About the ESOL course

The ESOL course is designed as an introduction to TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). It is for those who want to teach English to people who live in the UK, but do not have English as their first language.

Who takes this course?

You do not need any prior experience or qualifications to take this course. You will gain an introduction to the core knowledge required to work with ESOL learners.

While this course is intended for teachers new to ESL, it could also be appropriate for teachers of other subjects who have ESOL learners in their classes. It could also be appropriate to those in Community Learning and Development who have an added ESOL responsibility.

You may already be teaching and TEFL qualififed and want to get an SQA accredited qualifcation. While the ESOL course covers similar ground to the online TEFL course, though to not as much depth, the ESOL is centred on learners living in this country rather than abroad.

What will I learn?

On completion of this Unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain factors affecting ESOL learning
  2. Identify lexical, grammatical and phonological features of the English language.
  3. Describe language skills.
  4. Explain factors affecting language selection in ESOL tutoring.

What is the qualification?

The course is the first of two units that comprise the PDA (Personal Development Award) Introduction to Tutoring ESOL.

This Unit 1 is the Language and Learning in ESOL and is an SQA accredited course. We are not currently delivering Unit 2 of this PDA.

What does the course fee include?

The course fee includes an invigilated exam, an SQA accredited certificate from SQA as well as the course itself.

How does the course work?

Enrol on the course

How much does the course cost?

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