LRN Level 7 Diploma In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (ELTAD)

Course Description 

The LRN Level 7 in Teaching English to speakers of other languages is a qualification for learners who have limited or extensive experience of teaching English language.

Who is it for

For the English Language Teaching and Assessment diploma is for those :

    1. needing to personally develop, or extend their skills, within a career in teaching English language;
    2. with extensive experience in Teaching English to adults;
    3. who wish to consolidate their understanding and/or gain a recognized qualification in teaching English language.

The Learners should have:

  • Aged 21 or over;
  • At least 2 years of varied English language teaching experience (full-time or equivalent).
  • At least an initial English language teaching qualification (ELTAC, CELTA, certification TESOL or equivalent).
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • An excellent command of the English language (good native or 8.0 in IELTS or equivalent)
  • Good digital and academic literacies
  • Access to appropriate EFL/ESOL/EAP classes for teaching practice (M2) and needs analysis (M3)
  • Ability to cope with a level 7 (Master’s) qualification and dedicate  a significant ammount of time outiside the taught sessions.
  • Successful completion of the application process, including  pre-interview and at-interview tasks.

Obtaining LRN level 7 certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages  (ELTAD) will help learners in a variety of paths. Learners may continue to obtain a higher level education to progress to:

  • Masters degree level program in a teaching/education-related discipline;
  • Phd in a related discipline;
  • Any other awarding organization (AO) qualification at level 7 or above teaching/education or other disciplines (subject to individual awarding organization (AO) requirements).

Obtaining LRN Level 7 Diploma in Teaching  English to speakers of other languages (ELTAD) will help enter University at Master’s degree in the final stage with several module exemptions. An example of a Universities who accept LRN Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to speakers of other languages is Leeds Beckett University.

The assessment approach for this qualification consists of

  •  Unit 1
    • Externally Set and Externally Marked assignment (2,500 words each);
    • 1 Viva voce Assessment (20 minutes);
  • Unit 2
    • Externally Set and Externally Marked assignment (3,000 words). It also includes video evidence of delivery practice and a portfolio of evidence that substantiates progression towards this delivery. This in effect is evidence of observing lessons, evaluating those lessons and of preparing, teaching, resourcing and delivering ( at least 10) lessons- including the externally assessed video performance. (total of 20 hours)
  • Unit 3
    •  One extended written assignment of  5,000-6,000 words.

Qualification LRN Level 7 Diploma in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ELTAD)

Total Qualification Time (TQT)
Guided learning hours GLH):150 hours 
Self-study (SS): 450 hoursTotal Assessment Time
Formative assessment:9 hours across 3 units (9 hours max)(TAT)
Summative Assessment:11 hours across 3 units (11 hours max) 20 hours
Total Qualification Time: 620 hours (GLH + SS + TAT) 

The above timescale is indicative and each candidate can work at their own pace to complete the LRN Level 7 Diploma in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ELTAD)

The LRN Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to speakers of other languages (ELTAD) consists of the following three mandatory modules 

  1. Understanding Languages, Methodology, and Resources for Teaching ;
  2. Principles of English Language Teaching;
  3. Research Report.

Analysis of the modules:

Understanding Languages, Methodology, and Resources for Teaching

The aim of the unit is to focus on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts. 

  • Be able to provide a background to understanding and contemporary views of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) ;
  • Understand the components, strategies and delivery of vocabulary learning.
  • Understand the principles of grammar and parameters of grammar that allows them to evaluate competence, errors, and model.
  • Understand Second Language (L2) Learner Strategies and processing which allows for an appraisal of SLA.
  • Describe the Goals of  Language  Teaching.
  • Be able to analyze mainstream SLA Theories.
  • Be able to explain the concept of language learning in and outside the classroom.
  • Be able to explain socio-culture theory and SLA.
  • Provide an exploration of current trends in technology and language learning.

Principles of English Language Teaching and Reflecting on Practice

The aim of the unit is to look at principles and theories which develop from and underpin the practice of language teaching. 

  • Be able to communicate effectively in English Language Teaching (ELT).
  • Be able to use ICT efficiently in English Language Teaching (ELT).
  • Provide adequate resources for the use of English Language Teaching (ELT).
  • Be able to plan and design a programme for the delivery of English Language Teaching (ELT).
  • Understand the impact and development of ICT as a tool in English Language Teaching (ELT) and Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).
  • Evaluate all processes of English Language Teaching (ELT) from design and delivery through to theoretical rationale;
  • Be able to deliver inclusive teaching and learning.
  • Be able to evaluate own practice in planning, delivering, and assessing inclusive teaching and learning.

Research Report

The aim of the unit is to provide the learner with an understanding of the methods and techniques used and required when carrying out formal research.

  • Understand how to select a research question.
  • Be able to conduct a literature review.
  • Understand techniques used to interpret data in a research proposal.
  • Be able to choose the appropriate methodology to research the question.
  • Be able to plan to present the findings of a research proposal.