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Certificate IV in TESOL

Course Code: TESOL40649SA

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Share the Gift of the English Language with the Certificate IV in TESOL!

Becoming qualified in teaching English as a second language is an exciting and life-changing career move.  The Certificate IV in TESOL course is the qualification of choice for anyone wishing to:

  • Teach English around the world
  • Teach English to international students in Australia
  • Add 'English as a Foreign Language' to their teaching portfolio

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What Will you Learn in the Certificate IV in TESOL?

The Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will solidify your knowledge of the English language, including identifying basic grammatical concepts, terminology and traditional meta-language.

In our TESOL courses you will learn to design and develop learning strategies, and to design and create learning resources in able to assist your future international students in developing their English competencies.  This course is designed to give you the the skills you need for teaching English as second language in Australia, or throughout the world.

Learn to pass on the gift of your language to other cultures, enhancing their self-confidence and developing their skills! Inspire Education’s TESOL courses will provide you first-class training and student support while you undertake your studies in the Certificate IV in TESOL.

Course Outline & Structure – Certificate IV in TESOL

The Certificate IV in TESOL is comprised of 5 core units.  It is an internationally recognised qualification in teaching English to international students and a wonderful qualification to have in your employability ‘tool kit’.

Core Units include (5 total):

AABBH – Design and deliver an ESL teaching program
AABBK – Design and develop an ESL learning framework
AABBM – Plan an integrated lesson using communicative language teaching methodology
AABBL – Identify and use basic grammatical concepts and traditional meta language
AABBG – Demonstrate understanding of the basic terminology of traditional grammar

During  your studies, you will be required to organise and complete at least 6 hours of practical delivery with a minimum of four ESL (English as a Second Language) students.

Inspire’s TESOL Courses are delivered online so that learners can complete their qualification as fast as they would like to.  Because of this students are able to complete our Certificate IV in TESOL courses from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or in fact anywhere in Australia at times that are most convenient online.

Entry Requirements

All applicants wishing to undertake Inspire’s Certificate IV in TESOL course must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language competence, both written and spoken.  This applies to both native or non-native English speakers.  This requirement is to ensure that applicants have the required skills to undertake the course.   Applicants must either:
• Have evidence of year 12 English equivalent or greater qualification.
• Where evidence of year 12 English equivalent or greater cannot be provided applicants will need to pass Inspire Education’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy Entry Assessment before commencing the TESOL course.
• Applicants must have, as a minimum, completed Year 12 or equivalent and be 18 years or older.

Successful applicants will demonstrate at interview and in pre-interview language tasks:
- An appropriate awareness of the English language as it is used and its difficulties for learners
- An ability to analyse language at a suitable level and to express ideas clearly
- A willingness to engage in discussion of teaching/learning approaches
- Self-awareness and flexibility of approach.
- Willingness to interact, listen and respond appropriately
- An ability to take pressure and maintain positive rapport
- A competence in written and spoken English that will enable them to teach the language to students without causing error.

You will need to have:
• Access to a computer (PC or Mac) with Internet
• Adobe Flash Player 7
• Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
• Microsoft Word 97 or later (for PC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. During the enrolment process a potential Learner may complete a checklist and discuss any prior evidence before commencing training to determine if they are eligible for RPL.

Certificate IV in TESOL Course Training Schedule

The Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers to Other Languages TESOL course is offered as either a blended-delivery course (5 day workshop with home study/practical placement), or through online/distance-learning.

The Blended-Delivery Cert IV TESOL Course consists of a 5 day face-to-face workshop whereby a large portion of the coursework and assessment is completed in class.  It allows a maximum of 6 months to complete the remaining assessments through home study and practical placement after the course (although most aim to complete much faster than this).

Blended-delivery courses are offered at various times in many cities throughout the year. Please ENQUIRE NOW (FORM ON LEFT) to receive our pricing, specials, and find out our upcoming Certificate IV in TESOL workshops near you.

Alternatively, which such busy schedules many students prefer to study at their own pace from the comfort of their own home.  As such, our online  Cert IV in TESOL course if our most popular delivery method.  You will have 12 months to complete the course from your enrolment date through distance learning and can enrol in your course straight away.  Inspire Education offers a continual student intake on this basis and our online TESOL course uses a range of multimedia learning resources as well as other online resources such as student forums to keep you on track. There are a total of 214 nominal hours for this course. This equals approximately 4 hours of study per week for the online course, however you may work at your own pace and complete your course faster if you’d like!

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