An LTTC Diploma in TESOL preparation course delivered by face-to-face classes of 100 plus hours with teaching practice incorporated (including effective feedback/workshop sessions) has the course content necessary for preparing you well for teaching ESOL in the classroom. You can avoid problems with courses leading to LTTC qualifications, other teaching qualifications, offshore degrees and the rest by paying regard to the deliverer, the school in Singapore or wherever else. Is it owned and operated for the bottom line with little regard to the student experience? Some LTTC course providers do not have permanent premises and are not registered with the authorities. In Singapore, they will only be able to offer certificate courses if they do not register with the new Council for Private Education (CPE) www.cpe.gov.sg
- the body that in December 2009 replaced the Ministry of Education for registering private and international schools. If a school was previously registered with the Singapore Ministry of Education, it is now deemed registered with the CPE and has until June 2011 to complete formal re-registration.