Certificate IV in TESOL (10695NAT) and Diploma of TESOL (10688NAT) programs both require a practicum.

As noted in the Course Information, both of these programs involve a practicum of differing lengths.

Certificate IV in TESOL trainees will need to participate in a minimum of 12 hours of experience within an ESL classroom.This will involve actual practice teaching experience, during which TESOL Trainees plan and deliver a minimum of 6 hours of ESL lessons

Diploma of TESOL trainees will need to participate in a minimum of 20 hours of experience within an ESL classroom. This will involve actual practice teaching experience, during which Diploma of TESOL Trainees plan and deliver a minimum of 10 hours of ESL lessons

The Practical Placement experience of both programs will involve:

  • Observation of experienced teachers
  • Interaction with students under the direction of an experienced teacher
  • Actual practice teaching experience.

During Practice Teaching, all trainees will teach all of the macro skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). This teaching will be conducted in a way that is applicable to the age, English level, and needs of the learners within the classroom setting.

The demonstration of practical teaching of at least one spelling rule, a grammar point and a point of pronunciation may occur during placement or in a simulated environment. This is arranged in order to give trainees a smooth transition into practical placement.