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Ontesol - Online ESL Teacher Training:
Ontesol offers accredited TEFL / TESOL certificate and diploma courses to students in the U.S., Canada and all over the world. Ontesol was developed by Coventry House International in Toronto, the only school in North America that offers Trinity CertTESOL courses, to provide students with the flexibility of taking an internationally-recognized TESOL / TEFL course online.

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Our innovative online teacher training courses provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to become ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers. Our mission is to provide teachers with the latest innovative approaches, techniques, strategies, and classroom procedures in order to foster their professional development.


Photo of Online TEFL / TESOL Certification ProgramsOntesol's courses have been evaluated and accredited by two separate, independent accrediting bodies:

- TESL Canada promotes excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a Second Language across Canada by promoting professional certification standards that are recognized in all provinces.

- The UK-based Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC) is a non-profit making independent body responsible for maintaining professional standards in TESOL distance programmes.

Our 100-hour online TESOL Certificate is recognized by ACTDEC UK Level 1, and our 250-hour online TESOL Diploma is recognized by TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 and ACTDEC UK Level 3.

How does online ESL teacher training work?

Image of Online TEFL / TESOL Certification ProgramsStudents can begin studying any time on receipt of payment for the 100-hour Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL, the 250-hour TESOL Diploma, and 60-hour TEYL Certification course.

After your course has been activated, we will provide you with the name of your online tutor. Your tutor will contact you within 24 hours and will introduce himself/herself as well as the course material, expectations, assignments, final tests, the marking system and all information pertaining the course. All the course material is online. You will be able to read the material online, and download the material if you so wish to.

If you have any queries and questions on the course material, have trouble with an assignment or quiz or just want some kind of help, you can always contact your tutor by email from Monday to Friday and he/she will quickly respond to help you deal with the problem.

TEFL / TESOL Certification Programs:

- 100-hour TESOL Certificate Course:
A 100-hour certificate is considered as the international standard for TESOL/TEFL certification. Ontesol`s 100-hour TESOL Certificate - Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL provides graduates with the credentials to work anywhere in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Since no two people work at the same pace, or have identical commitments and study time, a 100-hour Certificate program may take from 3 to 11 weeks to complete. The maximum time given to complete this course is 3 months. Graduates from the 100-hour TESOL course who wish to gain valuable teaching experience may take the 20-hour Practicum anywhere in the world.

- 250-hour TESOL Diploma Course:

Ontesol's 250-hour online course with optional Practicum is an extended version of Coventry House International's on-site Trinity CertTESOL and TESL Canada course. You can obtain all the benefits of an advanced on-site course from the comfort of your home and choose to take the teaching practice module anywhere in the world.

Depending on the pace you work at or the study time you have available to you, this program may take from 8 to 24 weeks to complete.

- 60-hour TEYL Certificate (Teaching English to Young Learners) Course:

The TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners) Certificate course is a 60-hour online course which must be completed in a period of 8 weeks. It has been carefully developed to address the needs of young learners. For the TEYL Certificate program the overall aim is to develop skills and confidence in working with young learners, familiarize with the approach that best suit children’s learning styles as well as adding an invaluable bonus to your CV or résumé and network with other TESOL graduates.

Practicum (Teaching Practice):

Teaching practice is very important for you to feel more confident especially when you are new to the ESL/ESOL field. Employers prefer new graduates to have some teaching experience after graduating from a TESOL course. Most importantly, if you are taking our 250-hour TESOL course, the 20-hour practicum is compulsory to obtain TESL Canada's accreditation. The 20-hour Practicum can be completed at any TESL Canada centre that offers the Stand-Alone Practicum or at any ESL school in the world with the help of a qualified supervisor.

Free Job Placement Assistance:
Ontesol graduates receive free job placement assistance. Through our extended network of schools and recruiters, we have helped thousands of graduates to obtain a great teaching position for free. Graduates also receive a list with information on how to find more than 10,000 monthly job openings in Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. In addition, schools and recruiters contact Ontesol on a weekly basis to request qualified teachers and our graduates will have exclusive access to these job offers.

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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.

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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.

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- Teaching grammar

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International TEFL Academy - Online Programs
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Teach English in the United States or abroad!

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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.

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Student Testimonial:
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Updated: 2015-10-03
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