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Level 5 Professional Diploma in TESOL

The Professional Diploma in TESOL is a specialized programme designed to empower inspiring teachers, educators with the advanced skills and methodologies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Tailored for individuals seeking to enhance their proficiency in English Language instruction, this Professional Diploma goes beyond the basics, delving into advanced teaching techniques and strategies.

Participants in this programme embark on a comprehensive journey that explores the intricacies of language acquisition and effective communication in diverse linguistic settings. With a focus on the latest developments in language teaching methodologies, the Professional Diploma equips teachers-educators with the knowledge and tools needed to create dynamic and engaging learning environments.

The programme is structured to provide a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations of English Language teaching, while also emphasising practical applications in real-world teaching scenarios. Through a blend of theoretical coursework, hands-on teaching experiences, and reflective practices, participants develop a nuanced understanding of pedagogical approaches that cater to the diverse needs of language learners.

Led by experienced instructors and industry experts, the Professional Diploma in TESOL fosters a collaborative learning environment where participants engage in critical discussions, share insights, and exchange best practices. This programme is ideal for teachers-educators who aspire to elevate their teaching skills, stay abreast of the latest advancements in TESOL, and make a meaningful impact on the language learning journey of their participants.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants emerge with a well-rounded skill set, ready to implement innovative teaching strategies, adapt to various learning contexts, and contribute positively to the field of language education. The Professional Diploma in TESOL stands as a testament to the commitment to excellence in language instruction and serves as a gateway for teachers-educators to excel in their careers.

Program Aims

This RQF Level 5 Professional Diploma in TESOL aspires to furnish teachers-educators with an extensive and sophisticated comprehension of innovative language teaching methodologies. Tailored for language instructors across diverse educational settings, the programme aims to: 

  • Equip participants with the theoretical understanding and critical thinking skills necessary to effectively Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages in diverse learning contexts.

  • Delve deeply into the intricacies of language pedagogy, equipping participants with a multifaceted toolkit to enhance their teaching practices.

  • Transcend conventional teaching methods, fostering a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge approaches that align with contemporary language acquisition theories.

  • Empower teachers-educators to create dynamic and engaging learning environments.

  • Serve as a catalyst for professional growth and development in the field of English language education.

  • Go through a transformative experience that enriches teacher-educators with theoretical insights and practical strategies.

  • Elevate the proficiency of English Language instructors and enable them to cater to the evolving needs of their diverse participant populations.

  • Empower English Language instructors to excel in their roles, fostering a global community of educators who are well-versed in the art and science of language teaching.

  • Acquire a benchmark qualification in the realm of English Language teaching, fostering an environment where teacher-educators exceed the expectations of their profession.

Programme Structure

Core

Core Foundation

Credits

Module 1

Principles of Language Teaching and Learning

15

Module 2:

Advanced Language Skills Development

15

Module 3:

Assessment and Evaluation in TESOL

15

Total Core Credits

45

Specialization

Choose 1: Specialization Only

Credits

Module 4A

Teaching English for Specific Purposes (TESP)

15

Module 4B

Teaching English for Young Learners
(TEYL)

15

Module 4C

Teaching English for Academic Purposes
(TEAP)

15

Total Specialisation Credits

15

Professional Diploma in TESOL Total Credits Earned:

60

  • All participants must undergo an online induction which is not assessed and aimed at acquiring e-learning skills for the use of the online learning portal and e-library. In addition, academic expectations, regulations, and the concept of independent learning are also covered.
  • Participants are required to complete their professional diploma between a minimum of 4 months to a maximum of 6 months from the time of enrolment as a participant.

Delivery Mode

An Online Programme with self-instructional learning materials provided on the Learning Management System. 

Admission Criteria

The minimum entry requirements for this Professional Diploma in TESOL are:

    • Completion of a relevant certificate or diploma in a related field and recognised by London Examinations Board. These qualifications should be equivalent to one academic year with 120 credits at Level 4 study of any recognised university, or

    • Mature learners who do not meet the traditional entry requirements but have a minimum of 2 years of relevant English Language teaching experience and can demonstrate their readiness for the programme through an interview or portfolio may be admitted on to the programme, and

    • For applicants or non-native English speakers, a proof of English language proficiency is usually required. This can be demonstrated through standardized tests like IELTS or TOEFL with a minimum band score of 6.0 or equivalent to a CEFR B1 level.

Assessment

For applicants or non-native English speakers, a proof of English language proficiency is usually required. This can be demonstrated through standardized tests like IELTS or TOEFL with a minimum band score of 6.0 or equivalent to a CEFR B1 level.

Professional Teaching Portfolio Presentation and Evidence (70% Weightage)

This comprehensive document will serve as a record and evidence of your teaching abilities, philosophies. attributes and competencies. A professional teaching portfolio includes several key components to showcase your skills, experiences, and achievements in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Each part of the portfolio should be carefully organized and presented in a professional manner to effectively showcase your attributes and competencies in TESOL.

Reflective Learning Journal (30% Weightage)

Reflective Learning /Journal serves as a valuable instrument within educational programs, fostering self-awareness, critical thinking, and professional development for students enrolled on this Professional Diploma programme.

Crafted to prompt learners to contemplate their educational experiences, teaching methodologies, and personal development throughout their academic pursuit and beyond, this log/journal is intentionally designed to stimulate reflection.

All Core modules including the specialisation Module such as Module 4A: Teaching English for Specific Purposes (TESP), Module 4B: Teaching English for Young Learners (TEYL) and Module 4C: Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP), necessitates to have as a final requirement a Reflective Learning journal of approximately 4,000 – 4,500 words excluding evidence as a final requirement.

Fees 

£1200 Special Discounted Price: £480 until September 2024

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