The online TEFL Diploma course is our most advanced online TEFL certification. This course is designed for teachers who are already TEFL certified and who want to further their training and knowledge by gaining a higher qualification.
There are many good reasons to take our online TEFL Diploma course including:
- To enhance your development and knowledge as an EFL teacher.
- The potential to earn a higher income.
- The opportunity to obtain a more prestigious teaching position.
TEFL Diploma Course Content
The course is divided into 11 separate modules as outlined below:
- Course outline
- Module 1: Study Skills
- Module 2: A Brief History of ELT
- Module 3: Second Language Acquisition
- Module 4: Course Design
- Module 5: Discourse Analysis
- Module 6: Material Design
- Module 7: Phonology
- Module 8: Assessment Methods
- Module 9: Classroom Management
- Module 10: Embedding Learning Technologies
- Module 11: Continuing Professional Development
- Summative Task (Thesis)
All course modules require roughly 21 hours of study. The final summative task is a research-based thesis which generally requires about 20 hours of study. Therefore, you should expect the course to take around 250 hours to complete.
TEFL Diploma Course Aims
The online TEFL Diploma course is designed to give you a clearer understanding of your role as an EFL teacher and covers a wide variety of subjects, from material design to different learning theories.
As you progress through the course you should find that you gradually improve your general research skills and your overall writing ability. You should also develop several other transferable skills that you will find useful both in and out of the classroom.
Diploma Course Assessment
Your understanding of the course will be continuously assessed as you work through the modules. After you have studied each individual module you will complete a multiple choice test that covers the information from that section. Your answers for each module test will be automatically marked and the results displayed on a bar chart. This assessment procedure will apply to all eleven of the course modules. To finish the course you will need to submit a research thesis as outlined in the summative task.
Upon successful completion of the eleven course modules and the summative task, you will receive your online TESOL/TEFL Diploma certificate.
Choosing the tutored option for the diploma course means you will have access to the support and assistance of an experienced online tutor for the duration of your studies. You will be able to contact your tutor at any time with any questions or problems you may have, and they will respond with helpful advice as quickly as possible. Your course tutor will be one of our highest qualified and most experienced teacher trainers. They will have been a practicing EFL teacher and have at least ten years of EFL teaching and training experience.
TEFL Diploma Course Pre-requisites
To enrol on this advanced level course you must:
- Have completed a TEFL or equivalent certificate course.
- Be or have been a practicing teacher.
- Be able to finish all the course content and projects within one year.
Post Course Job Guidance
At ITTT we pledge to provide all the help and assistance we can to ensure you find a TEFL job once you have completed your course. This includes the following:
- Resume/CV preparation guidance.
- How to find TEFL employment vacancies.
- How to best apply for TEFL jobs.
- Interview preparation guidance.
We will provide this assistance and more for the duration of your teaching career.
TEFL Diploma Special Offer:
Enrol on our online TEFL Diploma course before the end of this month and receive a 120-hour TEFL certificate course free of charge. Diploma course applicants that are already TESOL/TEFL certified can choose either the CTEYL or CTBE courses as their free course option.
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Why Choose a TEFL/TESOL Course with Teaching practice?
Taking one of our courses with an additional Practicum (CTPR) option offers a number of advantages to graduates. These include a greater range of skills covered by your training and in some situations the advantage of having teaching practice experience, which some employers prefer.
Participants will teach real English Language Learners (ELLs) over a range of topics. There are a couple of options to how the lessons are undertaken and reported upon. You can either:
Find a school or language center of your choice (either in-class or online) and teach your lessons there. The school will sign off that you have completed these lessons and your documents will be sent to ITTT for verification, or you find your own ELL student/s and teach the lessons independently at a location of your choice, either face to face or remotely (via Skype, Zoom, etc.). You will video one of these sessions (1 hour) and send it to ITTT with your other documentation for verification.
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