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TESOL Professional Certificate

The perfect solution to work and travel!

This 120 hour internationally recognised course qualifies successful students to teach English communication skills in non-English speaking countries.

Job opportunities are available throughout Asia, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and any other non English speaking country that you can think of.

Many placements particularly in China and South Korea will actually include free return flights as part of your job offer!

In this self paced course you will learn and understand the art and practice of teaching.

This will enable you to take your place as a teacher of English to young students for whom English is not their native tongue, and who live in countries in which English is not the official first or second language.

Course Information

Unit 1 - English for Travellers

  • Arriving; Describing the communication skills required when arriving at an Airport.
  • Transport; Describing communication skills required to access transport and change money.
  • Booking a reservation; Describing the communication skills required to book accommodation.
  • Greetings and Farewells; Describing the formalities and different customs of saying 'hello and goodbye'.
  • Finding your way; Describing giving and receiving directions.
  • Communicating with phones and e-mail; Describing the communication skills required to use phone and e-mail effectively.
  • Emergencies: Describing how to communicate and act in a minor emergency.
  • Shopping and general commercial transactions; Describing the ability to communicate effectively while shopping.
  • Eating out; Describing how to look for suitable food outlets

Unit 2 - English for the Hospitality Traveller

  • Describing English in Hospitality; Defining English in Hospitality.
  • Transport; Describing communication skills required to access transport and change money.
  • Different jobs; Describing different roles within the Hospitality industry.
  • Accommodation; Describing the communication skills needed to assist guests making reservations.
  • Having an enjoyable stay; Describing services and facilities offered by places of accommodation.
  • Getting around; Describing communication skills needed to give information and advice on places of interest.
  • Tourism; Describing attractions and activities, making suggestions and providing alternatives.
  • Let's go shopping; Describing the service and selling.
  • At the restaurant; Explaining the menu and the bill.
  • Safety; Describing safety and security.
  • The future of the Hospitality industry; Describing changing trends and new ways of communicating.

Unit 3 - English for Business

  • Defining Business English; Describing Business English.
  • Greetings; Making a good first impression.
  • At work; Describing your position or your company's position.
  • On the phone; Describing the communication skills used on the telephone.
  • Written correspondence; Describing the differences between written and telephone communication skills.
  • Dealing with problems; Describing how good communication skills facilitate problem solving.
  • Business meetings; Describing how to organise and conduct a meeting.
  • Business travel; Describing the ability to communicate effectively while travelling.
  • Entertaining clients; Describing how to organise and conduct a social occasion.
  • Finding employment; Describing how to write job applications and performance at interviews.

Unit 4 - Teaching English to Adults

Analysing our language and how it works including:

  • Semantics
  • Phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Language structure
  • Cultural issues
  • Idiomatic phrases and colloquialisms
  • Historical influence
  • Discovering teaching and learning strategies
  • Looking at appropriate learning settings conducive to learning.

Unit 5 - The Structure of Language

Parts of speech:

  • The function of the parts of speech.
  • The names of the parts of speech.
  • When to use which words.
  • Subject-verb agreement.
  • Some common tenses.
  • Contractions.
  • How words relate to each other.
  • Common mistakes.
  • Singular plural.
  • Countable and uncountable nouns.

Sentence structure:

  • Phrases and clauses
  • What makes a sentence
  • Sentence structure

Spelling:

  • Spelling rules.
  • Teaching strategies.
  • Some suggestions for teaching spelling.

Teaching:

  • Some suggestions for teaching writing.
  • Some lesson plans.

Unit 6 - Teaching English to School Aged Students

  • Who? Me? Teach?
  • Achieving Happiness and Success as a TESOL teacher
  • Learning the Secrets for a Successful Start
  • Learning Language
  • Learning About Language
  • Life isn’t Always Easy
  • A Methodology for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Teaching Listening and Learning
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Writing