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168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate

168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate

Online Course Recognized by:
TESL Canada and TESL Ontario
(Equivalent to CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL)

TESL Canada Standard 1 / TESL Ontario CTESOL (Part 1 of OCELT)

  • Internationally recognized
  • Fully online! Study at your own pace and attend live interactive classes
  • Personal tutor recognized by TESL Canada and TESL Ontario
  • Includes all course material (printable/online/mobile)
  • Pre-recorded video tutorials, task-integrated ESL class observations, and lab preparation videos
  • 120-hour Advanced course + 10-hour Live Lesson Planning Workshop via Zoom + 3 specialist courses (Teaching young learners, teaching online, and teaching English in foreign countries)!
  • Free job assistance
  • Optional and separate 20-hour Practicum

Save CA$400!

Save US$320!

Hybrid TEFL

TEFL Certification Course for an International ESL Teaching Career

The 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course is our most comprehensive TEFL qualification for English teaching positions in North America, internationally, and online. Get certified to teach English to adults and young learners in-class or online. This internationally recognized online TEFL certification course combines the 120-hour Advanced course with three specialist courses and live classes.

Semi-synchronous TEFL Online:

Combine self-paced training with live evening classes. Attend live workshop-style lectures to learn with peers and improve your performance in the lesson planning Lab Assignments. 85%+ of OnTESOL students who attended the live workshops completed the lesson planning Lab Assignments within 1 month and graduated from the online TEFL course.

More Comprehensive than the UK-based CELTA Course

Become an expert in ESL lesson planning frameworks with OnTESOL. The 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course includes advanced lesson planning Lab Assignments and interactive live workshops to teach you the practical skills that you need for a successful ESL teaching career.

Get Ready for More TEFL Jobs with our Most Popular Specialists!

This online TEFL certification course includes three specialists on teaching young learners, teaching online, and teaching English in foreign countries to prepare you for a greater number of ESL teaching jobs worldwide.

Save 35% on Your TEFL Certification Course!

The 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course is more affordable than enrolling in the 120-hour course and the live workshop separately. Plus, the 168-hour TEFL course includes 3 additional specialists for teaching jobs abroad and online!

Receive up to 4 CERTIFICATES from different world-renowned institutions!

Earn a TESOL, TESL, and TEFL Certificate

Add a TEFL certification to your OnTESOL credentials

The 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate will be awarded to students registered in the 168-hour TEFL course for the completion of the grammar, phonology, and methodology modules. 

The 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate will also be awarded for the completion of the additional 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop and the three specialist modules on teaching English to young learners, teaching online, and teaching English in foreign countries. 

TESL Canada

Earn a TESL certificate too! Online course graduates who complete a separate 20-hour Practicum are eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 and TESL Ontario CTESOL certification.

168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate

How it Works

Fully Online and Semi-Synchronous

This TEFL course is fully online and semi-synchronous, meaning that you can submit assignments at your own pace and attend the live workshops related to the methodology module when you reach the lesson planning Lab Assignments.

You can enroll at any time and study at your own pace for a maximum of 8 months. The minimum time it takes to complete the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course is 7 weeks. 

An experienced Teacher Trainer recognized by TESL Canada will be assigned to answer your questions, correct your Lab Assignments, and provide you with feedback on all your lesson plans. You will pass the 168-hour TEFL certification course after completing all 6 modules and attending all four live sessions of the 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop. (See Syllabus)

Live Lesson Planning Workshops

Study TEFL online at your own pace and attend the live sessions when you reach the respective section in the TEFL course. Synchronize your TEFL course to jump and start the live series when you reach the first lesson plan assignment. If you can’t attend a session one month, there will be a new one happening the following month! In total, there will be a maximum of 8 full monthly series before your final course deadline to give you the flexibility to attend when you need.

There are four live workshops totaling 10 hours. They run on a monthly basis, starting with Workshop 1 on the first Tuesday of the month and ending with Workshop 4 on the fourth Tuesday of the month. You will have access to the live workshops after passing assignment 3 in the online TEFL course. All live classes are on Tuesdays at 6pm-8:30pm (GMT-4 Toronto Time).


TEFL Course Overview

SYLLABUS

There are 6 modules in this TEFL certification course, including grammar, phonology, methodology, the live workshop, and 3 specialists. Each module will open one at a time as you progress through the online TEFL course.

From your student account, you will have access to the textbook, pre-recorded videos, live workshops, and an accredited tutor who will be assigned to correct your lesson plan assignments, provide you with feedback, and answer your questions throughout the course. You will have to pass a variety of assignments and tests to complete the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course, including 3 practical lesson planning Lab Assignments.

Module 1: The Adult Learner

This module contains general information on the ESL/EFL/ELT industry and explains the characteristics of the adult learner (Andragogy), types of learning styles, and study skills techniques to help students maximize the learning process.

MODULE 2A: PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR

In this module, we will cover the basics of English grammar. This material is designed to be accessible for so-called ‘pre-service’ trainees (that is, trainees who have never taught before), and for new teachers. For those with teaching experience, it will be a good refresher course.

• 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

MODULE 2B: PEDAGOGICAL PHONOLOGY

In this module, we will cover the main features of pronunciation: Introduction to Phonology, Introduction to Phonemes, Getting to Know the Anatomy of the Mouth, Vowels, Diphthongs and Triphthongs, Consonants, Sentence Stress, Intonation.

• 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

Module 3: Methodology and Live Workshops

The Methodology Module covers the foundation of:

  • Principles of teaching English: methods and teaching theories
  • Lesson planning for teaching English as a Foreign and Second Language: lesson planning skills
  • Strategies and techniques for teaching:
    • language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking)
    • grammar
    • vocabulary 
    • pronunciation
  • Error correction techniques
  • Learners’ assessment: types of testing and evaluation
  • Classroom management strategies
  • Teaching materials and aids: teacher-created, ESL published materials and, the use of authentic materials
  • Using resources effectively when teaching English 

Live 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop:

Workshop #1: PPP for Grammar Lessons

Workshop #2: Designing Integrated Vocabulary Lessons

Workshop#3: Planning for Receptive Skills with PPP and ESA

Workshop#4: Authenticity in the Classroom and Task-based Learning

Each of the four 2.5-hour live workshops cover the most important sections of the methodology module in preparation for the lesson planning Lab Assignments. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the trainers questions and participate in practical group activities.

Schedule and frequency: Access to the live workshops will be granted after passing assignment 3 in the methodology module. All live classes are on Tuesdays at 6pm-8:30pm (GMT-5 EST). The series starts with Workshop #1 on the first Tuesday of every month and ends with Workshop #4 on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Module 4: Teaching English to Young learners

The Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) covers the following:

Introduction to Teaching Young Learners

  • Characteristics of Young Learners

First and Second Language Acquisition

  • Approaches and methods for teaching Young Learners
  • Behaviorist Theory and Audio-Lingual Method (ALM)
  • ALM and Total Physical Response (TPR)
  • Cognitive Theory and Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)

Teaching Grammar to Young Learners

  • Grammar syllabus in Kindergarten and Primary school
  • Evaluating ESL teaching materials for Young Learners

Storytelling

  • Reasons to use stories in the English class
  • Getting ready to be a storyteller in the classroom
  • Storytelling activities

Module 5: TEACHING ENGLISH ONLINE

The Teaching English Online (TEO) module covers:

  • Teaching online basic equipment and online platforms 
  • Rewards and challenges of online teaching
  • Assessing technology integration models: ADDIE Model; Triple E Framework
  • Assessing digital tools
  • Creating your own online program
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous tools 
  • Choosing digital tools and online materials

Module 6: TEACHING EFL

The TEFL resources module covers the following:

  • Teaching abroad
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Language interference and L1 usage
  • Adapting to rote-based educational systems
  • Types of lesson planning based on a variety of teaching contexts

Save 35% on our most comprehensive course for teaching abroad and online

CA$400
US$320
in savings!
Our most popular courses are bundled in this online TEFL package to offer you a big discount! Get the workshop free and save on your specialist courses!

168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate

Tuition Fee:
NOW CA$799 (Original: $1,200)
NOW US$598 (Original: $920)

Get an internationally recognized TEFL certification

CA$400
US$320
in savings!
Save CA$400/US$ 320 and get more with the 168-hour TEFL certification course!  Save on the 3 specialist courses and get the live 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop free!

168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate

Tuition Fee:
CA$799
US$598

TEFL Certification FAQ


What’s The Difference Between the TESOL and TEFL Certificate Courses Offered by OnTESOL?

The Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate provides the core skills that ESL teachers need for the Canadian and US job markets, which focus on teaching adult ESL immersion to international students and newcomers. The 120-hour course is academically equivalent to CELTA and meets TESL Canada requirements on completion of the separate Practicum.  

The 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate includes the Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate course, the live 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop, and our most popular specialist modules to prepare you for the biggest job markets abroad.  This online TEFL course is more comprehensive than a 4-week CELTA and meets TESL Canada requirements on completion of the separate Practicum.

How Does TEFL Online by OnTESOL Work?

The 168-hour TEFL certification course starts with the self-paced 120-hour course with tutor support and includes the live workshop for the methodology module. After completing the 120-hour course, the 3 specialist modules will open one at a time. 

Is the Online TEFL Course More Affordable than the TESOL Course?

The 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course offers CA$400/US$320 in total discounts. If you are interested in the 120-hour course and the live workshop, the 168-hour course includes both of them and is $200 cheaper. Plus, you will get the additional specialist modules with the 168-hour online TEFL course!

What Type of Assignments / Exams are Required to Complete the TEFL Certification? 

There are 12 assignments /exams required to complete the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course, including our most unique features:

  • Standard grammar and phonology modules to test your knowledge and give you the resources you will need to refer to as an ESL teacher. 
  • 3 major Lab Assignments that will teach you practical lesson planning skills. These Lab Assignments offer practical training on a variety of international lesson planning frameworks, including PPP, ESA, and TBL.  You will receive feedback from an experienced and accredited TEFL Trainer on each lesson plan assignment. 
  • Attendance to the four sessions of the 10-hour Live Lesson Planning Workshop and participation in breakout group activities is required to complete the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course. Access to the live classes will be granted after Assignment 3 in methodology. We recommend attending the live classes before the Lab Assignment related to each session.
  • Forum-based activities to learn and reflect with other TEFL peers.
  • Teaching English to Young Learners specialist to prepare you for 80%+ of entry-level teaching jobs abroad that involve teaching K-12 students in public schools or private ESL academies. 
  • Teaching English Online specialist to prepare you for remote and flexible work opportunities.

Is This Online TEFL Certification Valid for Teaching Jobs in Canada and the United States? 

This online TEFL certification is valid in Canada and the United States after completing your BA degree and other requirements. 

This online TEFL certification is valid in the United States without the Practicum. To teach in Canada, OnTESOL Graduates need to complete a separate 20-hour Practicum after the online TEFL course to qualify for teaching jobs that require TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification. Non-native speakers who didn’t complete their degree in a native English-speaking country must also submit proof of a valid proficiency score. 

What is a TEFL Certification?

A TEFL certification is an essential qualification for meeting work visa and job requirements for English teaching jobs worldwide. A TEFL certification is generally geared toward teaching English in foreign countries, but there isn’t any significant difference between TESOL, TESL, and TEFL. What really matters when choosing an accredited TEFL certification course is that it will teach you to use various communicative and task-based ESL lesson planning frameworks that are highly effective for teaching English to different levels of students.

Which TEFL Course Should I Take?

Not all TEFL training courses are created equal. Most online TEFL certification courses offer introductory training that can be completed easily on a mobile phone. Although you can obtain your TEFL qualification quickly with a cheap online TEFL, you will not learn many of the necessary skills that will make you an effective English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. Furthermore, these quick online TEFL qualifications are only valid for entry-level online ESL teaching positions and low-paying TEFL jobs abroad.  

The 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course offered by OnTESOL is valid for teaching positions abroad, online, and in Canada or the USA. Get certified to teach English worldwide with an accredited TEFL certification. Some unique features included in this online TEFL course are:  

  • 3 practical Lab Assignments to teach you advanced lesson planning skills 
  • 10 contact hours of TEFL training with our innovative live Lesson Planning Workshop
  • 3 specialist courses on teaching English to young learners, teaching English online, and teaching English in foreign countries to prepare you better for more TEFL jobs worldwide.
  • 20-hour Practicum after completing the online TEFL course (optional and separate for those who want TESL Canada certification).

TEFL Certification Entry Requirements

There aren’t any entry requirements for the online 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course. Anyone who is proficient in the English language can become an effective ESL teacher after completing this TEFL qualification. 

How Do I Get the TEFL Certification?

You will receive two certificates from Coventry House International-OnTESOL for the completion of the 168-hour online TEFL course: The 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate and the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate. You will receive an e-copy via e-mail and a print copy that will be sent via mail to any location worldwide. Your TESOL and TEFL certificates come with a unique verification code that can be used by employers, embassies, and government authentication offices.  

168-hour TEFL graduates may also apply for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 and TESL Ontario CTESL Level 1 certification on completion of the separate 20-hour Practicum, BA degree (in any area) and native-speaker accreditation requirements (English proficiency score for non-native speakers who did not complete a university degree in an English-speaking country).

Is This Online TEFL Certification Valid for Teaching Jobs in Canada and the United States? 

This online TEFL certification is valid in the United States without the Practicum. To teach in Canada, OnTESOL Graduates need to complete a separate 20-hour Practicum after the online TEFL course to qualify for teaching jobs that require TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification. Non-native speakers who didn’t complete their degree in a native English-speaking country must also submit proof of a valid proficiency score. 

I’m a Native Speaker, Do I Need a TEFL to Teach English Abroad? 

 Yes, long gone are the days when you could just show up in another country with a backpack and get a teaching job. Nowadays, a BA degree in any area and a TESOL / TESL / TEFL qualification are the minimum requirements to teach English abroad. You won’t even be able to get the work visa in most countries without an accredited TEFL certification. 

Can I Teach English Abroad Without a University Degree? 

A BA degree in any area is required to obtain the work visa in most popular destinations and to teach English in Canada or the USA. There are a few places in the world where the BA degree is not a minimum requirement to obtain the work visa as an ESL teacher: 

  • Japan
  • Cambodia
  • Most of Europe (Must have EU citizenship)
  • Most of Latin America
  • Volunteering TEFL Jobs

Can I Teach English Online with a TEFL certificate? 

Yes, the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate includes a specialist module on teaching English online to teach you how to adapt the teaching methods used in the classroom to your online ESL lessons. OnTESOL graduates can apply for thousands of available online ESL teaching positions through the OnTESOL Job Board. 

  How Many TEFL Hours Do I Need?

In general, the minimum TEFL certification requirement for ESL teaching jobs worldwide is 120 hours. 

The minimum TEFL certification requirement for ESL teaching jobs in Canada is TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification (The accredited online TEFL course by OnTESOL and the separate 20-hour Practicum). 

168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate

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Tuition Fee:
CA$799
US$598

Save
CA$400
US$320
on this online TEFL certification course

  • Internationally recognized
  • Fully online!
  • Interactive Online Classroom Experience
  • 10-hour Live Workshop
  • Personal tutor approved by TESL Canada and TESL Ontario
  • Pre-recorded video tutorials, task-integrated ESL class observations, and lab preparation videos
  • 3 specialists on TEYL, teaching online, and teaching English in foreign countries.
  • Free job placement assistance
  • Includes all course material (printable/online/mobile)
  • Optional and separate: 20-hour Practicum