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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(12 m) 12 month(s)
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 5,510
Course Miscellanous Fees:


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Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time, Part Time
Awarding University:
The University of Nottingham

Post Graduate Diploma Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  Institution: Ramsay Sime Darby Health College

Field Of Study:
Education, Language Studies
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
English Language and Literature
Course Intake:
December, June

Programme Description

This course is designed for professionals who wish to develop their critical understanding of recent developments in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). You will cover theory and practice, reflect on your own teaching, and conduct independent research into teaching and learning.

If you are a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) or working in a related profession, this course can help you build on your existing knowledge and experience, improve your career prospects, take up a more senior position within your institution. It will also prepare you for researching your own teaching or applying for a research degree (MPhil/ PhD/EdD).

Our TESOL programme offers a range of modules which provide you with considerable freedom in selecting course components to suit your individual needs and interests. We also encourage you to develop your own areas of interest through your dissertation research.

Course structure

For the Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL you will need to successfully complete core and elective modules and associated assignments to the value of 120 credits. There is no dissertation requirement.

Modules are taught within a block of three days over extended weekends. At the end of each face-to-face teaching period,you  are provided opportunities for tutorials individually, in groups  and/or using other means of communication such as email, telephone or video conference.

You can study for an MA Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or postgraduate certificate.


Modules are assessed by a 3,500-4,000 word assignment or equivalent.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

A holder of an approved professional qualification equivalent to a first degree.

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (no elements below 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT): 100 (minimum of 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test 


Core modules

  • The Language Learner and Language Learning
  • Applied Linguistics for TESOL
  • Developments in Language Teaching Methodology

Elective modules

  • Current Issues in TESOL
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Grammar and the Language Classroom
  • Learner Autonomy
  • Learning to Train
  • Materials Evaluation and Design
  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning
  • The Management of TESOL
  • Literature and Language Education


1-2 years full-time, 2-4 years part-time

Source : The University of Nottingham