International TESOL Diploma


New Updated Course


Craig a course graduate, on his journey from working in an ESL school, to setting up his own highly successful ESL/IELTS business.

  • Completed a TESOL Australia course and secured a job upon graduation
  • Began teaching ESL and IELTS privately
  • Set up his own ESL/IELTS teaching business
  • Now owns and runs a very successful ESL/IELTS school with over 170 students and employs a number of other teachers


  • Exclusive Online One-on-One (7) Sessions with a Cambridge IELTS Trainer
  • Exclusive to TESOL Australia – Inspirational & Transformational Teaching Method
  • Bonus E-Book (50 Games Every ESL Teacher Needs)
  • Possible 8 Units RPL towards the Certificate IV in TESOL
  • Life-Time Job Support
  • Observed and Assessed Work Experience

Be Your Own Boss

Future-proof your career by Teaching English Online

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. Study the International TESOL Diploma to learn how to teach English as a second language to anyone.


Exclusive TESOL Australia Bonus Unit

The Inspirational & Transformational Teaching Method

The Inspirational & Transformational Teaching Method stands as a beacon of educational innovation, redefining the way knowledge is imparted and absorbed in the ESL classroom. Rooted in the belief that education should not only inform but also inspire, this method encourages teachers to ignite students’ passions and curiosity. By integrating real-world relevance into lessons, it cultivates a profound connection between learning ESL and its practical language applications.

These latest methods 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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Hayley a recent graduate on completing the course and getting a job

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Huge Demand for Online Teachers — Get Paid to Speak English

Course Curriculum: 12 Units


Fully Online, Training videos, Teaching observation videos, Quizzes, Tasks, Unlimited Skype Trainer support

Nominal Study Hours: 600

(On Average Completed within 16 – 24 weeks)

Non-ASQA Certificate/Qualification

18 months Study Time

Work Experience:

10 hours

Supervised and assessed IELTS teaching including: mock administration of IELTS Tests and IELTS Marking with Full Reports



(Save $600 –

Only $1,675 –

June Only –

Includes work experience)


TESOL Australia’s Library of ESL and IELTS downloadable lessons ready to teach, and for you to keep. New lessons uploaded monthly. Free Lifetime Unlimited Access!

Virtual Tour: Take a look around the Learning Platform, the course, and the resources

Unit Descriptors

  • Understanding Culture in the Classroom
  • The TESOL Industry
  • Learner Profiles
  • Teaching ESL in a Foreign Country
  • In-Class Observation Videos
  • Krashen’s Theory of SLA
  • Chomsky’s Theories
  • Teacher Roles
  • The Four (4) Teaching Styles
  • Language Levels
  • Placement Tests
  • TESOL Methodology
  • Warm-Ups
  • Lesson Planning and Delivery
  • Lesson Plans with Coursebooks
  • Lesson Plans without Coursebooks
  • Using the Whiteboard
  • ESL Resources
  • Teaching Activities
  • ESL Lessons Plans and Resources online
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Language Learning Software Tools
  • History of the English Language
  • How Languages Evolve
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Teaching Listening
  • Teaching Speaking
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Writing
  • The Inspirational & Transformational Teaching Method
  • Impactful ESL Teaching Qualities
  • Qualities of a Good Teacher
  • Independent Learning
  • Flexibility as an ESL Teacher
  • Teacher Talk Time
  • Understanding Student Motivation
  • Independent Learning
  • Humour in the ESL Classroom
  • Holding Space in the ESL Classroom
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
  • Learning Styles
  • Teacher Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness for Teachers
  • In-Class Observation Videos
  • Classroom Management
  • Language Game Activities
  • Music and Song Activities
  • Language Learning Functions
  • Teaching Kindy Students
  • Teaching Young Children
  • Teaching Children Games
  • Teaching Older Children
  • In-Class Observation Videos
  • The Adult Learner
  • Connecting with Students
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Four Types of Business English Students
  • Lessons for ESL Business Students
  • Business English Research
  • Business English Resources
  • Online Employment Areas
  • IM Programs
  • Using YouTube as a Teaching Tool
  • Blog Sites for Teaching
  • Creating an ESL Teaching Website
  • Social Media for ESL Teaching
  • Skills for Teaching Online
  • Online Classroom Management
  • Test knowledge
  • IELTS test sections
  • Listening test
  • Reading test question types
  • Speaking test
  • Writing test
  • Teaching IELTS Observation
  • IELTS Speaking test marking training
  • IELTS Speaking test analysis
  • IELTS Writing test marking
  • IELTS Writing test analysis
  • IELTS Listening test administration and marking conversion
  • IELTS Reading test administration and marking conversion
  • IELTS Band Descriptors
  • IELTS Answer sheets
  • IELTS Reports
  • IELTS teaching resources
  • Websites for IELTS free teaching resources
  • Identify elements of a business plan for ESL
  • Develop an ESL business plan
  • Develop strategies for minimising risk
  • Building up your ESL teaching business

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 3 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 3 hours 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

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How is the International TESOL Diploma completed?

The International TESOL Diploma course is completed in three sections. The first section 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. Once you have completed the 3 hrs Work Experience / Assessed Practicum you will receive your first Certificate in this course. You will then go on to complete the second section, IELTS teaching. In this section you will have 7 one hr sessions, face to face online with the IELTS trainer as well as 2 online units to complete.

Once the IELTS section of your course is complete, you will receive your second Certificate of this course, the IELTS Teaching Certificate. The final unit of this course covers ‘Setting up your own ESL/IELTS teaching business’ and after completing this final unit you will have completed the full course and will receive the International TESOL Diploma Certificate.

Work and Business 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. Non-ASQA Certificate/Qualification
  • Private Tutoring
  • Online Teaching (from anywhere in the world with Internet)
  • Study Tour Teaching
  • Volunteering

Business Options

  • Set up an Online ESL/IELTS Teaching Business
  • Set up a Private ESL/IELTS Private Tutoring Business from home or somewhere local
  • Set up an Overseas Private ESL/IELTS Teaching Business

The countries you can work in with the International TESOL Diploma may vary depending on degree requirements in some countries. Please see non-exhaustive list below:

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Teach English Online

Anywhere in the world
with an Internet Connection



– Without Degree: Study Tours & Online

– With Degree:

New Zealand

– Without Degree: Study Tours & Online

– With Degree:
All ESL Schools

Without a Degree

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With a Degree

With a Degree

South Korea


Without a Degree

El Salvador

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Costa Rica



Without a Degree

Black Sea coast in old city of Nessebar, Bulgaria


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Czech Republic

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Ukrainian child girl with yellow and blue flag of Ukraine


With a Degree


The United Kingdom

With a Degree




ESL Job in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia


Without a Degree

East Timor


With a Degree

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ESL Job in Vietnam


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