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Advanced Certificate In Teaching International English Language Testing System (ASIA)

Origin of the Award and Developer of the Course:

THE TESOL COLLEGE, 126 West Regent Street,
Glasgow G2 2RQ,UK

This Advanced Certificate in Teaching IELTS (Asia) is delivered by THE TESOL COLLEGE from the UK as a classroom course through partner schools. This certificate-level course does not need to be registered with CPE as the course duration does not exceed 50 hours.

Delivery and Duration

The course duration is 48 hours comprising of the classroom delivery mode, a combination of 36 hours classroom time and 12 hours private study via online. The course and assessments must be completed within four weeks.


The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test of English is an examination testing the four skills of language (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). It is jointly owned and administered by Cambridge English, IDP Australia and the British Council. A specified score in the IELTS test is a requirement of universities in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for study at degree level for applicants from countries where English is not the medium of instruction in the state school system. It is also used as an indicator of ability in English for immigration. It is increasingly an accepted test to show general ability in English.

Teachers of English are becoming more and more involved in preparing students for the IELTS test. IELTS teaching is a specialisation and teachers equipped with a dedicated qualification in this field will produce better learning outcomes.

This qualification goes beyond the usual for teaching IELTS preparation; it brings in IELTS-related language error that the teacher can expect in speaking and writing from Asian students and particularly from Chinese language to English. The course has been built using the experience of teachers of English in Asia and of TESOL trainers in South East Asia.


The aim of the course is to allow holders of TESOL/TEFL English teaching qualifications to extend their knowledge of the IELTS test and to become confident deliverers of courses preparing students for the test, particularly to Asian native and non-native speakers of English.


Assessment is by two written assignments.


UNIT 1 THE IELTS TEST (2x 3-hour classes. Total 6 hours)
UNIT 2 STUDENTS AND COURSES (1x 3-hour classes. Total 3 hours)
UNIT 3 LISTENING (2x 3-hour classes Total 6 hours)
UNIT 4 READING (2x 3-hour classes. Total 6 hours)
UNIT 5 WRITING (3x 3-hour classes. Total 9 hours)
UNIT 6 SPEAKING (2x 3-hour classes. Total 6 hours)
ASSIGNMENTS & Private study: 12 hours
Total course effort: 48 hours


Entrants will be completing or will have completed a Diploma in TESOL, Certificate in TEFL, CELTA or similar course or will be a practising teacher with a minimum of three years teaching experience. They will have a working knowledge of the IPA phonetic symbols.


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam measures proficiency in the English language. The test is available in two formats: General Training or Academic. General training determines one’s English ability in a broad context, such as for work or daily life. The Academic exam, on the other hand, measures one’s ability in a higher education or university setting. For many people moving to English-speaking countries, the IELTS exam is a significant step. It is important that candidates prepare thoroughly for the exam.

List of chapters covered:

  • Orientation
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mini Test


1. Entrants will be completing or will have completed a Diploma in TESOL, Certificate in TEFL, CELTA or similar course or will be a practising teacher with a minimum of three years teaching experience. They will have a working knowledge of the IPA phonetic symbols.
2.  A good level of English for the environment in which the candidate will teach.
3.  Age at least 21 years old.

If you do not meet these requirements or are not sure if you qualify, please contact us. THE TESOL COLLEGE will consider your application.


Our IELTS trainers are English native speakers who are well qualified and have long experience in teaching. The trainers are certified to teach IELTS and are well-versed with the content. In addition, the trainer will have a minimum of five years of teaching of IELTS.


You will receive course notes plus excellent and informative handouts to give you much more out of your Advanced Certificate. You will be a member of our library, able to borrow from an extensive range of books and published papers on relevant and other subjects.


100% refund of any course fees paid in advance if you change your mind about enrolment, right up to the end of the first class.


THE TESOL COLLEGE marks and grades the assessments and awards the Advanced Certificate. Successful participants receive the:

Advanced Certificate In Teaching IELTS (ASIA)


  • 4-week course
  • Three classes each week
  • Day & evening classes depending on the dates.


Course Fee: $1,088

Course Registration: $80

Material Fee: $60

There is no GST to add.
The course fee includes THE TESOL COLLEGE enrolment/assessment fees, tuition for the course. Advanced Certificate scroll and administration costs.