TESOL Course General Information

Certificate IV in TESOL (10695NAT) & Diploma of TESOL (10688NAT)

Atiyeh Shariati Represents  LTi TESOL Cert IV and DIP TESOL in Iran and the Middle East.

TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Get a real TESOL qualification – do a course that will be recognised

  • LTi’s 10695NAT Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and 10688NAT Diploma of TESOL are accredited qualifications endorsed by the Australian government.
  • Internationally recognised and delivered.
  • Meets and exceeds NEAS requirements (the Australian governing body for English Language Teaching).
  • mix of theory and practical – all Cert IV graduates complete a minimum of 12 hours authentic practical placement with real ESL learners – Diploma graduates complete a minimum of 20 hours of practical placement!
  • Students can complete the course via Distance Education or at one of our class locations around Australia or overseas.

Don’t just learn about teaching – Get real experience!

  • Get hands on practical experience with placement in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class
  • Observe and work with an experienced ESL teacher.
  • Plan and teach at least 6 hours of classes.
  • Get fully equipped to go into the workforce straight after completion.
  • Get experience that you can put on your resume.
  • By the end of your course, we aim to make sure you feel confident in your ability to go into ESL classrooms all around the world and teach English.

Study with a Leader in the TESOL Industry

  • Over 15 years ago, LTi was the first organisation to receive Australian accreditation for a Certificate IV in TESOL course.
  • LTi has been responsible for delivering training across Australia (from Cairns to Perth), China, Malaysia, Korea, Iran, Singapore, plus distance students in various countries around the world.
  • LTi publishes a full suite of TESOL Training resources which are used by over 20 different national and international training organisations.
  • LTi regularly undergoes external checks to ensure it meets the Australian Quality Training Framework Standards.
  • LTi has frequent consultation with NEAS (the Australian governing body for English Language Teaching).
  • LTi is a not for profit organisation – student fees go straight back into developing better courses and resources, as well as providing national and international education opportunities.

Course Overview

LTi’s TESOL courses are designed by industry professionals to give you the skills, knowledge
and experience to teach English to speakers of other languages anywhere in the world.

The Certificate IV TESOL course will train you to:

  • Analyse the relationship between culture and learning
  • Understand English language and communication
  • Gain knowledge of the genre-based approach to teaching English
  • Plan lessons and classroom management strategies
  • Understand and teach grammar, spelling and pronunciation
  • Teach others to speak, listen to, read and write English
  • Evaluate English ability
  • Create, collect and collate teaching resources
  • Plus complete 1 elective (Cert IV students only)

The Diploma of TESOL course will train you in all of the above, plus:

  • Analysis of various TESOL approaches and methodologies – allowing you to customise your teaching strategies to different cultures and learners
  • Design and teach an ESL Syllabus (a connected series of lessons to form a curriculum) to suit a group or learners
  • Understand various forms of assessment
  • Select, modify and/or design and administer assessments
  • Teach English for academic purposes (e.g. for entry into University)
  • Teach English for specific purposes – learn to build custom English training courses for any requirement (e.g. Business, Nursing, etc.)

Both the LTi Certificate IV and Diploma of TESOL courses consists of theory and practical placement. This means you don’t only get the knowledge behind teaching English to speakers of other languages; you also get the hands -on experience by putting what you’ve learnt into practice in a real- life situation.

TESOL opens a world of opportunity for graduates to find teaching positions in Australia or Overseas. The LTi courses are recognised internationally as Australian government accredited courses (Cert IV code: 10695NAT, Diploma Code: 10688NAT).

For us, TESOL is a passion. So, when you study with us you’ll be taught by professionals who love to share their experiences and knowledge about teaching English to speakers of other languages.

To enrol in the Course there is no previous teaching experience or qualifications required. All you need is a sound level of English ability.

The TESOL Courses can be completed at one of our course locations around Australia or overseas or via Distance Learning.

Course Content

Certificate IV in TESOL students complete all core units + 1 elective unit.
Diploma of TESOL students complete all core + all specialisation units.

Entry Requirements

In order for you to gain entry into the LTi Certificate IV or Diploma of TESOL Course, you need to have a sound level of ability in written and spoken English. One of the below examples of evidence of English proficiency must be provided prior to enrolment in the course. The LTi
Admissions Team will then assess if you meet the course entry requirements based on the evidence provided.

Evidence of English proficiency examples include:

  • High School report results from year 12 level English
  • Senior Certificate showing a sound achievement (or above) in English
  • Completion of a tertiary level (Certificate III or higher qualification) Qualification (this must have been studied /completed in English)
  • Enrolment in other courses of study requiring equivalent or above levels of English ability (for example a University Bachelor Degree)
  • A result from an endorsed test of English proficiency (with an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent for Cert IV entry or 6.0 for Diploma entry)

If you are unable to provide evidence of English proficiency, please contact us to discuss what options are available. You may be asked to complete an entry test or participate in an interview over the phone or face to face

Practical Placement

As part of the course, you will take part in a practice teaching experience where you observe an experienced trainer teaching English to speakers of other languages and then actually plan and deliver your own English as a Second Language (ESL) lessons. This is so that you can demonstrate that you have the skills required to put the theory of the course into practice.
Your teaching will be observed by a qualified ESL teacher who will be able to provide you with feedback and support to help develop your teaching ability. At the end of the course, we want you to feel confident in your ability to teach when you enter an ESL classroom.

During your practical placement you will get to:

  • Observe teaching strategies and techniques
  • Gather lots of ideas for your own lessons
  • Know the ESL students that you will be teaching and get an idea of their current English proficiency level/s and their needs
  • Test what delivery style works best for you and the ESL students you teach
  • Apply what you learn in the course to real life situations

If you study the course via class delivery, your trainer may be able to assist you to arrange your practical placement. Alternatively, you may like to find your own suitable placement organisation (this will need to be approved by your trainer).

If you study the course via distance learning, it will be your responsibility to find a placement organisation, however LTi or your course facilitator maybe able to assist you to find a suitable Practice Teaching situation by way of suggesting institutions to approach, etc. In some cases, you may need to be willing to do things such as:

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