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Diploma In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (DipTESOL, Trinity College, London)

(SCQF level 6)

Languages, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2019, 38 weeks

30th Aug 2019, 38 weeks




13:00 - 16:00


City Campus


£ 2266


The Diploma in Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (DipTESOL) (SCQF level 11/12) is an internationally respected, widely available qualification for experienced teachers of ESOL / EFL / TESOL / TEFL.  Successful students can progress in ESOL teaching, academic management and teacher-training.  It is equivalent to a post-graduate masters qualification.

You should be able to:-

  • As a guide, invest 450 hours (12.5 hours per week over 36 weeks) including study, assignments, teaching practice etc.
  • Commit to professional development and reflective practice.
  • Communicate clearly and with necessary academic rigour for this advanced level of study.

As this is a distance learning course you must have the skills and technology to take part in distance learning and online discussions.  The majority of this course is online, so we welcome students from Scotland, England, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • A degree (or equivalent), CertTESOL (or equivalent) 400 hours of ESOL classroom teaching.
  • Selection will be made by TESOL Training Scotland according to their application process. 

Additional selection requirements

  • The application must include - scanned qualification documents and a personal statement.
  • An interview will follow up on your application.

What you study

You will study a total of four units:-

  • Unit 1: Language, Teaching and Learning.
  • Unit 2: The Teacher as Developmental, Reflective Practitioner.
  • Unit 3: Phonological Theory in Classroom Practice.
  • Unit 4: Teaching, to include learner analysis, preparation, delivery and self-evaluation.

After the course


Having the DipTESOL enables holders to have roles such as examiners, teacher educators and centre managers/directors of studies.

Continuing Study

The DipTESOL is accepted by the British Council as a full English Language Teaching (or TEFL) qualification for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations overseas.


How the course is taught

  • The course input, training and assessments will be managed by TESOL Training Scotland.
  • The course is distance learning with face to face assessed teaching practice.
  • Some workshops and assessments will necessitate face-to-face events.
  • City of Glasgow College will provide you with a student ID card, giving access to the College Library, Fitness Suite and a location for meetings and studying.
  • Observed and assessed teaching practice will also take place in City of Glasgow College with existing ESOL learners.

Assessment methods

We use a variety of assessment methods:-

  • Observed assessed teaching practice.
  • Professional Portfolio.
  • Project Assignment.
  • Phonology Presentation.
  • Closed Book Exam.

Additional Information


The course will be delivered via Moodle. You will make constant use of other technology such as email, Skype, video sharing etc. You will also carry out research using online and physical libraries.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2019, 38 weeks
  • Day(s):
    13:00 - 16:00
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 2266