International TESOL Diploma

Start your own ESL teaching business

Freedom to be your own boss

Success Story: Hayley

Looking for the competitive edge in ESL/IELTS teaching? TESOL Australia’s internationally recognized TESOL Diploma will give you the teaching expertise, knowledge and practical skills to set up your own private ESL/IELTS teaching business from anywhere in the world or to become a highly sought after ESL/IELTS teacher.

By learning how to prepare students for the IELTS test you will increase your employability and earning potential. Millions of students worldwide yearly have to undertake the IELTS test as evidence of their English language proficiency (over 2.5 million tests were taken globally, last year alone) and there is simply not enough IELTS classes or specially trained teachers to meet the demand.

The TESOL Diploma, what sets it apart?

TESOL Australia’s International TESOL Diploma exclusively includes 7 online one-on-one, face-to-face hour sessions with an IELTS examiner. These sessions will give you an unmatchable competitive edge in the ESL/IELTS teaching industry.

Whether you work online, teach overseas or setup your own teaching business, this International TESOL Diploma will ensure you have the knowledge, training, skills and Diploma level qualification to set you apart.


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ESL Lesson Plan Library

Free lifetime unlimited access included when you enrol in the International TESOL Diploma!

+ Full access to our ESL Library of downloadable lesson plans uniquely designed for Teaching Online.
+ Adults, Children, and Business
+ Beginner – Advanced Levels
+ All real-world topics

Course Curriculum: 7 Units

Nominal Study Hours:

600 hours

(On Average Completed within 16 – 24 weeks)

Work Experience:

10 hours

Supervised and assessed by an online ESL school


$2,275 (Now $2,025 – Save $250 – October Only)

Library of Downloadable Lessons Plans for Teaching Online:

Free Lifetime Unlimited Access!

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

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: Teaching Children, Adults, Business English

  • Teaching the four language skills
  • Teaching children
  • Teaching adults
  • Teaching business English

Unit 5: Teaching Online

  • Teaching online
  • Online employment
  • Platforms and tools for teaching online
  • Creating your own ESL teaching website
  • Online teaching skills
  • Online classroom management
  • Online teaching job interview
  • Live online video lessons

Unit 6: International IELTS Teaching Certificate (Full Certificate)

Introduction to IELTS

  • Overview of the IELTS test
  • The IELTS Listening test
  • The IELTS Speaking test
  • The IELTS Reading test
  • The IELTS Writing test

IELTS Conversion Analysis

  • In-depth analysis of the IELTS Speaking bands
  • In-depth analysis of the IELTS Writing bands
  • Marking mock IELTS Writing tests
  • Marking mock IELTS Speaking tests
  • Conversion of the IELTS Listening test
  • Conversion of the IELTS Reading test
  • Ten (10) hours of Teaching Practicum, consisting:
  • Administer full IELTS mock test to international student
  • Mock speaking test assessed
  • Assessing and reporting students full test results
  • Development of individualised student study plans

IELTS Business Development & Resources

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

Unit 7: Setup an ESL Teaching Business

  • An introduction to starting a small business
  • Market Research
  • Business Plan
  • SWOT
  • Starting an Online Tutoring Business
  • Business Requirements & Legislation
  • Business Considerations
  • Business Monitoring
  • Business Risk Assessment


TESOL Australia’s International TESOL Certificate and International TESOL Diploma both include our exclusive ‘WORK EXPERIENCE!’ as part of your course.

Don’t just ‘study’ about Teaching English as a Second Language, do it!

As part of our unique and exclusive TESOL training you will do 10 hours TESOL Teaching WORK EXPERIENCE with an Online school. And, once you have completed your WORK EXPERIENCE you will receive a letter of reference from the school stating that you have completed a 10-hour WORK EXPERIENCE program.

Why is WORK EXPERIENCE so important? What does it mean for you?

  • You are an experienced TESOL teacher, not just a nervous course graduate
  • You have ‘on the job’ training to give you confidence
  • You can apply for jobs that ask for ‘experience’ or pay more for ‘experienced’ TESOL teachers
  • Schools will prefer to hire you over someone with only a certificate
  • You will ‘hit the ground running’ in terms of teaching and job searching

How is the International TESOL Diploma Completed?

You will be given your own login and password to enter our online Learning Portal. Here you will view short training videos, complete brief readings followed by quizzes to assess understanding or complete an assessment task to practice specific skills.

On the Learning Portal you will have access to a fully qualified and experienced TESOL trainer to assist you in completing tasks, answering questions and marking your work. You can work at your own pace, as quickly as you like or take your time. There is no cut off or limit for marking or completing this course.

There is also no need to attend any in-class sessions, as this course is fully completed online including 3 hours Work Experience arranged for you via Skype once you have completed your theory units.

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
  • Online Teaching (from anywhere in the world with Internet)
  • Study Tour Teaching

The countries you can work in with the International TESOL Diploma will vary depending on your additional education outside of the course. See ‘Job prospects’ below for a non-exhaustive list:

  • Online (anywhere)
  • Study tours (Australia & overseas)
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Malaysia
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Mexico
  • Bolivia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Turkey
  • Online (anywhere)
  • Australia
  • Japan (any age)
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Austria
  • Holland
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Dubai
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Morocco
  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Algeria
  • Tunisia
  • America
  • China
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