Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • 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


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

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Course Overview

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

The Certificate IV TESOL course will train you to:

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

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.

Cert IV 10695NAT & Diploma 10688NAT - CORE UNITS
(All to be completed)
Unit Code Unit Name Nominal Hours
TESCIE001
Create a culturally inclusive learning environment
50
TESGAE001
Use the genre approach to teach English
60
TESTEG001
Teach English grammer
60
TESTSP001
Teach spelling and pronunciation
60
TESTSE001
Teach speaking
50
TESTRE001
Teach reading
60
TESTWE001
Teach writing
60
TESDRF001
Develop resource files
50
Cert IV 10695NAT - Elective UNITS
(one to be completed)
Unit Code Unit Name Nominal Hours
TESECL001
Teach ESL to ready childhood learners
80
TESPSLl001
Teach ESL to primary school-aged learners
80
TESTAL001
Teach ESL to teenage learners
80
TESMAD001
Use music, art and drama in TESOL
120
TESTEC001
Use technology to assist ESL learning
120
TESWWV001
Work with volunteers in ESL contexts
140
TESCBC001
Establish community based English calsses
150
Diploma 10688NAT - Specialisation UNITS
(All to be completed)
Unit Code Unit Name Nominal Hours
TESAMT001
Apply approaches and methods in TESOL
140
TESDTS001
Design and teach ESL syllabus
200
TESAEL001
Assess ESL learning
140
TESEAP001
Teach English for academic purposes
160
TESESP001
Teach English for specific purposes
160

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: