Oxford Introductory Certificate in TESOL Practice

Course duration: 6 months

Guided learning hours (GLH): 10 hours per week (240 hours in total)

Study method: online learning with tutor’s guidance and support

Course description:

The Oxford Introductory Certificate in TESOL Practice is a non-regulated professional qualification for those who are planning to teach English to speakers of other languages in language schools or work as English tutors in private settings. This course is good preparation for entry into the TEFL/TESL/TESOL profession for novice teachers and an ideal starting point before beginning a formal teacher training course.

Course syllabus:

  • Peculiarities of second or foreign language learning
  • The English teacher’s role and responsibilities
  • Curriculum development and design in English language teaching 
  • Selecting and evaluating English teaching resources
  • Classroom communication and teaching strategies
  • Tools, techniques and activities for developing and assessing English language skills
  • Professionalism and continuing professional development

Online study materials:

All study materials for the course are available online via a dedicated virtual learning environment (VLE) which includes:

  • a module guide
  • an interactive week-by-week study planner
  • key critical and theoretical readings related to English language teaching methodology
  • a glossary of ELT terms
  • an online forum for discussions and group work
  • an assessment guide
  • access to our online library databases with ELT resources

Course work includes:

  • 4 tutor-marked assignments
  • end-of-course assessment


On successfully completing this qualification, you will be awarded our Oxford Introductory Certificate in TESOL Practice. You will be entitled to use the letters OxTESOLCert after your name.

Course fees for the 2024/2025 academic year: £1,440

Course fees cover registration, course materials, tuition and assessment.

Next term start date: 1 October 2024

Register by: 20 September 2024

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