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Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Level 5 Certificate (RQF)

Overview

  • Understand the essential principles of teaching English as a second language
  • Study the rules of standard English in a communicative context
  • Develop simple linguistic profiles
  • Gain a recognised level 5 qualification within a year
  • Teach English as a second language at home or abroad
  • Start an exciting new career

About your Course

Teaching English as a second language is a career like few others. You get to live and work in some of the most interesting countries in the world while teaching English.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to create engaging lessons for young people and adults alike. You will learn how to deliver the material, mark assignments and provide constructive feedback.

You will also learn about the relationship between linguistic form, function and meaning in standard English in a communicative context. And the principal concepts and terminology for describing the structure and use of English.

Through your studies, you will gain the skills needed to help your students learn the skills they need to live and work in English speaking countries.

Upon completion of this level 5 certificate, you will have gained an internationally recognised, Ofqual accredited qualification in teaching English as a second language.

Once qualified you will be eligible to apply for roles teaching English as a second language either in the UK supporting non-English speaking residents or overseas.

Getting Started

The Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language will equip you with teaching best practices and core skills to allow you to teach young people and adults in non-English speaking countries.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study online you are the one taking charge of your education. With no physical classes or timetables, you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Language Awareness and Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the relationship between linguistic form, function and meaning in standard English in a communicative context.
  • Understand the principal concepts and terminology for describing the structure and use of English.
  • Understand how to teach linguistic form, function and meaning in standard English for the purposes of communication.
  • Understand how linguistic form, function and meaning are integrated into language learning syllabi and programmes of study.
  • Understand how to assess learner competence in phonology, lexis and syntax in standard English.
  • Understand geographical varieties of English, including the emergence of English as a lingua franca.
  • Understand sources of interlingual interference.
  • Understand current written and spoken usage of standard UK English.
  • Be able to use reference resources, including own research into teaching points (language and skills) in teaching English as a Second Language.

Unit 2: Learner Profile

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to develop a simple linguistic profile and needs analysis for one learner using information from various sources.
  • Be able to prepare and teach a lesson of no more than 60 minutes for an individual learner to meet identified learning needs.
  • Be able to make recommendations for a learner’s study programme in at least one of the four main skills, including grammar and phonology.

Unit 3: Materials Investigation

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan simple classroom teaching materials and accompanying tasks.
  • Be able to produce simple classroom teaching materials and accompanying tasks.
  • Be able to deliver an English language class using own devised teaching materials and accompanying tasks.
  • Be able to evaluate own devised teaching materials and accompanying tasks to improve the content and style for future use.
  • Be able to contribute to evaluation discussions about the use of own devised teaching materials and tasks.

Unit 4: Teaching Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand current ESOL teaching approaches and methodologies for the teaching of English as a Second Language to groups with diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand classroom management techniques for the teaching of English as a Second Language to groups with diverse backgrounds.
  • Be able to create and use materials and teaching aids effectively to meet learner needs and learning objectives.
  • Understand a range of teaching materials, course books and print materials used in ESOL teaching.
  • Understand own development needs in relation to teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Unit 5: Unknown Language

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand learning experiences and the feelings of learners when learning a new language where there is little, or no use of the learners’ own first language.
  • Be able to evaluate language teaching that does not use learners’ first language for lesson delivery.
  • Be able to carry out contrastive analysis of the main elementary features of English and the taught language.

Requirements

Learners must be aged 18 or over to register on this qualification. Learners will hold a minimum Level 2 qualification in English Language (not literature) and will be a native or near-native speaker of English.

Assessment

This TESOL course consists of quizzes, videos and real-world classroom examples. Once you have completed the modules, you will be required to complete a final assessment to receive your qualification.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) (Qualification Number: 603/5112/3)

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners to gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

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Technical Requirements
  • Understand the essential principles of teaching English as a second language
  • Study the rules of standard English in a communicative context
  • Develop simple linguistic profiles
  • Gain a recognised level 5 qualification within a year
  • Teach English as a second language at home or abroad
  • Start an exciting new career

About your Course

Teaching English as a second language is a career like few others. You get to live and work in some of the most interesting countries in the world while teaching English.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to create engaging lessons for young people and adults alike. You will learn how to deliver the material, mark assignments and provide constructive feedback.

You will also learn about the relationship between linguistic form, function and meaning in standard English in a communicative context. And the principal concepts and terminology for describing the structure and use of English.

Through your studies, you will gain the skills needed to help your students learn the skills they need to live and work in English speaking countries.

Upon completion of this level 5 certificate, you will have gained an internationally recognised, Ofqual accredited qualification in teaching English as a second language.

Once qualified you will be eligible to apply for roles teaching English as a second language either in the UK supporting non-English speaking residents or overseas.

Getting Started

The Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language will equip you with teaching best practices and core skills to allow you to teach young people and adults in non-English speaking countries.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study online you are the one taking charge of your education. With no physical classes or timetables, you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Language Awareness and Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the relationship between linguistic form, function and meaning in standard English in a communicative context.
  • Understand the principal concepts and terminology for describing the structure and use of English.
  • Understand how to teach linguistic form, function and meaning in standard English for the purposes of communication.
  • Understand how linguistic form, function and meaning are integrated into language learning syllabi and programmes of study.
  • Understand how to assess learner competence in phonology, lexis and syntax in standard English.
  • Understand geographical varieties of English, including the emergence of English as a lingua franca.
  • Understand sources of interlingual interference.
  • Understand current written and spoken usage of standard UK English.
  • Be able to use reference resources, including own research into teaching points (language and skills) in teaching English as a Second Language.

Unit 2: Learner Profile

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to develop a simple linguistic profile and needs analysis for one learner using information from various sources.
  • Be able to prepare and teach a lesson of no more than 60 minutes for an individual learner to meet identified learning needs.
  • Be able to make recommendations for a learner’s study programme in at least one of the four main skills, including grammar and phonology.

Unit 3: Materials Investigation

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan simple classroom teaching materials and accompanying tasks.
  • Be able to produce simple classroom teaching materials and accompanying tasks.
  • Be able to deliver an English language class using own devised teaching materials and accompanying tasks.
  • Be able to evaluate own devised teaching materials and accompanying tasks to improve the content and style for future use.
  • Be able to contribute to evaluation discussions about the use of own devised teaching materials and tasks.

Unit 4: Teaching Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand current ESOL teaching approaches and methodologies for the teaching of English as a Second Language to groups with diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand classroom management techniques for the teaching of English as a Second Language to groups with diverse backgrounds.
  • Be able to create and use materials and teaching aids effectively to meet learner needs and learning objectives.
  • Understand a range of teaching materials, course books and print materials used in ESOL teaching.
  • Understand own development needs in relation to teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Unit 5: Unknown Language

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand learning experiences and the feelings of learners when learning a new language where there is little, or no use of the learners’ own first language.
  • Be able to evaluate language teaching that does not use learners’ first language for lesson delivery.
  • Be able to carry out contrastive analysis of the main elementary features of English and the taught language.

Learners must be aged 18 or over to register on this qualification. Learners will hold a minimum Level 2 qualification in English Language (not literature) and will be a native or near-native speaker of English.

This TESOL course consists of quizzes, videos and real-world classroom examples. Once you have completed the modules, you will be required to complete a final assessment to receive your qualification.

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) (Qualification Number: 603/5112/3)

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners to gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

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