Learn to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages


Full-time and part-time TESOL options

The IH Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for those with a non-native level of English who would like to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL).

Course participants must have C1 advanced minimum English level, which is still advanced but a slightly lower level than is required for the CELTA. Test your English level

This TESOL course will help you understand the principles of teaching adult learners and develop practical skills to plan and deliver engaging and dynamic lessons.

Who is this course for?

For teachers of English who wants the rigour and depth of a CELTA course but who aren’t quite at the near-native C2 level required by Cambridge for the CELTA.

Learning outcomes

The IH Certificate in TESOL will help you understand the principles of teaching adult learners and develop practical skills to plan and deliver lessons that will inspire your students to learn.

  • You will study the same course content as the CELTA.
  • You will participate in the same practice group led by the same tutors, with the same methodology and language sessions.
  • You will be assessed differently and, on successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the International House Teaching Certificate.

Course content 

You will attend daily small group teaching practice with students at different language levels. You will study classroom management and planning and attend seminars and demonstrations to improve language awareness.

The IH Certificate in TESOL will help you:

  • Understand the principles of effective teaching and acquire the practical skills to allow you to do this
  • Become more aware of language and able to apply this knowledge when teaching

  • Learn how to develop professionally in the field
  • Start to understand how and why adults learn English and the role of both the teacher and the learner

Choose the IH TESOL training option that suits you

Start your adventure

We are always happy to help you find the perfect course to start your teaching career.

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Full-time TESOL

4 week course

Start date End date
06 January 2020 31 January 2020
03 February 2020 28 February 2020
02 March 2020 27 March 2020
30 March 2020 24 April (plus Saturday 04 April) 2020
27 April 2020 22 May 2020
01 June 2020 26 June 2020
06  July 2020 31 July 2020
03 August 2020 28 August 2020
01 September 2020 25 September 2020
28 September 2020 23 October 2020
26 October 2020 20 November 2020
23 November 2020 18 December 2020

There are no classes on UK public holidays: 10 April, 13 April and 04 May. 

Part-time TESOL

12 week course

Lesson hours: 18:30 to 21:30 (evenings) and 10:00 to 17:00 (Saturday)

Start date  End date
11 January 2020

Monday & Wednesday 

04 April 2020
07 March 2020

Tuesday & Thursday

30 May 2020
18 April 2020

Monday & Wednesday 

11 July 2020
16 May 2020

Tuesday & Thursday

08 August 2020
13 June 2020

Monday & Wednesday 

05 September 2020
15 August 2020

Tuesday & Thursday

07 November 2020
12 September 2020

Monday & Wednesday 

05 December 2020
31 October 2020 

Tuesday & Thursday

6 February 2021

There are no classes on UK public holidays: 04 May, 25 May and 31 August.

Apply Now

Don’t let your dream to change your career or travel (or both) slip away. 

  1. Apply online below or email sales@ihlondon.com for the application form, which includes a language awareness task.
  2. You will then have an interview face-to-face, by phone or via Skype with IH London.
  3. Once you have been accepted, your application is valid for six months. 

You can apply now, then book and pay for the course later.

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Find out more about teaching English as a foreign language and how to get started as an English language teacher. The sessions held at our school are led by our experienced trainers who have worked in different schools around the world. Click below or contact us for dates.

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Get ready for your new career and travel adventures by learning a new language or refreshing your skills at no extra cost. You can book your place within three months of completing your TESOL. Click below for all languages offered. You get a free six week evening course included with your TESOL.

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