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Preliminary Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL

No better first step ACTDEC Level 2

This is a course for anyone seeking an excellent introduction to the world of TESOL. Even though it covers far more ground than many certificate distance programmes on offer, some schools and teaching institutions would not consider it a formal teaching qualification though a number of private schools and academies abroad find it perfectly acceptable.

Who it's for: Backpackers, gap-year students, anyone seeking a taste of a teaching career, teaching assistants, any ESOL teacher seeking a value-for-money course to hone their skills.

What's included?

Internet delivered course material in 9 modules, Answer Keys & Worksheets Course set books:
  1. English Teachers Handbook
  2. Practice of ELT Grammar
  3. Practice Activities
Course Handbook and document booklet Postage of books, tutored worksheets, certificates.
  • Marking, grading and tutoring of all nine module worksheets with tutor written comment
  • Registration for award of the Eurolink Examinations Board Certificate
  • Registration for award of the ACTDEC Level One Certificate
  • Free access to the Students' Area including the Student Forum

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The programme consists of three introductory units each comprising three separate modules which cover:

  • The Practice of TESOL
  • The Teaching of Pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
No better first step

This distance course takes approximately 70 hours to complete and leads to the Preliminary Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL. Holders of the certificate may use the ACTDEC Level 1 TESOL Assistant qualification title and the postnominal designation Pre-Cert.(ES)TESOL.

Accreditation

The Preliminary Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL is accredited by ACTDEC at Level 1.

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Sample Material

View some sample material from this course.

Duration

No two people work at the same pace, have similar commitments or study time available. You can pace yourself and work as quickly as you wish or take as long as you need. The Pre-Cert.(ES)TESOL takes on average 70 hours to complete. With full-time study (16-20 hours weekly) it is possible to complete the programme in a month or less. On a purely part-time basis (9-12 hours weekly) the course can be completed in seven to eight weeks.

Assessment and Award of the Certificate

Examination is by continuous assessment of the worksheet assignments for each unit module. There are no written examinations.

Re-submission of unsatisfactory assignments for regrading (except the 'Sounds of English') is at the discretion of the unit tutor and Director of Examinations.

Award of the Certificate is restricted to those who successfully complete the course and all assessment assignments.

The following are sample certificates from this course:
ACTDEC Level 1 Certificate Preliminary Certificate

Eligibility

Applications are welcomed from teachers, graduates of all disciplines, including non-native speakers, and other professionals. Training Link Online is also happy to encourage applicants without formal qualifications who have the ability to communicate clearly in English.

Regulations and Syllabus

A copy of the formal regulations and syllabus for the Pre-Cert.(ES)TESOL is available separately.

Course Fees

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Finding a job

Even though it covers far more ground than many certificate distance programmes on offer, some schools and teaching institutions would not consider it a formal teaching qualification though a number of private schools and academies abroad find it perfectly acceptable.

More information about finding a job »

 

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