LRN Level 3 Certificate In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (ELTAB)

Course Description 

The LRN Level 3 in Teaching English to speakers of other languages is a qualification for learners who have limited or no experience of teaching English language.

Who is it for

The English Language Teaching and Assessment certificate is for those :

    1. needing to personally develop, or extend their skills, within a career in teaching ;
    2. with very limited or no qualifications or experience in teaching English to adults;
    3. who wish to develop their understanding and/or gain a recognized level 3 qualification in teaching English language.

The Learners should have:

  • good command of English in all four language skills (i.e. listening, speaking, reading, writing) equivalent to B1 on the CERF;
  • a good basic understanding of literacy, numeracy, and ICT equivalent to level 2;
  • access to at least 3 hours of teaching practice in English language education.

Prior basic teaching experience is not a prerequisite as this is an initial teacher training qualification.

Obtaining LRN level 3 certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages  (ELTAB) will help learners in a variety of paths. Learners may continue to obtain a higher level certification to progress to:

  • Diploma in teaching English to speakers of other languages at level 4 (subject to individual awarding  organization (AO) requirements)
  • A degree level program in a teaching-related discipline
  • Any other awarding organization (AO) qualifications at level 4 or above in teaching or other discipline ( subject to individual AO requirements)

The  assessment approach for this qualification consists of

  • Units 1 and 2  are assessed by an online written assessment. The content of the exam is set and marked by LRN;
  • Unit 3 which is assessed by a 1-hour 40-minute end of the unit (summative) assessment.

Results are graded as Pass or Fail.

Qualification LRN Level 3 certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ELTAB)

Total Qualification Time (TQT)
Guided learning hours GLH):150 hours 
Self-study (SS): 35 hoursTotal Assessment Time
Formative assessment:4 hours across 3 units(TAT)
Summative Assessment:4 hours across 3 units 8 hours
Total Qualification Time: 148 hours (GLH + SS + TAT) 

The above timescale is indicative and each learner can work at their own pace to complete the LRN Level 3 certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ELTAB)

The LRN Level 3 certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ELTAB) consists of the following three mandatory modules 

  1. Language Awareness and Analysis in practical support of English Language Teaching (ELT);
  2. Planning and Managing Teaching and Learning in English Language Teaching (ELT) ;
  3. Applied teaching practice in the English Language Teaching (ELT) classroom.

Analysis of the modules:

Language Awareness and Analysis in practical support of ELT

The aim of the unit is to equip the learner with the language awareness and analytical skills to provide practical support in English Language Teaching (ELT).

  • Understand the application of basic concepts and associated terminology in relation to phonology, discourse, syntax, lexis and language functions.
  • Understand the application of basic concepts and associated terminology in relation to the four language skills for use in planning and managing the teaching and learning process.
  • Understand the barriers to, and opportunities for, teaching and learning in English Language Teaching (ELT).

Planning and Managing Teaching and Learning in ELT

The aim of the unit is to provide the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills relating to selecting and using resources as well as managing teaching and learning in English Language Teaching (ELT).

  • Know how to select and use appropriate resources in English Language Teaching (ELT);
  • Know how to plan a lesson or sequence of lessons;
  • Know how to manage the classroom and appropriate learning activities.

Applied teaching practice in the ELT classroom

The aim of the unit is to assess the learner’s ability to apply background knowledge and practical approaches to planning, teaching and learning in the English Language Teaching (ELT) classroom.

  • Be able to plan and prepare a lesson or sequence of lessons;
  • Be able to manage the teaching and learning process;
  • Be able to act professionally towards learners and colleagues