Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • 11021NAT – Certificate IV in English Language Teaching (TESOL)
  • Atiyeh Shariati Represents LTi TESOL Cert IV and DIP TESOL in Iran and the Middle East

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Course Overview

To be awarded the 11021NAT – Certificate IV in English Language Teaching (TESOL), you must complete:

Nine (9) core units:

One (1) Elective Unit (from 6 available electives choices):

12 hours of practical placement (6 hours of observation + 6 hours of practice teaching)

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:

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:

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: