By course completion, students will:
- understand how language is acquired
- understand what constitutes errors in a language
- know the principles on which modern language teaching is based
- understand what phonetic and phonology are
- know which methodologies can be used to teach English
- know how to use materials and aids to teach English in the class
- know how to organize the class
- know how to design lesson plans
Preferably, students should have a degree-equivalent qualification. However, the most important consideration is that students must be fluent in both oral and written English.
On completion of your course, you will receive a Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This is endorsed by an OFQUAL approved awarding body, TQUK, at a level of learning equivalent to level 7.
The course contains four modules. You can work at your own pace when you have time and therefore have control over how long you will take to finish the course and earn your Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
The course is complete in itself and you do not need to buy any other materials. However, many students, particularly if they are trying for high grades, chose to undertake a certain amount of further reading from the suggested booklist.
You will need approximately 45 hours to complete each module including the assignments. Each module has two assignments that you must complete and send to your tutor by e-mail or post. Your tutor will mark and grade your work. The modules also have self-correcting exercises along with the answer key and accompanying notes to help you see your own progress on the course.
You can e-mail or write to your personal tutor as often as you need to. Your tutor will do his or her best to reply to you the same or following day. If your assignment needs to be improved your tutor will make helpful suggestions. You can submit each assignment up to three times without further payment. If after the third attempt your work is still below a pass grade of C a small charge will be made to cover the additional administrative cost of marking your work.