INTESOL Worldwide maintains the highest quality assurance standards for TESOL/TEFL training through external accreditation. This ensures that your TESOL certification is accepted and valued by ELT employers all over the world.
INTESOL Worldwide TESOL/TEFL courses are accredited and certified 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 150 hour INTESOL 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 overseas environment.
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 the Course Director, Lynda Hazelwood, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The course consists of 4 units (a total of 10 modules) each of which is marked and returned with comments and guidance from the trainers. The modules submitted are continually assessed, there are no written examinations. You will receive all the training you need, we work with you until you achieve your potential.
Unit 1: Study Skills
(not assessed) – how best to organise your study time.
Pre Module Grammar
Self-assessed tasks with answers provided to help with Unit 2 The Study of English.
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.
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.
Duration of the Course
The length of time it takes to complete the course depends on your other commitments. There are approximately 150 hours of work in the course. As a general guideline most students complete the course within 3-6 months, however if more time is required this is not a problem. 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.
Award of Certificate
Certificates are graded as follows:
- A1 – Distinction
- A2 – Excellent
- B1 – Very Good
- B2 – Good
- C – Pass