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Certificate IV in TESOL

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Who is International House?

International House was established in the UK back in 1954. It has over 50 schools in 30 countries proudly carrying the IH badge. International House is the world's leading English teacher training organisations. Our Certificate IV in TESOL is offered through IH Sydney and is registered within the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and accredited by VETAB (NSW Government Vocational Educational and Training Accreditation Board).

 

Recognised by Australian Universities.

Many universities in Australia will offer holders of Certificate IV in TESOL credit towards study in TESOL related degree programmes. For example, graduates of the Certificate IV in TESOL can gain one subject credit towards further TESOL studies at the University of Canberra. Candidates must apply separately to the university

 

Schools in Singapore prefer Certificate IV in TESOL graduates.

This is proving to be the most practical, hands on course in Singapore. Based on the CELTA, this Certificate IV has model English lessons everyday. These model lessons are what employers like about this course. Trainees work out of the New Cutting Edge (Upper Intermediate) for these model lessons and this gives trainees maximum exposure to working from a resource book. Trainees will gain confidence in adapting a commonly used resource material. Our Cert IV graduates have entered classrooms in Singapore since 2010, ready to teach on day one.

 
Course Information:
COURSE DURATION:  
  • Part Time - 16 weeks
  • Full Time - 20 days, Approx 4 weeks

 
ENTRY CRITERIA:  
  • Intermediate English level/ IELTS  equivalent to 7.0 (you do not need to sit the IELTS) or PTE 45. A final interview is mandatory for acceptance.
  • All candidates must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You are not required to have previous teaching experience or the ability to speak a second language.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:

 
  • You will be required to complete six hours of assessed teaching practice, conducted with real classes.
  • You will also complete 6 assessed written assignments.
  • There is no final examination.

Please note that Certificates are usually sent quarterly (end of- March, June, September and December)

You will need to demonstrate ALL 104 competencies in the Certificate IV logbook.


 

 


 

COURSE CONTENT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  TESOL methodology and language analysis includes:
  • teaching speaking, writing, reading, listening skills
  • developing learner’s language knowledge
  • preparing language lessons using reference materials
  • planning and evaluation of lessons
  • evaluating TESOL teaching materials for classroom use
  • managing the English language classroom
  • managing the teaching and learning environment
  • developing teacher professionalism
  • understanding different learner styles and motivation to teaching
  • applying knowledge of learner cultural and linguistic backgrounds to teaching
  • using basic concepts and grammar terminology
  • using basic lexical and phonological terminology
  • six hours observation of qualified teachers
  • six hours of observed and assessed teaching practice
  • English language development lessons
  • The principles of effective planning and teaching
  • A range of practical skills for teaching English
  • Confidence and control in the classroom
  • Increased language awareness and a framework for language analysis
  • A structure for ongoing professional development

 
COURSE FEES:     SGD$5100 $4299 
  • An Application Fee of $100 is required to secure your position on the course.With the second payment of $1000 balance of $3199 paid by the start of the course. The application fee of $50 will be  refunded if you are not accepted after the interview.
  • Extra Teaching Practice (post course) $50/session or $175 for 4 sessions.

OCBC Credit Card holders qualify for instalment plans of 6 or 12 months. 3% surcharge applies


 
MODE OF DELIVERY:
 
  •  Part Time Only, Face to Face. 
  • Many universities in Australia will offer holders of Certificate IV in TESOL credit towards study in TESOL related degree programmes. For example, graduates of the Certificate IV in TESOL can gain one subject credit towards further TESOL studies at the University of Canberra. Candidates must apply separately to the university.
  • Get a 5  module (out of 6) from the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) through IAL and other providers. 
  • Student Ratio 12:1 (maximum)

 
CERTIFICATION and PATHWAYS:  
  • Certificate IV in TESOL from International House Training (Sydney).

 
TRAINERS:   All of our trainers are:
  • post-graduate industry qualified
  • experienced teacher trainers with an average of 10 years experience

 
APPLY FOR THIS COURSE:   Please ensure you complete the following when registering:
  • Register online - application form
  • Pre Interview Task
  • current resume
  • copies of certificates, diplomas and / or university degrees
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. (For applicants outside Singapore the interview can be conducted on the telephone or Skype.) Enrolment is subject to successful completion of the interview.

The interview is in two parts. Part One is a language aptitude task. Candidates who complete part one successfully will continue to part two. Part Two is a discussion of the language task, ideas about teaching and learning, details about the course curriculum/ structure and an opportunity for candidates to ask further questions.

 

 

 
SAMPLE TIMETABLE:  

Part Time - 16 Weeks

  • Module 1 Model Lessons, Methodology and Analysis- (8 weeks)
Weekdays 9.00am - 12:30pm Monday to Wednesdays.  9:00am - 12:30pm.
OR
Weeknights 7:00pm - 10:00pm Monday, Tuesday AND Thursday (8 weeks)
  • Module 2 Teaching Practice- (5-8 weeks)
Weekdays 9:30pm - 12:30pm Monday to Wednesdays. Must complete Module 1 first. 
(please note you are assessed on 9 x 40 min lessons only for Module 2)
Weeknights 7:00pm - 10:00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
     
     
Course Intake: Option 1 Part Time- Weekdays
DATES:
01 Jan 14 to 31 Dec 14


FURTHER INFORMATION:

Mon, Tue and Wed.

9:00am-12:30pm