Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Teaching English (Functional Skills/Literacy/ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages))

This course offers an additional qualification for literacy / functional skills or ESOL teachers who have already undertaken an initial teaching qualification. It is also appropriate for teachers of other subjects who may wish to also teach literacy /functional Skills or ESOL.

Entry requirements

An initial teaching qualification or be working towards; plus a background of working at a suitable academic level; plus good literacy skills which are tested at interview; plus an existing teaching placement or the possibility of arranging at least 75 hours of literacy or ESOL teaching at 2 different curriculum levels in an appropriate context.

Course modules

The structure of spoken and written English; the language systems of English; the social development of language and literacy; language and literacy acquisition; language and literacy development in the classroom.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written assignments and 4 observed lessons.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Diploma Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

Key information

Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900