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Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (The TEFL Academy)

Qualification title: Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (The TEFL Academy)
Qualification type: Vocational Related Qualification
Level: 5
Accreditation status: Accredited
TQT: 430
Credit Equivalency: 43
Qualification number (RQF): 610/3864/7
Progression routes: • Use credit against a Qualifi Level 5 qualification.
• Go directly into employment in an associated profession.
Availability: UK and international
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Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (The TEFL Academy)
Course Overview

The qualifications have been created to contribute to the professionalism of the global TEFL and TESOL industry. The qualifications are designed to develop the academic and professional skills and qualities needed to begin a career as an EFL teacher.

The Level 5 qualifications will require learners to gain a sufficient understanding of language systems and commonly used teaching approaches to embark on a career in TEFL and the differences when teaching TESOL. The qualifications will enable learners to become independent, novice teachers with the tools to plan appropriate lessons and courses for their students without support if necessary.

The reflection activities and research tasks required throughout the assessment of the qualifications will equip learners to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of language, and to reflect on their teaching practice throughout their careers.

  • An Introduction to Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • History of the English Language and English Language Teaching
  • Teaching Materials and Aids and Classroom Management Strategies
  • The Effective use of Resources for TEFL
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in an English-speaking country
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the rules of English language and how to convey these in a foreign language classroom.
  2. Understand the nature of foreign language skills and how to develop them.
  3. Understand and apply basic standard teaching procedures appropriately.
  4. Select, design, and review their own teaching materials and lesson plans appropriate to specific teaching situations.
  5. Demonstrate their ability to work independently.
  6. Improve their own employability through developing their awareness of the relationship between learner needs and the practical application of teaching methodology in the language classroom.
  7. Differentiate between TEFL and TESOL when in a teaching environment.
Entry Requirements
  • Approved centres are responsible for reviewing and making decisions as to an applicant’s ability to complete the learning programme successfully and meet the demands of the qualification. The initial assessment by the centre will need to consider the support that is readily available or can be made available to meet individual learner needs as appropriate.
  • The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access. For this qualification, applicants must be aged 18 or over.
  • In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate enrolment to UK higher education postgraduate programmes where applicable. Applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.
  • In certain circumstances, applicants with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the qualification.
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