LEVEL 7 – DIPLOMA IN TESOL, UK (ELTAD)
– REGULATED BY OFQUAL
Format: Face-to-face or online, with teaching presentation
Assessment: Multiple-choice tests and assessed teaching presentation
English Language Teaching and Assessment Certificate (ELTAC)
This specification provides an overview to the LRN Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ELTAD) for candidates, centres, administrators, employers, teachers and examiners. The specification outlines the key features and administrative procedures required for this qualification.
The English Language Teaching and Assessment Certificate is designed for candidates who have limited experience of teaching the English language to adults. The qualification is an intensive programme of study which will enable candidates to gain a recognised teaching qualification, with a focus for those wishing to specialise in teaching English to either
Candidates for the English Language Teaching and Assessment Certificate may include those:
1. Need to personally develop, or extend their skills, within a career in teaching;
2. With limited qualifications or experience in teaching English to adults;
3. who wish to consolidate their understanding and/or gain a recognised qualification in teaching the English Language.
(Kindly refer to the link for entry test as for evaluation. To enrol in this program, you should attain a standard at the advanced level in our ESOL test)
If you do not fall into the above categories but are interested, please submit all your qualifications and a letter explaining why you should be considered. You may be asked to undergo a written English proficiency test and attend an interview. Your application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
- MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE AND METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHING
- MODULE 2: PRINCIPLES OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
- MODULE 3: RESEARCH REPORT
The assessment consists of
Unit 1 which has
2 Externally Set and Externally Marked assignments (2500 words each)
1 Viva Voce Assessment (20 minutes)
Unit 2 which has
1 Externally Set and Externally Marked assignment (3000 words). It also includes video evidence of delivery practice and a portfolio of evidence that substantiates progression towards this delivery. This in effect is evidence of observing lessons, evaluating those lessons and of preparing, teaching, resourcing and delivering (at least ten) lessons – including the externally assessed video performance *.
*Learners will have been teaching/observing and involved in feedback for a total of 20 hours of teaching practice, which will both enable them to reflect critically and evaluate their own and others’ practice and in turn aid their professional development.
Unit 3 which has
One extended written assignment of 5,000–6,000 words.
In order to successfully achieve the qualification, candidates must complete, and receive a grade of a pass for
I. each written assignment (Units 1, 2 and 3)
II. four teaching observations (Unit 2)
III. the teaching practice portfolio (Unit 2)
LRN is recognized as an awarding organization regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
LRN communicates with government authorities, education institutes, employers and professional bodies around the world to ensure that our candidates’ achievements are recognized globally. These arrangements vary from country to country, depending on the subject area and the type of qualifications concerned.
Some examples are below (United Kingdom) :
- Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
- Maritime & Coastguard Agency
- University of East London
- De Montfort University
- Bangor University
The English Language Teaching and Assessment Diploma reflects the wide variation in candidates’ origins, levels of education and career aims. Progression opportunities may, therefore, take a variety of paths. Depending on the level of qualification achieved, it may be appropriate for the candidate to progress to:
- Masters Degree level program in a teaching/education related discipline
- Any other AO qualifications at level 7 or above in teaching/education or other discipline (subject to individual AO requirements)