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1. School of Teaching ESL – Seattle, WA and online
Courses / Programs
Earn a Seattle Pacific University Post-Bachelor's TESOL Certificate via onsite four-week intensive classes, evening classes, or via online classes anywhere in the world. School of Teaching ESL in Seattle, WA (in cooperation with Seattle Pacific University) gives students several choices regarding professional development in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Offered via three study formats, our accredited TESOL program may be used to earn a Seattle Pacific University Post-Bachelor's TESOL certificate (12 credit or 24 credit options) or WA state ELL Endorsement offered at School of Teaching ESL. The credits you earn may also be applied to the MA/TESOL at Seattle Pacific University.

This solid project-based program taught by highly qualified professional teacher educators prepares you to teach in the U.S. or overseas. Since 1985, S-TESL has helped launch the careers of ESOL professionals. Lifetime access to the school’s employment resources.

Student Testimonial:
"I definitely recommend this course. I signed up for the course in order to receive the certificate but I gained so much more than that. It was more enjoyable and informative than I thought possible."
Accredited TESOL program, 100+ hours of instruction:

- 4-week intensive TESOL program: year round
- Evening TESOL classes: 4 quarters per year
- Online TESOL classes: 4 quarters per year
2. International TEFL and TESOL Training, NYC
Courses / Programs
International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT) is a professional training organization that offers internationally-accredited classroom-based TEFL courses in over 30 countries worldwide. We also offer online TEFL programs.

Our four-week ESL teacher training course in NYC is run at our conveniently-located school in midtown Manhattan, close to Times Square. On completing the course, participants will receive an internationally-recognized certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The course has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours with English learners of all levels.

ITTT TEFL courses provide 120+ hours of study and deal primarily with the real skills and knowledge needed by teachers in the classroom. Job guidance and support is provided throughout your teaching career. You will have access to online downloadable materials and lesson plans as well as online chat and teaching guidance.

The ITTT TEFL course is externally validated and moderated by the BOAA (Board of Academic Advisors). ITTT is an institutional member of IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).
- 4-week TEFL certificate course

- Combined TEFL course
(study TEFL principles and theories online then spend 2 weeks gaining classroom teaching practice in New York)

ITTT is now offering free additional courses. Sign up for any one of our TEFL International 4-week residential courses worldwide and receive an additional certificate course free of charge.

You may choose from the following free courses: (a) Introduction to TEFL. (b) Teaching Business English. (c) Teaching English to Young Learners.

- Online TEFL certification 
Updated: 2014-07-29
Updated: 2014-07-29
3. Kaplan International Boston Fenway - TEFL Certification
Courses / Programs
Get qualified as an English language teacher and combine a rewarding career with travel! Conveniently situated in Kenmore Square in the heart of Boston's vibrant college scene, Kaplan International Boston Fenway provides a 6-week TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification course to native and proficient non-native English speakers.

Available year-round, our TEFL course may qualify you to teach English either in your home country or while traveling the world. The program is taught by highly-skilled and experienced teacher trainers who know how to teach English and will teach you all the tricks of the trade. Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends.

Combining theory with practical hands-on learning, this TEFL certification program incorporates the observation of experienced teachers in the classroom, as well as practice teaching sessions with English learners from around the world!

These sessions are observed and evaluated to ensure that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career as an English language teacher.

Kaplan International in the USA are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. Kaplan International is a member of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and NAFSA (Association for International Educators).
TEFL Certification Course - Available Year-Round
This 6-week / 120+ hour program consists of combined in-class sessions and individualized structured study sessions. It incorporates teacher observation and practice teaching sessions with international students.
Updated: 2014-08-07
Updated: 2014-08-07
4. ELS Tacoma - CELTA Certification
Courses / Programs
ELS Tacoma offers a four-week Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course at our school in the heart of downtown Tacoma, on the campus of Bates Technical College in Washington State.

CELTA is an initial certification for people with little or no previous teaching experience. Because it is awarded by Cambridge English, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, you can rely upon its quality and recognition. It can open a new world of exhilarating teaching opportunities for you.

ELS Tacoma is one of just eighteen CELTA certificate program locations in the USA, one of four on the West Coast and the only location in the Pacific Northwest (and in the Seattle area).
The CELTA program is a 4-week course, with 120 contact hours. There are also an additional 80 learning hours devoted to pre-course preparation and tasks, on course reading and research, assignment writing, lesson preparation and record keeping.
5. International TEFL Academy, Chicago
Courses / Programs
International TEFL Academy, based in Chicago, Illinois, is a TEFL / TESOL training organization that offers internationally-accredited and recognized English teacher certification courses worldwide. We are part of the INTESOL Worldwide network and offer onsite TEFL courses in 15 countries around the world.

At our conveniently located Chicago campus in the heart of the Lakeview / Lincoln Park neighborhood, we offer a 4-week (160-hour) TEFL training program. In addition to our full-time campus-based programs, we offer a professional level highly-interactive 170-hour online TEFL teacher training & certification.

Our TEFL / TESOL course curriculum is part of the INTESOL network. Our TEFL program will provide the comprehensive skill sets required to succeed as a professional English teacher and incorporates teaching practice / practicum.

Additional TEFL course locations include: Boston, NYC, Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Greece; Italy; Mexico; Peru; Russia; Spain; and Thailand among others.

"The trainer was open and brimming with enthusiasm. I recommend this experience to anyone interested in teaching English abroad, while tasting the job you also get a new qualification."
- Joshua
- 4-week Onsite TEFL / TESOL Certificate Course:

Our 120 – 150 hour courses provide the comprehensive skill sets required to succeed as a professional English teacher and incorporate a 20-hour teaching practice module to provide all students with hands-on experience in a live teaching environment.

- Online TEFL / TESOL certificate course (170-hours)

Fully interactive distance learning course taught by a seasoned university level professor

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6. Ontesol - Online ESL Teacher Training
Courses / Programs
Ontesol offers accredited online TEFL / TESOL certificate and diploma courses to students in the U.S., Canada and all over the world. Ontesol was developed by Coventry House International in Toronto, the only school in North America that offers Trinity CertTESOL courses, to provide students with the flexibility of taking an internationally-recognized TESOL / TEFL course online.

Our innovative online teacher training courses provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to become ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers. Our mission is to provide teachers with the latest innovative approaches, techniques, strategies, and classroom procedures in order to foster their professional development.

We offer a 100-hour online TESOL Certificate, which is recognized by ACTDEC UK Level 1, and a 250-hour online TESOL Diploma, which is recognized by TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 and ACTDEC UK Level 3. Trainee teachers can also choose to complete a 20-hour Practicum (observation and on-site teaching practice) which can be completed anywhere in the world.
- 100-hour online TESOL certificate course

- 250-hour online TESOL diploma course

- 60-hour online TEYL Certificate (Teaching English to Young Learners)

- 20 hour practicum (English teaching practice) that can be completed at the student's location. This is optional but must be completed by students who want TESL Canada certification.
7. TEFL Training College
Courses / Programs
Do you want to travel to exotic locations and experience diverse cultures while earning money at the same time? Start an exciting new career as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher with TEFL Training College!

A global leader in online TEFL / TESOL education and learning, we provide internationally-recognized and accredited TEFL / TESOL certification courses that are taught online via self-study. Our distance education teacher training courses are available to students in the U.S., Canada, the UK and around the world. We offer online certificate and diploma programs as well as a range of short certificate courses.

Studying online is an affordable and convenient way to achieve your TEFL / TESOL qualification to teach English abroad. You do not have to attend class in person and do not have to start your course on any specific date - if you enrol today, you can start today! Our courses are assignment-based so you do not need to take any exams.

Whether you are interested in teaching adults, young learners, Business English, private tutoring or TEFL management, TEFL Training College offers tutor-supported courses tailored to your every need.
Online TESOL/TEFL Courses:
*Preliminary Certificate (100 hrs)
*Certificate (150 hrs)
*Diploma (200 hrs)
*Advanced Diploma (250 hrs)
*Master Diploma of Educational Studies in TESOL (300 hrs)

Short Certificate Courses:
*Teaching English Language to Young Learners
*Teaching Business English
*Teaching English 1-to-1
*ELT in International Schools
*Technology Assisted Language Learning...
8. TEFL Academy of Arizona, Scottsdale
Courses / Programs
The TEFL Academy of Arizona in downtown Scottsdale offers Arizona's only in-class 120 hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate course.

This focused and intensive TEFL course is available either as a full-time course during the week (4 weeks) or part-time at weekends (12 weeks). We aim to provide our students with the confidence and know-how to plan a lesson and teach English in ESL classrooms around the world.

All of our instructors are TEFL certified and exceed the highest levels of international TESOL /TEFL /ESL training standards. We also provide a Certificate in Teaching International Business English course and a TEFL certificate course for non-native speakers of English.

Our school is located in Scottsdale's vibrant entertainment district close to art galleries, restaurants, cultural venues, hotels, and lots of outdoor activities under the sunny Arizona sky. Students can enjoy wonderful weather and tourist attractions such as the Grand Canyon.
Teaching English Certificate Courses:

- TEFL Certificate Weekday Course for native speakers of English (4 weeks)
- TEFL Certificate Weekend Course for native speakers of English (12 Saturdays)
- TEFL Certificate Course for non-native speakers of English
- Certificate in Teaching International Business English

Courses include:
- Evaluated practice teaching in a real ESL classroom
- Observation of experienced ESL teachers in the classroom
9. International TEFL Institute - ITEFLI
Courses / Programs
The International TEFL Institute (ITEFLI) provides internationally-accredited and globally-recognized certificate and diploma programs in Teaching English Language as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Taught via online learning, our TEFL (TESOL) programs are available to students in the U.S., Canada and worldwide.

We equip you with the teaching skills and certification required to get a professional well-paid job teaching English anywhere in the world. 

A TEFL qualification from ITEFLI will help you find TEFL jobs throughout the world. Our online TEFL certification programs are provided through up-to-date, technologically-advanced interactive training media which enhance and promote the learning experience.

The main advantages of completing an online TEFL course are convenience and flexibility. You can study from any location you choose and you can start the program whenever you want. Learn at your own pace with up to 6 months to complete a course. You don't have to take any exams - your qualification is earned through assignments you submit.

Testimonial:
"The course itself is professionally produced and contains great information...thank you very much for the wonderful time I had. I'm equally impressed with the professional materials. I highly recommend this course to anyone." - Francis
Online TEFL Programs

- TEFL Certificate - 120 hrs: An initial TEFL qualification.

- Diploma Add-on: After completing the Certificate, you may upgrade to the Diploma by completing this course

- TEFL Diploma - 180 hrs: For students seriously contemplating a career in English Teaching

- Master TEFL Diploma - 250 hrs: Increase your understanding of the principles & practice of English teaching.

- Short Certificate Courses
10. Penn State World Campus
Courses / Programs
Penn State World Campus is the online campus of Pennsylvania State University, and provides quality distance education programs to students from around the world. Our Online Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is offered through the Department of Applied Linguistics. It is designed for students who are interested in teaching English to adults in the United States or abroad. It can be completed from anywhere in the world.

This program consists of 4 graduate-level courses which are delivered entirely in an interactive online setting. You will have access to Penn State’s vast academic resources and a flexible 12-credit course schedule. On graduation, you will have earned entry-level English language teaching credentials. This course can be completed in as few as 2 or 3 semesters (9–12 months).

The courses are taught by the same faculty who teach in our resident Master of Arts in TESL (MA TESL) program at Penn State. All 12 graduate credits can be applied to the MA TESL program. If you choose to enter the master's degree program, you will only have 2–3 semesters of on-campus learning.
Online Graduate Certificate in TESOL - can be completed in 9 – 12 months:

- Focus on English: Teaching Form, Meaning and Us
- Focus on Learners: Identity, Community and Language Learning
- Focus on Classrooms: Planning and Supporting Language Learning
- Focus on Instruction: Teaching and Assessing Language Learning.
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