There are a dizzying number of TESOL course providers and the recognition, or validity, of their TEFL and TESOL certificates vary considerably. However, there are only a few international organizations that are truly well established, recognized and internationally accredited—one of them is TESOL Training International under its parent company Internexus Global Network Education in San Diego California, USA.
The vast majority of English language schools and institutes around the world require 120 hours of training completed by an externally moderated and accredited organization that meets international regulatory standards.
In order to meet these standards laid down by organizations such as TESOL in the USA and the British Council in the UK, TEFL or TESOL courses must include at least six hours of observed and constructively critiqued TESOL lessons with non-native speakers as their students.
Believe it or not, many providers simply have trainees delivering lessons to fellow trainees!
The course should also offer dynamic lessons for the trainees themselves, covering all aspects of TESOL, including methodology, language awareness, among others and have a grading system based on performance teaching as well as on a final exam.
International TESOL Training
By holding certification from a well-known organization, potential employers can see that you’ve completed a reputable TESOL course which included six hours of observed teaching practice, that you completed all projects and assignments outlined in the course, and that the delivery of your lessons was of a high standard.
Many providers offer shorter, weekend courses that don’t meet international standards. If you take these courses and your potential employer asks about your certificate, they’ll easily see that your course did not offer the same features as those needed for meaningful certification. If you take one of these courses, it’s important to understand that a certificate from this type of course may not get you many job offers from decent employers.
Therefore, if you plan to teach English abroad, it is to your benefit as well as the benefit of your students, that you enroll in a course that meets international standards.
TESOL Certification Course Checklist
When selecting a TEFL/TESOL course, you should ask yourself, does the course:
prepare and teach these skills effectively?
2018 TESOL Training Schedule
January 8 - February 2
February 5 - March 2
March 5 - March 30
April 2 - April 27
May 7 - June 1
June 4 - June 29
July 2 - July 27
August 6 - August 31
September 3 – September 28
October 1 – October 26
October 29 – November 23
November 26 – December 21
Langrich-On, Inc., one of the biggest and leading Online ESL schools in the Philippines, offering English lessons to Japanese students, has sent many of it's teachers to take the TESOL Certificate Course offered by us since January 2014. The third batch is now taking the March training.