LRN Level 2 Award in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ELTAA)

LRN Level 2 Award in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ELTAA)

The LRN Level 2 Award in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (ELTAA) is designed for candidates who have no experience of teaching English language to adults. Qualification Accreditation Number: 601/8245/3

FormatFace-to-face or online, with teaching presentation
RQF level2
AssessmentMultiple-choice tests and assessed teaching presentation
Total Qualification TimeTotal: 60 Hours
a. Guided learning hours (GLH): 26
b. Self-study (SS): 24
c. Formative assessment: 5
d. Summative assessment: 5
Qualification Accreditation Number601/8245/3

Candidate Category: Candidates for the ELTAA may include:

  • 1. needing to personally develop, or acquire the necessary language awareness and analysis as well as presentation skills for a career in teaching at a later stage;
  • 2. with no qualification or experience in teaching English to adults;
  • 3. who wish to develp their understanding and/or gain a recognised Level 2 qualification in teaching the English language.

Teaching Qualifications

This is a qualification for candidates who have no experience of teaching the English language but want to develop the language awareness, analysis and presentation skills required in the context of English Language Teaching (ELT). The course is an intensive programme of study for which you will need to be able to commit to fully. The course includes two units on:

a. Language awareness and analysis;

b. Planning and delivering a presentation within the context of ELT.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have:

□ a good command of English in all four language skills (i.e. listening, speaking, reading, writing) equivalent to B1 on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR)

□ a good basic understanding of literacy, numeracy and ICT equivalent to Level 2

Prior basic teaching experience is not a prerequisite. Centres will put in place their own procedures to carry out an initial assessment in order to decide on a course applicant’s suitability for the course.

Mode of Delivery

This qualification has been constructed to be delivered within centres or via distance learning. Centres will need to demonstrate to LRN, through the centre recognition processes, that they have the resources, facilities and competence to deliver through either method. Centres may apply to offer through both means if so desired. However, centres must be able to demonstrate, in line with LRN’s criteria, that they have the means, capability, capacity and resources (including suitably qualified centre staff) to deliver by the method chosen by the centre. Through either method, centres must ensure that a practical presentation will be observed and assessed.


The ELTAA reflects the wide variation in candidates’ origins, levels of education and career aims. Progression opportunities may, therefore, take a variety of paths. Depending on the level of qualification achieved, it may be appropriate for the candidate to progress to:

□ LRN Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ELTAB)

□ Any other awarding organisation’s (AO) qualification at Level 3 in teaching or other disciplines (subject to individual AO requirements)

Recognition of Prior Learning

Please refer to LRN’s policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning to determine whether previously achieved qualifications meet LRN’s policy on possible exemptions.

Language of Asssessment

LRN aims to use English that is plain, clear, free from bias and appropriate to all candidates. LRN will ensure the assessment materials, stimuli and the assessment itself are carried out in English.


The assessment consists of

□ Unit 1, which is assessed by written assessment externally set and marked by LRN;

□ Unit 2, which is assessed by 1 observation and a presentation planning portfolio marked internally, and subsequently moderated externally by LRN. 

For Unit 1, candidates are required to complete a single assessment which will be marked by an examiner, appointed by LRN, which lasts 40 minutes and has 40 questions. Each question is worth 1 mark. There are multiple-choice and matching questions. Candidates require 18 marks in order to pass each unit. To ensure a rigorous quality assurance model is applied, each of the marked assessments will be moderated. There are opportunities within the unit for the candidate(s) to be assessed formatively e.g. mock tests, that will constitute part of the TQT.

For Unit 2, candidates are required to complete at least 40 minutes of presentation practice, receiving formative assessment, 20 minutes of an observed presentation, counting towards the summative assessment, and compile a portfolio including a presentation log, the resources, planning, delivery and reflective documentation developed and used by the candidate over the course of the presentation practice. The portfolio must reference the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As with Unit 1, Unit 2 contains opportunities for the candidate to be assessed formatively before the presentation (summative) e.g. reviewing the content for presentation or performing a micro-presentation session (5 minutes). These are not prescriptive and will depend on the candidate.

In order to successfully achieve the qualification, candidates must complete, and receive a grade of a pass for

□ the written assessment (Unit 1)

□ the summative observation of a presentation (Unit 2)

□ the presentation practice portfolio (Unit 2)

□ the presentation practice portfolio (Unit 2)

Use of Plagiarism

LRN will subject each response submitted by candidates to its plagiarism software. The purpose of this software is to detect commonality in candidate work in terms of detecting where responses are similar to that of other authors. Candidates will fail the assessment and unit where LRN discovered the response is plagiarised. LRN will advise centres and candidates as to the tolerance it will set on the similarity of content across each assessment.

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