250-hour TESOL Diploma

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OnTESOL Course + FREE Teaching IELTS Certificate Course

Enroll for an OnTESOL course with Headstart today! And get a free 20-hour Teaching IELTS Certificate course! (Offer is valid from 1st April, 2018 to 30th May, 2018)
Course Details

Course Outline

The 250-hour TESOL Diploma program will teach you how to use various lesson planning formats for different levels, how to use various approaches within the Communicative Language Teaching method, and how to fully replace the textbook with authentic material. By the end of this course, you will have the skills to adapt to any curriculum in the world and customize the lessons to your students’ needs. This program also provides the most comprehensive training in grammar and phonology.


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

The 250-hour TESOL Diploma is an extended course with a total of 3 exams, 19 assignmentsand 10 tasks.

Grammar Module: 65 hours

After completing this module, you will understand complex grammar structures and be able to identify common students’ mistakes, answer students’ grammar questions and produce effective grammar lesson plans at different levels in the methodology module.
  • Chapter 1 Parts of speech
  • Chapter 2 Nouns
  • Chapter 3 Pronouns
  • Chapter 4 Articles, determiners & Quantifiers
  • Chapter 5 Tenses
  • Chapter 6 Sentences and clauses
  • Chapter 7 Conjunctions
  • Chapter 8 Conditionals
  • Chapter 9 Reported Speech
  • Chapter 10 Passive Voice
  • Chapter 11 Gerund and Infinitive
  • Chapter 12 Modal verbs
  • Chapter 13 Verbs
  • Chapter 14 Prepositions
  • Chapter 15 Adjectives
  • Chapter 16 Adverbs
  • Chapter 17 Comparisons

Methodology Module: 120 hours

This module will take you through all the stages of planning and delivering effective ESL lessons.
  • Introduction to First Language Acquisition
  • Chapter 1 Approaches to Language Teaching
  • Chapter 2 The First Class
  • Chapter 3 Communicative Approach
  • Chapter 5 Elicitation Techniques: Concept questions
  • Chapter 6 Lesson Planning: Practice Stage
  • Chapter 7 Lesson Planning: Production Stage
  • Chapter 8 Teaching Vocabulary
  • Chapter 9 How to Write a Lesson Plan
  • Chapter 10 Class Observation
  • Chapter 11 Teaching Skills: Speaking
  • Chapter 12 Teaching Skills: Listening Comprehension
  • Chapter 13 Teaching Skills: Reading Comprehension
  • Chapter 14 Teaching Skills: Writing
  • Chapter 15 Correcting Students Mistakes
  • Chapter 16 Classroom Management
  • Chapter 17 Evaluation and testing
  • Chapter 18 Using Authentic Material

Phonology Module: 65 hours

Gain an in-depth understanding of phonological features (articulation of sounds, linking sounds, intonation, assimilation, elision, etc.) to be able to identify students’ pronunciation problems and use various techniques to correct students’ oral mistakes.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to the topic
  • Chapter 2 Getting to know the anatomy of the mouth
  • Chapter 3 The English Vowels
  • Chapter 4 The English Consonants
  • Chapter 5 Voicing
  • Chapter 6 The phoneme
  • Chapter 7 The syllable
  • Chapter 8 Connected Speech
  • Chapter 9 Strong and Weak forms of the syllable
  • Chapter 10 Word Stress
  • Chapter 11 Compound words
  • Chapter 12 Sentence stress
  • Chapter 13 Intonation
  • Chapter 14 Teaching pronunciation

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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