In the ESL teaching industry, determining which TESOL courses are accredited can guide trainees in selecting the best quality courses. Accreditation serves as a crucial benchmark of quality, as it involves an independent third-party body thoroughly reviewing and assessing the standards of a TESOL course. When a course receives accreditation, it signifies that it has met specific criteria for educational content, teaching methodology, and course delivery. Trainees looking for accredited TESOL courses should seek information on the course provider's website or directly inquire about the accreditation status. Accredited courses often display this information prominently, including details about the accrediting body and the standards met. Opting for an accredited TESOL course ensures that the training received is recognized and respected within the ESL teaching community.
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By visiting a course providers website it should be easy to find any accreditation they have been awarded as they will make sure it is clearly displayed. While the vast majority of providers are legitimate and will only advertise genuine accreditations, it is still wise to do a bit of research into any that look suspicious as there is nothing to stop an unscrupulous provider simply setting up their own accrediting body that isn't actually recognized by international employers.
While advertised accreditation by respected teaching organizations is a good sign that an individual course is of good quality, it is also advisable to do a bit of research into what previous students of the course have to say about it. A quick online search should provide plenty of feedback on the course via ESL forums and blogs. If you find that the course you are interested in is accredited by a well known teaching body and the feedback from previous trainees is largely good then you should be confident that it will provide everything you need to get your new teaching career started.
At ITTT we are proud to be accredited by and affiliated to several important bodies within the ESL world. For full details take a look at our accreditations and affiliations page. We also take note and act on all the feedback we receive from the thousands of graduates who have already completed one of our courses. Check out our TESOL graduates testimonial page to see what they say about our training courses.