Waylink English - resources for international students & teachers of English:
We have ongoing working relationships with various trusted organisations relevant to teaching and working abroad.
Some people are a little unsure how a distance-learning course works, so we thought that you might welcome a little more information.
You can enrol online from anywhere in the world and pay by debit card, credit card or by PayPal. If you prefer, you can fill in our printable enrolment form and send it by post.
Once you have enrolled, there will be no other payments to be made of any sort. Your course fee includes materials, support and feedback from your tutor as well as (with the Associateship in TESOL and the Teaching Business English courses) membership of the College of Teachers.
When you enrol, we will allocate you a course tutor. All of our tutors are very experienced, with not less than 20 years of teaching and training experience. Most have worked for the British Council in a variety of countries and/or for British universities. All will provide friendly and helpful support. Your tutor will answer your questions and mark your assignments.
What is the best way to approach your course? Some people skim read the first unit before returning to re-read it a second time more carefully. Others read slowly and carefully from the start, making notes as they go.
There are numbered tasks to be completed in each unit. Where appropriate, there are answers to these tasks at the end of the unit.
Complete the first set of assignments carefully and send your work to your tutor.
Feedback is normally provided within 10 days. You will receive comprehensive feedback on all your work from your tutor (usually between 5 and 10 pages) and also a grade (A, B, C, D) for your work.
If your tutor feels that your work has not reached the required standard, s/he will give you some helpful advice on what you can do to improve it. You can then resubmit your work.
Once you have received your feedback, and you have read it carefully and absorbed it, you can send in your next set of assignments.
Once you have completed all assignments, and received the grades, you will receive an overall assessment for the course: Pass, Merit or Distinction. For example, A- A A would be distinction; B+ B+ B+ would be Merit.
You will receive a certificate from TESOL-direct and (with the Associateship in TESOL and the Teaching Business English courses) a certificate from the College of Teachers.
How long will your course take? This depends on your personal circumstances. Some people complete their course within 4/5 weeks while others take 4/5 months. There are no deadlines to meet so you can work at your own pace.