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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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 English teacher training courses by distance learning are available to students in the U.S., Canada, the UK and around the world.

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.

Student Testimonials:
"As an experienced teacher, I highly recommend this course to both novices and experienced teachers."
- Andre

"I thank you for the excellent service and professional tutors you have provided to me during my studies."
- Jan
Online TESOL/TEFL Courses:
- Certificate in TESOL (150 hours)
- Master Diploma in TESOL (300 hours)
International TEFL Academy, Seattle
Courses / Programs
International TEFL Academy offers a state-of-the-art 4-week TEFL/TESL certification program in Seattle, Washington, that will qualify graduates for thousands of English teaching jobs across the globe, as well as in the United States.

Conveniently located in the North Seattle neighborhood of Licton Springs, just 5 miles north of the city center, our TEFL Certification course features 120 hours on in-class instruction, and a minimum of 6 hours of practical teaching inside a real-life Seattle English class.

We also provide an accredited online TEFL Certificate option.

Instruction is provided by highly qualified and experienced instructors all of whom hold at least a master's degree and are approved as adjunct faculty at Seattle Pacific University.

All students receive lifetime, worldwide Job Search Guidance from International TEFL Academy for teaching English abroad, in addition to job placement assistance for finding teaching opportunities locally in the Seattle area.
4-week / 120-hour TEFL Certification Program:
- Includes hands-on teaching practice (6 hours minimum)

Modules include:
- Basic principles of teaching
- Classroom management
- Error correction
- Grammar
- Grammar module
- Lesson planning
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing
- Young Learners Unit

Alternative study option:
- Online TEFL certificate course
International Language Institute
Courses / Programs
International Language Institute (ILI) offers an 8-week TESOL / TEFL certificate program at our school in Washington DC.

This comprehensive ESL teacher training course has a practical focus and will equip you with the skills you will need to teach English as a Second Language in the United States or abroad.

The course is offered every 8 weeks, year round. In addition to our TEFL / TESOL certification course, we offer a range of English courses to students from around the world.

Our 120-hour TESOL / TEFL certification course centers on practice in teaching the four basic language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as the sub-skills of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.

Course components include lesson planning, observation of peers and practicing teachers, practice teaching in individual and group settings, maintaining teaching records, critical self-observation and compiling of a portfolio of teaching materials, and career planning and management.
8-week TESOL / TEFL Certificate Program (120 hours)

The course consists of:
- 48 classroom hours (every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 - 9 pm)
- 72 hours of self-study, observations and practice teaching.

- The course centers on teaching the four basic language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.
School of Teaching ESL – Seattle WA and online
Courses / Programs
The School of Teaching ESL (S-TESL) is located in the Licton Springs neighborhood in North Seattle, Washington.

In conjunction with Seattle Pacific University, The School of Teaching ESL has created a cooperative agreement that gives students several choices regarding professional development in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

There are many good, practical courses leading to a certificate in teaching English. Ours earns post-baccalaureate credit from Seattle Pacific University, which many students find advantageous. The certificates are issued by Seattle Pacific University.

With pre-planning, these credits can apply to a future master's degree in TESOL. More than 3,500 certificates have been awarded since 1985, so most local administrators, and many overseas administrators, are familiar and pleased with the training their teachers got at S-TESL.

The School of Teaching ESL emphasizes decision-making, and the knowledge you need to make the many decisions you will be required to make in your teaching career.

The 900-level education credits from Seattle Pacific University and the Certificate in TESOL awarded by Seattle Pacific University will always be of value on your resume.

Student Testimonial:
"This is a comprehensive course to set up a person to teach ESL. It covers the theory & background knowledge and then all of the practical aspects or strategies & tactics of teaching."
- 12 Credit TESOL Certificate

- 24 Credit TESOL Advanced Certificale

- ELL Endorsement Program

- Visiting Educators Program

- Seattle Pacific University (SPU) Graduate Programs
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.