TESL / TESOL Certification in Tennessee

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Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, Nashville:
Learn to teach English as a second language. Gain knowledge and skills to help you get a career in teaching overseas or locally. Tennessee Foreign Language Institute (TFLI) is located in Nashville, TN, in a thriving, multicultural community, and the "Athens of the South". We provide TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) courses for both native and non-native English speakers. TFLI has the unique privilege of serving this community, holding the distinction as the only state-supported language institution in the US. We have offered training in over 100 world languages since 1987.

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British Council Recognition:

The British Council recognizes TFLI as a reputable teaching institution, acknowledging that our coursework meets the highest standards in teacher training. Therefore, graduates of TFLI's TESL program meet the criteria to become IELTS examiners for ELS and the British Council.

ESL Teacher Training Programs:


TESL Certification Program:

At the end of the 150-hour training, student TESL teachers give affordable instruction to non-native adult speakers in Nashville's community. The training program has served thousands of adults in local community centers schools and institutes, as well as parents of children attending public schools. TESL graduates have been employed locally in private schools, community centers, community colleges, and language institutes. Many graduates have become ESL teachers in other states and in other countries.

TESL for Non-native Speakers of English:
The 150-hour Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Program is based on the same methodology, but is adapted to suit non-native speakers of English who would like to begin or continue a career in teaching English in their home country. Concepts and approaches may also be applied to foreign language teaching.

Further Language Programs:
- ESL Programs
- Foreign Language Classes

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International TEFL Academy, Boston
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in the heart of historic downtown Boston MA, The International TEFL Academy offers a full-time, 4-week TEFL / TESOL teacher training course to English-speaking students from around the globe.

This intensive four-week course will provide you with a recognized TEFL certification that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in up to 100 countries around the world.

In addition to our campus-based programs, we offer a 170-hour online TEFL / TESOL certificate course.

Our internationally-recognized course includes hands-on, live teaching practice as well as quality training from our world-class instructors.

Residential options include our Student Residences, and a Homestay option where you live with a local Boston family for the duration of the course.

In addition to gaining the skills and qualifications you need to succeed as an English teacher abroad, this course will provide you with comprehensive lifetime Job Search Guidance to ensure you receive the guidance, resources and support you need to find teaching opportunities all over the world.
4-Week Full-Time TEFL / TESOL English Language Teacher Training:

Course features include:
- 4-weeks Mon-Fri full-time instruction
- Hands-on teaching practice
- Planning individual lessons
- Presentation, practice, and use of language
- Learner/teacher roles
- Classroom management / mixed levels
- Teaching business English
- Teaching English for Specific Purposes
- Homestay / student accommodation

- In addition to our campus-based programs, we offer a 170-hour online TEFL / TESOL certificate course.
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.
LinguaEdge, LLC
Courses / Programs
LinguaEdge, LLC based in Los Angeles, California, offers online language and TESOL teacher training solutions to learners all over the world. Whether you are looking to learn English or to get certified to teach ESL or EFL, our online courses are convenient, flexible and affordable. Study on your time, at your pace, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All you need is an internet connection to get started.

Our Online TESOL Certificate Program blends theory with the nuts-and-bolts essentials of teaching English to learners around the world. Candidates will get an overview of TESOL and the theories that inform the field; learn effective teaching techniques; design engaging student-centered lesson plans; and practice effective classroom management strategies.
Online TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate Courses:

- Online Express TESOL Teaching Certificate Course (50 Hours)

- 100-Hour Online TESOL Teaching Certificate Course

- 150-Hour Online TESOL Teaching Certificate Course
Language Skills English Center, Boston
Courses / Programs
Language Skills English Center is an English language school conveniently located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts (the nearest subway station is just a minutes walk from the school). Our comprehensive 120-hour TESOL certificate program will qualify you to teach English to speakers of other languages. We are confident that our program will empower you with the skills you need to be an effective teacher.

Your adventure to an amazing world full of people, cultures, and countries can start right in Boston. As an English Teacher abroad or in the U.S., you can travel, make new friends, and have an experience of a lifetime while helping students of the English language achieve their dreams and goals.

The Language Skills English Center has been recognized as a unique learning institution, as a result of its revolutionary and visionary methods of teaching. Our courses are conducted professionally by experienced teachers, and we are known for our quality programs and intensive courses. Classes consist of 12 students or less in order to provide personal attention and offer more opportunities for the student to practice what they are learning.
120-Hour TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate Course:

Modules include:
- 2nd language teaching methodologies
- Lesson planning
- Classroom management
- Establishing rapport
- Teaching different levels
- Elements for successful language learning
- Testing / Correcting
- Games in the classroom
- Teaching vocabulary
- Teaching grammar

Our course incorporates 10 hours of practicum training. This provides teachers with hands-on experience of working in a real classroom setting
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, and can open a new world of exhilarating teaching opportunities for you.

Recognized worldwide, the CELTA qualification is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, so you can rely upon its quality and recognition.

Just 26 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma is a vibrant and beautiful city filled with interesting sights and experiences. It has an impressive backdrop of majestic Mt. Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains.

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).

Student Testimonial:
"The course helped me professionally, and it gave me some inspiration to look at graduate schools and to present at conferences later this year. I recommend this course to anyone, from experienced to novice teachers. With an open mind, you will be surprised at how much you learn.”
- David
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) Course:
4 weeks / 120 contact hours

- Language analysis and awareness 
- Methodology
- Lesson planning
- Classroom management
- Professional development
- A practical teaching component in a real ESL classroom

There is also an additional 80 learning hours devoted to pre-course preparation and tasks, on assignment writing, course reading and research, record keeping, and lesson preparation.