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Tesol Certificate Program

TESOL - Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

TESOL is an internationally valid certificate / diploma program that allows you to teach English anywhere in the world. It is the most recognized and demanded document in the field of International ESL (English as a Second Language).

The Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is specially designed for those who want to teach English as a second language or foreign language.

A-A. Program Duration: 180 Hours

  •  80 -100 hours (according to the number of participants in the group) classroom lectures and presentations
  •  80 hours observation, teaching practice, lesson preparation, article writing and feedback.
  •  It consists of 4 four modules and requires to submit 8 academic articles in total, two from each module.
  •  In order to qualify for the diploma, these 8 articles must be checked by LTTC officials and evaluated by using A-B-C grading system.

B-The Competencies of Prospective Teachers after completing the program;

  • Understands how language is acquired,
  • Understands causes of language errors,
  • Knows which principles modern language teaching is based on,
  • Understands what phonetics and phonology mean,
  • Knows what methods to use for teaching English,
  • Knows how to use materials and supporting elements in classroom for teaching English,
  • Knows how to organize the class,
  • Knows how to design lesson plans.

C-Qualifications for Participation In The Program;

  •  Prospective teachers must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent. However, the most important criterion is to have good oral and written skills in English.
  •  In national or international exams, the scores determined by Ministry of Education (MEB) must be obtained. (TOEFL: min 85/120, IELTS: 6.5 / 9, YDS 75 + face-to-face speaking test)
  •  Candidates whose English proficiency has been proved by the exams mentioned above get a chance to participate in the program if they succeed in the oral interview with coordinators authorized by LTTC.


After completing the program, prospective teachers are entitled to receive the 7th Level Diploma of TESOL. This diploma has been approved by TQUK which is an OFQUAL approved certification institution at a learning level equivalent to level 7.

What is TQUK?: TQUK is an awarding organization recognized by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) and the Government of Wales. TQUK offers competencies in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

E-What is the difference between Certificate programs and Diploma programs?

  • The contents of the level 3, level 5 and level 6 certificate programs are ideal for those who want a quick qualification such as basic skills they will use in classroom. It includes the core curriculum of the diploma, but subjects are handled with much less intensity and can be completed in a few days.
  • TESOL Diploma (Level 7) programs are much more academic and cover the broad curriculum. It means a higher qualification and usually provides job opportunities with higher salaries in better working conditions.

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Lesson 1

At the end of this unit, candidates will be able to:

  • 1-have knowledge about the nature of the language,
  • 2-have knowledge about different types of language,
  • 3-understand usage errors of language,
  • 4-understand how language is learned,
  • 5-know which methods can be used in English teaching,
  • 6-know what principles modern language teaching is based on.

Subject Matter

Introduction: Student goals; different teaching and learning situation.

Section A

1.1 What is language?
Sounds, symbols, a mixed system, speaking and writing

1.2 What is the purpose of language?
Communication, control, socialization, thought, emotions

1.3 Language Types
Historical, Geographical and Social dialects;
Application: Age, Gender, Status, Task; subject, average, style

1.4 Appropriateness and error
Communication Competence, Mistakes, Errors, Education Model.

Section B

1.5 First (Native) Language learning
Stages of language development, role of parents

1.6 Second Language Learning
Classical Conditioning, creative learning, motivation

1.7 Language teaching methods
Grammar-Translation, Direct Method, Structural Approach, Audio-lingual Method, Cognitive Approach, Immersion Method, Semantic Approach

1.8 Principles of Language Teaching
Selection, grading, contextualization, repetition, exercise
Tasks and self-correction exercises

Lesson 2

At the end of this unit, candidates will be able to:

  • 1-have information about the useful and suitable tools,
  • 2-know the different usage techniques of these tools,
  • 3-know what is necessary to improve language skills,
  • 4-know how tools and techniques can improve language skills.

Subject Matter

Student levels

Section A

2.1- Skills in Auditory-Verbal Practice: General Principles, comprehension and production skills.

2.2- Pronunciation Training: general issues, separation of sounds, production of sounds, sound and intonation

2.3- Language Practices: Contextual practices, substitution tables.

2.4- Question and answer: 10 categories, 5 levels

2.5- Dialogues, theater and role play

2.6- Intensive listening: Stories, comprehension texts, spelling

2.7- Information and vocabulary cards (Flash cards)

2.8- Use of blackboard

2.9- Realia

2.10- Pictures and charts: Magazine, picture library, wallcharts.

2.11- Songs and rhymes

2.12- Games and puzzle

2.13- Electronics

Section B

2.14- Reading and writing skills: Different students, reading skills, writing skills

2.15- Teaching handwriting: Phonics, look-and-say method, pre-reading activities, reading activities, letter shaping

2.16- Spelling training: Writing and reading, from voice to symbol, from symbol to voice

2.17- From Directed composition to non-directed composition: Labeling, answers to questions, substitution tables, directed composition, non-directed composition

2.18- Intensive Reading: Progress in reading skill, reading activities.

2.19- Comprehensive reading: Legibility, graded readers, running records.

2.20- Using texts: Using original text, using facilitating text.

2.21- Mixed skills: 4 skills, translation.
Tasks and self-correction exercises
Additional reading

Lesson 3

At the end of this unit, candidates will be able to:

  • 1- have information about the factors affecting educational objectives,
  • 2- have information about curriculum content,
  • 3- have the method of evaluating the textbooks,
  • 4- understand the duties and responsibilities of a teacher and make self-criticism,
  • 5- have information about the interaction in classroom can vary,
  • 6- plan effective lesson plans,
  • 7- have many ideas about lesson planning.

Subject Matter

Section A

3.1 Teaching Objectives
Program Objectives, curriculum sample, textbook evaluation,

3.2 Classroom Management
The role of the teacher, classroom interaction, class placement

Section B

3.3 Lesson Planning
Preparation, presentation, practice, exam, correction

3.4 Lesson Plan Samples
Tasks and self-correction exercises
Additional reading

Lesson 4

At the end of this unit, candidates will be able to;

  • 1- have information about basic concerns about the language theory,
  • 2- learn about many linguistic terms and categories,
  • 3- deal with linguistic texts with great confidence,
  • 4- link linguistic theory with trainings,
  • 5- think more clearly about the content of what you will teach.

Subject Matter

Section A

4.1 Phonetics and Phonology
The difference between them, how sounds are created, phonemes, consonants, vowels, stress, rhythm, intonation

4.2 Morphology
Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs

4.3 Vocabulary
Words, morpheme, collocation, meaning, ranking

4.4 Grammar
Parts of speech, clause, sequence, auxiliary verb, imperatives, verb classes, tenses and conjugations, complex idioms, noun classes, determiners, adjectives, pronouns and pro-forms, prepositions, conjunctions, conditionals.

Section B 4.5 The Application of Linguistics to Language Teaching
Error analysis, phonetics, word selection, sentence difficulties

Last section
Additional reading

The duration of TESOL Certificate Program

We offer TESOL program during weekdays and weekends.

TESOL Certificate Program is 180 hours in total. 60 hours of training is done as a lesson in class.

The remaining time is 120 hours in total including essay writing, observation and feedback.

The Fees of TESOL Certificate Program

TESOL training program costs 3.000 TL

TESOL diploma costs 130 £

The Location of TESOL Certificate Program

Language Training & Testing Center

Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu Cad. Bagis Plaza No:43 / 3 Çukurambar / Ankara

0312 286 07 88

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