TESOL COURSES

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You may enroll for any of our Certification courses which will entitle you to teach English Abroad.

The Preliminary Course is our entry level qualification which will give you an introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages.

The Certificate course is our flagship course which will provide you with a sound grounding in English Language Teaching.

The Diploma course is a higher level course which is aimed at those students who wish are seriously contemplating a career in English Language Teaching. or for those who wish to further extend their understanding of teaching methodology and techniques or wish to further their career prospects by pursuing Management roles (Director of Studies / Academic Manager / Head of Department). A student who has completed the Certificate course can complete the Diploma course as an add-on, by completing a further four Modules: Language Learning and Communication, Professional Development, Management Strategies and an Extended Essay.

The Advanced Diploma of Educational Studies in TESOL is ideal if you wish to extend your professional experience and accept new responsibilities as it not only demonstrates a commitment to the profession, but is also proof of your ability. You may be looking for an opportunity to increase your understanding of the principles and practice of English Language teaching to help improve your overall performance in the classroom and specialize in certain areas. A student who has completed the Diploma course can complete the Advanced Diploma course as an add-on, by completing a further five (5) Modules.

Can I enroll for the Diploma or Advanced Diploma without first completing the Preliminary or Certificate course? Yes you may! You can simply enroll either for the Diploma or Advanced Diploma without having completed these courses as the Diploma and Advanced Diploma include all Modules from the Preliminary and Certificate courses.

English as a Second Language (ESL) is English taught to non-native speakers who live in an English-speaking country (e.g. United Kingdom). English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is English taught to non-native speakers who live in a non-English-speaking country (e.g. Thailand).

Cost and convenience are the advantages of online TEFL certificate programs. These courses can be completed from any computer anywhere in the world and usually cost a fraction of on-site programs. 

For a start, it is important to check that the school is accredited and that the accreditation body can be contacted directly. Does the school provide a physical address and can they be contacted by phone? Does the school provide transcripts (academic record) for course graduates? Does the school have a clear and impeccable record (this can be checked by visiting forums or doing an Internet Search)?

Most schools now require that teachers have a degree and a TEFL / TESOL qualification. This is not only a preference of schools, but is increasingly becoming a requirement of Immigration Authorities in order to process work visas and permits. Having a TEFL / TESOL qualification will also give you an advantage in a competitive work environment.

You do not need to be a native speaker, but you do require a good standard of English. This means that you must be able to read and write English at a higher level such as at Proficiency level. We do not test you on this and you don’t have to have any previous qualifications to join our courses – we believe in making education available to as many people as possible.

TEFL jobs and employment prospects for graduates of our TEFL / TESOL courses are excellent. You will find TEFL job opportunities throughout the world, from Spain to South Korea, Thailand to Turkey; there are literally thousands of TEFL jobs abroad for certified TEFL teachers.

As many countries are in dire need of ESL teachers, they will often hire people with a TESOL / TEFL certificate. Often, they require the teacher to have a degree or diploma. Language schools, on the other hand, will employ teachers in possession of a certificate only.

An Add-on course allows you to upgrade from one qualification to another.

You may enroll for the Diploma Add-on Course once you have completed the Certificate Course. This will enable you to upgrade your qualification from a Certificate to a Diploma by completing a further four (4) Modules.

You may enroll for the Advanced Diploma Add-on Course once you have completed the Diploma Course. This will enable you to upgrade your qualification from a Diploma to an Advanced Diploma by completing a further five (5) Modules.

We do not use the words "online" on the certificates or diplomas. Your certificate or diploma will be just like any other traditional qualification.