Certificate of Educational Studies

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Important information

Typology Training
Level Advanced
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 130h
Duration Flexible
Start Different dates available
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Training
  • Advanced
  • Distance Learning
  • 130h
  • Duration:
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Virtual classes

For the Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL Cert(ES)TESOL programme as a whole, the overall aim is to provide a thorough introduction to the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages and may be seen as an initial step on a modular pathway towards a more advanced TESOL qualification. Suitable for: The course is recommended to a wide range of people: those who are looking to establish a career in TESOL but have no ESOL teaching experience. practising teachers with no experience of TESOL who seek a practical introduction to English Language Teaching methodology and approaches. language graduates who are planning to teach at ESOL Summer schools. partners of professionals going to live abroad & who may wish to teach English


Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Distance Learning
Starts Different dates available
Distance Learning

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

For the Certificate programme a candidate needs to have a good general education up to the generally accepted level for university entrance. (In British terms this will include at least two passes at 'A' level.) Applicants without formal qualifications who have the ability to communicate clearly in English will also be considered.

What you'll learn on the course

Language awareness
Practice of TESOL
Practical Phonetics
Lesson Planning
Classroom management

Teachers and trainers (2)

Laura Walton
Laura Walton
Head of School

Terry Whitnell
Terry Whitnell
Head of Training

Course programme

Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL

The course is organised to provide a systematic approach which is simple yet thorough, easy to read and understand. Each module follows a series of simple steps with plenty of examples and guidance leading to practical self-assessment exercises followed by tutor-assessed activities. Facilities for guided self-revision are built in.

The distance-training programme consists of twenty-three modules comprising the following five units:

  • Study Skills
  • Language Awareness
  • The Practice of TESOL
  • Writing Instructional Objectives, Lesson Planning and Preparation
  • Practical Phonetics All the Training Link Online tutorial staff are extremely well-qualified and experienced in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
  • Aim of the Course
    For the Tlc Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL programme as a whole, the overall aim is to provide a thorough introduction to the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Additional information

Assessment and Award of the Certificate
Examination is by continuous assessment of the worksheet assignments for each unit module. There are no formal written examinations.
Re-submission of unsatisfactory assignments for regrading, except for Practical Phonetics, is at the discretion of each unit tutor and the Director of Examinations.
Award of the Certificate is restricted to those who successfully complete the course and all assessment assignments.
Certificate holders are entitled to use the postnominal designation Cert.(ES)TESOL. They may also use the ACTDEC level 2 Associate Teacher of ESOL qualification status title.

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