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 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.
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
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
School Of Teaching ESL, Seattle WA & online
Courses / Programs
Working in partnership with Seattle Pacific University, The School of Teaching ESL (S-TESL) offers an accredited TESOL Certificate via online classes to students in the Houston TX area, throughout Texas, and nationwide.

Our online TESOL classes are asynchronous and consist of 9 modules completed over a 10 week quarter, and are designed for those who prefer the flexibility of online study. 

This solid project-based program taught by highly-qualified professional teacher educators prepares you to teach in the U.S. or overseas.

Classes begin winter, spring, summer and fall quarters. Onsite study options are also available.

Student Testimonial:
"This is a seasoned, well-thought out program that is taught by extremely knowledgeable and experienced instructors. I was not a teacher before the course but now I am."
Accredited Online TESOL Certificate Program (120+ hours)

Courses include:
- Approaches and Methods in ELT 
- Assessment of English Language Students 
- Classroom Issues and Management
- Content-based English Language Teaching 
- Foundations of English Language Teaching (ELT)
- Grammar in ELT
- Pronunciation
- Reading and Writing
- Teaching Young Learners
- Teaching English for Specific Purposes
- Technology in English Language Teaching..
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.