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. It is offered as a 5 or 10 week course open to individual and small group enrolments. Tuition involves 20 hours 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.

Fixed date programs

ESP: TESOL fixed-date programs provide an opportunity for students to study in small classes (12-18) with other international students.

ESP: TESOL A is being offered in 2019.

Group programs

ESP: TESOL group programs of flexible duration can be coordinated to meet program partner requirements. The group programs are available for  14-18 participants and are typically 3-5 weeks in duration.

Entry requirements

  • IELTS: 5.0 (Speaking & Writing: 5)
  • TOEFL iBT: 56 (Speaking: 15; Writing: 17)
  • TOEFL PBT: 500 (Writing: 55/4)
  • PTE: 42 (Speaking & Writing: 42)
  • or completion of ICTE GE Level 5 with a pass in each macro skill.

Course outcomes

The ESP: TESOL program at ICTE enables participants to:

  • develop awareness of the theory and practice for TESOL
  • learn practical teaching techniques to engage learners in the language classroom
  • gain direct experience teaching English in English through practice teaching sessions
  • improve English communication skills and confidence for teaching purposes
  • prepare for the Cambridge Assessment English Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT).

Please note: while ESP: TESOL contains content related to teaching English the course is not a formal teaching qualification.

Course content

Course modules include:

  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP): analysis and discussion of current methods for teaching English
  • TKT Preparation: familiarisation and practice for the TKT
  • Integrated Language Skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing skills development using general and TESOL-related themes
  • Practice Teaching Session: assisted preparation for and guided feedback on a Practice Teaching Session
  • TKT Examination: 1 module

Assessment and certification

Level: Higher Intermediate (CEFR B2.2)

The TKT is held in the last week of each 5-week ESP: TESOL course. Students taking the TKT will need to register for the test with their course enrolment. TKT payment should be made with tuition fees. Read more about TKT.

In addition to the TKT, separate Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing tests are held at the end of each 5-week session.

Students are also required to adhere to the ICTE Attendance Policy.

Course dates and fees

Please note: an AUD $220 enrolment fee applies when you enrol.

2019 course fees AUD$

Enrolment length Tuition Student services & materials

Total

5 weeks $2,150 $100 $2,250
10 weeks $4,300 $200 $4,500
15 weeks $6,450 $300 $6,750
20 weeks $8,600 $400 $9,000
25 weeks $10,750 $500 $11,250
30 weeks $12,900 $600 $13,500
35 weeks $15,050 $700 $15,750
40 weeks $17,200 $800 $18,000
45 weeks $19,350 $900 $20,250

Homestay 

$AUD

Placement fee $260
Weekly fee $260
Late payment fee $50

Airport transfers

each way, $AUD

Brisbane airport $110
Coolangatta airport (Gold Coast) $235

Session GE EIBC EAP ESP: TESOL Module A
1. 2 January - 1 February  5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
Break Week  
2. 11 February - 15 March  5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
3. 18 March - 18 April  5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
4. 23 April - 24 May 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
Break week  
5. 3 June - 5 July 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
Break week  
6. 15 July - 16 August  5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
7. 19 August - 20 September  5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
Break week  
8. 30 September - 1 November  5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
9. 4 November - 6 December  5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  

 

Student visa holders are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover.  After receiving your application, ICTE will calculate the exact period you will require Overseas Student Health Cover provided by Allianz Global Assistance and include the fees in your Offer Letter.

Enrolment Period

Student only cover
AUD$​
Dual Family cover*
AUD$​
Multi Family cover+
AUD$​
10 weeks $220 - $275 $1,077 $1,558
15 weeks $275 - $330  $1,292 $1,870
20 weeks $376 - $423 $1,653 $2,393
25 weeks $423 - $469 $1,834 $2,654
30 weeks $469 - $516 $2,014 $2,915
35 weeks $562 - $663 $2,566 $3,178
40 weeks $663 - $717 $2,756 $3,999
45 weeks $717 - $880 $3,328 $4,840

* Dual Family Cover = 1 student + 1 adult partner (spouse or de-facto) OR 1 student + 1 or more children
+ Multi Family Cover = 1 student + 1 adult partner (spouse or de-facto) + 1 or more children

These figures are based on the number of weeks per course. In some cases, your Student Visa duration may be longer to allow for extra session breaks. 

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)