Learn to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages


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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. 

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.


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Book the TESOL and learn a new language for free

Get ready for your trip overseas by learning a new language or refreshing your skills at no extra cost. You can book your place within 3 months, after your TESOL. Evening courses, 2 hours a week for 6 weeks. Choose from Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

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Free teacher training open afternoons

Find out more about teaching English as a foreign language and how to get started as an English language teacher. The session is lead by experienced trainers who have worked in different schools around the world.

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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

IH TESOL full-time 
Course length4 weeks
Lesson time per week 30 hours 
Lesson hours09:00 to 16:00 or 11:30 to 18:30
Lesson days Monday to Friday
Start dates  30 September | 28 October | 25 November 2019


TESOL Part-time 
Course length12 weeks
Lesson time per week6 hours per week
Lesson hours18:30 to 21:30 (evenings) and 10:00 to 17:00 (Saturday)
Lesson days Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs depending on start date
Start dates 2 November 2019

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

1. Apply via the application form below and complete the language awareness task. Any problems, simply contact us

2. 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 12 months.

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


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  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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