120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate

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

Accredited TESOL/TEFL Courses

TESL Canada Standard 1 / TESL Ontario CTESOL (Part 1 of OCELT)
ACTDEC UK Level 3

  • Internationally recognized
  • Fully online!
  • Self-paced and semi-asynchronous options
  • Personal tutor approved by TESL Canada, TESL Ontario, and ACTDEC UK
  • Pre-recorded video tutorials, task-integrated ESL class observations, and lab preparation videos
  • Optional 10-hour live workshop via Zoom (Free with enrollment before May 31, 2022)
  • Free job assistance
  • Includes all course material (printable/online/mobile)
  • Optional and separate 20-hour Practicum

Tuition Fee:

US$515

CA$650

US$515

CA$650

ACCEPTED EVERYWHERE

Get Certified to Teach English Worldwide!

The internationally recognized Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate course will prepare you for English teaching positions abroad, in Canada, and online. Learn to teach engaging and effective ESL lessons using the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) method.

This online TESOL course is academically equivalent to CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL. Developed by Coventry House International based on their in-class TESL Canada Standard 1 / Trinity CertTESOL syllabus, the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course offers quality training in an online format.

The three (3) Lab Assignments included in the Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate course will teach you how to use various CLT-based lesson planning formats for different 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 textbook with authentic material. The 120-hour TESOL course includes foundational modules in grammar and phonology.

INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION

International Recognized TESOL Certification

Get certified to teach English in Canada or go abroad with an internationally recognized TESOL certificate.

Completion of the 120-hour online TESOL certificate 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

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).

TESOL Accreditation - ACTDEC

ACTDEC UK Level 3

Those who complete the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course will receive an ACTDEC Level 3 certificate. The additional ACTDEC certificate is recommended for OnTESOL graduates based in the UK and Ireland who are planning to teach English abroad.

OVERVIEW

SYLLABUS


COURSE DURATION AND MODE OF ASSESSMENT:

There are a total of 10 assignments and tests required to pass the Advanced 120-hour 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 TESOL 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 TESOL certificate course.  You will have to complete 6 assignments, which will require you to develop activities, create full lesson plans, and write reflective essays on recorded ESL lessons.

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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 on Lesson Plan Frameworks

Chapter 8: Teaching Vocabulary

In this chapter you will learn the fundamental features for successfully instilling vocabulary knowledge in students.

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

Asynchronous Option:

The Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate program is a self-paced, asynchronous online TESOL course. Start the course after completing your registration and submit assignments at your own pace within the 6-month course deadline.

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.

Semi-asynchronous Option:

The semi-asynchronous 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 TESOL certificate course.

Live Workshop Cost: $350 extra. Add free of charge before May 31, 2022 when you register in the 120-hour TESOL course.

What’s Included in the Tuition Fee?

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All Course Material

All course material is included in the tuition fee. You can access our responsive student portal from your desktop, phone, or table and you also have the option to download each chapter in PDF for printing and/or offline viewing.

  • Textbooks
  • Video Tutorials
  • Recorded ESL Lessons
  • Interactive Practice Quizzes to Keep You Engaged and Monitor Your Progress

120-Hour Advanced TESOL Certificate And Transcript

Graduates will receive a 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate and transcript issued by Coventry House International – OnTESOL.

All certificates and transcripts are sent by mail from our office in Toronto. Graduates may also download a digital copy from the student portal.

The certificate is signed by our Director of Studies, stamped, and includes a unique verification number for employers.

Professional Tutor Support

An experienced teacher trainer will be assigned to assist you throughout the program. Your tutor will provide you with extensive feedback on every assignment to help you improve your teaching methods.

OnTESOL only hires teacher trainers with more than 10 years of experience in the ESL classroom and more than 5 years of experience in CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, or TESL Canada approved courses.

All our tutors are approved by TESL Canada, so you are guaranteed to receive professional tutor support from a qualified and experienced teacher trainer.

Job Placement Assistance

  • Job Board
  • Assistance with resume and job interview preparation
  • List of 1000+ ESL Schools From All Over the World

Course Reviews: 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate

WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY

“I found the 120-hour TESOL certificate program challenging and rewarding. This course allowed me to gain a proper understanding of the concepts and methods that work in the ESL classroom. This TESOL course helped me to better organize my classes and ultimately benefit my students”.

Erik Sorenson

Teaching in South Korea

My 120-hours OnTESOL course was an effective, efficient, and high-quality expenditure of my time and money. My instructor was easy to communicate with, responsive, and provided in-depth feedback that was entirely specific to my work. I appreciated the time and effort that she put into providing me with feedback. Since completing this certificate, I have had steady work as an ESL instructor at various post-secondary institutions in Canada. I have recommended OnTESOL’s program to my friends and will continue to recommend it to anyone who is interested in TESL certification.

S. COWLEY

Teaching in Canada

The lesson planning assignments and reflection essays challenged me to think about what I would actually do if I were in a classroom, making the learning experience all that more experiential. The online course prepared me really well for the Practicum and my tutor provided me with invaluable support as he shared his own personal perspective on teaching and how he structures his lessons.

Clare Esler

Teaching in Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Advanced TESOL Course?

The minimum requirement for teaching jobs is a 120-hour TESOL / TEFL / TESL certificate, but not every course is built the same way.

Most online TESOL courses offer introductory training and lack the necessary training to pursue a career in Education. They assess students via quick reflection essays and multiple choice questions. Some courses cover lesson planning in the materials but don’t offer assignments to teach how to write a CLT-based lesson plan. Furthermore, most introductory courses lack grammar and phonology modules.

An advanced TESOL certification program offers comprehensive training in every area of TESOL theory and methodology: grammar, phonology, and methodology. In particular, an advanced TESOL course assesses trainees through major lesson planning assignments that integrate grammar and vocabulary lessons with speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills.

An advanced TESOL course is generally accredited by one of the top 3 accrediting bodies in the world: TESL Canada, Trinity CertTESOL, and/or CELTA. These organizations check the course material, level of assignments, and tutor support to ensure trainees receive professional training. Courses accredited by one of the 3 major bodies are considered advanced because the course material and level of assignments are very comprehensive. By the end of an accredited program, students have the advanced lesson planning skills they need to adapt to any curriculum in the world.

How long do I have to complete the 120-hour TESOL Certificate course?

This online TESOL course was designed for trainees who need to take 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.

Do I need a university degree to take this course?

No. We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds. Most of our students have a degree but others are either at College or University or they do not have any formal qualifications beyond a high school diploma. However, most employers require applicants to have a degree and in most countries a degree is necessary to obtain a work permit.

It is important to highlight that if you are interested in applying for a TESL Canada Professional Certificate, you must hold a university degree or equivalent.

120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate

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Tuition Fee: C$650

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  • Internationally recognized
  • Fully online!
  • Personal tutor approved by TESL Canada and ACTDEC UK
  • Video tutorials and task-integrated recorded ESL lessons
  • Free job placement assistance
  • Includes all course material (printable/online/mobile)
  • Optional: 20-hour Practicum