International TESOL Diploma

Looking for the competitive edge in ESL/IELTS teaching? Enrol in TESOL Australia’s International TESOL Diploma and get the very best in TESOL training. This internationally recognized TESOL Diploma will give you the teaching expertise and practical teaching skills to be a highly sought after ESL/IELTS teacher overseas, online, and as a private tutor.

Additionally, by learning how to prepare ESL students for the IELTS test you increase your overseas and online employability as well as, earning potential as millions of ESL students worldwide undertake the IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency yearly (over 2 million tests were taken globally, last year alone).

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Course Curriculum: 7 Units

Nominal Study Hours:

400 hours

Teaching Practicum:

6 Hours



Qualification: Internationally recognized and accepted (NOT – ASQA/nationally accredited)

Note: A bachelor degree or higher in any discipline in addition to Certificate IV in TESOL is required, to teach in Australian accredited (ASQA/NEAS/CRICOS) language schools.

Unit Descriptors

Unit 1: Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

  • Introduction to the TESOL industry
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • The 6 Language Levels
  • Teaching skills
  • Placement tests

Unit 2: TESOL Methodology

  • TESOL Methodology
  • Lesson planning
  • Teaching with course books
  • Developing lesson resources
  • Games for the TESOL classroom
  • Websites with free resources

Unit 3: Linguistics

  • The history of the English language
  • Branches of linguistics
  • Grammar terminology
  • Teaching with audio/visual technology
  • Teaching with music and song
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Unit 4: Communication, Teaching Children, Adults, Business and Online

  • Communication in the TESOL classroom
  • Teaching the four language skills
  • Teaching children
  • Teaching adults
  • Teaching business English
  • Teaching online

Unit 5: IELTS Introduction

  • Introduction to IELTS
  • Overview of the IELTS test
  • The IELTS Listening test
  • The IELTS Speaking test
  • The IELTS Reading test
  • The IELTS Writing test
  • In-depth analysis of the IELTS Speaking bands
  • Marking mock IELTS Speaking testsz
  • In-depth analysis of the IELTS Writing bands
  • Marking mock IELTS Writing tests
  • Conversion of the IELTS Listening test
  • Conversion of the IELTS Reading test
  • Administering mock IELTS tests
  • Preparing reports and study plans for IELTS students

Unit 6: IELTS Business Development and Resources

  • How to start an IELTS Teaching business
  • How to market your IELTS teaching business
  • How to develop IELTS lessons
  • Resources for teaching IELTS

How is the International TESOL Diploma Completed?

The first section of your course will be fully online through the TESOL Australia Learning Portal. After logging onto the online platform with your unique student portal details, you will have guided tutorials that will demonstrate how to complete and submit each of the Unit tasks and TESOL Australia trainers will provide you with chat support through the online chat app. TESOL Australia is here to help you achieve your academic goals.

Job Opportunities

International Teaching Options

  • Overseas Government Schools (Elementary, Middle & High schools)
  • Overseas Privately Owned Schools (Language schools)
  • Online Teaching (from anywhere in the world with Internet)
  • Private Tutoring

Australia Teaching Options

  • Non-accredited Australian ESL schools
  • Private Tutoring
  • Relief and Casual Teaching in Australia (individual schools differ in requirements for this)
  • Online Teaching (from anywhere in the world with Internet)
  • Study Tour Teaching in Australia