TESOL Course Information
Are you ready to teach, travel, and transform your world?
English for Life Academy’s TESOL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM is for you!
100-Hour Class Instruction ~ 30-Hour Practicum
English for Life TESOL Training & Language Academy delivers the expert training, practical experience, professional resources, personal mentoring, and job connections needed for teachers to:
- Find a job teaching English at home or internationally
- Create dynamic teaching plans and classroom materials
- Develop their own teaching style grounded in proven language learning theories and methodologies
- Feel confident in the ESL classroom
English for Life Academy’s TESOL Certificate curriculum adheres to the highest standards for teachers who wish to teach within the United States and internationally. Our Certification process includes 100 hours of classroom instruction in TESOL Theory and Methodology, plus a 30-hour supervised teaching practicum. Although certification will be issued on a pass/fail basis, this is college level course with a text, assignments, and evaluations.
What makes this TESOL Certification Program unique?
Our methodology sets us apart. We teach all topics interactively, creating an intensively collaborative learning environment based on the proven theories of adult education and experiential learning. In this way, participants not only receive the required subject matter, they actually experience and critically reflect on the designs and techniques being used in successful ESL classrooms. Students finish this course with a thorough experiential and theoretical foundation on how to facilitate a quality language class anywhere in the world.
English for Life Academy offers TESOL Certificate courses in three different formats. All formats contain 100 hours of classroom instruction, a 30-hour teaching practicum, and an amazing team of trainers, so you can simply choose the format that works best for you. The three formats are:
Semester Course – meets 2 evenings per week for one semester, with the practicum complete by the end of that semester. If you prefer more time to process information, or if you work during the day, this format will work well for you.
Weekend Intensive – meets 6 intensive weeks, Friday through Sunday, with the practicum completed within a month of finishing the coursework. The weekend hours are long, but if you don’t have time for class during the week, this format would be a great option.
Month Intensive – meets all day Monday-Thursday over 4 weeks, with the practicum completed within a few weeks of completing the coursework, or during the following semester. If you already have a job waiting for you, or you just like to intensely focus on one thing at a time, this format could be best for you. And if you’re a student or teacher and have the summer off, this is the perfect time to come and join us, in the US or abroad.
Course Requirements and Grading
To begin the TESOL Certification Program, participants must have:
- A college degree and/or have demonstrated an ability to do college level work
- Fluency in English
- Access to an email account that you will check regularly throughout the course
- A willingness to work cooperatively and reflectively
- A strong interest in learning and teaching, and the self-discipline to complete designated course assignments and practicum
To earn 9 Graduate credits through The College of Charleston, participants additionally must have:
- Completed an undergraduate degree from an institution in the United States OR
- A valid teaching certificate
The TESOL course and the practicum are graded separately on a pass/fail basis. As in any university or reputable educational institution, participants are accountable for meeting the requirements of the course in order to receive their certificate. A letter of attendance will be issued to those unable to meet course requirements.
The textbook for the TESOL Certificate Course is Teaching by Principles by Douglas Brown, which can be purchased at the Greenville Tech bookstore or at any online retailer. Additionally, each participant will be provided with a coursebook that includes information, materials and references to be used throughout the course and beyond. The coursebook along with the practicum notebook and all other class materials are included in the tuition price.