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PREPARATORY COURSE FOR DIPLOMA IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)

CPE Approved Course. SkillsFuture Credit Approved Course. Night Class.

TQUK LEVEL 7 (Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework and Qualifications and Credit Framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

For details, click on Course Information – Classroom.

Delivery and Duration

125 hours of classes, assessment and practicum teaching practice preparation, plus private study to give a total effort of 180 hours.

DIPLOMA – THE COURSE

British Education Centre has been a directly accredited and approved training provider of London Teacher Training College since 2008. Study on this preparatory course for the Diploma in TESOL – Click for Testimonials and learn what our students have said about the course and the Diploma.

The London Teacher Training College Diploma in TESOL is a recognised and valuable qualification for entering the global world of teaching English to speakers of other languages. It is also valuable for upgrading knowledge and skills if you are already teaching. Some of our participants hold school-leaving qualifications and have been working since leaving school, some hold training qualifications such as the Singapore-based ACTA, some hold Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees, some hold Masters Degrees from NIE or other institutions, or PhDs. All are wanting to develop their ability to teach English as a second language, to understand and deal with the issues language learning.

We have trained several hundred TESOL students since beginning the course in 2008. They have a wide spread of nationalities, from America, Australia, Britain, Singapore, Canada, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the Philippines, Tunisia, Russia, Mongolia, Turkey, Uruguay and Vietnam. 30 nationalities and growing….. They have gone on into teaching in Britain, Australia, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Canada, East Africa, Russia, Mongolia, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia. They are working in language schools, government schools, international schools, tuition centres, business schools, management training, bank training, developing country relief and development work, community programmes and some are starting their own education projects. Read Jobs, Travel, FAQs.

Our classroom-taught Diploma course is delivered in Singapore in our purpose-designed and well-equipped TESOL training centre at 51B Amoy Street. You will experience an exciting combination of lecture/workshop delivery, discussion, role-play, self-study and teaching development and practice. We also give participants guidance and assistance in entering teaching in schools in Singapore and other countries in SE Asia.

COURSE AIMS

1.  To understand how language is acquired
2.  To understand what constitutes error in language acquisition
3.  To know the principles on which language teaching is based
4.  To understand phonetics and phonology
5.  To know which methodologies can be used to teach English
6.  To know uses of materials and aids in the English classroom
7.  To know how to organise a class
8.  To know how to design lesson plans

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by a written examination per module.

THERE ARE FOUR MODULES:

Module 1: Language Theory
1. Needs of learners
2. Nature of language
3. Varieties of English – historical, geographical, social and register
4. Language acquisition by young learners
5. Approaches, methodologies, activities and techniques in teaching English
6. Principles of language teaching
7. Teaching practice workshops

Module 2: Language Teaching Methodology
1. Questioning techniques
2. Teaching materials and aids
3. Teaching pronunciation
4. Teaching the four language skills
5. Teaching practice workshops

Module 3: Classroom Planning and Organisation
1. Course aims
2. The syllabus
3. Course student books and related materials
4. Roles of the teacher
5. Organising the class
6. Schemes of work and timetabling of activities
7. Lesson plans
8. Teaching practice workshops
9. Practicum

Module 4: Linguistics & Language Teaching
1. Phonetics
2. Phonology
3. Morphology of words
4. Lexical items
5. Vocabulary and semantics
6. Grammar, structures and error
7. Teaching practice workshops

TEACHING PRACTICE

There are teaching practice workshops with analysis of delivered trial lessons. We also provide the opportunity for you to teach real foreign speakers of English in teaching practice sessions during the Diploma course. These foreign speakers of English are adults who have come from countries including China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

PRACTICUM

The assessed practicum is a 45-minute lesson which you will deliver to peers. The practicum lesson, its development and assessed rehearsals are highly valuable, helping you to be really ready for teaching in the classroom. The practicum lesson is an original lesson created by you – simply teaching from a course book is not good enough training.

TESOL TRAINERS

Our full-time TESOL trainers are English native speakers who are well qualified and have long experience in teaching English to foreign students and in TESOL/TEFL training in countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, England and Myanmar. We have all been together on our TESOL programme here since 2008 and are bonded by our passion for education.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. At least 5 passes in GCE O Level OR equivalent in own country, to include a pass in GCE O Level English as a First Language.
OR
 equivalent qualifications in own country.
OR other qualifications in English (for example, IELTS Band 6.5 / TOEFL 600).
Higher qualifications are not required because LTTC has an inclusive approach, not wanting to bar those who have a passion to teach but who did not progress academically beyond school-leaving qualifications. At the same time, we have Diploma, Degree, Masters and PhD holders who join our course and this gives a great mix in our classes, so that everybody benefits.

2. Proficient in English for the environment in which you will teach.

3. Age – Minimum 18. Young adults to retirees attend this course.

If you do not meet these requirements or are not sure, please contact us. LTTC will consider your application.

CLASSES

We normally keep an average of twelve students in a class, for good interaction and effective learning. We reserve the right to cancel a module in the event of a class size less than six and to split a class if class size is greater than sixteen.

EMPLOYMENT

We source and receive requests for teachers and pass these on to you. We advise and guide you in looking for teaching positions.

RESOURCES

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

FEES REFUND POLICY

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.

AWARD

LTTC marks and grades the assessments and awards the Diploma. Successful participants receive the:lttc-diploma

LONDON TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGE

Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The  London Teacher Training College Diploma in TESOL; changed in January 2014 to incorporate the endorsement of TQUK at Level 7 in the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework.