Are you looking to take your TEFL certification to the next level? The online diploma with tutor support is the most advanced course we offer.
The Diploma in TESOL Course is the most advanced online certification that we offer. The course is popular with a wide range of trainees as it adds a high-level qualification to your CV/resume that allows you to apply for more prestigious teaching positions that typically offer a higher salary and greater responsibility. As the diploma course begins with our standard 120-hour online TEFL certification course that covers all the basic subjects new teachers require, the diploma course is open to complete beginners, as well as those with some existing teaching experience.
There are several reasons why people enroll on our online Diploma in TESOL Course, including:
- To enhance their development and knowledge as an ESL teacher.
- The potential to earn a higher income.
- The opportunity to obtain a more prestigious teaching position.
Diploma in TESOL Course Content
At the start of your training you will work through our 120-hour online TEFL certification course in order to gain all the basic teaching skills and English language knowledge required by all ESL teachers. Check out our 120-hour TEFL course page for full details of this section of the diploma course.
Once you have successfully completed the initial part of the course, you can then start on the second section. During this part of your training you will need to conduct a significant amount of independent research on advanced-level teaching subjects. This section of the course is divided into 11 separate modules as outlined below:
- 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 this section of the diploma course to take around 250 hours to complete. With the accompanying 120-hour course the total study time is around 370 hours. To ensure you have enough time to work through the course at your own pace, you will be given up to one year to complete all the required elements.
Diploma in TESOL Course Aims
Our advanced online Diploma in TESOL 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 ESL 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.
Diploma in TESOL Course Assessment
The course is assessed on a continuous basis. After studying the contents of each module you will be able to access the multiple choice test for that section online. Once you submit your answers your test will be marked automatically and you will be able to monitor your progress on a bar chart. This process is repeated through each of the eleven modules. To complete the course you will need to submit the research thesis as outlined in the summative task.
Upon successful completion of the module tests and the research project, you will receive your Diploma in TESOL Certificate.
As the Diploma in TESOL is a tutored course, you will have access to the support and assistance of an experienced online tutor 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. Your tutor for this course will be a highly qualified and experienced teacher trainer. They will have been a practicing ESL teacher and have at least ten years experience of classroom teaching and teacher training.
Optional Teaching Practice
This course comes with the option of additional teaching practice that can be completed without having to attend one of our training centers. This will allow you to gain further teaching knowledge and some invaluable time in the classroom before you head off to start your first real-life teaching position. There are two different options for how the lessons are undertaken and verified:
Option 1: You can 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.
Option 2: You can find your own student/s and teach the lessons independently at a location of your choice, either face-to-face or remotely. You will need to video one of these sessions (1 hour) and send it to ITTT with your other documentation for verification.
Post Course Job Guidance
Once you have completed your Diploma in TESOL course, we pledge to provide you with all the reasonable services and assistance we can to help you secure a teaching position. This includes the following:
- Resume/CV preparation guidance.
- How to find vacant jobs.
- How to best apply for teaching jobs.
- Interview preparation guidance.
We will provide these services and more for the duration of your teaching career.
Diploma in TESOL Special Offer:
Sign up for our 370-hour Diploma in TESOL course before the end of this month and receive an additional specialized course free of charge. You can choose either the course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL), the course in teaching business English (CTBE), or the course in teaching English online (CTEO).