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ESOL

TESOL and Grammar Awareness Introduction

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Evening

Duration 16 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

Cost £246
(see funding options)

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Course overview

This course is for people who are interested in taking up a career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or for people working with ESOL learners. The course covers basic language awareness for the classroom; language learning in different contexts and introduces ESOL methodology. You will gain hands-on experience in the teaching industry through observing an experienced teacher in class and taking part in group activities and discussions. This provides good preparation for initial teacher training qualifications such as a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). The course also includes the SQA Professional Development Award Introduction to Tutoring ESOL (ITESOL). 

What you will learn

  • General introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages (including methodology and materials)
  • An introduction to the analysis of English for teaching purposes
  • Develop awareness of the terminology used in English Language Teaching (ELT) classrooms and materials (in terms of grammar and methodology)
  • The course is useful preparation for those intending to take an initial teacher training course such as CELTA or PDA TESOL

How the course is assessed

  • Complete a short pre-task in preparation for each session (given one week in advance) 
  • Write up and submit tasks based on the observation  
  • Complete four PDA assessment tasks 
  • Complete a course review form 
  • Attend a minimum of 13 sessions 

Number of days per week

  • 1 evening per week (Tuesday 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 2 passes at SCQF Level 5

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Acceptance is based on entry requirements and personal statement.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) 
  • Professional Development Award (PDA) 
  • TESOL 
  • Trinity CertTESOL 

Career options

  • Progress to initial teacher training courses such as CELTA
  • Work as a tutor or classroom assistant in an ESOL context

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Sighthill Campus Evening 27/08/24 16 Weeks £246

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