Advanced TESOL Diploma

The Advanced TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Diploma course is our most popular TESOL program and is designed for people who wish to make a long-term career out of teaching English overseas. The course contains everything you need to teach conversational English. You will be taught everything from the basics such as language and grammar to planning lessons and activities.

With a TESOL Diploma, you can expand your TESOL knowledge base, upgrade your TESOL credentials, and elevate your pay.

  • No degree required
  • No prior teaching experience required
  • Money back job guarantee

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At a glance

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ATA TESOL College (RTO 31228)
Career Opportunities
  • English Language Teacher

Internationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.



Course length
360 hours
Study mode




Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Start date

Online option: Enrol anytime.
In-class option:Contact ATA TESOL College about enrolling, suitable locations and course dates.

ATA TESOL College (RTO 31228)

TESOL College runs English teaching courses that enable you to work around the world.

With a TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification, you can teach conversational English classes in more than 80 countries, and access more than 25,000 job opportunities worldwide.

Australasian Training Academy Pty Ltd (RTO 31228) trading as ATA TESOL College


The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • pronunciation, conversation and communication
  • listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • lesson planning and teaching preparation
  • grammar review and student evaluations
  • activity-based learning and more

Course structure

6 units

Standard 60-hour TESOL course plus 5 electives.

Elective units

  1. Independent TESOL study

    This course provides an opportunity to gain recognition and certification for your ESL experience. This 60-hour course is a must for TESOL teachers seeking international recognition for their own research, ideas and creativity.

  2. Teaching Adolescents English

    Adolescents have unique needs. They are taking steps towards independence and are planning their future careers. This specialisation helps you to guide your students and equip them with the international tools of the English language.

  3. Teaching Adults English

    Adults are voluntary learners with diverse and individual requirements. Learn the skills necessary to teach adults in an effective manner, while keeping them motivated to succeed.

  4. Teaching Business English

    The international business place has chosen English as the global language of communication. Study specific teaching terminology within a business context. By specialising in this TESOL field, you'll encounter the widest array of employment opportunities.

  5. Teaching Computer English

    Teach people worldwide how to learn English using computer programmes and the Internet (also known as CALL: Computer Assisted Language Learning). CALL is essential for those thinking of going to the Middle East.

  6. Teaching English for Children (8-12 years)

    This elective has been designed specifically for the teaching of children within the primary or elementary school years. Learn the best teaching concepts, techniques and resources for young learners who are developing vocabulary and concept skills.

  7. Teaching ESL Locally

    Learn how to teach English in Australia, New Zealand, England, USA, Canada, etc. Millions of students study English, in native-English speaking nations. Teach English in ESL schools in your own home country, learn how and what to teach, where to look for work, and how to promote yourself as a local English teacher and/or tutor.

    Put your TESOL knowledge to the test! Practise teaching English at an ESL school of your choice, anywhere in the world! Gain valuable experience and TESOL course credits by applying what you have learned in our TESOL Foundation Course.

  8. Teaching Grammar

    You may know the rules of grammar, but do you know how to teach it effectively? Perfect the skills forming the foundation of every lesson you teach, and learn to impart these essential communication skills to others.

  9. Teaching Hospitality English

    This elective will provide you with the necessary teaching techniques, materials and concepts to teach or train staff in hotels, restaurants and the food and beverage industry.

  10. Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) are standard tests used internationally to determine an ESL student's English proficiency. This elective teaches you the strategies and guidelines to effectively prepare resources, materials and your students for the IELTS and TOEFL tests.

  11. Teaching Legal English

    Law students and foreign business people worldwide who do not speak English as their native language are filling up classrooms and are looking for teachers who specialise in teaching legal terminology and concepts.

  12. Teaching Medical English

    Nurses, doctors and other foreign medical professionals must be proficient in medical terminology, procedures and concepts in order to work in a native English speaking country or to advance their present position. Become certified to teach them the necessary English skills they need to succeed.

  13. Teaching Pre-School English (Ages 3-7)

    A comprehensive guide to the fun world of teaching English at the core level. Learn how to adapt lessons and activities to delight inquisitive young minds.

  14. Teaching Travel & Tourism English

    The fastest growing industry in the world is in desperate need of English teachers. Learn specialised teaching techniques, materials and concepts to teach travel agency owners and their staff, as well s tour group management and tour co-ordinators.

  15. TESOL Private Tuition

    Tutoring English full time or on the side is as popular as teaching in regular English classrooms. Tutor privately one-to-one, in small groups, over the phone, on the Internet, or virtually anywhere. Specialise in tutoring basic or specialised English, the most lucrative English teaching position.

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