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Online Advanced TESOL Diploma Program (160 hours)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Abroad



 Quick Info     

 160 hours online

Tuition Fee: $895 CAD
Promotion: $695 CAD (July 2024)

Start dates: Every Monday

Take our Free Online English Test to find out if this program is suitable for your level.

You can Register online for this program.

What our Students Say:

Studying with ATC is one of the best choices I have ever made. I was able to balance full time uni and working part time with completing the TESOL diploma that I wanted. The course site is user friendly and easy to navigate, assessment marks were always given back promptly with constructive feedback, and help was always there when needed. - Caitlin, Australia. 
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Program Information:

  ATC Advanced TESOL Diploma Sample
ATC Advanced TESOL Diploma Sample

Why Study Online Advanced TESOL?

  •  1. Receive Canadian training and certification to teach English abroad!
  •  2. Study online from any city in the world with internet access and a computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
  •  3. Enjoy studying online independently with a flexible schedule convenient for busy students and professionals
  •  4. Set your own daily study schedule and submit assignments once per week.
  •  5. Gain practical tools to teach English with skill and confidence.

What Your Program Includes?

  •  1. Unlimited 24-hour access to your program on an online Moodle-based web platform.
  •  2. Program content in text and video format for deeper learning.
  •  3. Personal instructor assessing your progress, marking your weekly assignments, and giving you written feedback.
  •  4. Upon graduation, your diploma, transcript, and graduation letter in digital, printable format. These original, high-resolution PDF files will be emailed to you, allowing you to print or email as many copies as you need.
  •  5. You will be able to verify your credentials through our website's Credential Verification portal, which can also be used by employers or organizations you wish to notify.
  •  6. TESOL Practicum (Optional): You can choose if you want to do a practicum or not after completing your coursework.

Program Description

The online Advanced TESOL Diploma program is designed for motivated international students and Canadians who want to receive advanced training and become certified to teach English abroad in non-English speaking countries. It offers students the opportunity to study independently with 24-hour access to an online platform and assignments that they submit to their instructor once per week for marking and feedback. Most students complete the program in 9 weeks (students have the option of studying at a faster pace). It focuses on the communicative approach and covers  teaching principles, methodology, classroom management, practical teaching techniques, and more. Graduates receive ATC's internationally recognized 160-hour Advanced TESOL diploma. This program is approved by KRIVET (Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training) for CEI License level 1.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this program, you are expected to:

  •  Have an overview of teaching methodologies from the past to the present.
  •  Have a deep understanding of how to teach speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
  •  Be able to design detailed and dynamic ESL lesson plans suitable for various levels.
  •  Have advanced tools and techniques for classroom management and dealing with unexpected situations.

Program Outline

Online 160-hour Advanced TESOL Diploma Program

This program is made of 3 courses:

Course 1.
 Essential Teacher Knowledge: Introduces the student to various areas of ESL teacher training.

Course 2. Learning Teaching: Guides the student to go more deeply into the main areas of ESL teacher training.
Course 3. Videos: Allows the student to visually review the main areas of ESL teacher training.

Course 1: Essential Teacher Knowledge
Section A: Language
Section B: Background to Language Teaching Methodology
Section C: Teaching Language and Language Skills

Course 2: Learning Teaching
Section 1. Toolkit 1: Classroom Management
Section 2. Planning Lessons and Courses
Section 3. Speaking
Section 4. Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
Section 5. Writing
Section 6. Grammar

Course 3: Videos
Video 1: Enhancing Instruction with Visuals
Video 2: Developing Listening Skills
Video 3: Developing Reading Skills
Video 4: Developing Writing Skills,
Video 5: Vocabulary
Video 6: Teaching Grammar Communicatively

TESOL Practicum (Optional)

The 20-hour practicum is optional (you can choose if you want to do a practicum or not). Online students who want to do a practicum are responsible for finding their own practicum placement at a nearby school in their country. ATC Students who are working as ESL teachers under supervision in a school setting can apply to have their teaching hours counted as the equivalent to the 20-hour practicum.

 Schedule and Fees

Tuition Fee: $895 CAD
Promotion: $695 CAD (July 2024)

Can be paid in 2 equal installments:
Before Start date:
$347.50 CAD
After 4 weeks: $347.50 CAD

Approximately 160 hours of study. Most students complete the program in 9 weeks (students have the option of studying at a faster pace).

Admission Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

Native speakers of English: Completion of high school.

International Students: One of the following:

1. Pass ATC's Free Online English Test or
2. Completion of High Intermediate level of English or

3. Completion of an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking university or
4. IELTS 6.5 or
5. TOEFL iBT 80 or
6. TOEIC 750

Start Dates

You can start this program any Monday.

Test your English

To find out if this program is suitable for your level, take our Free Online English Test. After completing this 30-minute test, you will receive automatic feedback and your mark. If you pass the test, we will send you an e-mail with a list of suitable programs for your level.


 You can register online to apply for this program.


What our Students Say:

The program's books, videos, tests, and feedback were great for me. I learned a number of good things for teaching better classes through the well-organized courses. Also, I was able to do my best with great support and smooth progress from ATC... I appreciate it. I want to recommend to people ATC's excellent courses... - In Young, Korea.
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