Certificate in TESOL

Individuals who are interested in becoming English as Second Language (ESL) or English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers will find that the course will equip them with the theories and practices they need to be effective English language teachers.

The TESOL Certificate Programme provides participants with flexibility and variety, comprising of online learning, face-to-face classroom discussions and Authentic Practicum teaching sessions. The great advantage of such an arrangement is that the online component enables the participants to read about the theories of TESOL before they come to class to learn how to apply them in their teaching. In addition, participants find the classes less demanding because they can study the theories in the comfort of their homes. Having become familiar with the theories and the practical aspects of teaching, participants are then ready for the face to face instruction and Authentic Practicum teaching sessions.

Why Choose Certificate in TESOL at ELS?
  • ELS has more than 20 years of recognised English language teaching experience. More than 100,000 Malaysians and international students have benefited from ELS programmes and have continued to pursue their university studies and join the work force successfully using English on a daily basis;
  • ELS’ experiences has enabled the Company to provide a TESOL programme which is focused and practical to meet the demands of trainees who may not have a first degree, or are in the midst of a career switch;
  • Students are able to pursue their degree in TESL after the Programme;
  • The Programme features a variety of perspectives in the teaching and learning of English;
  • The Programme is designed to create life-long learning opportunities for its students.
Programme Information

The trainees can work from home during the week and attend classes on 6 Saturdays.

By the end of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • understand the principles used in teaching ESL
  • have sufficient knowledge needed to teach English in diverse settings
  • design and administer tests
  • design and deliver lessons to ESL students of various levels of proficiency
Enrolment Criteria

To enrol in the TESOL Certificate Programme, a participant must meet the following criteria:

a) Be above 21 years of age;

b) Complete a minimum of a high school education with successful achievement of a high school certificate. Participants who possess a diploma or a degree are preferred

c) Possess a good command of English. All candidates must sit for the ELS English Language Proficiency test upon registration

Hardware Requirement and Internet Access

A candidate needs a computer with internet connection and an email address. Once registered for the on-line course, participants are provided with a username, password, and link to get started. The username and password allows the participants to access their course on demand.

Additional info
Week On-line Units Face-to-Face Component Authentic Practicum
1 Second Language Acquisition

Methodology

Orientation and Lesson Planning
2 Grammar Review
3 Teaching Grammar

Classroom Management

Grammar Review & Teaching

Grammar in Context

4 Teaching Listening

Teaching Phonology

Teaching Listening & Phonology Authentic Practicum 1 -

Grammar

5 Teaching Speaking Teaching Speaking

Error correction

6 Teaching Reading Teaching Reading Authentic Practicum 2 -

Speaking

7 Writing Review

Teaching Writing

Language Testing & Assessment

Educational Technology

Teaching Writing

Language Testing & Assessment

Authentic Practicum 3 -

Reading

Evaluation

Candidates will be awarded the TESOL Certificate conferred by ELS Language Centres upon:

  • completing all online tasks and passing all quizzes
  • having full attendance in the face-to-face sessions
  • submitting satisfactory home assignments and
  • obtaining a satisfactory grade in the practical teaching sessions
CERTIFICATE IN TESOL SCHEDULE FOR 2014

 
January Intake: 9 weeks (18.1.14 – 19.3.14)

Components Lecture Dates Observation/Teaching
Overview and lesson planning 18.1.14
Grammar 8.2.14 17 – 19 Feb: Grammar
Listening & Phonology 15.2.14
Reading 22.2.14 10 – 12 Mar: Reading
Writing 8.3.14 17 –19 Mar: Writing
Speaking & Testing 15.3.14

 
April Intake: 9 weeks (19.4.14 – 18.6.14)

Components Lecture Dates Observation/Teaching
Overview and lesson planning 19.4.14
Grammar 3.5.14 12, 14, 15 May: Grammar
Listening & Phonology 10.5.14
Reading 17.5.14 9 – 11 Jun: Reading
Writing 24.5.14 16 – 18 Jun : Writing
Speaking & Testing 14.6.14

* Wesak – 13.5.14

August Intake: 9 weeks (9.8.14 – 9.10.14)

Components Lecture Dates Observation/Teaching
Overview and lesson planning 9.8.14
Grammar 16.8.14 8 – 10 Sep: Grammar
Listening & Phonology 23.8.14
Reading 6.9.14 15, 17, 18 Sep: Reading
Writing 13.9.14 7 – 9 Oct: Writing
Speaking & Testing 20.9.14

* Malaysia Day – 16 Sep

October Intake: 9 weeks (18.10.14 – 17.12.14)

Components Lecture Dates Observation/Teaching
Overview and lesson planning 18.10.14
Grammar 8.11.14 17 – 19 Nov: Grammar
Listening & Phonology 15.11.14
Reading 22.11.14
Writing 6.12.14 8 – 10 Dec: Reading
Speaking & Testing 13.12.14 15 – 17 Dec: Writing
  1. What is the difference between a Certificate and a Diploma in TESOL or TESL or TEFL?
    A Certificate usually requires 100 hours to 140 hours of learning. A Diploma is usually a 1-year full time programme. Under the Malaysian Ministry of Education’s ruling, a Diploma could be a 2-year part-time programme.
  2. Will this qualification enable me to teach English at ELS Language Centres?
    ELS’ hiring criteria are: a candidate possesses a degree, a certificate in TESOL/TESL/TEFL, passes a job interview, conducts a good demonstration class, shows commitment towards teaching and is interested in students’ learning and progress. Candidates who meet all of the above criteria will be considered by ELS provided there is a vacancy.
  3. Will I be able to teach in an English language centre or a private school in Malaysia or abroad when I complete this programme?
    Yes, provided you meet the hiring criteria of the various institutions and country policy.
  4. Who are the teacher trainers for this programme?
    ELS’ teacher trainers are qualified by education and have an average of 10 years teaching experience.
  5. Who issues this Certificate?
    ELS Language Centres, Malaysia issues the Certificate in TESOL. ELS Malaysia is registered under the Malaysian Ministry of Education. ELS is a US-based company with over 20 years experience in Malaysia. Its parent company in Princeton, USA has almost 50 years of experience teaching English to the world!
  6. Is the ELS TESOL certificate recognised worldwide?
    Recognition of any certificate or qualification is the prerogative of the approving authority. It is usual for the authorities to base their criteria for approval on the proven track record of the institute awarding the certificate / qualification. As a rule, if the TESOL programme is over 100 hours and practical teaching (practicums) is part of the programme, it is usually internationally recognised.
  7. How ready will I be as an English language teacher at the end of the programme?
    To be an effective teacher depends a lot on your commitment and your continuous effort in learning and practicing the teaching skills learnt. Like everything in life, the more practise you get, the better you will become. Remember not to be discouraged but enjoy the opportunity to hone your skills.
  8. Will ELS help get a teaching job for me?
    The School of Education at ELS will assist you but will not guarantee you a job. Securing a job will depend on your performance in the TESOL studies, the practicums, and the job interview.

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Munkhtur Gunjid, MONGOLIA


Thank you very much for helping me study English. I like the method of teaching. If there is a chance to come back, I’ll come to ELS to continue!!! Thank you very much!!

Session Dates

  • 18 Jan 2014 - 19 Mar 2014
  • 19 Apr 2014 - 18 Jun 2014
  • 09 Aug 2014 - 09 Oct 2014
  • 18 Oct 2014 - 17 Dec 2014
 
 
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