Yes, TESOL is a teaching certificate. TESOL, which stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, is both an educational concept and a certification. It refers to the courses taken by educators and the certificate they receive upon successful completion. A TESOL certificate is a recognized qualification for teaching English to non-native speakers. It is often a requisite for securing many teaching positions worldwide, regardless of whether the teacher has previous experience. Thus, obtaining a TESOL certificate is an essential step for those looking to pursue a career in teaching English as a second language.
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TESOL certification can be obtained through three main types of courses: In-class, Online, and Combined (Hybrid) courses. Each type offers a TESOL qualification recognized globally, provided it is from a reputable course provider like ITTT.
- In-Class Courses: These are intensive, typically spanning four weeks at a professional language center. They offer comprehensive training in ESL teaching skills, including substantial real teaching practice. The courses are conducted under the guidance of experienced teacher trainers, offering face-to-face theory and practical sessions.
- Online Courses: These offer similar content to in-class courses but typically lack face-to-face instruction and practical teaching practice. The key advantage is flexibility, allowing trainees to study at their own pace and from any location. They are also more cost-effective due to lower overheads.
- Combined (Hybrid) Courses: These courses blend online theory study with in-class practical training. Trainees complete the theory online at their own pace and then attend in-person sessions for teaching practice and other hands-on experiences. This option offers the convenience of online study along with the practical benefits of in-class courses, with the cost generally falling between the two.
At ITTT we have a range of TESOL course options to suit all preferences and budgets. Regardless of the course you choose you will receive the same high standard of materials and instruction. Our course materials have been developed by professional teachers who have many years of experience in classrooms all over the world and we continue to update them to reflect any changes in common teaching practice. We also only employ trainers who have high-end qualifications and extensive experience in a variety of different environments. Whichever course is right for you, you are guaranteed to receive the very best TESOL training experience available.
Our TESOL course options include:
Our in-class TESOL course is available in dozens of great locations all over the world. Many of our trainees choose the location of their course based on where they would like to live and work once they are qualified. This is why many of our training centers are based in countries where the demand for TESOL qualified teachers is particularly high. You can choose from exciting and diverse options such as Argentina, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Italy, Japan, Spain, Thailand, and the US. Once qualified you will be perfectly placed to start work in the same area or anywhere else you prefer.
For more information check out our in-class TESOL course page.
At ITTT we have a range of online courses that are designed to suit the needs of all potential teachers. Our 120-hour TESOL certification course is our most popular option as it provides all you need to get your teaching career started in a reasonably short space of time and at a great price. We also have an advanced-level Diploma in TESOL that is designed to take your teaching knowledge to the next level.
If value for money is important to you and you want to hit the ground running, you should definitely take a look at our multi-course bundles. By completing extra certification courses you will greatly increase your options in the international job market and make your CV/resume far more attractive to potential employers. One of our most popular course packages is designed for trainees who are keen to take advantage of the boom in online English teaching. This option will set you up perfectly for jobs in this area of ESL.
For more information check out our online TESOL course page.
Trainees who like the idea of studying independently in their own time from any location, but would also like the benefit of some invaluable teaching practice before starting work for real, should take a close look at our combined course option. The initial theory of teaching can be completed over a period of weeks or months from wherever you are in the world. You can then choose which of our training centers you would like to attend to complete your learning and undertake the teaching practice that is supervised by our team of highly experienced trainers.
For more information check out our combined TESOL course page.