Teacher Training Course

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Essential Skills Teacher Training Course

The AIT Essential Skills Teacher Training Course (TESOL Certification) is the first step toward your ESL teaching future and higher education. The Essential Skills Teacher Training course is AIT's most sought after program and certification.  AIT's thousands of graduates across Vietnam, Asia and the globe are a testament to the unique practically based International ESL methodology, exceptional International trainers and the AIT TESOL Teacher training certification program. 

AIT TESOL Essential Skills Teacher Training course is available in-class or online. Enjoy the  AIT TESOL blended learning opportunity. 

Course hours are in accordance to International TESOL course requirements.
AIT maintains regular dialogue with schools, colleges and recruiting agencies throughout Vietnam and Asia to ensure that our programs continue to meet and exceed the stringent demands of International ESL education.
AIT's team of educators have designed an extensive series of educational components for the Essential Teaching Skills Course centred on academia, practical application, multiple areas of employment and preparation for higher education.  
Material covered in the AIT Essential Skills Teacher Training course are the essential core subjects for effective TESOL teaching.  Essential TESOL components of the course are TESOL communication; conversation; listening; speaking; pronunciation; reading; writing and grammar.

Within the the Essential Skills Teacher Training course the fundamental ESL skills are then practically applied  through lesson planning; lesson analysis; student demographics; lesson design; teacher preparation; practical subject application and theories; philosophy of teaching; teaching styles and theory based research. 


The comprehensive Essential Skills Teacher Training course cover not only the theoretical teaching aspects and delivery but also the physical, practical and dynamic implementation through International ESL methodologies covering:

Included in the AIT Essential Skills Teacher Training Course are two (2) of AIT's Key Skills of your choice, from the AIT Professional Diploma program for professional industry upgrades or to transition int the AIT Professional Diploma course.  The two AIT Key Skills are researched intensively and completed in the students' free time.  On successful completion and assessment of the two AIT Key Skills an AIT Associate Diploma will be issued from Australia.

Placements per course are limited.
  • Conversation

  • Pronunciation

  • Communication

  • Listening

  • Speaking

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Lesson Planning

  • Teacher Preparation

  • Phonology

  • Linguistics

  • Promoting Dynamic Student - Teacher Interaction

  • Pedagogy

  • Student - Teacher Role Reversal

  • Video Training & Analysis

  • Music, Song & Media for Language Acquisition

  • Teaching Philosophy (Positive Attitude & Humour)

  • English for Special Purposes (Courses & Career Options)

AIT Course Inclusions

Course Materials

All course materials included

Student Support

Student support for your full potential


AIT may assist with employment options or recommendations

2 Key Skills

Enhance your career with two AIT industry specific Key Skill subjects of your choice

Essential Skills Teacher Training Course study

The AIT TESOL Teacher Training Course with all components combined is a total of  196 hours.

Inclass training

Intensive Day,

Twilight or Weekend course

36 hours

10 hours


120 hours

Two Key Skills

Completed outside of course hours

30 hours

Homework study

196 hours

Total Study

Essential Skills Teacher Training Course Schedules

AIT TESOL offer three course schedules that allow you to enhance your career at a time that will suit your schedule and lifestyle.  You can choose from the intensive Day Course, Twilight Course (Evening) and Weekend Courses.

Essential Skills Teacher Training Course prerequisites

Prospective students are required to:


               Interview with AIT Admission


               Sit ESL proficiency test


               Provide Passport / Identification