Preparatory Course for the Graduate Diploma in TESOL (Grad TESOL)

The Graduate Diploma in TESOL course is a programme designed for students who wish to build upon their knowledge and expertise gained from the Diploma in TESOL course or its equivalent.
This 60-hour taught course is especially suitable for those who wish to take on a more senior position in their teaching career; it is useful knowledge to have for professional development.

Entry Requirements
  1. Diploma in TESOL / 2yrs classroom experience 
Module Structure


Delivery and duration 16 weeks,one 1:1 three-hour session per week on days and times by mutual agreement.48 hours contact time plus minimum 82 hours of private study, total course commitment of 130 hours.

 The programme consists of five modules, two revision modules and various assessments.

  • Module 1. Introduction to the English language and its origins.
  • Module 2. Teaching methodologies.
  • Module 3. Syllabus design and needs analysis.
  • Module 4. EFL examinations and placement tests.
  • Module 5. Research and Development.
  • Revision Module A : Phonology, Grammar and Syntax.
  • Revision Module B : Error Analysis.

Students will receive a thorough revision on Phonology, Grammar and Syntax Analysis. By the end of these revision modules, students will be more confident in explaining phonological features, grammatical and syntactic structures.

Career Path

On completion of your course, you will receive a Level 7 Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages endorsed by TQUK. This is endorsed at a level of learning equivalent to level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework (NFQ) and Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE’s are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3).


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