How to get TESOL certification
When deciding which TESOL certification program to enroll on it is important to ensure that it meets the requirements of your personal situation.
There are many short-format TESOL courses available, including via TESOL in China, that can be completed online in as little as 60 study hours or even less.
While many of these courses are of a good quality, they are generally aimed at providing an insight into teaching that is ideal for anyone who is planning to volunteer teach on a short-term basis.
For anyone who is planning to teach on a long-term basis and is looking for a good income, a more in-depth TESOL qualification is highly recommended.
The minimum standard that is generally accepted by international employers is an online TESOL certification that includes at least 100 hours of study time. Although each syllabus will vary, they should contain a range of essential subjects such as assessment strategies, classroom management and English grammar.
As these are distance learning courses, they do not contain any in-class teaching practice. However, an online TESOL certification course from a respected provider such as TESOL in China is enough to apply for teaching positions in many countries around the world.
In order to have the option of applying for as many jobs as possible, including those offering the best salaries and extra benefits, it is recommended that you consider an in-class TESOL certification program.
These intensive four-week courses include invaluable in-class teaching practice with genuine language learners that provides a comprehensive preparation for teaching English abroad. Some providers also offer a combined course option that blends online study with a shorter period of in-class study.
When choosing a TESOL course provider it is important that you ensure they meet the following criteria that has been specified by the leading English language teaching associations:
Advertised courses must meet all international standards for the regulation of English language teaching certification.
The provider should offer online courses containing a minimum of 100 hours of training and input.
In-class courses should include a minimum of 6 hours of observed teaching practice with genuine students of English.
The course materials should cover a range of essential subjects, including classroom management, language awareness (grammar), phonology subjects, and clear instruction on how to effectively apply them in the classroom.
Online tutors and in-class teacher trainers should have a high level of qualifications and experience in the classroom.
Courses should be moderated and regularly inspected by an independent professional or teaching organization.
Teaching materials and training methods should be updated regularly to keep pace with developments in language teaching.
Completion of a course should result in the award of a high-quality certificate that is recognized by employers worldwide.
There are many TESOL course providers available; however, at TESOL in China we are confident that we are one of the few who comfortably meet all of the above criteria. We also constantly strive to exceed the requirements expected by employers so our graduates have a clear edge when applying for their first teaching position.
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