English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes

About EMTP

The English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes (EMTP) program is designed for English language teachers at primary, secondary or higher education levels who have a language background other than English.

It enables teachers to enhance their own English language skills and to receive insights into creative and innovative methodology appropriate for teaching English to learners from elementary to advanced levels. The EMTP program also introduces participants to new resources and materials appropriate for the ESOL classroom context.

The program focuses on:

  • developing English language skills with a strong focus on speaking and listening
  • demonstrating creative and innovative approaches for teaching English at primary, secondary or tertiary level
  • sharing practical teaching strategies for engaging and motivating learners
  • applying teaching ideas and techniques through micro teaching with feedback from peers and trainers
  • increasing awareness of the Australian education context
  • connecting the classroom and the outside world in collaborative learning tasks

Course content

The program is designed to develop participants’ English language communicative competence and teaching skills in TESOL contexts.

To achieve this, participants will:

  • learn from demonstrations by experienced teacher trainers with participants moving around, talking, listening, thinking and reflecting on teaching and learning*
  • evaluate course books and other authentic materials
  • learn and practise new techniques via peer teaching and feedback
  • be immersed in a local Australian school environment including classroom observations
  • engage with the local Australian community via experiential learning projects

EMTP participants receive 20 hours of tuition per week by highly qualified and experienced teacher trainers.

* Exemplifying principles of Active Learning & Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)

Sample timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2 hours Welcome to ICTE Course Overview and Campus Tour English Skills: English Skills: Places to Go in Brisbane English Skills: Exploring Brisbane Oral Presentations English Skills: Australian Animals Demonstration Lesson Methodology: Foreign Language Lesson and Reflection
2 hours      English Skills: Starting New Classes – Getting to know You Activities English Skills: Course Goals and Expectations Methodology: Analysing and Using Speaking Activities Methodology: Receptive Skills: Lesson Aims and Stages Methodology: Giving Clear Instructions in English

 * Please note that the above timetable is a sample only. The actual program timetable may differ.


ICTE delivers a 3-week fixed date, mixed nationality Joint English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes (JEMTP) program each year. Enrolment is open to individuals or small groups. The EMTP fixed date program provides an opportunity for program participants to meet with fellow TESOL colleagues and undertake professional development training in a multicultural learning environment. Individual class sizes are limited to between 16-18 participants.

2021 Dates to be announced.

AUD $1,770 for 3 weeks tuition

Apply now
*Return your completed form to us by email at enquiries@icte.uq.edu.au.

Optional extras

Homestay accommodation is available for a weekly rate of AUD$270 plus a once-off placement fee of AUD$270.

Airport reception on arrival is available for AUD$110 (Brisbane domestic or international airport).

Apply now for homestay accommodation and airport reception

Customised EMTP Group Programs

EMTP programs for groups can be customised to suit individual client needs. Programs are available for groups of 14-18 participants and are typically 3-8 weeks in duration. Program dates are negotiable however programs should be timed to suit the Queensland school terms to allow for school visits. Customised EMTP programs for bilingual teachers of other subjects are also available.

Read more about Customised English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes Programs.


English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes program with National Taiwan Normal University​

What our students say

Watch Yukari talk about the JEMTP course (YouTube: 2m:47s).



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