100 hour LEVEL 5 Advanced TESOL upgrade

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  • 100 hours of accredited course materials and video
  • Personal, dedicated tutor support
  • Generous 18 month time frame for completion
  • Access to student forum and online teaching resources
  • Assistance with CV and access to our jobs board
  • Free GE TESOL 250 hour certificate (PDF) on completion
  • Focus on phonetics and linguistics
  • Study online from tablet/computer or offline, all for just £175



  • You have a Global English 120 or 150 hour qualification
  • You’d like to upgrade to the higher level course

100 hour LEVEL 5 Advanced TESOL upgrade

For existing ACTDEC level 3 or 4 TESOL graduates who want to upgrade and earn a prestigious ACTDEC Level 5 certificate. Take your TESOL knowledge to the next level and dig deeper into the English language.


  • Offline price: £175.00

    Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

  • Interactive price: £175.00

    Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.

Upgrade to our most advanced Level 5 TESOL from the Level 3 or 4 ACTDEC accredited qualifications with this 100 hour course.  Ideal if you want a prestigious qualification and better worldwide job opportunities. 

Delve into the fascinating areas of linguistics and phonology; concepts few other TESOL courses cover. Master the concepts that enable you to go further with your learners and impress employers at the same time.

You’ll learn phonemic script, understand why different nationalities struggle with English pronunciation, how sounds are produced in the vocal tract, approaches to teaching language, the importance of intonation and stress and plenty more. We link to some of the best audio and video to bring the course to life and illustrate key concepts.

Why this course?

Our guided, tutor-supported programme gives you the chance to build on the essential components of English language teaching covered in your initial TESOL course. This 100 hour upgrade element then goes deeper into the Phonetics, Phonology and Linguistics to give you a fuller appreciation of your students’ needs, equipping you to help them improve their English while giving you a unique, high-level qualification to help you stand out in the TESOL world.

''The course was brilliantly thorough and informative without overloading me with unnecessary information. The website is always being updated with news of careers and improvements. Everything was absolutely balanced to perfection and I wouldn't change a thing.''
Tatiana Parshina, GE level 5 graduate

How the course works

You can complete this course via our interactive website, where you’ll need a good broadband connection, or offline in PDF and Word. Both methods come with access to a personal student area where you can meet your tutor, work through your material and view the latest TESOL jobs worldwide via our jobs feed.

For the offline course, after downloading your first module (there are 2 in total before a final more in-depth written assignment) you can work offline/online as you wish. There are short tasks and in-depth activities throughout the course. You upload each module when finished for full marking and feedback from your tutor. Access recorded teaching segments, podcasts and explore some of the top EFL material on the web today to keep you interested & motivated. We've made this course as flexible and easy for you to access as possible.

Click on the certifications tab for sample course content.

There is no final exam; you are graded on your marks across the modules and your final award is graded on the following scale: A, B or Pass and this is shown on your Global English Certificate.


Our courses are open to all native and non-native English speakers with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please see the course eligibility requirements on our FAQ page. Remember you can always ask us if you are not sure about your level of English.

Applicants should be 17 years or older with a good standard of education or significant life experience, as well as a Level 3 or 4 ACTDEC accredited TESOL qualification. If you would like any advice on this, please contact us on +44 (0) 1392 411 999.


This course is approx. 100 study hours and typically takes between 4-10 weeks to complete but you can go faster or slower than that if you wish. We work at your pace but allow up to 18 months for course completion

Ready to start? Choose either offline or interactive and then click on the Buy now button at the top of this page to register and get started.

Everything you need to complete your course and gain your certificate is included in the one fee above. However, check out these optional extras:

  • Additional time course extensions available if you need to go beyond 180 days 
  • Global English printed and embossed certificate posted to you (£15 UK / £20 outside)

This course blends perfectly with any other Global English specialist course. Add on at checkout for an additional 10% discount.

It's also included in our 250 hour TESOL Master course.  


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Key Comparison data
Courses Level 1 Level 1 + Young Learners Level 1 + business Level 1 plus 1-2-1 Level 2 Level 2 + Young Learners Level 2 + business Level 2 + 1-2-1 Teaching business English Teaching English to Young Learners Teaching English 1-2-1 Grammar course Weekend face-face
Price £195.00 £295.00 £295.00 £295.00 £315.00 £395.00 £395.00 £395.00 £140.00 £140.00 £140.00 £50.00 £170-£190
Duration (hours) 70 100 100 100 150 180 180 180 30 30 30 20 20 or 28
Time limit (months) 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 6 6 6 6 n/a
Modules 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 n/a
Content General English General English + Young Learners General English + Business General English + 1-2-1 General English General English + Young Learners General English + Business General English + 1-2-1 Business Young Learners One to One Grammar General
Certificate Yes. ACTDEC YES. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. 20 or 28 hour
Course book provided No Yes Yes No* No Yes Yes No* Yes Yes No* No No
View live teaching excerpts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No. n/a
All courses can be started at any time, have personal tutor support and a 14 day money back guarantee
* Includes 1 year subscription to materials provider 'handouts online'