TESOL courses at the University of Plymouth
The University of Plymouth offers a range of courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
All our courses are run by experienced lecturers in the English Language Centre and are practical and interactive in nature.
TESOL Taster for University of Plymouth students 
This free event is an opportunity to find out more about English Language Teaching and the exciting range of career opportunities available in the UK and around the world. 
Wednesday 25 January 2023
  • Time and venue: 10.00 – 16.00 in Rolle 201
  • Cost: Free
Introduction to TESOL
We deliver a 20-hour Introduction to TESOL course which runs on Wednesdays over 6 weeks (3 hours per week) and provides an introduction to the basic skills and knowledge needed to teach English as a second language. 
Students who complete the introductory course will get a certificate of attendance and will be able to claim a further discount on the fees for the four-week intensive University of Plymouth TESOL course. 
The next Introduction to TESOL course will start on 15 February 2023 and will run over 6 consecutive Wednesday afternoons. 

Just wanted to say thank you so much for making the introductory course so enjoyable and interesting. You all inspired me to train as an English teacher after I came to the taster session you ran last year and I came away thinking what a great bunch of people you are and I loved hearing about your experiences around the world.


University of Plymouth TESOL

This four-week, 120-hour course, provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages and offers the opportunity to gain an entry-level qualification (TEFL-i status) into the English language teaching profession.
Through a combination of interactive seminars, tutorials, workshops, plus ongoing opportunities to engage in teaching observation and practice, you will learn how to teach English to learners of different ages, levels and backgrounds in a range of different contexts. By the end of the course, you will have developed the skills and confidence to plan and deliver different types of lessons using a variety of teaching techniques and materials.
The University of Plymouth TESOL is similar to other TEFL-i level qualifications such as the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) offered by Cambridge English and the Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) offered by Trinity College. The University of Plymouth Certificate in TESOL meets the requirements of the British Council TEFL-i (entry level) qualification.
This short course is accredited by the University of Plymouth and on completion, participants will receive a certificate of attendance and a transcript detailing the core components covered.
This course is open to all University of Plymouth students, staff and alumni. Applicants will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the course and excellent written and spoken English language skills. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or above is recommended (CEFR C1). External applications will also be considered on a case by case basis.
If you have any further questions please contact elc@plymouth.ac.uk.