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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ELS Tacoma
Courses / Programs
Take the first steps towards an exciting and rewarding career as an English language teacher!

Located in Tacoma WA, just 26 miles south of Seattle, ELS Tacoma provides the internationally-recognized CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) qualification.

Designed for those with little or no previous teaching experience, this initial certification is awarded by Cambridge English (part of the world-famous University of Cambridge) so you can be assured of its quality.

It is also suitable for those with some teaching experience but no formal qualifications, or people who want a career break or change.

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).

Classes take place on the campus of Bates Technical College, in the heart of downtown Tacoma.

Student Testimonial:
“I am so glad I took the CELTA course at ELS/Tacoma. The huge amount of information I received was very well organized and I got to implement it right away in the afternoon teaching sessions. The instructors were so supportive and communicative. They really set us up for success and encouraged us every step of the way."
- Karissa
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) Course:
4 weeks / 120 contact hours

- Lesson planning
- Methodology
- Language analysis and awareness
- 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.
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, 120+ hours of instruction:

- 4-week intensive TESOL program: year round
- Evening TESOL classes: 4 quarters per year
- Online TESOL classes: 4 quarters per year
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
International TEFL Academy, Boston
Courses / Programs
The International TEFL Academy provides internationally-recognized TEFL / TESOL teacher training in the heart of historic downtown Boston MA.

Our intensive TEFL / TESOL certification program takes 4 weeks to complete, and is available to English-speaking students from around the world. On graduation, you will be qualified for thousands of English teaching jobs in up to 100 countries around the world!

Taught by world-class instructors, our intensive teacher training course includes hands-on live teaching practice.

Residential options include living in our Student Residences, and a Homestay option where you live with a Boston host family.

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

Student Testimonial:
"Just finished the TEFL. I can't believe how much I learned in 4 short weeks. The hands on nature of the course really prepared me for teaching! My instructor is a great teacher! I would recommend this course to anyone for sure."
TEFL / TESOL English Language Teacher Training
4-Week Full-Time Course

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.
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 Certificate & Diploma 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
Updated: 2016-04-21
Updated: 2016-04-21