Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate

Equivalent to CELTA – Recognized by TESL Canada

The 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate is academically equivalent to the 4-week CELTA certification course offered by the University of Cambridge. The program is fully online and it is recognized by TESL Canada for their Professional Standard 1 certification on completion of a separate 20-hour Practicum module. Get certified to teach English in Canada or go abroad with an internationally recognized TESOL certification!

Recognized by One of the Top 3 Accrediting Bodies in The World

TESOL certificate online course accreditationTESL Canada accreditation is required by language schools in Canada and it is accepted by employers all over the world as equivalent to CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL. TESL Canada accreditation is open to native speakers from Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Non-native speakers who completed their university degree in a native-English speaking country or have a valid proficiency score are eligible for TESL Canada accreditation.

Get Professional Training with The Advanced TESOL Certificate!

TESOL Certificate Online The Advanced TESOL Certificate program will give you the ability to write full lesson plans for grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing, listening, and reading lessons using the Communicative Approach. You will also learn about testing methods, classroom management techniques and how to supplement the textbook with authentic material. Last but not least, the standard grammar and phonology modules are invaluable resources that will continue to support you long after completing the TESOL certificate course.

The syllabus was designed by Coventry House International, which is the only provider of on-site Trinity CertTESOL courses in North America. Coventry designed this program to offer professional TESOL training in an online format.

TESOL Certificate and Accreditation

On completion of the 120-hour online program, you will receive a 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate issued by Coventry House International-OnTESOL from Toronto, Canada. Graduates who complete the separate 20-hour Practicum will receive a 140-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate with Practicum, which is recognized by TESL Canada for their Professional Standard 1 certification.

Save 50% on our TEYL and/or TBEC specialist courses when you register in the Advanced TESOL Certificate course. Add a specialist course for only $100!

What’s Included in the Advanced TESOL Certificate Course?

  • Accredited Course Material (Printable / Online / Mobile)

  • Video Tutorials and Task-Integrated Recorded ESL lessons

  • Tutor Support

  • Internationally Recognized 120-hour TESOL Certificate and Transcript (by post)

  • List of 1000+ ESL Schools From All Over the World

  • Recruitment in China (English First and Aston English), Japan (Gaba), Korea (EPIK), Russia (English First), Thailand (T.S.E.T.A and Open Book) and Vietnam (Amslink)

Tuition fee: CND$ 650 (approximately US $469, EUR 429, GBP 315).

Advanced TESOL Certificate Syllabus

There are a total of 10 assignments and two tests in the online 120-hour TESOL Certificate program.

Module 1: World of ELT, Learning Styles and the Adult Learner

    • Adult Teaching and Learning
    • Multiple Intelligences
    • Learning styles

Two assignments

Module 2a: Grammar

• Chapter 1 Parts of Speech
• Chapter 2 Parts of a Sentence
• Chapter 3 Nouns
• Chapter 4 Pronouns
• Chapter 5 Adjectives- Determiners and Articles
• Chapter 6 Adverbs
• Chapter 7 Verbs
• Chapter 8 Conjunctions
• Chapter 9 Prepositions
• Chapter 10 Tenses
• Chapter 11 Ideas for Teaching grammar
A final test must be submitted at the end of this section.

Module 2b: Phonology

• Chapter 1 Introduction to Phonology
• Chapter 2 Introduction to Phonemes
• Chapter 3 Getting to Know the Anatomy of the Mouth
• Chapter 4 Vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs
• Chapter 5 Consonants
• Chapter 6 Sentence Stress
• Chapter 7 Intonation
• Chapter 8 Teaching pronunciation
A final test must be submitted at the end of this section.

Module 3: The Theory and Methodology of TESOL

Methodology is the most important module in a TESOL certificate course. This module contains seven (7) assignments, which train the trainee to create and deliver professional lesson plans using the Communicative Approach.

Chapter 1: The First Class
The purpose of this chapter is to consider the importance of establishing initial connections in the classroom because these connections set the tone for the entire learning experience. You will be required to make personal reflections in order to more effectively empathize with your students’ situations. The chapter then sets out suggestions for icebreakers in the classroom. Finally, you will analyze features of these introduction techniques from a teacher’s point of view.

Chapter 2: Approaches to Language Teaching
This chapter contains a very condensed and subjective synopsis of the main currents in the history of language teaching methodology (Grammar Translation Method, Direct Method, and Audiolingualism).

Chapter 3: The Communicative Approach
In chapter 2 we discuss some of the major approaches to second language teaching and learning. These are grammatically oriented approaches (They focus on accuracy rather than meaning and fluency). In this chapter we focus on the Communicative Approach, which is semantically oriented (The Communicative Approach is based on the idea that learning a language successfully comes through having to communicate real meaning).

Chapter 4: Teaching Skills – Speaking
In this chapter you will learn how to effectively teach speaking skills. Learners generally want to master speaking skills as soon as possible. However, together with listening, it is probably the most difficult skill to develop. Speaking requires that learners not only know how to produce specific points of language such as grammar, pronunciation, or vocabulary (linguistic competence), but also that they understand when, why, and in what ways to produce language (sociolinguistic competence).

Chapter 5: Teaching Grammar
There are different ways to present or review a grammar topic. You need to be eclectic and decide what the best method for your students is, taking into account their level, age and interests, and the syllabus and textbook you are using. In this chapter you will learn some of the most common frameworks used in a Communicative Approach lesson.

Chapter 6: How to Write a Lesson Plan
Organizing your ideas, knowing the steps to follow in a lesson, and having a clear objective of what you want your students to learn in the lesson are elements that will make your class successful. In this chapter you will be introduced to the techniques that are required to write a professional lesson plan, so that you can apply these techniques to teaching the four skills that students need to develop in order to communicate in the target language: speaking and writing (productive skills); and listening and reading (receptive skills).

Chapter 7: Teaching Vocabulary
In this chapter you will learn the fundamental features for successfully instilling vocabulary knowledge in students.

Chapter 8: Teaching Skills – Listening
Many teachers think that a listening activity is just playing a tape, asking comprehension questions or using true and false activities. “The lesson is over! My students have done listening!” No learning process was involved in such a listening lesson. In this chapter you will learn how to effectively teach listening skills.

Chapter 9: Teaching Skills – Reading
In this chapter you will look at reading comprehension techniques and lesson plans for reading activities to learn how to effectively teach reading skills.

Chapter 10 Teaching Skills – Writing
The macroskill of writing is the one most often ignored by teachers. To exacerbate this, students very often do not seem interested in practicing this skill. One of the major reasons that writing is given short shrift in the classroom is that teachers do not know how to present and exploit this skill in a communicative and interesting way. In this chapter you will learn how to effectively teach writing skills.

Chapter 11: Using Authentic Material
Authentic material complements English classes by enlivening the class, giving the chance to add variety in your lessons and creating a more positive attitude toward learning. It can be used to develop the four macro-skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. In this chapter you will learn how to use authentic materials effectively for all levels.

Chapter 12: Correcting mistakes
There is no doubt that anyone who is learning a new language will make mistakes, either spoken or written. In this chapter, you will learn techniques and strategies to correct spoken and written mistakes.

Chapter 13: Classroom Management
This chapter covers classroom management in terms of the role of the teacher, the student’s behaviour, the activities, grouping students, seating arrangements, discipline problems and possible solutions.

Chapter 14: Testing and Assessment in the ESL Classroom
In this chapter, you will study the purpose of evaluation, testing and assessment, including types of tests and approaches for direct and indirect testing.

Online Classroom Observation
In this section, you will observe a lesson taught at an upper-intermediate level. You will have to write a report analyzing the different aspects of the lesson.

Frequently Asked Qustions:

How Long Do I Have to Complete The TESOL Certificate Course?

This TESOL course was designed for trainees who need to a TESOL certificate course at their own pace in order to meet other work or study commitments. The minimum time necessary to complete this online TESOL program is 4 weeks. The maximum time given to complete this course is 6 months.

Does it Say Online on The TESOL Certificate?

No, it doesn’t say online on the TESOL certificate. You will receive a TESOL certificate and transcript issued from Toronto, Canada.

Do I Have to Complete the 20-hour Practicum?

The 20-hour Practicum is optional and separate. Those who complete the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate program and wish to be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification must complete the Practicum module. The Practicum module can be completed anywhere in the world and there isn’t a deadline to complete this module after the online TESOL certificate program.

Graduates can take the 20-hour Practicum at any language school, TESOL institute, or adult ESL program. The students must be older than 18 (Minimum 5 students per class). Graduates are responsible for finding a qualified teacher (Minimum 2000 hours of teaching experience and an internationally recognized TESOL certificate such as TESL Canada, CELTA, or Trinity CertTESOL) to supervise this module and arranging a fee with the teacher for his/her services. OnTESOL will approve the supervising teacher, provide the guidelines, and moderate the reports and lesson plans free of charge.

Our graduates can complete the Practicum for free at the school they work.  Coventry House International offers the Practicum in Toronto for $350. TESOL institutes in other Canadian cities charge between $350 and $650 for the Practicum.

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Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate