Diploma in TESOL

Training Qualifications UK

Duration: 160 hours

Mode of Study: Face to Face/ Fully Online

Nature: Part Time / Full Time



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Diploma in TESOL

A level-six OFQUAL-regulated diploma for teaching English to speakers of other languages



Britishey Training Centre offers a comprehensive, TQUK OFQUAL regulated Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course at Level Six. This advanced qualification is designed for English teachers who are keen to take their skills and expertise to the next level. With a focus on cutting-edge methodologies and practice, this course is a must for educators passionate about contemporary, innovative, and evidence-based teaching strategies.


Britishey Training Centre Diploma in TESOL Course is assessed through a combination of coursework and practical teaching experience. Coursework includes assignments, lesson plans that demonstrate participants’ understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the methodologies taught and teaching practice. The practical component of the assessment requires participants to teach and analyse their lessons, allowing them to receive valuable feedback on their implementation of the methods learned in the course.

Main Topics

1. Dealing with Disruptive Students

– Learn strategies for creating a positive classroom environment, setting expectations, and managing student behaviour.

2. Balancing L1 Use in the Classroom

– Understand when and how to incorporate students’ first language (L1) in the TESOL classroom for optimal learning outcomes.

3. Contrastive Analysis in Teaching

– Explore the benefits and challenges of comparing students’ native languages and English to enhance language learning and troubleshooting.

4. The Evolution of English Language Teaching (ELT)

– Trace the history and influential methodologies within the field of ELT.

5. Translation as a Teaching Tool

– Discover techniques for incorporating translation exercises to strengthen linguistic abilities and cultural understanding.

6. Engaging Students with Comics

– Uncover creative ways to use comics in language teaching for visual and contextual learning.

7. Integrating Films into Language Learning

– Investigate the use of films as valuable teaching resources and how to effectively incorporate them in the classroom.

8. Modernising the Grammar Translation Method

– Learn how to adapt the classic grammar translation method to improve students’ language acquisition.

9. Exploring Genre Analysis

– Enhance students’ understanding of different genres and their characteristics to build productive language skills.

10. Advanced Phonology Techniques

– Delve into phonological concepts such as globalisation, flipping, and contrastive stress for improved pronunciation.

11. Introducing Desuggestopedia

– Explore this psychological-based teaching method designed to break down barriers and enhance students’ learning potential.

12. Total Physical Response (TPR)

– Understand how TPR incorporates physical movement and commands to facilitate language learning and retention.

13. American and British Pronunciation Varieties

– Examine the differences between General American and Received Pronunciation, and learn strategies for teaching both.

14. Audiolingual Drilling Techniques

– Discover ways to improve student accuracy and fluency through targeted and engaging repetition exercises.

15. Teaching with Cuisenaire Rods

– Learn how to use Cuisenaire rods for kinaesthetic language learning and creating interactive learning experiences.

16. Spoken Grammar and the III Framework

– Develop an understanding of spoken grammar and the Interaction, Involvement and Intonation (III) framework for teaching authentic communication.

17. Gattegno’s Phonemic Charts

– Utilise Gattegno’s charts to teach students the relationship between sounds and symbols in English.

18. Teaching Unplugged Activities

– Explore the benefits of unplugged activities to enrich students’ language learning in a flexible, student-centred environment.

19. The Silent Way Methodology

– Discover the principles of the Silent Way and how its innovative techniques emphasize self-discovery in language learning.

20. Dogme ELT: Minimalist Teaching

– Gain insight into the Dogme approach, which focuses on meaningful, authentic communication in the language classroom.

21. Teaching Original Pronunciation

– Develop techniques for teaching original pronunciation to enhance historical understanding and pronunciation skills.

22. Navigating Poetry in the Classroom 1

– Explore methods for teaching poetry to develop students’ language skills, interpretation, and appreciation.

23. Community Language Learning (CLL)

– Discover this collaborative teaching method that emphasises language learning as a social process.

24. Dictogloss Activities

– Learn how to implement dictogloss activities in the classroom to improve students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

25. The ECRIF Framework

– Explore the Encounter, Clarify, Remember, Internalise, and Fluency (ECRIF) framework for comprehensive language learning.

26. Teaching Literature: A Language-based Approach

– Integrate literature into language teaching through careful analysis, discussion, and language-based activities.

27. Incorporating Novels into Language Teaching

– Learn effective strategies for using novels as authentic language resources, fostering critical thinking and cultural understanding.

28. Task-based Learning (TBL)

– Discover the principles of TBL and how to design and implement engaging, goal-oriented learning activities for language students.

29. Teaching Poetry in the Classroom 2

– Delve deeper into teaching poetry with an emphasis on advanced analysis, interpretation, and performance.

30. Enquiry-based Learning (EBL)

– Explore the benefits of fostering a culture of enquiry in which students actively investigate, critically analyze, and generate knowledge.

31. Project-based Learning (PBL)

– Understand how to implement PBL in the TESOL classroom, allowing students to collaboratively engage with a language-driven project.

32. Flipped Classrooms in TESOL

– Learn about the flipped classroom model and how this approach can enhance students’ language acquisition, engagement, and autonomy.

Why this Diploma in TESOL with Britishey?

Signing up for Britishey Training Centre Diploma in TESOL Course is an excellent decision for English teachers who are determined to improve their professional skills and stay up to date with the latest trends in language teaching. The course not only provides a comprehensive coverage of innovative teaching methodologies but also offers practical teaching experience, making it the perfect next step after the TEFL Level Five qualification.

By completing this course, participants will be well-prepared to:

1. Implement advanced teaching methodologies that cater to diverse learner needs and preferences.

2. Employ evidence-based strategies that significantly improve students’ language acquisition and retention.

3. Create engaging and purposeful learning environments that foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

4. Adapt to rapidly evolving standards and expectations in English language teaching.