Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Course Content

This interactive online course introduces the basics of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) also known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This taster course focuses on language analysis, teaching methodology and lesson planning and learners will acquire a toolkit of ideas and gain confidence in their ability to either start teaching or to apply for a further teaching qualification.  Learners living in/near Dundee will be given the opportunity to observe experienced teachers and to gain valuable skills by working as volunteers in our ESOL classes (subject to Covid regulations). These opportunities will be discussed during the course and will take place during the course or after it has finished. 

This is an interactive online course and attendance is required on Tuesdays 5.30-8.00.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an interest in learning how to teach English as a Foreign Language but no previous experience is required.  Speakers of other languages require a level of English at Upper-Intermediate/B2 or above. 

You may be eligible to apply for ITA funding, please visit for more information and to apply:

Fee Waiver: If you are a current FT student of D&A or if you or your partner receive benefits, are eligible to claim benefits or are on a low income you may qualify. 

Method of Assessment

This course is not formally assessed. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Future Prospects

Learners can progress to employment where a formal TEFL qualification is not required or to further teacher training courses. Participants are guaranteed an interview for our CELTA or PDA Intro to Tutoring ESOL courses.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    27 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    6 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    English Language, TEFL, British Sign Language

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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