Internationally Employer
Recognised Courses

Australian standards, internationally employer recognised
and are sufficient to teach English overseas.

What is the foundation TESOL teacher certification?

It is the first mandatory part of the various TESOL programs offered by the ATA TESOL College. For example, it is part 1 of the 2-part Program 1 (Advanced TESOL Teacher Certificate which is 120 hours). It is classed as a 60-hour course as it takes at least 60 hours to complete.

Standard TESOL Foundation Course

The core “Standard TESOL Course” qualifies you to teach English overseas. Material covers TESOL communication, conversation, listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar, and overseas employment. Specifically, we will cover these topics:

  • Preparing to teach English overseas
  • 40 Classroom TESOL approaches and methods
  • Conversation, pronunciation and communication
  • Listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Lesson planning and teacher preparation
  • Phonology and linguistics
  • Grammar review
  • Communicative approach
  • Activity-based learning
  • Promoting dynamic student/teacher interaction
  • Pedagogy
  • Teacher and student role reversal
  • Video training and analysis
  • Music, song, and media for language acquisition
  • Teaching philosophy (positive attitude, humour)
  • English for special purposes (courses and career options)
  • Overseas teaching/work/travel information and tips
  • Culture shock
  • Finding an English teaching job overseas
  • Current employment contacts and connections
  • Obtaining tutoring contracts in addition to your regular TESOL employment
  • Teaching/tutoring locally
  • TESOL and the internet
  • The hidden secrets on how to make the most money possible while teaching overseas

Electives

The Elective courses have been designed to make you more marketable as well as teach you specialty skills.
We offer 15 elective units. There is a brief description of each of these below.
All electives are 60 credit hours long, and all are available online or by correspondence, worldwide.

* These courses are up to Australian standards, internationally employer recognised and are sufficient to teach English overseas.
All electives for industry courses are self-paced and approximately 60 hours per elective.
*subject to availability

(120 Hours) | Foundation Course + 1 Elective

Our 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate program is designed for individuals who desire to travel and teach conversational English internationally. These programs are popular for people ready to grab their backpacks for a year or two abroad. An unparalleled life-changing experience awaits you!

What you’ll learn

  • pronunciation, conversation and communication
  • listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • lesson planning and teaching preparation
  • grammar review and student evaluations
  • activity-based learning and more

(240 Hours) | Foundation Course + 3 Electives

It’s not often that doing a course can lead to a free pass to travel the world but consider this it! The Professional TESOL Certificate will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to teach English overseas.

You will learn the fundamentals of English such as grammar and pronunciation along with the basics of teaching such as planning lessons and activities and evaluating students.

What you’ll learn

  • pronunciation, conversation and communication
  • listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • lesson planning and teaching preparation
  • grammar review and student evaluations
  • activity-based learning and more

(360 Hours) | Foundation Course + 5 Electives

The Advanced TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Diploma course is our most popular TESOL program and is designed for people who are professional, career-minded, may it be teaching globally or locally. For the more lucrative and prestigious employment opportunities, the advanced TESOL Diploma is an achievement of “academic excellence” with more employment options in higher-level positions.  The course contains everything you need to teach conversational English. You will be taught everything from the basics such as language and grammar to planning lessons and activities.

With a TESOL Diploma, you can expand your TESOL knowledge base, upgrade your TESOL credentials, and elevate your pay.

What you’ll learn

  • pronunciation, conversation and communication
  • listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • lesson planning and teaching preparation
  • grammar review and student evaluations
  • activity-based learning and more

(600 Hours) | Foundation Course + 9 Electives

The Professional TESOL Diploma Program is designed for people who love language teaching and wish to make a longer term career from teaching English and TESOL administration. ESL teachers and academics worldwide also take our Diploma programs to enhance their present credentials or to make the transition from local to overseas employment.

You will be trained the basics of the English language such as pronunciation and grammar along with the fundamentals of teaching such as lesson planning and working with students.

If you’re already an ESL teacher, this will expand your skill set and credentials even further.

What you’ll learn

  • pronunciation, conversation and communication
  • listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • lesson planning and teaching preparation
  • grammar review and student evaluations
  • activity-based learning and more

(60 Hours) | Foundation Course + Online Teaching Workshop (online course only)

Our 60-hour English Language Teaching Online Program has been developed for teachers who wish to teach English to foreign students online.

Program includes:

  • a) Foundation Program
  • b) Online teaching workshop

(960 Hours) | Foundation Course + 15 Electives

Our 960-hour Ultimate TESOL Program was developed for anyone who wants to further their knowledge and excel in every opportunity that there is to know about TESOL. This program is designed for people who love language teaching and wish to make a long-term career from teaching English. ESL teachers and academics worldwide also take our Diploma programs to enhance their present credentials or to make the transition from local to overseas employment. Expand your TESOL knowledge base, upgrade your TESOL credentials, start your own Private Tutoring service and elevate your salary with an ATA Ultimate TESOL Program.

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