What is the TESOL Diploma course?

If you have already completed a standard TESOL course and are now looking for a qualification to advance your teaching career further, our online TESOL Diploma could be the ideal option. By adding this qualification to your CV/resume you can demonstrate to employers that you are a serious candidate for higher level teaching jobs.

Can I take the TESOL Diploma course without prior TESOL certification?

The advanced nature of the diploma course means it has been specifically designed to build on the subjects that you study in a standard TESOL certification course, meaning that an initial TESOL qualification is generally required. Teachers with extensive experience but no prior TESOL certificate may be eligible, however, if you sign-up for the diploma course now, you will also receive a free 120-hour online TESOL certification course.

Does the TESOL Diploma course come with tutor support?

This is your choice to make as the diploma course comes either with or without the support of an online tutor. If you choose the tutored version you will have the support of a highly experienced teacher trainer who will be on hand to offer tips and advice throughout the course and be available to answer any questions you may have. Trainees who are new to distance learning and have not experienced higher levels of academic study are advised to choose the tutored course as it requires a significant amount of independent motivation and academic aptitude.

How will I receive the TESOL Diploma course study materials?

As the TESOL Diploma is an online course, all the necessary materials can be found via our online training system. Please note that this course also requires a lot of independent research using the internet and other media sources.

How is the TESOL Diploma course assessed?

The course is organised into 12 individual modules. After you have worked through the first six modules you will take an online test based on the topics covered in those sections. Next, you study modules 7 to 11 which are also followed by a second test. The final module is a research project that will be submitted for assessment by an online tutor. You will receive your TESOL Diploma certificate once you have successfully completed both tests and the research project.

How quickly can I finish the TESOL Diploma course?

This course has a maximum time limit of 12 months from the day you start it. If you have plenty of time to study and are in a real hurry, it is theoretically possible to complete the course in around a month. The average completion time for the majority of trainees is eight and ten months.