Teaching ESOL Literacies to Adults

Course Content

In this interactive online course you will learn how to analyse and evaluate adult ESOL literacies within a Scottish context, identify and assess ESOL literacies learners and their learning needs, apply skills and strategies to support ESOL literacies learning and plan and deliver ESOL literacies learning.

As well as interactive online classes on Mondays 6-8pm, this course includes additional learning hours of independent background reading, lesson planning and portfolio preparation. 

You may be eligible to apply for ITA funding, please visit for more information and to apply: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

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. 

Entry Requirements

You must normally hold the CELTA (or equivalent qualification SCQF Level 9 or above), containing at least 6 hours of supervised teaching practice. In addition, you must have at least 9 months of full-time teaching experience (or equivalent) post CELTA.

You need to be working with an ESOL Literacies learner for the duration of the course, preferably face-to-face. This is essential for the assessed course portfolio case study. 

You should have a knowledge of cultural, social and linguistic diversity, teaching methodologies and language awareness.

If English is not your first language, a very high level of spoken and written accuracy is required (min CPE or recent IELTS score of 7.0, including 7.0 for written English). 

Method of Assessment

Assessment is through a portfolio of work done during the course.

Future Prospects

This course enables professionals to be equipped with specialist training to work effectively with ESOL literacies learners in a variety of contexts.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    23 Oct 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    20 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    English Language, TEFL, British Sign Language

  • Course Fee


  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page.
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