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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 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.

Student 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
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.
Updated: 2015-10-03
Updated: 2015-10-03
International Language Institute, Washington DC
Courses / Programs
Located in the Dupont Circle area of central Washington DC, International Language Institute provides an accredited 8 week TESOL English teacher training Certificate course to English speaking students from around the world.

Our 120-hour course is taught by experienced native speakers, and features 48 classroom hours alongside 72 hours of self-study, observation, and practice teaching.

With a practical focus, our comprehensive teacher training class prepares and equips students to teach English as a Second Language in the United States or abroad.

The course centers on practice in teaching the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the sub skills of vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar.
TESOL English Teacher Training Certificate:
- 8 week program
- 120 course hours

Modules include:
- Teaching and Teachers: Roles and Styles
- Introduction, Texts, Syllabus & Expectations
- Learning and Learners: Roles and Styles
- Classroom Presentation
- Teaching Vocabulary
- Teaching Pronunciation
- Teaching Grammar
- Practice Teaching
- Integrating the Four Skills & Adapting Texts
- Classroom Management & Assessment
- ESL Professional Development
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
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.