Due to the ever growing popularity of English language learning, the number of TESOL certification providers is also increasing. Considering the fact that there is not much in the way of regulation in the TESOL industry, prospective applicants should be cautious when choosing one. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take in order to check the validity of a program you are interested in. In a nutshell, what you should look at in the first place is the course provider’s accreditation by an independent body. If a TESOL course is accredited by a third party institution, it means their academic standards have been thoroughly checked and recognized.
How can I check that TESOL courses are accredited?
When considering a specific TESOL course, try to carry out some proper research of the provider’s credibility. Start with their own website by looking at official accreditation banners and webpages devoted to validation of the program. Usually, trustworthy TESOL companies are proud of showcasing their accreditation by independent institutions. However, bear in mind that sometimes devious businesses may set up their own accreditation bodies that are not recognized in the TESOL world and in such situations their certificates may not be quite as they seem.
Another way to check that a TESOL course is genuine is to research what former students say about their experience of completing the course. It is very likely that you will find plenty of information on social media, teaching forums, and web-blogs because trainees are eager to share their impressions across the TESOL community. If you find that the course is accredited and there is generally positive feedback, you can reasonably expect to receive a high standard of training and certification to start your teaching career.
Who accredits TESOL courses at ITTT?
Our TESOL courses are approved by several institutions that are well-known and respected in the TESOL world. To prove our high teaching standard, we are affiliated to Lamar University (USA), the Paris College of International Education (France), the Teacher Training Council, and the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL). These bodies have reviewed our online and in-class TESOL certification programmes. You can find more information on our accreditations and affiliations page.
Where to find feedback on ITTT’s TESOL courses?
We are really proud of the large number of positive reviews that our graduates have left us online. At the same time, our customer managers are always happy to assist if anything goes wrong. You can find written testimonials on the following independent resources:
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