Certificate IV in TESOL

Course Code: TESOL40649SA

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

The nationally accredited 40649SA Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course 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’.

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Where Can the Certificate IV in TESOL Take Your Career?

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

Course Delivery Options

Inspire offers TWO delivery options for you to undertake your Cert IV in TESOL …

  1. Online Learning
    The most effective and popular method of delivery is through Online Learning. This way you can start your TESOL course as soon as possible, and study at your own pace. You will have 12 months to complete the course from your enrolment date through online learning. Inspire has a continual intake of students on this basis.
  2. Blended Delivery
    The blended-delivery TESOL course offers a 5 day face-to-face workshop run in many major Australian cities throughout the year. During this week you will complete the majority of projects required for the course, and will have 6 months to finish the remaining assessment tasks at your own pace via online learning and practical placement. Workshops are offered on various dates throughout the year.

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.

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What Will you Learn in the TESOL Course?

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

Course Clustering: Our Cert IV TESOL course design uses a “clustered” approach. This means we have combined our course into just three workbooks: Knowledge; Design; and Delivery (instead of 5 separate units). This holistic approach means that our students are able to study at a good pace and gain an understanding quicker because learning and assessment tasks are not duplicated across multiple units.

Nominal Hours:  There are a total of 620 nominal hours for this course. This equals approximately 12 hours of study per week for the online 12 month course, however you may work at your own pace and complete your course faster if you’d like!

Assessment Methods:  Assessment is conducted using a combination of written questions and activities, document gathering, and observation to give you maximum opportunity to develop your English teaching skills and knowledge.

TESOL40649SA Course units

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

Entry Requirements

To enter Inspire Education’s Certificate IV in TESOL you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have completed Year 12 schooling or equivalent
  • Demonstrate an acceptable level of both written and spoken English language competence (see more on this below)

These requirements apply to both native or non-native English speakers and ensures that applicants have the required skills to undertake the course successfully.   To demonstrate English language skills you must:

  • Have evidence that you completed Year 12 English (equivalent or greater qualifications are acceptable)

OR

  • 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.

During interview and in pre-interview language tasks successful applicants will show:

  • 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.

Resources

To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Online Course Materials and Resources
  • Multimedia Learning Resources
  • Online Forums, FAQs and Student Community
  • Templates and Extra Handouts
  • Ongoing Trainer Support via Phone and Student Messaging System

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A Computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (a minimum reliable speed of 5mbps is recommended)
  • Google Chrome Web Browser
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player
  • Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel 97 or later and Windows Media Player (or equivalent)
  • Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone or video recorder) OR Access to an industry qualified (TESOL, CELTA, TEFL etc.) observer to watch your practical assignments
  • At least 4 students who are ESL (English Second Language) Learners
  • A classroom or simulated classroom
  • Physical resources appropriate to the teaching professions

Note: A Laptop/Notebook is required for Blended courses. Please contact Inspire before your course start date if you need to hire one.

Remember, during your studies you will be required to arrange and complete at least 6 hours of workplace practical delivery with a minimum of four ESL students.

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate IV in TESOL is suitable for anyone looking to gain employment as an ESOL teacher or tutor in Australia or overseas. Please note, to teach in Australia additional professional teaching qualifications and experience may be required.  Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your English Teaching skills, with courses such as:

Upon completion, possible further training includes:

  • Diploma of TESOL

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

TESOL Courses Locations and Timetables

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Victoria

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