120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate
Online Course Recognized by:
TESL Canada & TESL Ontario
(Equivalent to CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL)
TESL Canada Standard 1 / TESL Ontario CTESOL (Part 1 of OCELT)
- Valid for teaching jobs worldwide and online
- Fully online!
- 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
- Free job assistance
- Optional and separate 20-hour Practicum
Get Certified to Teach English Worldwide!
The internationally recognized Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate course is valid for English teaching positions abroad, in Canada / USA, and online.
Recognized at the same level as major Canadian universities. This course is recognized by TESL Canada and TESL Ontario, so you never have to take another 120-hour TESOL / TEFL / TESL / CELTA course again!
Academically equivalent to the UK-based CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL courses. This course includes training in grammar, phonology, and methodology. The three (3) Lab Assignments included in the 120-hour TESOL course offered by Coventry House International-OnTESOL will teach you how to use a variety of lesson planning formats that are useful for teaching different ESL levels. By the end of this course, you will have the skills to plan communicative and task-based lessons, adapt to any ESL curriculum in the world, and supplement the boring ESL textbook with authentic material.
Study at your own pace with tutor support and feedback through our online platform. If you prefer an interactive classroom experience, add the 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop to attend Zoom lectures, ask live questions, and participate in group activities in preparation for the Lab Assignments.
Earn a TESOL Certification that is Valid Worldwide!
Completion of the 120-hour online TESOL course leads to the following certification:
120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate
On completion of the 120-hour online program, you will receive the internationally recognized 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate issued by Coventry House International – OnTESOL from Toronto, Canada. This 120-hour TESOL certification meets the requirements for English teaching jobs abroad and online.
Course Entry Requirements
- Native-English speaker or have the ability to communicate clearly in English.
- The minimum age limit is 18 years old.
- A university degree is not required, but candidates who want to teach English abroad are advised that a university degree is necessary to obtain the work permit in most countries.
TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 / TESL Ontario CTESOL Certification
TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification is the minimum requirement for English teaching jobs in Canada. In order to become eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification, a candidate must meet ALL the following requirements:
- 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course by Coventry House International – OnTESOL.
- 20-hour Practicum.
- University degree from Canada or equivalent (If you completed your degree in another country, you will need to get your documents assessed by WES or CES and send the equivalency assessment to TESL Canada).
- 21+ years old.
- Native-English speaker from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. Non-Native speakers must have a valid IELTS Academic (Overall 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area) and TOEFL iBT (Overall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking and 27 in Writing).
OnTESOL graduates who complete the 20-hour Practicum, have a university degree, and are native English speakers (non-native speakers must get a valid proficiency score) are also eligible for TESL Ontario CTESOL certification (Part 1 of TESL Ontario OCELT).
COURSE DURATION AND MODE OF ASSESSMENT:
There are a total of 10 assignments and tests required to pass the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course, including 3 lesson planning labs. A personal tutor will be assigned to correct your assignments, provide you with feedback, and answer your questions.
You can enroll any time and study at your pace for a maximum of 6 months. You will pass the course after completing all the required tests and assignments. The minimum time it takes to complete the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course is 4 weeks.
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: 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
A final test must be submitted at the end of this section.
Module 2B: 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
A final test must be submitted at the end of this section.
Module 3: Methodology
Methodology is the most important module in the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course. You will have to complete six (6) assignments, which will require you to develop activities, create full lesson plans, and write reflective essays on recorded ESL lessons. The three (3) Lab Assignments in this 120-hour TESOL course will teach you to use the most popular ESL lesson planning frameworks to prepare you to teach English to different levels.
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: The Speaking Skill
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 Communicatively
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 PPP 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: More Lesson Planning Frameworks
This chapter shows how other lesson planning frameworks (ESA, TTT, and TBL) can be used for different class objectives.
Chapter 8: Teaching Vocabulary
In this chapter you will learn the fundamental skills for teaching vocabulary lessons.
Chapter 9: The Listening Skill
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 10: The Reading Skill
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 11: The Writing Skill
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 12: 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 13: Correcting Learners’ Language 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 14: 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 15: 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.
Chapter 16: Video Observation Chapter:
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.
How it Works
The Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate program is a self-paced, asynchronous online TESOL course. The course start date begins after completing your registration and you will have a maximum of 6 months to complete the course from the day you register. There aren’t any deadlines specific to assignments other than the final deadline to complete your course. This means that you can submit tests and assignments at your own pace during the 6 months your student account will remain active.
A personal tutor will be assigned to answer your questions, correct your assignments, and provide you with valuable feedback. The TESOL certificate will be issued on completion of all tests and assignments.
The semi-synchronous option allows you to study TESOL online at your own pace and schedule the next available live workshop when you reach the methodology chapter covered in the session.
Add the live 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop to your online TESOL course for a more interactive learning experience. The 10-hour workshop consists of a series of 4 live sessions dedicated to the lab assignments in the methodology module. Attendance to the live workshops is not mandatory to complete the 120-hour TESOL certificate course.