TESOL – Training English Teachers

Next ITA TESOL course is 29th April to 12th May, and 14th June to 30th June 2018 in Tahlee.


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a rapidly expanding profession. Demand for professionally trained TESOL teachers is strong in Australia and abroad. At Tahlee, we see TESOL also as a valuable ministry tool and a means to crossing cultural and language boundaries, towards the aim of spreading the Gospel globally. Therefore, we are delighted to have Intercultural Training Australia Inc. (ITA) offering a Certificate IV TESOL course at Tahlee. The course is distinctive for its focus on hands-on teaching skills and conducted by the highly qualified and experienced team of ITA trainers.

Key Benefits

  • Australian Government accredited Certificate IV;
  • Comprehensive TESOL qualification PLUS teaching skills;
  • Sought-after qualification for industry trainers, community aid workers and volunteers dealing with speakers of other languages in Australia and overseas;
  • Unique focus on teaching conversation and listening skills to English learners;
  • Thorough attendance to teaching writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary;
  • Designed for those who wish to develop a Christian ministry through teaching English;
  • Offered in combination with lectures and distance learning mode;
  • Supports churches and individuals to work in cross cultural ministries in Australia and overseas.

Course Outline

The course is comprised of 9 units of competency. Six were developed especially for this course:

  • TCE 411B Communicate with People from Other Cultures;
  • TCE 412B Identify Language Learning Needs;
  • TCE 413B Demonstrate Language Teaching Strategies;
  • TCE 415B Manage Language Class Activities;
  • TCE 418B Identify Language Difficulties and Correct Errors;
  • TCE 419B Select and Apply Language Learning Resources.

Three units from the Nationally Recognized training package Training and Assessment (TAA40104) these are:

  • TAADEL301B Provide Training Through Demonstration of Work Skills;
  • TAADEL401B Plan and Organize Group Based Delivery;
  • TAADEL402B Facilitate Group Based Learning.


  • Attend 3 weeks classes at Tahlee;
  • Assessment and practice teaching by distance with mentoring – must be computer literate;
  • Practice Teaching: minimum 25 hours;
  • Time Commitment: 610 hours.

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