the ELT industry.
ALAP is supported by an esteemed Academic Panel who are all experts in the field of English Language Teaching. The ALAP panel oversee matters related to academic quality, ensuring that the value of an ALAP Certificate is upheld.
For the INTESOL 180 hour Certificate in TESOL, the overall aim is to provide a thorough course which includes a balance between the theory and methodology of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and to thoroughly prepare our trainees for teaching in any environment including in a Business English setting and with Young Learners.
This course is open to those with a good academic background, usually graduate status; qualified teacher status, or at least 2 ‘A’ levels or equivalent. If you are unsure of your eligibility please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Within twenty four hours of enrolling in your online TESOL course you will receive your login details for the INTESOL Online course. The course consists of five units (a total of eleven modules). Each module has a lesson that you will study at your own pace and an assignment that you will submit for grading by your tutor. When your assignment has been graded you will receive a notification by email and be able to view your grade, plus any guidance and feedback. If you happen to fail a module, don’t worry, you will be given the opportunity to re-submit your assignment after a little extra coaching.
There are no final examinations. Your final grade is calculated by taking the average of your ten grades for the ten assessed modules. This will be the grade shown on your Certificate in TESOL.
Unit 1: Study Skills (not assessed)
How best to organise your study time.
Unit 2: The Study of English
Module 1 – Grammar – tasks on the understanding of grammar, tense & structure – to be completed with the use of a grammar book.
Module 2 – Phonetics – tasks relating to the phonetic alphabet(given), stress & intonation.
Module 3 – Lexis – tasks relating to the presentation of vocabulary, compound words, word stems, language appropriacy & frequency.
*Please note a full Back to Basics Grammar Resource is included with this course
Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL
Module 1 – Basic Principles – answers from your own experience and the course materials on:
1) the blocks which may prevent learning
3) communicative competence.
Module 2 – Reading and Listening – tasks based on exploitation of authentic materials i.e. magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts etc.
Module 3 – Speaking and Writing – tasks based as above but with a more productive bias – getting your students to produce language
Module 4 – Visual Aids – study of all the audio-visual aids available. Production of your own flashcards and aids to be used with a simple flannelgraph.
Module 5 – Error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.
Unit 4: Lesson Planning
Module 1 – Classroom Management – task relating to student teacher relationships and how to achieve genuine communication inside and outside the classroom.
Module 2 – Lesson Stages and Plans – putting all the above into a lesson; timing; warm-up; input; practice and production stages of your lessons.
Unit 5: Business English
Subjects covered in this unit are:
Business English in relation to EFL/ESOL
How to carry out a Needs Analysis
Matching course content to target group
Creating materials for Business English
How to write a Business English syllabus
Unit 6: Young Learners
Subjects covered in this unit are:
Differences between the ways in which adults and children learn
Features in the stages of development of Young Learners
Classroom management strategies for use in the Young Learners classroom
Teaching techniques for use with Young Learners
NB The 220 Hour course is the same plus a teaching practice.
Duration of the Course
The length of time it takes to complete the course depends on your other commitments. There are approximately 180 hours of work involved in the course. You have 6 months to complete. As a general guideline most students complete the course within 4 – 6 months, however if you require more time this is not a problem. You can arrange an extended time period with us. This must be arranged before the 6 months expires. If you are in a hurry, for example due to an overseas deadline, inform your tutor who will guide you through the course and enable you to complete it more quickly. There are no set start dates.
Award of Certificate
INTESOL TESOL Certificates are graded as follows:
A1 – Distinction
A2 – Excellent
B1 – Very Good
B2 – Good
C – Pass
What’s included in your course fee?
Graded TESOL certificate direct from the awarding body
Course Transcript direct from the awarding body
Personal tutor support
Proven techniques that will make you a confident teacher
Security of gaining an internationally recognised qualification
Job guidance and support