London Teacher Training College Graduate Diploma in TESOL

Study for this online course at your own pace. Delivered by us in arrangement with London Teacher Training College to these nine countries: INDIA, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR, INDONESIA, BRUNEI, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, VIETNAM, CHINA AND SINGAPORE.

COURSE STRUCTURE
This is a highly developed five-module variant of the Graduate Diploma with emphasis on research. There are five modules and this research-aligned course structure is approved by London Teacher Training College:

Module 1: Teaching Methodologies.
Aim: To develop comprehensive understanding of the approaches and methodologies used in teaching language and the application of them in successful course design.

Module 2: Course Design, Delivery and Management.
Aim: To understand course design and how learners are matched to courses, how schools work effectively with course management, and financial break-even analysis of a course.

Module 3: Assessment in TESOL.
Aim: To understand the palette of ELT examinations and to be able to direct preparation courses for students, for specific internal or external examinations, also to be able to direct examinations within a school.

Module 4: The History of English and its Teaching.
Aim: To understand in depth where English came from, its development and its spread as a global
language. Well-rounded teachers and language centres benefit from underlying understanding of their core subject, and this module provides insight into the story of English and where we are now in the 21st century with this global language. Variations in English in pronunciation are particularly useful to appreciate, and Module 4 provides in-depth appreciation of spoken English features around the world.

Module 5. Research Module.
Aim: To research two topics of choice and prepare a mini dissertation, each a minimum of 3000 words. Choose from:

1. A contrastive analysis between English and another language with which you are familiar. Knowing the learners’ L1 as an ELT teacher is advantageous, providing us with the ability to analyse error and understand how specific errors change as learners progress through the L2 ability levels. We are better teachers for being highly aware of their L1 and its language influences on L2. Our students benefit from our understanding of error as a natural progression in the learning of a language.

2. The place of art, craft and literature in ELT.
From street art, through museums and galleries, pottery and print, to the novels of Jane Austen, we have a rich array of resources that stimulate minds of all ages, resources we should be aware of and be ready to consider for use in courses. We can consider sources from popular culture as valid in our search for engaging resources. Follow your particular interests in art, craft and literature to examine their potential in ELT.

3. Teaching multilingual versus monolingual classes.
Whether classes are multilingual or monolingual impacts choices we make in course materials, use of an L1 in the classroom, management of student interactions, and movement between the approaches and methodologies we have available. Examine the issues, and you may do this relating particularly to one or more different learning environments such as private language schools, international schools, government schools, etc.

4. Approaches in teaching English to young learners.
The field of teaching English to young learners is wide enough for you to make your own choice within it, whether to examine approaches in early childhood preschools, K1 and K2, primary and elementary schools, after-school tuition centres, etc, and what resources and techniques might be exploited.

5. Educational technology and online learning in ELT.
Teaching resources have changed much over the last fifteen years. This project will entail a thorough investigation of where we are now with platforms, devices and systems for learning in classroom, online and blended learning situations.

6. Teaching English for specific purposes.
This is an opportunity to research an ESP field of your choice. Workplace English is an important and growing area, and you might consider examining one or more specialties such as English for hotel management, hospitality, tourism, restaurant work, business, retail staff, aviation, healthcare etc.

Topic choices may change over time as emerging issues arise in ELT that provide new opportunities as research options.

Allow at least 70 hours on each of the five modules to meet the course specification of 370 hours. The course can be completed in 4-6 months if your study time is almost continuous. Maximum completion time is 18 months from enrolment.

ASSESSMENT
Assessment is by four written assignments, one for each of the first four modules, plus two mini dissertations for Research Module 5. There are also short, non-assessed written mini tasks  to complete in Modules 1 to 4. These are designed by us to ensure you gain as much as possible in your understanding of the course. Your tutor gives you prompt feedback on your mini tasks. The submitted work is marked by LTTC in London and LTTC grades your Graduate Diploma from these results. LTTC aims to send your Graduate Diploma scroll within six weeks of receipt of your final assignment or dissertation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
A Certificate or Diploma in TESOL, CELTA or equivalent qualification of at least 100 hours study/assessment course hours.

RESOURCES
You will receive excellent and informative course notes and handouts to give you much more out of your course. These have been developed specifically by us for online study for this qualification, with comprehensive linkages to authoritative sources. You will also access our selection of videos of teachers delivering lessons, and you will be able to combine the theory of the approaches, methodologies and principles of language teaching with what you see in these videos.

COURSE FEE
British Pounds (GBP)590. GST/VAT does not apply.

The course fee includes full course notes, high quality handouts, distance tutoring, assignment feedback and recommending of module grades to London Teacher Training College, payment of your registration and course fees to London Teacher Training College, your Diploma scroll and transcript from London Teacher Training College, dispatch of these to your address, and all administration costs.

There is an option to pay by two payments, the first payment being GBP120 covering Module 1, the  second payment of GBP470 covering Modules 2, 3, 4 and 5. Your registration and course fees for London Teacher Training College are passed to them on receipt of your second payment.

On receiving a payment, we issue a receipt, then scan and email this to you. An invoice can be issued if requested.

From when your course fee payment is received by us there is a 14-day cooling-off period in which you are eligible to receive a FULL 100% refund of your payment.

APPLICATION, CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
You have a right to cancel your application by email for 14 days from us receiving your fee payment whereupon 100% of any course fees paid will be refunded. This is a ‘cooling down’ period.

This cancellation/refund policy complies with the UK Consumer Contracts Regulations, which came
into effect on 13 June 2014, implementing the Consumer Rights Directive in UK law. The
regulations apply to items bought online, at a distance, or away from a trader’s premises (for
example, at home or at work).

We refund 100% of your course fees if London Teacher Training College has not received all your assignments from us with our recommendations for module grades within 30 days of receipt of the last assignment from you.

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