120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate

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Course Details

Course Outline

The Advanced TESOL Certificate course provides trainees with the professional lesson planning skills that they need to teach English in any part of the world. This course will prepare you to use the Communicative Approach to teach fun and effective lessons. Learn to plan lessons that integrate grammar and vocabulary topics with speaking, writing, listening, and reading activities so that your students learn the rules of the English language while communicating in English!


TESL Canada
TESL Canada was set up in the 1990’s to raise the standards of the English Language Teaching (ELT) industry in Canada. Today, TESL Canada is the leading accrediting organization in Canada for TESOL / TESL / TEFL training and one of the most highly recognized accrediting organizations in the world. You can use your TESL Canada certification to teach English in Canada or go abroad with an internationally recognized credential.
Accreditation for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC)
ACTDEC is an independent body whose function is to provide frameworks and accreditation structures for providers of ELT teacher training through online or blended provision. This mission is motivated by recognition of the need for such globally available provision to be measured and monitored for the benefit of course providers, employers and students.

Course Curriculum

There are 9 assignments and 2 tests in the Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate course. You will pass the course after completing all the required tests and assignments.

Module 1: The Adult Learner

This module includes the following topics:

  • Introductory Unit
  • Adult Teaching and Learning
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Learning styles

There are two reflective essays in this module.

Module 2: The Study of The English Language

2a – Grammar
  • Chapter 1 Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2 Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3 Nouns
  • Chapter 4 Pronouns
  • Chapter 5 Adjectives- Determiners and Articles
  • Chapter 6 Adverbs
  • Chapter 7 Verbs
  • Chapter 8 Conjunctions
  • Chapter 9 Prepositions
  • Chapter 10 Tenses
  • Chapter 11 Ideas for Teaching grammar
2b – Phonology
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Phonology
  • Chapter 2 Introduction to Phonemes
  • Chapter 3 Getting to Know the Anatomy of the Mouth
  • Chapter 4 Vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs
  • Chapter 5 Consonants
  • Chapter 6 Sentence Stress
  • Chapter 7 Intonation
  • Chapter 8 Teaching pronunciation
A final test must be submitted at the end of each section.

Module 3: The Theory and Methodology of TESOL

Methodology is the most important module in the 120-hour TESOL certificate course. You will have to complete 7 assignments, which will require you to develop activities, create full lesson plans, and write reflective essays on recorded ESL lessons.

  • Chapter 1: The First Class
  • Chapter 2: Approaches to Language Teaching
  • Chapter 3: The Communicative Approach
  • Chapter 4: Teaching Skills – Speaking
  • Chapter 5: Teaching Grammar
  • Chapter 6: How to Write a Lesson Plan
  • Chapter 7: Teaching Vocabulary
  • Chapter 8: Teaching Skills – Listening
  • Chapter 9: Teaching Skills – Reading
  • Chapter 10 Teaching Skills – Writing
  • Chapter 11: Using Authentic Material
  • Chapter 12: Correcting mistakes
  • Chapter 13: Classroom Management
  • Chapter 14: Testing and Assessment in the ESL Classroom
  • Special Video Observation Chapter

20-Hour Teaching IELTS Certificate Course

Help your students approach the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with confidence to get the best possible results! In this course, you will find detailed information about the IELTS test and you will also explore strategies and techniques to teach all four papers (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking). You will have access to materials for online practice to help you prepare your IELTS lessons.

On completion of the course, you will receive a 20-hour Teaching IELTS Certificate awarded by Coventry House International-OnTESOL.

Chapter 1: What is IELTS?

  • About IELTS
  • IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
  • Overview of IELTS Modules

Chapter 2: The Reading Test

  • Characteristics
  • Differences between the Academic and General Reading modules
  • Reading test assessment
  • Types of questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Identification of detailed information or facts
  • Matching information, headings, features and sentence endings
  • Gap completion
  • Sentence completion
  • Table, summary, flow chart, diagram label completion
  • Short answer questions

Chapter 3: The Writing Test

  • Characteristics
  • Writing test assessment
  • Writing tasks
  • Essay writing (General and Academic)
  • Letter writing (General)
  • Graphs, table, chart or diagram description
  • Learner’s problems- Correcting written mistakes

Chapter 4: The Listening Test

  • Characteristics
  • Listening assessment
  • Types of listening tasks
  • Multiple choice
  • Matching
  • Labeling
  • Summary completion
  • Sentence completion
  • Short answer questions
  • Learner’s problems

Chapter 5: The Speaking Test

  • Characteristics
  • Speaking assessment
  • Types of speaking tasks
  • Developing fluency. Pronunciation tips
  • Developing vocabulary

Final project: Lesson plan on a given topic

Modes OF Assessment
The topics will be assessed through one final assignment, which consists of a lesson plan. This final lesson plan should show comprehension of lesson planning format (aims, objectives, assumptions, anticipated problems and solutions, interactive patterns and timing), lesson plan procedure containing strategies and techniques to help IELTS students to improve their examination skills, and assessment strategies to determine if the students achieved the intended outcome.
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