The IRAN INTESOL Teach Abroad accredited Certificate in TESOL is the minimum accepted certificate course for teaching English overseas. When you begin teaching English abroad some, if not all, of your classes will involve teaching young learners. This TESOL course includes a module on teaching young learners, so you’ll be fully equipped with the skills that are in high demand by TESOL employers worldwide. You’ll learn the best ways to make classes fun and engaging for both you and your students, ensuring that your experience is a rewarding one.
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Why THIS TESOL course?
This 120 Hour TESOL contains a module on teaching English to young learners. This additional knowledge will not only be invaluable to you when you begin teaching, it also means you’ll be able to demonstrate specific skills that are in high demand by TEFL employers. We’ll make sure you stand out from the crowd!
INTESOL Worldwide has been training TESOL teachers for 22 years and is well known and respected in the TEFL industry. This means your TESOL certification will be instantly recognised internationally as being of excellent quality.
The 120 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.
TESOL Course Structure
The course consists of four units (a total of ten 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, in your grade book. The grade book allows you to easily monitor your progress as you work through the lessons and complete the course. 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. As soon as your last assignment has been graded you will be able to view your final grade in the grade book. Your final grade is calculated by taking the average of your ten grades for the ten modules. This will be the grade shown on your Certificate in TESOL.
TESOL LEVEL 3 Course Contents
Unit 1: Study Skills (not assessed) – how best to organise your study time.
Personal motivation Planning and organising study time; timetabling, study periods, realistic planning Study techniques; making notes, concept maps, nuclear notes, mnemonics 5 step reading techniques; selection, recognition, extraction, organisation and transfer of information How the course works; role of tutor, tutor assessed and self-study tasks
Unit 2: The Study of EnglishModule 1 – Deductive Analysis and use of grammars – parts of speech and grammatical terminology – the tense system, reported speech, active and passive Module 2 – Elements of pronunciation: intonation including rising and falling tones, sentence stress, weak forms – sounds of the language/phonology; word stress, schwa sound, phonemic chart – teaching a ‘pronunciation point’ Module 3 – Lexis selection: frequency and appropriacy – lexis formation: synonyms and antonyms, word stems, parts of speech including prefixes and suffixes
*Please note a full Back to Basics Grammar Resource is provided with this course
Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOLModule 1 – Overview of ESOL issues – being a caring teacher, involving students, using realistic language, keeping the students attention, teacher talking time, correction, levels in ESOL teaching, visual aids, use of mother tongue; teaching for exams: Cambridge ESOL, Professional English Examinations, TOEFL etc; the role of grammar, classroom techniques, one to one teaching Module 2 – Listening and Reading: skills and the textbook, different kinds of listening, available materials – reading in a foreign language; types of reading, types of texts, writing comprehension questions, stages of reading activities, designing reading activities Module 3 – Speaking and Writing; what it’s like speaking in a foreign language, setting up speaking activities, types of speaking activities, discreet sound teaching, issues in teaching writing, the nature of writing as a skill, organising and planning writing activities 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 flannel graph. Module 5 – Error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.
Unit 4: Classroom Management and AssessmentModule 1 – Learning and teaching; seating, name, teacher talk time, use of questions, ways of differentiating, managing interruptions, learning styles – Lesson Stages and Plans Module 2 – Parts and stages of a lesson – time management, group, needs analysis, writing aims and objectives, predicting problems, sample lesson plans at a range of levels
BONUS UNIT: Young Learners(not assessed) 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
The Level 3 Certificate in TESOL 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.
TESOL Course Aims
The overall aim of the Level 3 Certificate in TEFL is to provide a sound introduction to TEFL / TESOL and prepare you for teaching in the real world.
1) Minimum age requirement is 18.
2) A candidate needs to meet at least one of the following requirements in order to apply for this course:
a) Evidence of having completed studies at an advanced level
b) A result from an endorsed test of English proficiency ( IELTS band score 5.5 or equivalent)
c) A mock result of ESTA ( English Standard Test of Amirkabir University of Technology) ( band score 5.5 or higher)
3) The candidate will have to attend an interview with IRAN INTESOL supervisors to determine the level they are eligible to study.