This self-study online teacher certification course includes the 12-module core curriculum with interactive content, video tutorials, and tutor support, plus a grammar refresher course (Grammar Advisor) and two specialized endorsements: Teaching Business English and Teaching Young Learners. This course meets the hours required for most teaching jobs worldwide and online, making it a complete TEFL/TESOL package.
- 18 years of age
- High school diploma or the equivalent
- If English is not your first language, you must have an intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language) which is a score of approximately 5.0 on the IELTS test.
When you graduate from this course, you’ll be able to:
- Analyze the personal characteristics, roles, and habits of successful EFL teachers and learners
- Identify the characteristics of effective classroom instructions and strategies
- Categorize English into language systems: vocabulary, grammatical structure, phonology, and function to help focus on specific areas of language study and instruction
- Explain the reasons and methods for testing English language learners
- Outline the components that thorough lesson plans should have and prepare effective lesson plans for an EFL classroom that integrate effective activities supported with classroom visual aids and technology
- Identify the key elements of English grammar and plan grammar lessons with non-traditional instructional strategies, such as games and music
- Identify and differentiate current education strategies to design EFL/ESL lesson plans for a range of young learners and integrate the principles of first and second language acquisition pedagogy to teach young learners
- Identify and apply current adult language characteristics and educational theories to design lesson plans that meet Business English class goals and objectives
A TEFL/TESOL certificate is the primary qualification needed to teach English as a foreign language. Taking a TEFL/TESOL course and earning your certification opens doors to jobs teaching English worldwide and online.More infomation
Targeted, interactive modules on essential topics in teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening to speakers of other languages. The course is 100% online and lessons are delivered via reading assignments, videos, interactive assessments, and quizzes.
Throughout the 13 modules, you will complete lesson plans and other short, written assignments, such as essays or sample lesson plans, that will be submitted to your personal tutor for feedback and a grade. Your tutor is also available via the convenient communication feed to answer any questions you have as you work through your course.
The Grammar Advisor component of your Master Certificate program is a 40-hour grammar refresher course, certification, and teaching resource all in one. It provides an overview of the English grammar terminology and structures you’ll need to know to effectively teach ESL/EFL, such as verb tenses, parts of speech, sentence structure, and more.
Each of the 13 self-study modules of Grammar Advisor includes reading, interactive activities, downloads, practice quizzes, and explainer videos to help you gain a deeper understanding of grammar in context.
For additional support, while you’re teaching, you can access Grammar Advisor for a full year, including the "Ask the Grammar Advisor" feature, through which you can submit your grammar questions to our team of experts and receive a personalized response.
These two, 10-hour modules go beyond general training by providing a preliminary introduction to Teaching Young Learners and Business Professionals. You’ll learn the basics of designing and delivering effective lessons specific to learners in these high-demand teaching areas and create a foundation for future study.
These resources are designed to make the process of finding TEFL jobs or advancing in the field as clear and easy as possible for our graduates. You’ll learn how to improve your resume, find and apply to TEFL jobs, and ace your interview so that you can get the teaching job of your dreams. If you’re already teaching, you’ll find helpful information on continuing professional development, recommended TESOL organizations you can join, and teaching resources you can use in your own classroom. You’ll also learn how to take advantage of Bridge’s job placement services and connect to our community of TEFL teachers and schools worldwide.
The program is made up of four workshops, each focusing on teaching one of the four language skills.
• How to Teach Speaking
• How to Teach Listening
• How to Teach Writing
• How to Teach Reading
Each workshop is accompanied by a trainer version with special notes and answer keys and a trainee workbook. The workbooks will serve as a valuable resource for trainees as they can keep them and use the activities in their own classrooms. Each trainee will also complete a capstone project by the end of the program.
What did our students say?
"Very good course and recommended to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in teaching English as a second language."
"The price is one of the most reasonable and the quality of the classes is excellent. My instructor was above and beyond detailed and helpful in her responses. The staff was quick to respond to my questions. "
"The course was well structured with lots of innovative teaching techniques to learn. I also received great support from the trainers and the admin staff as well."
"Overall, I was very happy with my course at PTG TESOL. My advisors were wonderful! They promptly graded my assignments and always responded to any of my questions. "
"The 140-Hour TESOL course is very thorough and will prepare you well for the tasks associated with teaching. The feedback received is helpful. There is a great wealth of information and resources that can be adapted to any teaching situation. "
"The best course ever! The support team is very helpful whenever you need help. The lecture was very nice and helpful, made the course go easier and smoother. "
"An easy-to-navigate online course with the support of a tutor who is always available when a question arises. The course was well structured, in clear stages and my progress through the course was easy to monitor."
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