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Diploma in

 Theory & Methodology of TESOL

Academic Excellence with more Employment Options


The Notting Hill College Diploma in TESOL is designed for teachers who wish to achieve a higher and advanced qualification level in the theory and methodology of teaching English to speakers of other languages. This course is designed to equip students with a deeper understanding of the theory that underpins the teaching of English as a second language, strengthening a teachers skills and understanding of how English works, boosting their employability and career advancement prospects.

Learning outcomes 


  • Understand how language is acquired.

  • Understand what constitutes errors in a language.

  • Know the principles on which modern language teaching is based.

  • Understand what phonetics and phonology are.

  • Know the different methodologies that are used to teach English.

  • Know how to use materials and aids in the classroom.

  • Know how to manage the class.

  • Know how to design lesson plans.

Who is this course for?

Teachers who have:

  • A degree from an approved institution of higher education.
  • At least 2 years teaching experience and want to achieve a higher and advanced qualification level in the theory and methodology of teaching English to speakers of other languages.


The programme has 4 modules forming the basic theoretical framework for TESOL practice. Module 1: (5 credit points) Teaching Methods & Teaching Principles

  • Language acquisition
  • The nature of language
  • Theories & methodologies of TEFL
  • Principles of modern language teaching
Module 2: (5 credit points) Theory of TESOL: language skills
  • Receptive skills
  • Productive skills
  • Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Approaches to teaching language skills
Module 3: (5 credit points) Planning & Organisation in TESOL
  • Developing lesson plans
  • Roles of language teachers
  • Classroom management techniques
  • Using materials & aids in the classroom
Module 4: (5 credit points) Applications of Linguistics to TESOL
  • Syntax and semantics
  • Introduction to linguistics
  • Phonetics & morphology
  • Errors % mistakes in language learning

Delivery and Duration

  • 300 hours of study ​
  • This course is available through Distance learning, Hybrid Learning or Virtual Campus
Distance Learning For the self-guided, busy individual who wants full control over their learning. With this mode you will be given 24/7 access to the Learning Management System where you will find all course information and resources, Then you can study and submit assignments at your own pace. You will still have access to a tutor should you have any questions. Hybrid Learning With this mode of learning, you will receive all the benefits of Distance Learning plus up to twelve hours of one-to-one support with an expert tutor who will guide you through the course. The schedule is flexible and will be determined between yourself and our admission team in the UK upon enrolment. Virtual Campus On the Virtual Campus, you’ll meet weekly with like-minded students from all over the world to engage in close-nit discussions of key subjects and discuss real workplace experiences. This is a great opportunity to network with other professionals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. You’ll still get all the benefits of a Distance Learning student. To view our up-to-date schedule please click here.


Assessment is through the completion of 8 assignments, 2 per module studied. Each module contains two assignments, which must be completed and uploaded on NHC Learning Portal.

Why choose NHC Diploma in Theory & Methodology of TESOL?

We are an accredited British institute that aims to provide the best learning experience and opportunities to grow as a teacher. Enrolling with NHC means;

  • You'll achieve a British accredited certificate that is valuable worldwide
  • Choosing your own flexible learning schedule
  • Saving money with affordable payment plans
  • Getting access to hours of additional resources to facilitate the learning process
  • Choosing a mode of study that best suits your needs and learning style
  • The chance to keep up to date with the latest trends in Teacher Training
  • Access to expert British teachers
  • Access to recordings of live sessions if you're studying Virtual Campus, so you never miss a lesson
  • Lifetime verification services for your certificate
  • Excellent support and communication services
You'll be joining thousands of teachers worldwide who have qualified from one of our courses!

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