TESOL LEVEL 3 Course Contents
Unit 1: Study Skills (not assessed) – how best to organise your study time.
Personal motivation Planning and organising study time; timetabling, study periods, realistic planning Study techniques; making notes, concept maps, nuclear notes, mnemonics 5 step reading techniques; selection, recognition, extraction, organisation and transfer of information How the course works; role of tutor, tutor assessed and self-study tasks
Unit 2: The Study of English Module 1 – Deductive Analysis and use of grammars – parts of speech and grammatical terminology – the tense system, reported speech, active and passive Module 2 – Elements of pronunciation: intonation including rising and falling tones, sentence stress, weak forms – sounds of the language/phonology; word stress, schwa sound, phonemic chart – teaching a ‘pronunciation point’ Module 3 – Lexis selection: frequency and appropriacy – lexis formation: synonyms and antonyms, word stems, parts of speech including prefixes and suffixes
*Please note a full Back to Basics Grammar Resource is provided with this course
Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL Module 1 – Overview of ESOL issues – being a caring teacher, involving students, using realistic language, keeping the students attention, teacher talking time, correction, levels in ESOL teaching, visual aids, use of mother tongue; teaching for exams: Cambridge ESOL, Professional English Examinations, TOEFL etc; the role of grammar, classroom techniques, one to one teaching Module 2 – Listening and Reading: skills and the textbook, different kinds of listening, available materials – reading in a foreign language; types of reading, types of texts, writing comprehension questions, stages of reading activities, designing reading activities Module 3 – Speaking and Writing; what it’s like speaking in a foreign language, setting up speaking activities, types of speaking activities, discreet sound teaching, issues in teaching writing, the nature of writing as a skill, organising and planning writing activities Module 4 – Visual Aids; study of all the audio-visual aids available – production of your own flashcards and aids to be used with a simple flannel graph. Module 5 – Error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.
Unit 4 Classroom Management and Assessment Module 1 – Learning and teaching; seating, name, teacher talk time, use of questions, ways of differentiating, managing interruptions, learning styles – Lesson Stages and Plans Module 2 – Parts and stages of a lesson – time management, group, needs analysis, writing aims and objectives, predicting problems, sample lesson plans at a range of levels
BONUS UNIT: Young Learners (not assessed) Subjects covered in this unit are: – Differences between the ways in which adults and children learn – Features in the stages of development of Young Learners – Classroom management strategies for use in the Young Learners classroom – Teaching techniques for use with Young Learners
The Level 3 Certificate in TESOL is accredited by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a UK based Awarding Organisation. ALAP is an accrediting organisation that specialises in the ELT industry.
ALAP is supported by an esteemed Academic Panel who are all experts in the field of English Language Teaching. The ALAP panel oversee matters related to academic quality, ensuring that the value of an ALAP Certificate is upheld.
TESOL Course Aims
The overall aim of the Level 3 Certificate in TEFL is to provide a sound introduction to TEFL / TESOL and prepare you for teaching in the real world.
Minimum age requirement is 18
A candidate needs to meet at least one of the following requirements in order to apply for this course:
Evidence of having completed studies at an advanced level ( FCE, CAE, ..)
A result from an endorsed test of English proficiency ( IELTS band score 5.5 or equivalent)
A mock result of ESTA ( English Standard Test of Amirkabir University of Technology)
( band score 5.5 or higher)
Endorsement from a supervisor in your institute.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or ESTA test you can contact us