Diploma in TESOL

Part Time by Distance Learning

Our Trinity Diploma in TESOL is an advanced teaching qualification. If you have at least 2 years recent TEFL experience (960 hours classroom teaching), and plan to develop in your TEFL career, it is the course for you. With a Diploma in TESOL, you’ll develop your professional knowledge and expertise so you can teach with confidence in any context. You will also be equipped to move into areas such as teacher training, management, examining, materials development and English for special purposes.

The Dip TESOL is a post-graduate level course and combines an understanding of a variety of theories and approaches with their application in the classroom. We aim to help you build on your existing skills and increase your understanding of the key factors affecting language learning and teaching.

Modules include:

  • Phonology
  • Language Awareness
  • Lesson planning and materials development
  • Methods and Approaches
  • English for Special Purposes
  • Teaching Skills
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Management

We offer the Diploma in TESOL as a part-time online course. It takes 9 months and culminates in a two-week residential at inlingua at the end of the course. The online part of this course is done through Moodle and involves a lot of reading from our input notes and other books. Each module is supported by one or two Skype chat rooms and has an assignment to practise for the exam. During the residential, there is more input and you will also teach your five observed lessons. The written exam takes place at inlingua after the residential part of the course.