TEFL / TESOL Certification Program in Chicago, IL

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International TEFL Academy, Chicago:
Do you want to start an exciting new career as an English language teacher? Based in Chicago, Illinois, International TEFL Academy provides internationally-accredited and recognized English teacher certification courses in over 25 countries worldwide. In Chicago, we offer a 4-week (160-hour) TEFL training program. Our school in Chicago is conveniently located in the heart of the Lakeview / Lincoln Park neighborhood. In addition to our full-time campus-based program, we offer highly-interactive 170-hour online TEFL teacher training & certification. We offer our four-week onsite TEFL courses in over 25 countries around the world.

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Accreditation:

Photo of TEFL / TESOL Certification Program in Chicago, IL• Our onsite TEFL course in Chicago and our online TEFL certificate course are accredited by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) which is on the Ofqual Registry.

• It is a QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Level 5 course which is the highest level of accreditation for TEFL certification, and is the equivalent of a CELTA course.

• Our onsite TEFL courses, operated in cooperation with our international affiliates and partners, are internationally accredited by a variety of leading academic bodies, including the College of Teachers.

• As a U.S.-based institute, we are also held to U.S. educational, ethical and professional standards.

Convenient & Easily-Accessible Location:

Image of TEFL / TESOL Certification Program in Chicago, IL• Our school in Chicago is conveniently located in the heart of the Lakeview / Lincoln Park neighborhood on Chicago's Near North Side.

• We are only 15 minutes from downtown Chicago by train or car, and the Diversey Brown Line "El" (subway) stop is just a block away.


TEFL / TESOL Teacher Training Programs:

 Onsite TEFL / TESOL Certificate Course - 4 weeks:
Designed by leading scholars and experts, our 160-hour certification course will provide the comprehensive skill sets required to succeed as a professional English teacher and incorporates teaching practice / practicum to provide all students with hands-on experience in a live teaching environment. TEFL/TESOL classes are 4 weeks, full time, Monday - Friday.

 Online TEFL / TESOL Course - 170-hours:
The online TEFL / TESOL course takes approximately 11 weeks to complete and is a fully interactive course with 20 other students. It is taught by a seasoned university level professor and consists of 150 class hours and 20 hours of teaching practice.

Practicum of 20 hours will be conducted at an ESL classroom in your town.

An additional 30-Hour Business Professional & Young Learner module is available as an optional add-on to the main course for a total TEFL / TESOL certification of 200 hours.

Student Reviews:

Photos of International TEFL Academy, Chicago•  "The best thing was that we got to be new learners ourselves and with that in mind. We have learned how to teach using the best strategy."
Liu

•  "Teaching to students who wanted to learn to improve their current situation was most rewarding. It was good fun!"
Paul

•  "I got the tools and guidance I need to teach English confidently in front a room full of students."
Larry

•  "I truly had a blast during the 4-week course! There was a good mix of class instruction, preparing for lessons, actual teaching, and discussion! I met wonderful people from all over. Although the course was intense, the laid-back atmosphere provided a relaxed, enjoyable environment in which to learn."
Brian

Benefits of Choosing International TEFL Academy in Chicago:

Picture of TEFL / TESOL Certification Program in Chicago, IL• Highly Qualified and Experienced Instructors - All International TEFL Academy instructors, for both online and onsite courses, are highly qualified and experienced and very often hold a Masters or a PhD in TESOL or a related field.

• Internationally accredited and recognized certification courses – Our training courses, both online and onsite have met the rigorous standards set by the most prestigious accrediting bodies in the field of TEFL and TESOL and will qualify you to teach in thousands of schools and language institutes around the world.

• Comprehensive pre-enrollment counseling, job search guidance and personal customer service for all students and graduates, provided by experienced advisors who have lived and/or taught abroad.


International TEFL Course locations include:
New York, Chicago & Boston, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Limassol, Cyprus; Budapest, Hungary; Crete, Greece; Florence & Sardinia, Italy; Ciudad Guzman Mexico; Arequipa, Peru; St. Petersburg, Russia; Barcelona & Madrid, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; Pattaya, Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Address: 916 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, Illinois , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-02-19 were from:

Panama City, Panama;   Manila, Philippines;   Limassol, Cyprus;   GENEVA;   Osogbo, Nigeria;   Zapopan, Mexico;   Burnaby, Canada;   LOGANVILLE;   Seattle;   Davie, FL;   and more.
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Washington Academy of Languages
Courses / Programs
Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) is located in the vibrant heart of downtown Seattle, and offers an Accredited Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) through City University of Seattle.

Our TESOL Certificate Program has an established reputation for combining practical skills with theory enabling graduates to become confident, creative, and effective instructors.

Since 1979, WAL has been offering classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), World Languages and Teacher Education. Credits are awarded by City University of Seattle, which is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. WAL is authorized to issue the Form I-20 which is used to obtain the F-1 student visa.

Graduates of our Certificate program have found teaching positions in local community colleges, grade schools, and high schools. Others have gone on to teach children and adults in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
Accredited Graduate Certificate in TESOL (in conjunction with City University of Seattle)

- All classes are offered onsite in the evening, during the day in our Summer Intensive program, and online.

- Participants acquire hands-on experience utilizing contemporary instructional methods. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of teaching.

- Foundation in second language acquisition theory, linguistics, language teaching methods, and cultural issues.
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.
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 international leader in online TEFL / TESOL education and learning, we provide globally-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 across 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 Reviews:
"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:
- Accredited & internationally recognized TESOL qualifications

- Learn at your own pace with flexible schedules

- Our courses are known for their convenience, affordability and quality

Certificate in TESOL:
• Duration: 150 hours
• Aimed at persons who wish to gain an initial TEFL / TESOL qualification

Master Diploma in TESOL:
• Duration: 300 hours
• Designed for teachers who wish to achieve an advanced level qualification in TESOL theory and methodology
Updated: 2019-02-19
Updated: 2019-02-19
Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, Nashville
Courses / Programs
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.

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.
- TESL Certification Course: This 150-hour program includes training in the fundamentals of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), with the purpose of preparing its graduates to teach ESL in a variety of classroom settings

- TESL for Non-native Speakers of English: 150-hour Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Program

- General ESL Programs & Foreign Language Classes
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.
Oxford Seminars, Texas
Courses / Programs
Oxford Seminars offers an internationally-recognized TESOL / TEFL / TESL Certification Course in a range of locations throughout Texas including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and College Station. Our intensive 100-hour combined in-class / online course is designed for students who are interested in teaching English abroad. The weekend classes are taught on college campuses and participants must be 18 or over.

Our course has a limited class size, includes comprehensive teaching materials and concludes with an interactive teaching practicum. We back our certificates with our Graduate Placement Service, which boasts partnerships in strong ESL markets across the globe. We maintain the highest standards for all of our course instructors, employing only the most qualified teachers who have extensive teaching backgrounds with years of overseas ESL teaching experience.

The Oxford Seminars TESOL / TESL / TEFL Certification Course is the first step towards a career as an ESL teacher overseas. Our courses are offered at more than 100 locations throughout the country.
Intensive 100-hour TESOL / TESL / TEFL Certificate Course:

- Combined in-class / online course. 6-day on-site classes are taught on college campuses, while a 40-hour online component must also be completed.

- The fundamentals of language acquisition, learning, and teaching are explored through case studies.

- Through a critical evaluation of grammar resources and lessons, teachers will hone their understanding of English grammar and how to teach it through stimulating and engaging lessons