ITTT’s 120-hour TESOL certificate is our most popular online course as it includes high-quality materials and results in certification that is internationally recognized and welcomed by employers all over the world. The course’s many popular features include the ability to set your own study schedule, so you can work at whatever pace you want. All our course graduates will also receive the benefit of ITTT’s extensive career support services for their entire ESL teaching career.
Once you have completed the enrolment process you will receive an email containing the details you need to log-in to your personal, restricted area of our online course system. When logged-in to the system you will have access to the course materials which you can choose to either study online or download to your own devices.
When you feel confident that you have fully absorbed the materials that accompany the first unit your understanding of the information will be evaluated before you move on and study the following unit. Upon successfully completing all the course units, you will then be required to complete a final summative task. This essay-style task will be submitted online for evaluation by a course tutor. Once the essay has been accepted, you will graduate from the course.
TESOL Course Aims
Our 120-hour course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of English language teaching. Once you have successfully completed this course, you should have developed a good understanding of English grammar, as well as learnt a variety of skills and techniques that will help you to design and present productive lessons in the classroom.
TESOL Course Content
The 120-hour course is divided into two main areas - teaching skills and language awareness. The teaching skills components provide details of the techniques and skills required by teachers in the classroom including teaching theories and methodologies, classroom management, lesson planning and how to test and evaluate your students’ progress. The language awareness components focus on grammar subjects such as the parts of speech and the English tense system, as well as other important subjects such as pronunciation.
This course consists of 20 units, carefully chosen and organized to ensure a gradual build up of knowledge whilst not overloading students with too much information at any one time. These units allow you to work through the course at a pace that suits your requirements.
120-hour TESOL Certification Course Units
- Introductory Unit
- Unit 1: Teachers and Learners
- Unit 2: Parts of Speech
- Unit 3: Theories, Methods and Techniques
- Unit 4: Present Tenses
- Unit 5: Managing Classes
- Unit 6: Past Tenses
- Unit 7: Teaching New Language
- Unit 8: Future Tenses
- Unit 9: Lesson Planning
- Unit 10: Video Lessons
- Unit 11: Teaching Receptive Skills
- Unit 12: Teaching Productive Skills
- Unit 13: Teaching Pronunciation & Phonology
- Unit 14: Course Books and Lesson Materials
- Unit 15: Evaluation and Testing
- Unit 16: Conditionals & Reported Speech
- Unit 17: Equipment and Teaching Aids
- Unit 18: Modals, Phrasal Verbs and Passive Voice
- Unit 19: Teaching Special Groups
- Unit 20: Troubleshooting
This course is designed to give you a great deal of flexibility. You will need to complete the course within six months, although you can work at whatever pace you want within this maximum time frame.
Our 120-hour TESOL course comes complete with online tutor support for the duration of your studies. Whenever you have a question or problem of any sort, you can contact an experienced tutor who will get back to you with prompt feedback and assistance. To ensure only minimal holdups your tutor will reply to all your queries via email within one working day.
TESOL Course Videos
To add to the information provided by our written materials, this course also includes access to various stimulating and informative videos presented by professional TESOL trainers. The videos cover many important topics to provide further insight into each course unit. We provide videos on the following areas:
- Teachers and Learners
- Parts of Speech
- Theories, Methods and Techniques
- The Present Tenses
- Classroom Management
- The Past Tenses
- The ESA Methodology
- The Future Tenses
- Lesson Planning
- ESA Demonstration Class 1
- ESA Demonstration Class 2
- Productive and Receptive Skills
- Pronunciation and Phonology
- Phonology Class Demonstration
- Course Books and Materials
- Evaluation and Testing
- Teaching Special Groups
- Conditionals and Reported Speech
- Modals and Passive Voice
Optional Teaching Practice
Another bonus with this course is that it includes the option of additional teaching practice without the need to attend a training center. This option allows you to further your teaching knowledge and gain some classroom experience before you start work in your first proper teaching Job. There are two different options to choose from:
Option 1: You can find a school or language center of your choice (either in-class or online) and teach your lessons there. The school will sign off that you have completed these lessons and your documents will be sent to ITTT for verification.
Option 2: You can find your own student/s and teach the lessons independently at a location of your choice, either face-to-face or remotely. You will need to video one of these sessions (1 hour) and send it to ITTT with your other documentation for verification.
Post-Course TESOL Job Guidance
ITTT will provide you with all reasonable assistance and guidance in finding a TESOL job after you have completed one of our courses. This includes the following support services:
- CV/Resume preparation
- Information on sources of TESOL vacancies
- TESOL Job search and application
- Preparation for interviews
- Free downloadable lesson plans and materials for teaching
We will provide these services on an ongoing basis throughout your teaching career.