How Does OnTESOL Compare with Weekend TESOL Seminar Courses and CELTA?

The first step when choosing a TESOL / TEFL certification course is to decide whether you need a core certificate program for a gap-year experience or an advanced program for a career teaching English worldwide.

Core TESOL / TEFL Certification

Core TESOL certification programs are 60 to 140 hours and vary a lot in quality depending on the course provider. Some courses are online and others are on-site or combined.

Most weekend “seminar” TESOL courses are only worth 60 hours of TESOL / TEFL certification . Some institutes provide an option to upgrade to 100 hours with a combined online course.  Seminar TESOL courses are core programs that cost $1,000. They are not accredited by any major international organization because they are a short introduction to the world of TESOL. There is little teacher training involved since the methodology module is a short overview that lacks proper lesson planning assignments and feedback.

Most online TESOL / TEFL courses offer much better quality  than weekend seminar courses. The average fee of a 120-hour online TESOL course is $300-$650.  OnTESOL’s  120-hour Specialized TESOL Certificate is a core TESOL program priced under $700. These courses are tailored using Coventry House International’s advanced TESL Canada and Trinity CertTESOL courses to provide the best value for your time and money. Our core TESOL courses include training in grammar, phonology, and methodology. At the end of the course, graduates  are ready to prepare and deliver professional ESL lessons using the lesson planning skills acquired at OnTESOL.

Advanced TESOL / TEFL Certification Courses

Advanced programs are recognized by one of the major TESOL accrediting organizations:  TESL Canada, Trinity CertTESOL, or CELTA. In partnership with Coventry House International, OnTESOL offers an advanced 250-hour TESOL Diploma, which is more comprehensive than the 5-week Trinity CertTESOL/ TESL Canada Standard 1 program offered by Coventry in Toronto. This course includes advanced training in grammar, phonology, and methodology and is recognized by TESL Canada at their Professional Standard 2 certification upon completion of a separate 20-hour Practicum.

Whether you are looking for an entry-level program or a career teaching English worldwide, OnTESOL has the right TESOL course for you! Find OnTESOL reviews on TESOL / TEFL certification courses and top teaching destinations!