Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Course Code: 40649SA, CRICOS Code: 079233G

This course is aimed at people who wish to teach English as a Foreign/Second/Additional Language (EFL/ESL/EAL) in Australia and overseas and for Australian and overseas teachers. The Certificate IV in TESOL is a short intensive course that offers basic training in teaching English to speakers of other languages. This is an initial teacher training program. Participants will be given a brief introduction to techniques of classroom management and assessment, and a more thorough introduction to presentation techniques, lesson preparation and analysing language for communicative purposes. The course is highly practical and a major emphasis will be practice teaching. Participants will work collaboratively to prepare and teach lessons, progressing to taking sole responsibility for a two-hour lesson.

Course Duration
8 tuition weeks (please allow additional 2 weeks for practicum)

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Application Fee: $200
Tuition: $3,300 per semester
Domestic (Full Fee Paying)
Application Fee: $200
Tuition: $3,300
Mode of Study
Face to Face/ on campus
Job Roles

This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in TESOL either in Australia or aboard. Participants in this course have included the following:

  • Teachers of English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL) in Australia and overseas;
  • Qualified teachers who wish to add English as a Foreign Language/English as a Second Language teaching skills to enhance their current qualifications;
  • Qualified teachers from overseas who wish to improve their English teaching skills;
  • English Language Volunteers.
    Graduates of the Certificate IV in TESOL who also possess a recognised degree or equivalent will meet the minimum qualification requirements for teaching in a NEAS approved ELT centre in Australia.

There are no formal academic entry requirements for this course.

English Language competence requirements:
  • A minimum score of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 in all macro skills. The IELTS tests should be no more than 12 months old
  • An IELTS equivalent score of a minimum of 6.5 in all macro skills
  • Successful completion of Year 12 English equivalent.
Ozford also offers all students the opportunity to undertake a pre-entry English Proficiency Test (EPT) as part of the student enrolment process. Students can choose to undertake the English Proficiency Test (EPT) to confirm their level of English proficiency. Other students will be encouraged to undertake the English Proficiency Test (EPT) if for any reason there is doubt or concern about their English language Proficiency. Those students who gain less than 60% at the English Proficiency Test (EPT) will be required to undertake an ELICOS or ESL program up to 20 weeks at advanced level.
The successful completion and the issuance of the 40649SA Certificate IV in TESOL requires all five (5) core units as well as the minimum requirement of six (6) hours of supervised and individually assessed teaching practice.
Unit list
AABBG Use the terminology of traditional grammar and locate information in a grammar textbook
AABBL Identify and use basic grammatical concepts and traditional metalanguage
AABBH Design and deliver an ESL teaching program
AABBM Plan an integrated lesson using communicative language teaching methodology
AABBK Design and develop an ESL learning framework
The achievement of competence will be assessed by a range of methods aiming at maximum flexibility and customisation to address specific needs and learning situations:
  • Course Book Assignments
  • Lesson Plans
  • Peer Teaching
  • Classroom Practicums
  • Research Assignment
  • Course Design Project
Students should be aware that all competency based tasks must be completed by the submission date. If a student does not pass their formal competency based assessment then they have the right to be re-assessed before they commence their end of course tests. Students will be given advance warning of the time and form of any assessment and will not be expected to sit an assessment they have not prepared for. Students will be given an opportunity for at least one reassessment for any competencies not achieved on the first attempt. Students will have to apply for reassessment in writing to the teacher of the unit. Assessment Summary:
  1. 15 Minute Peer Teaching – Ice-breaker Prepare and deliver a 15-minute lesson doing an ice- breaker with your classroom peers
  2. 30 Minute Peer Teaching – Grammar Prepare and deliver a 30-minute lesson explaining a grammar point to your classroom peers
  3. Teaching Practicum 1 – 45 minutes Prepare and deliver a flashcard session for your 1st practice lesson
  4. Teaching Practicum 2 – 60 minutes Prepare and deliver a listening activity for your 2nd practice lesson
  5. Teaching Practicum 3 – 90 minutes Prepare and deliver a writing extension activity for your 3rd practice lesson
  6. Teaching Practicum 4 – 120 minutes Prepare and deliver a 2-hour teaching session which allows the practice of all 4 macro skills
  7. Research Assignment: Assemble a resource file
  8. Course Design Project
  9. Course Book Assignments (all units)
To receive a qualification, students are required to successfully complete all units of competence for the qualification level.
Ozford has facilities and systems that include modern general purpose rooms & computer labs with Internet access and printers, multi-function photocopiers and wireless internet access.

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