TESDA English as a Second Language Advanced C1 Level

The TESDA English as a Second Language Advanced (C1) Level course aims to boost non-native speakers’ English to an advanced level, aligning with CEFR standards. It enhances listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for fluent, accurate, and effective English use in various contexts.

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This program focuses on fluent English for social/academic use, teaching clear articulation of complex ideas and enhancing text understanding for advanced tasks.

TESDA English as a Second Language Advanced C1 Level


Here are some benefits of taking English as a Second Language Advanced C1 Level by TESDA:

  • Achieve advanced proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.
  • Enhance communication fluency, accuracy, and spontaneity with minimal errors.
  • Effectively use English for both social and academic purposes.
  • Express complex ideas clearly and in a well-structured manner.
  • Produce detailed texts on complex subjects with good organization and coherence.
  • Understand demanding texts better and recognize implicit meanings.

Units of Competency

The Qualification Includes the Following Units of Competency:

Core Competencies

  • Utilize the Language More Effectively for Both Social and Academic Purposes
  • Express Ideas in a Clear, Well-Structured Manner on Complex Subjects and Situations.

Sample of Certificate of Completion


Training Duration

Recommended Minimum Duration for Training for ESL Advanced (C1) Level for Non-Native Speakers is 200 hours.


To enroll in this course, you will need the following documents:

  1. PSA Birth Certificate
  2. High School or College Diploma
  3. Certified True Copy of Official Transcript of Records or Form 137
  4. Certificate of Good Moral Character or GMRC
  5. 1 x 1 and/or 2 x 2 pictures

To obtain further details, please reach out to the enrollment site that aligns with your requirements. Kindly note that the criteria may vary.


Trainees wishing to enroll in the course must meet the following requirements and qualifications:

  • Must be a non-native English speaker.
  • Must have completed formal education at an educational institution.
  • Must possess a B2 level training certificate or a B2 level formal test result issued by the admitting institution with a TESDA accredited ESL Program.

This list excludes specific requirements like education, work experience, clearances, and other criteria mandated by the institution offering the TVET program.

NOTE: Filipino citizens, requirements for scholarship program availment must adhere to the latest issued Omnibus Guidelines.

Trainer Qualifications

  1. Must be a college graduate with a four-year degree or possess a PQF Level 5 program related to the English language.
  2. Must have obtained ESL Advanced (C1) level or higher language proficiency in the language to be taught.
  3. Must possess a training certificate aligned with teaching English as a Second Language or Foreign Language, such as:
  • DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults)
  • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)
  • Trainer’s Methodology I (TM 1) Certificate
  • Teaching license issued by the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC)
  1. Must have at least two (2) years of related experience in the language to be taught within the last five (5) years.

NOTE: A FELS Certificate or any certificate related to the conduct of online training delivery is required if the program will be conducted through online delivery mode.

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The English as a Second Language Advanced C1 Level aims to help non-native speakers reach advanced English fluency. It covers improving language skills for social and academic use, expressing complex ideas, and understanding challenging texts. Enrollment requires meeting specific criteria, and trainers are also highly qualified. This course prepares you to communicate effectively in English at an advanced level.

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