English for Specific Purposes : TESOL

About ESP: TESOL

English for Specific Purposes: TESOL (ESP: TESOL) is designed for students who are considering becoming a teacher of English as a second language (ESL) or who are already ESL teachers in their own country. 

ESP: TESOL focuses on developing English language skills through topics of general interest and TESOL-related content.

ESP: TESOL is only available as a customised group program and can be coordinated to meet program partner requirements. Group programs generally require a minimum of 14 participants, to a maximum of 18 per class.

It is offered as a 5 or 10-week course, and tuition involves 20 hours of face-to-face classes each week.

Teaching Knowledge Test preparation

ESP: TESOL also provides preparation for the Cambridge English Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT).

  • ESP TESOL A (5 weeks) focuses extensively on themes relevant to Cambridge TKT Module 2 (Lesson Planning and use of Resources for Language Teaching) with a brief focus on the Cambridge TKT Module 1 (Language Background). Participants will undertake the Cambridge TKT Module 2 test only.
     
  • ESP TESOL B (5 weeks) focuses extensively on themes relevant to Cambridge TKT Module 3 (Managing the Teaching and Learning process). Participants will undertake the Cambridge TKT Module 3 test only

The TKT is not a teaching qualification but an assessment tool that aims to increase the knowledge and confidence of students and enhance future job and training prospects.

What our students say

To date, more than 165 students from universities across Chile have participated in ICTE ESP: TESOL programs and launched their teaching careers with confidence.

Hear Luis from Chile talk about his ESP: TESOL experience (Vimeo, 2m:41s)