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The INTESOL Level 5 TESOL Certificate contains a high quality academic content and is not only respected by employers, but also provides the perfect platform from which to begin your English teaching career.

The Level 5 Certificate in TESOL includes onsite or online observed and assessed teaching practice, which means you can earn a CELTA/Trinity equivalent qualification with much more flexibility.  Study the theory and then attend one week of onsite teaching practice at a choice of centres at a time that is convenient for you.

Why THIS TESOL course?

    • INTESOL Worldwide has been training TEFL teachers for 22 years and is well known and respected in the TEFL industry. This means your TEFL certification will be instantly recognised internationally as being of excellent quality.
    • The Level 5 TESOL course is externally accredited, meaning the content and teaching methods have been scrutinised externally to meet industry standards. This means you can be sure you’ll participate in a fruitful learning experience.
    • Your tutor will be an experienced teacher holding a Diploma in TESOL as a minimum qualification (many have a Masters in TESOL). They will offer you all the support and feedback you need to succeed to the best of your ability.

Course Structure

The course consists of 6 units (a total of 26 modules). Each of the modules is marked and returned with comments and guidance from the trainers. The modules submitted are continually assessed, there are no written examinations. You will receive all the training you need, we work with you until you achieve your potential.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Study Skills (not assessed) – how best to organise your study time.

Pre Module Grammar Self-assessed tasks with answers provided to help with Unit 2 The Study of English.

Unit 2: The Study of English Module 1 – Grammar – tasks on the understanding of grammar, tense & structure – to be completed with the use of a grammar book. Module 2 – Phonetics – tasks relating to the phonetic alphabet(given), stress & intonation. Module 3 – Lexis – tasks relating to the presentation of vocabulary, compound words, word stems, language appropriacy & frequency.

Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL Module 1 – Basic Principles – answers from your own experience and the course materials on: 1) the blocks which may prevent learning 2) motivation 3) communicative competence. Module 2 – Reading and Listening – tasks based on exploitation of authentic materials i.e. magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts etc. Module 3 – Speaking and Writing – tasks based as above but with a more productive bias – getting your students to produce language Module 4 – Visual Aids – study of all the audio-visual aids available. Production of your own flashcards and aids to be used with a simple flannelgraph. Module 5 – Error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.

Unit 4: Lesson Planning Module 1 – Classroom Management – task relating to student teacher relationships and how to achieve genuine communication inside and outside the classroom. Module 2 – Lesson Stages and Plans – putting all the above into a lesson; timing; warm-up; input; practice and production stages of your lessons.

Unit 5: Teaching Practice Observation sessions.

Unit 6: Teaching Practice Lesson Planning. Observed, assessed teaching & feedback sessions.

Award of Certificate

Certificates are graded as follows:

  • A1 – Distinction
  • A2 – Excellent
  • B1 – Very Good
  • B2 – Good
  • C   – Pass


The Level 5 Certificate in TEFL is accredited by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a UK based Awarding Organisation. ALAP is an accrediting organisation that specialises in the ELT industry.

ALAP is supported by an esteemed Academic Panel who are all experts in the field of English Language Teaching. The ALAP panel oversee matters related to academic quality, ensuring that the value of an ALAP Certificate is upheld.

TEFL Course Aims

For the Level 5 INTESOL Certificate in TESOL, the overall aim is to provide a thorough course which includes a balance between the theory, methodology and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and to thoroughly prepare our trainees for teaching in any overseas environment.


  • All the candidates need to have teaching experience, a complete resume and at least one of the following requirements:

1) A university degree

2) A result from an endorsed test of English proficiency ( IELTS bad score 6.5 and above)

3) A mock result of ESTA ( English Standard Test of Amirkabir University of Technology) ( band score 6.5 or higher)

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or ESTA test you can contact:


Onsite Teaching Practice

IRAQ INTESOL was the first TESOL/TEFL training provider to offer its TESOL trainees a full week of observed teaching practice. We have subsequently been able to develop a practice that will significantly enhance your skills and confidence not only in the classroom, but also during job interviews.

As part of the IRAQ INTESOL Certificate in TESOL you must attend one of our TP centres for a full week of teaching practice. Trainees, who have been taught how to manage classes and set up one to one teaching sessions; have been given a sound introduction to materials and visual aids production and have gained confidence in planning lessons, are given the opportunity to observe experienced teachers and to produce a portfolio of lesson plans and observation assessments. Our trainees are then observed teaching several levels, both in groups and on a one to one basis.

During your teaching practice you will:

    • have a personal mentor to guide you throughout your practice.
    • observe experienced, qualified teachers in a real language school.
    • produce a portfolio of lesson plans.
    • receive detailed feedback and observation assessments.
    • gain experience teaching real ESOL students of several levels, from beginners to advanced.
    • be observed teaching both groups and on a one-to-one basis.
    • gain significant confidence in the classroom.

By the end of the practice you will have completed at least 6 hours of observed and assessed teaching practice which satisfies the British Council requirement.