How do I get TESOL certification?

If you are considering teaching in your home country or have not yet determined your teaching location, enrolling in an online TESOL course could be a beneficial way to commence your journey, offering flexibility and convenience in attaining certification.

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How does an online TESOL course work?

How does an in-class TESOL course work

How does a combined TESOL course work?

How will I receive my TESOL certification?

However, if you have a specific teaching destination in mind, it is often advisable to travel to that location or a nearby area to undertake an in-class TESOL course. This approach facilitates finding a suitable job in your desired region, ensuring that you are fully prepared to begin teaching immediately after completing the course.

Another viable option is a combined TESOL course, which encompasses comprehensive online teaching theory followed by a brief stay at a training center. During this period, you will consolidate your studies and gain invaluable teaching practice, providing a well-rounded learning experience.

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How does an online TESOL course work?

Upon receipt of your course fee, we will promptly send you an email containing all the essential information to commence your studies, including personalized login credentials for our online training platform. Once logged in, you will have access to all the necessary materials to begin the first unit of the course. When you feel adequately versed in the content, you can take an automated online test based on the materials covered in that initial unit. This test is a concise, multiple-choice evaluation intended to gauge your comprehension before advancing to the subsequent phase of the course.

To successfully complete the course, you are required to attain a minimum grade of 75% across all the unit tests as a whole, rather than each individual unit. Upon navigating through all the course units (20 units for our popular 120-hour course), you will be required to undertake a summative task to conclude your training. This task involves composing a concise written thesis on a relevant topic selected from a list of our suggested options. Following the approval of your summative task, you will successfully conclude the course and receive your TESOL certificate.

Visit our online TESOL course page for full details on all our online course options.

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How does an in-class TESOL course work

Our in-class training centers are strategically located in numerous sought-after teaching destinations around the world, including:

  • Argentina
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Thailand

Each course spans a duration of four weeks, and the majority of our centers initiate a new course every month. We strongly recommend arriving a day or two in advance, if feasible, to acclimate yourself to the surroundings and settle into your chosen accommodation before the course commences.

Following several days of theory sessions, you will embark on your teaching practice phase, during which you will design and execute a complete ESL lesson for actual students within a genuine English language classroom setting. Subsequent to each lesson, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation of your performance, along with suggestions on enhancing your lesson planning and delivery for subsequent practice sessions. Additional components of the course encompass:

  • Collaborating with an individual student to assess their requirements and subsequently providing them with a one-on-one lesson.
  • Crafting homemade teaching materials for classroom use.
  • Taking part in a foreign language immersion experience that places you in the shoes of your prospective students.

Your progress will be evaluated across all sections of the course. Additionally, there will be two written assessments focusing on English grammar and phonology.

Visit our in-class TESOL course page for full details of all our in-class TESOL course locations.

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How does a combined TESOL course work?

Our third pathway to TESOL certification entails a hybrid approach, combining aspects from the aforementioned methods. In this approach, you will complete certain portions of the course online and others at one of our international training centers. Your journey commences by delving into the theoretical aspects of English teaching through our online training platform. This phase of the course can be undertaken at your own pace from the comfort of your home, and it is accompanied by dedicated online tutor support. Upon finishing all online units, you can reserve a spot at one of our training centers to finalize your TESOL course.

The in-class component of the combined TESOL course can be concluded over an eight-day period at two of our training centers:

  • New York City, USA
  • Paris, France

Or over ten days at four of our training centers:

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Rome, Italy

During the in-class section, you will engage in input sessions conducted by our experienced teacher trainers. Additionally, you will participate in teaching practice sessions with actual English language learners. Given that you cover identical subjects as you would in a solely in-class course, successfully completing the combined course leads to the exact same TESOL certification.

Visit our combined TESOL course page for full details of all our combined TESOL course locations.

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How will I receive my TESOL certification?

Regardless of the learning approach you opt for in your TESOL training, your certification will be dispatched to you via registered mail once each segment of your course has been successfully completed. Concurrently, we will furnish you with an electronic copy of your certificate, offering a convenient option while you await the arrival of the original. Each certificate comes complete with a cover letter outlining your accomplishments and a unique identification number, which prospective employers can utilize to verify its authenticity. Depending on your geographical location, the certificate delivery process might take up to three weeks; however, in most cases, the duration is significantly shorter. Should you require your original certificate expedited, we offer the option of express delivery via DHL for a flat fee of $50, accessible worldwide.

What's the difference between online courses, in-class courses and combined courses?

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