Diploma in TESOL

Executive Summary

Diploma of Arts in TESOL (Dip TESOL) (leading to Masters in TESOL subject to HEC approval )

Aims: To enable English language teachers to improve their knowledge and skills for teaching English to speakers of other languages

Target population: In-service teachers

Entry requirements:

  1. BA/BSc/B.Com (a minimum of 14 years of study)
  2. One year full-time experience of teaching English (preferable)
  3. Should be serving teachers of English to fulfill the classroom-based practicum and teacher-research requirements

Required proficiency in English: B2 (CEFR proficiency levels) or 6.0 (IELTS score)

Nature/Duration: Evening Program: 2 semesters for full course load (course work including practicum and research project); 4 semesters for part-time (course work including practicum and research project)

Days/Timings: Full-time: (5 modules per semester) 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), Saturdays, 9.00-4.00); Part-time: (2-3 modules per semester): 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 4.00-7.00 pm;

Course requirements and structure

Credits required:  30

Dip TESOL has three main components:

  1. Course work 7 modules- 3 credit hours each (2-3 modules per semester-PT, 5 modules per semester- FT) –total 21 credits
  2. Developing Professional Practice: 2 modules (DPPI-Micro-teaching, classroom observation skills etc.; Module 2: Supervised practicum (Planning and teaching; maintaining a teaching portfolio with a record of  10 teaching lessons out of which 3 lessons per participant will be observed)  3+3=6 credits
  3. Action research project (including background reading, data collection and analysis and writing up) 3 credits
Semester 1 Semester 2
Module 1: Learning and the learner


Module 6: Curriculum, materials and teaching-learning resources
Module 2: Methodology: Teaching the four language skills, grammar, and vocabulary Module 7: Planning and managing language learning and teaching in under resourced, large and multilevel classes


Module 3: The study of language systems (grammar and structure, phonology, discourse, & pragmatics) Modules 8: Assessment, monitoring and evaluation
Module 4: Language awareness: Researching and reflecting on classroom language Module 9: Developing Professional Practice II

Supervised practicum with teacher portfolio: a record of 10 lessons with materials used and follow-up teacher reflections

( 3 lessons will be observed for assessment)


Module 5: Developing Professional Practice I

Micro-teaching, lesson observation

-Module 10: Action-research project

Teachers may be allowed extra time (one semester) to complete their research projects, if required.

Total=5 Modules Total= 5 Modules


Classroom-based tasks, and mid-term/final exams according to University Rules.


A diploma may be awarded on completion of all course requirements (30 credit hours) according to defined standards as per university rules. Credit transfer from internationally recognized certificate programs in English language teaching (e.g. ICELT, CELTA). This includes successful completion of course work, supervised teaching practice and an action-research project.

Entry and Exit Pathways

Semester 2: Exit after completing course work (Award of Diploma)

Semester 3: Entry in the MA TESOL program (semesters 3 and 4) provided the candidate has an overall GPA score of 2.5 or above in course work at Diploma level

Fee Structure

Rs 15,000/- per module; Rs 5,000 for admission/placement test