Certificate in Teaching English to Migrants and Refugees

English language teaching for migrants and refugees (60 hrs)

In this course we are concerned with English language teaching in a country in which
English is the dominant language of a substantial, often monolingual, majority and
learners need English to communicate in their daily life. Many readers will likely come
to this volume from the field of English language teaching (ELT). Some will consider
themselves as teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL), working in countries
where English is not the home language of the majority of the population.

English language teaching with adult and child migrants and refugees in England
used to come under the banner of English as a second language (ESL). However,
while educational policy in England remains doggedly and proudly monolingual,
there are many more bilingual or multilingual individuals in the world than there
are monolingual. English is very frequently not the second or even the third
language that migrants and refugees and their children have learned.

Course Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Writing bilingual stories: developing children’s literacy through home languages
  3. Developing vocabulary in a multilingual classroom
  4. Valuing home languages
  5. Teaching and learning in diverse school contexts: the journeys of three newly-arrived students
  6. In search of high level learner engagement: autobiographical approaches with children and adults
  7. Curriculum innovations for students learning EAL in mainstream state secondary schools in England – a cross-curricular EAL pedagogy for teacher development
  8. Creative ESOL: the power of participatory arts in language acquisition
  9. Class blogging in ESOL
  10. Providing emotional support to ESOL and EAL students
  11. The use of mobile technologies as a bridge to enhance learning for ESOL students
  12. The personal made impersonal and the impersonal made personal: reading circles and language learning
  13. ESOL in the Hebrides and Island Voices – ‘Hey, hang on a minute, tha mise bilingual!’
  14. Responsive teaching and learner centredness
  15. A ‘social turn’ in ESOL?

Admission requirements

Completion of high school.
One of the following if you are not an English native speaker
1. High Intermediate level of English or
2. IELTS 6.5


On completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate in Teaching English to Migrants and Refugees from Westminster College London (WCL).



          For Iranians :

Online course:  8/500/000 Rials

UK & International Students:

     Online course:  350 £