Tutoring course

By taking the ITA Language Tutoring course you will become an internationally certified tutor specialised in foreign languages. You will learn language teaching techniques required to deliver high quality lessons to your students. This course trains you in the most appropriate techniques through activities, quizzes and reflective tasks. Adaptable to any student age and type of learner, this course will give you all the knowledge and understanding you are missing to succeed in the tutoring field.



ITA tutor: $53.40

Why become
a certified
language tutor?

Completing the ITA Language Tutoring course will allow you to apply for tutoring positions in countries such as:

  • US

  • Canada

  • Japan

  • Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Greece)

  • China, India and South Korea

The global market for private tutoring is forecast to reach US$ 196.3 billion by 2020, due to a desire for academic excellence, an increasing competition for admission into academic institutions and shortage of teaching staff in schools and colleges. This has increased the need for private tutors worldwide, with an average hourly rate between $20 and $60. Tutoring offers a lucrative career for qualified instructors and teachers.

Specifically, countries such as China, India and Japan are among the ones where private tutors are most required. So, if you want to travel to these countries and get paid well while exploring and meeting new people, being a tutor is an amazing opportunity.

As the demand for online tutoring is also increasing, you also find job opportunities locally or directly from home.

Course details

Benefits of the course

  • 30 hour online tutoring course

  • Full price: $89.00
    ITA tutors price: $53.40 (40% OFF)

  • 7 modules

  • Assessment at the end of 7 modules (pass mark is 80% or above)

  • Downloadable PDF Language Tutoring certificate awarded on successful completion

  • Course accredited by ACDL

  • Ongoing assistance from an ITA course manager

  • Reflection sheets, tutorials, quizzes, final-test assessment included

  • Access the course from any device, any place

  • Opportunity to apply for language tutoring positions worldwide (if ITA tutor)

  • 14 days money back guarantee

Our accreditation


ITA is an accredited course provider, approved by the specialists in distance learning, ACDL. They provide quality and assurance checks to guarantee providers offer the very best standards in training. Read more

Outline of course modules

Module 1

This module will consider learner characteristics and discuss how you can give yourself a head start in your tutoring role. We draw your attention to information you need to know before you start your tutoring experience.

Module 2

This module will take a look at the role of tutoring in more depth. We consider key areas and current thinking in second language teaching. We then move on to look at ways in which you and your student might organise your time and their learning.

Module 3 & 4

These modules will look at the importance of Vocabulary and Grammar, key elements of language teaching. You will learn techniques and activities that you’ll find useful and resources to help you get started.

Module 5 & 6

These modules will explain how you will help your student with the four language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Your student may or may not want to practise all of these skills, but our useful activity ideas will help you to support them with any that they are hoping to improve.

Module 7

In this module, you will draw upon what you have learned so far and extend your practical knowledge of useful teaching techniques. We provide further tips and ideas for teaching a second language and discuss resources you might like to use in your sessions. We also take a look at specialised language teaching for groups such as young learners, business learners and exam preparation, in case your student needs more specific help.

What our ITA students say

Be confident when choosing to learn with ITA.
Our courses are fully accredited by TQUK and ACDL

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK)

TQUK is one of the most dynamic UK Ofqual-regulated awarding organisations. Having their seal of approval means that ITA has met their highest training standards and assessment criteria. Read more

Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL)

ITA is an accredited course provider, approved by the specialists in distance learning, ACDL. They provide quality and assurance checks to guarantee providers offer the very best standards in training. Read more


– Johana, 22 years old, Dublin –

“I love languages and I am aspiring to become an English tutor during my semester abroad in France as a way to earn some extra money. This course helped me to learn the right tools to teach English to students of any age. See you in France!”


– Eugenia, 25 years old, Valencia –

“I have been in situations where I wasn’t able to teach my own native language. It was really frustrating because I didn’t know how to explain grammar rules and I was running out of creativity to find activities and games. Thanks to the ITA Language Tutoring course, I gained plenty of ideas, tips and activities.”


– David, 21 years old, Madrid –

“I grew up speaking Spanish with my mom and English with my father. Before taking the ITA language tutoring course, of course I was bilingual but I couldn’t really use my language skills and make a living from it. Now I’m able to teach my language skills all around the world.”