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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 maintains regular dialogue with schools, colleges and teacher recruitment agencies throughout Vietnam and Asia to ensure 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 and preparation for higher education. 

Course hours are in accordance with International TESOL course requirements.

Within 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 not only covers the theoretical teaching aspects and delivery but also the physical, practical, dynamic implementation through activity-based methodology in the following core topics:

Included in the AIT Essential Skills Teacher Training Course are two (2) (out of 19) AIT Key Skills of your choice. The two AIT Key Skills are researched intensively and completed in the students' free time. After completing the TESOL course, plus your 2 Key Skills you will then be eligible to start the AIT Professional TESOL Diploma program for professional industry-specific knowledge.

On successful completion of both, the AIT TESOL Essential Skills 36-hour course and the 120-hour AIT Key Skills, an AIT TESOL International English Licence 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

  • 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 including manuals, notebook and syllabus will be provided.


AIT may assist with employment options or recommendations

Student Support

Our student support services are always available to unlock your full potential.

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

120 hours

Two Key Skills

Completed outside of course hours

10 hours


30 hours

Homework study

196 hours

Total Study

Essential Skills Teacher Training Course Schedules

AIT TESOL offers three course schedules that allow you to enhance your career at a time that will suit your schedule and lifestyle.  You may choose one of the following schedules: the intensive Day Course, Twilight Course (in the evenings) and Weekend Course (3 weekends).

Essential Skills Teacher Training Course prerequisites


Prospective students are required to:


Interview with AIT Admission


Sit ESL proficiency test


Provide Passport / Identification

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