Our online Diploma in TESOL is an advanced level training course that gives graduates a distinct advantage when applying for mainstream jobs and the option of applying for higher-end positions that typically offer a better salary. As the course opens with the standard 120-hour TESOL certification course that includes all the basic teaching skills needed by ESL teachers, it is available to anyone with or without previous experience.
The researched based design of the Diploma in TESOL course requires use of the internet and other resources to explore and build your own understanding of a wide variety of interesting topics. The modules that make up the course cover many relevant subjects including the historical development of English language teaching, different approaches to course syllabus design, designing classroom materials, student assessment strategies, and classroom management. To ensure a positive learning experience, this course includes the expert guidance and support of an online tutor.
If you are looking for a full range of qualifications to give you the widest choice of teaching jobs, you might want to take a look at our 550-hour Expert Package. This convenient package includes the 120-hour TESOL certification course, the 50-hour course in teaching business English (CTBE), the 50-hour course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL), the 50-hour course in teaching English online (CTEO), the 250-hour Diploma in TESOL, and an optional teaching practice component. All courses in the package come with the support of an online tutor and you get to choose whether you receive five individual certificates (six if you complete the teaching practice), or a single 550-hour certificate that covers all components of your package.
Optional Teaching Practice
This course comes with the option of free 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.
With Tutor Support + FREE COURSE
If you want to get ahead of the competition when applying for English teaching jobs at home or abroad, you should consider an advanced qualification. Our Diploma in TESOL with tutor support will get you to the front of the queue and it now also includes a free course.
With tutor support and video
For the ultimate TESOL course bundle, check out our Expert Package with tutor support. With six courses covering all angles of teaching English at home or abroad, this package includes everything you need to kickstart your new life as a qualified English teacher.