Our TEFL Professional is one of our most popular courses. It is flexible, cost-effective, and includes the international standard for TEFL certification. In addition, you gain access to free lifetime services such as job placement assistance and resume review.
Our TEFL Professional course has two parts:
130 hours of online coursework
20 hours of student teaching and/or observation
The online portion of the course runs for 60 days. You are assigned 1–2 modules (or units) per week. There are reading assignments, writing assignments, quizzes, and sometimes an online video for each module. Writing assignments are posted to a forum that is accessible to your classmates and course instructor.
Throughout the course you learn various teaching theories and techniques that are specifically designed for the ESL classroom. Your final assignment is one week’s worth of lesson plans—which any teacher will tell you is an essential part of developing and maintaining meaningful learning experiences for your students. Ask an advisor for a guest pass to get a sneak peek of the course online.
The student teaching/observation (TEFL Practicum) is done individually, and is arranged by you in your area. Usually finding an ESL classroom to observe or assist is a quick and easy process, but if you have trouble finding a school to work with, our Student Services Department will help you find a classroom.
We cap our online courses at 25 students to ensure that each student gets the individualized attention they deserve. Our online students live across the globe, range in age from 18 to 80, and have a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds.
Each TEFL Institute class is taught by one of our experienced instructors with at least 5-10 years of teaching and traveling the US and abroad. All of our instructors are of the highest calibur and have acquired at least a MA or PHD in a TESOL related field.
The Benefits to Online Certification
TEFL Professional Online is perfect for people working or attending school full time. Our course requires a commitment of just 15 hours of coursework for each week over 60 days. You can log on day or night at your own convenience. There is no set log-in time for the course. Instead, each aspect of the course has a set due date, due at midnight your time. You are free to work ahead, and you can always notify your professor if you need an extension for any assignments.
Our professors are easily accessible through email. They monitor and comment on discussions, and provide continuous feedback to students for each assignment. Students are encouraged to comment on discussions and share advice and insight with other students. Most students choose to create profiles and use the course as a way to network and make friends with others who are going abroad. All course students are invited to join our FaceBook pages in order to network and find teaching assignments with our alumni teaching around the world. The student teaching and classroom observation aspect of the course is by far the best way to apply what you’ve learned and gain essential experience from interacting with teachers and students in the field.
The online course tuition is just one third of the expense of a traditional in-person course. In-person courses average $3,500–$5,000 for one month of tuition, housing, and food expenses. For many people, being able take the course online and save money is the difference between teaching abroad or not being able to go at all. Our online course tuition includes all materials, advising, and job assistance. There are absolutely no hidden fees.
4) Lets You Plan Ahead
Since our certification never expires, many students choose to become certified months or years before they move overseas. Getting certified online prior to your departure allows you to prepare for life abroad, plan your move based on hiring cycles, and fully research job opportunities. This ensures your life overseas will be a fantastic and truly unforgettable experience.
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