Diploma In The Teaching Of English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL)


Course Description

Candidate’s level of spoken and written English should be of a sufficiently high standard to enable them to perform the function of role models as language teachers. They must also have a high competence in reading and listening skills.

Who will benefit

Practising teachers who are looking to achieve a high level of proficiency and confidence in The Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages .


Qualifications that demonstrate evidence of prior learning or research which would establish the candidate’s experience in relation to the requirements of the course may also be considered. Participants will be assessed for eligibility to follow the course on a placement test.

The course curriculum includes:

Various aspects of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Features of Connected Speech
Teaching Aids, Choice of Texts and Use of Appropriate Work Sheets
Communicative Activities and Speech Training
Syntactic Features of English and Grammatical Items connected with language teaching
Progressive Vocabulary Expansion
Varied Methods and Techniques involved in teaching children, teenagers and adults
Techniques of Reading Aloud Effectively
Types of Assessments
Presentation of Lessons at Different Levels of Learning
Lesson Plans and Scheme of work
Effective Classroom Teaching Strategies
Use of Effective Audio/Visual Aids
Teaching Methods
Role of a Teacher
Effective Presentation Skills and Style of Delivery


A practical and communicative approach is used focusing on enhancing the four language skills development, through student centered teaching techniques. Participants will be actively involved in the learning process.


Classes will be conducted once a week, covering 30 hours of lecture demonstrations followed by 24 hours of practical in house training and peer observation.


On completion of the programme, participants will be assessed for their practical and theoretical knowledge of their teaching competence, and a Certification will be awarded by CELS