ABOUT THE COURSE 

Course Goals

The primary goals of this online 120 TESOL/TEFL course are to provide you with the knowledge, methods, practices, and confidence for teaching English as a second or foreign language. You will exit this course ready to teach the English language in any classroom around the world or online. 

Course Description

This  120 hour online TESOL/TEFL course is designed to train individuals to teach the English language to diverse groups of English language learners. Individuals who successfully complete this course will have gained both theoretical and practical foundations for effective English language teaching and will be certified to teach English as a foreign language or as a second language around the world. 

Course Access

To access this course, you will need to have a stable internet /wifi connection.  Any web browser can be used, but please bear in mind that this course is not downloadable, so you will always nee to access the internet. 

Course Content

 

​This online 120 hour TESOL/ TEFL course consists of 14 separate learning units. Each learning unit is guided by the required textbook for the course, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 4th Edition (Marianne Celce- Murcia, Donna M. Brinton, and Marguerite Ann Snow). ISBN - 13:978-1-111-35169-4

Unit 1

Foundations of Methodology

Students will explore language teaching methods and approaches throughout history until present day.

Unit 2

Language Skills/Listening Pedagogy

Students will explore and identify various instructional approaches to teaching listening among diverse groups of English language learners.

Unit 3

Teaching Pronunciation

Students will explore and identify various instructional approaches to teaching pronunciation among diverse groups of English language learners.

Unit 4

Teaching school – aged Learners

Students will explore and identify the characteristics of K-12 English language learners and identify /implement specific instructional strategies for teaching this student population.

Unit 5

Teaching Writing

Students will explore and identify various instructional approaches to teaching writing skills among diverse groups of English language learners.

Unit 6

Teaching Grammar

Students will explore and identify various instructional approaches to teaching English grammar among diverse groups of English language learners.

Unit 7

Assessment in Second Language Classrooms

Students will explore several critical approaches for assessing and testing English language learners.

Unit 8

Lesson Planning

Students will explore and identify several approaches to lesson planning and implementation in the ESL/ESOL classroom

Students will create several lesson plans on various topics, pertaining to teaching the English language. 

Unit 9

Digital Technology in Language Teaching

Students will explore and identify various technologies for instructing English language learners.

Unit 10

Tasked Based Teaching and Learning

Students will explore and identify various instructional approaches to authentic language teaching among English language learners.

Unit 11

Motivation in Second Language Teaching

Students will explore and identify several strategies for motivating English language learners both intrinsically and extrinsically.

Unit 12

Teaching Adult Learners

Students will explore and identify the characteristics of adult English language learners and identify /implement specific instructional strategies for teaching this group of learners.

Unit 13

The Reflective Practitioner

Students will explore and develop various methods for becoming an intentional and reflective teacher in the ESL/ESOL field.

Unit 14

Teaching Practicum & Digital Portfolio

In this unit , students will teach (4) twenty minute lessons on various English language topics. Students will receive a rubric with teaching expectations and will receive feedback on each topic taught. This unit will require that you, the student, work closely with your instructor as the instructor will determine your teaching strengths and or weaknesses at this time. Your teaching practicum will be conducted on our Zoom platform and with your instructor.  In this way, your instructor will be able to give you the best evaluation possible. * In addition, your digital portfolio will consists of reflections on what you've learned, professional images, your resume and or CV, current and future teaching goals, and TESOL/TEFL courses you have taken. The goal of the digital portfolio is to showcase your skills, training and knowledge to future employers. 

 

Furthermore, students will submit a digital portfolio, which will be assessed by your instructor.  Students must score a 90% or higher on their digital portfolio for full completion of unit 14. A rubric will be provided along with support and guidance from your instructor. 

Course Textbook 

This course requires you to purchase the textbook titled,  Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 4th edition.  We believe it is important for you to have a textbook for much of your coursework is independent, there are many optional extras that  you can use as resources for learning how to effectively teach English as a second or foreign language, and the textbook has been written by leading scholars in the TESOL field, giving you the opportunity to access quality learning material. The textbook can be ordered from amazon.com or booksRun.com. Please use the table below to pick the best pricing options for you. 

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (4th Edition), Marianne Celce- Murcia, Donna M. Brenton, and Marguerite Ann Snow,

ISBN: 13:978-1-111-35169-4

Course Evaluation 

​You will receive formal evaluation on the following:

1.Observed and assessed teaching practice

(30% of final grade).  

2.  Effective lesson plan creation and implementation 

(25 % of final grade).

3. Unit Quiz   Each chapter ends with a ten question multiple choice quiz, covering all reading content from the chapter.  You must score 70% or higher. The quiz can be taken over multiple times. 

 

4. End of chapter reading and task based activities.

(25% of final grade). 

5. Digital Portfolio  (5% of final grade). 

Grade(s) breakdown 

90- 100 = Distinction

80- 89 = Merit 

70-79= Pass 

Course Length 

​​This TESOL/TEFL course covers 120 hours of academic content. The length of time to complete the course varies from student to student; however, the course must be completed within six months from the date of your first login. The system will automatically generate your course end date after your first login. To complete this course in six months, we recommend that you commit 4 to six hours weekly of study time. In the event that you cannot complete your course within six months, you can request a temporary course withdrawal, which will last for 45 days.

TESOL Certificate 

Upon successfully completing this course,  you will receive your  120 hour TESOL/TEFL  certificate by e-mail within 3 business days (72 hours) . You can also request a hardcopy of your TESOL certificate by   e-mail at  .The hardcopy TESOL certificate will be mailed to you within 3 business days  (72 hours) after your request.  Should an outside agency request proof of your TESOL certificate, you may submit this request to the same e-mail address with the company's identifying information, and a certificate will be e-mailed to the company that you're requesting within three business days (72 hours). There is no cost for requesting additional TESOL certificates. As a graduate of our TESOL/TEFL program, we are forever proud of your success! 

Course Start Dates 

You may start your course as soon as you have been successfully admitted into the TESOL/TEFL online program.  You will be notified by e-mail and your new academic advisor (AA). 

 

After your Course

It is our number one priority to graduate students who are ready to teach the English language with full confidence across the globe. To ensure that this priority is met, we offer an additional 1 year of no cost online professional development.  Only students who have successfully completed their TESOL/TEFL course and have been awarded their TESOL/TEFL certificate can participate in the annual professional development training.

 

Professional development training will be held on the third Sunday of each month for two hours. If you are unable to attend, you will be given access, via e-mail, to watch the training at another time, but we strongly encourage graduates to participate as you will be able to ask the professor questions in real time. 

In the same context, English for a Lifetime Language Institute, located in the USA, Atlanta, Georgia has been around for several years. We have connected with several language schools across the globe and online education centers. Thus, we work with our graduates to obtain the English teaching job of their dreams!!!