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TESOL Certification United States

Get Your TEFL / TESOL Certification with an Accredited Institute in the United States

Affordable Online TEFL / TESOL for an international career.
go abroad, teach online, or become a professional esl teacher in the united states.

OnTESOL is Accredited by:

ACCET: Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training

U.S. Department of Education
Recognized Agency

Recognized by:

TESL Canada Standard Level 1 & 2
TESL Ontario CTESOL

20 Years of Leading TEFL/TESOL Training

Get Your TEFL / TESOL Certification with OnTESOL to Teach English Worldwide

The minimum requirement to teach English abroad, online, and in the United States is a university degree (in any area) and a 120-hour TEFL / TESOL certification. There are hundreds of 120-hour courses out there and not all teacher training courses are created equally. There are also hundreds of accrediting bodies with many of them created by institutes looking to accredit themselves.

 A TEFL / TESOL certification from an accredited provider such as OnTESOL will give you the skills and credentials you need to progress beyond low-paying teaching jobs.  Study TEFL / TESOL online with the only Elearning institute accredited by leading Post Secondary Education and Teacher Training organizations from Canada and the United States.

Get professional training academically equivalent to the UK-based CELTA but without the hefty tuition. The online TEFL / TESOL certification courses offered by OnTESOL will give you the credentials and lesson planning skills that you need to qualify for English teaching jobs worldwide.

New ESL teachers who want to teach English at language schools in the United States.

Licensed public K-12 teachers and university professors working with ESL students.

Teachers returning to the USA from a gap-year experience abroad who need TESOL certification to teach English in the United States.

Entry-level teachers going abroad who want to learn advanced lesson planning skills to be better prepared for any classroom situation in the world.

What’s Unique About Our TEFL Courses

Get certified to teach English immersion in the United States, go abroad, or become an online ESL teacher! OnTESOL offers a wide range of advanced and specialist TEFL / TESOL certification courses to help you get started as an ESL teacher or further your teaching career.

  • Lab assignments for learning practical lesson planning skills
  • A wide variety of pre-recorded videos
  • Tutor feedback and support
  • Lifetime job assistance and access to the job board
  • Complete a separate and optional Stand-Alone 20-hour Practicum module in the United States or anywhere in the world.

Our Top TEFL/TESOL Courses

120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate

Our Most Affordable Online TESOL Certification with Tutor Support

The 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate is a self-paced online TESOL course that includes comprehensive training in grammar, phonology, and methodology. By the end of this course you will know how to plan ESL lessons under the umbrella of the Communicative Language Teaching method.

Online course recognized by:
TESL Canada at their Professional Standard 1
TESL Ontario CTESOL


  • Self-paced with personal tutor feedback and support
  • Valid for teaching abroad, online and in Canada/USA
  • Learn the ESL lesson planning skills you need to succeed in your career

168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate

Our Best TEFL Course for the United States ($320 OFF)

Get all the benefits of an in-class TEFL / TESOL certification from the comfort of your home. Study TEFL / TESOL online at your own pace, attend live workshop-style lectures via Zoom, and earn 3 specialists on teaching young learners, teaching ESL online, and teaching English in foreign countries.

Online course recognized by:
TESL Canada at their Professional Standard 1
TESL Ontario CTESOL


  • Includes the self-paced 120-hour Advanced course with personal tutor feedback and support
  • Attend the live 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop via Zoom for a practical and interactive learning experience with other peers
  • Learn to teach English to young learners, teach English online, and use resources in foreign countries.

Add a Specialist Course! Save Up to US$640 and Become Better Prepared for Different ESL Teaching Jobs in USA

The United States has a diverse job market and offers certified English teachers various opportunities in IELTS Preparation courses, K-12 programs, language schools, Business English centers, and online schools.

Add a 20-hour specialist for only US$79 when you enroll in an accredited TEFL / TESOL certification course with OnTESOL.

Recommended online TEFL / TESOL bundle: 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate (US$320 OFF)

20 hour
Teaching English Online

English teacher in a classroom with children

20-hour
Teaching English to Young Learners

Creative Speaking Activities for the ESL Classroom

20-hour
Teaching Business English

Students preparing for their IELTS examination

20-hour
Teaching
IELTS

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Let us answer all your questions and help start your career in EFL!

3 REASONS TO TAKE YOUR TEFL / TESOL CERTIFICATION ONLINE WITH OnTESOL

“I was very pleased with the whole experience. The grammar and phonology modules were great in-depth reviews. The methodology module was an excellent step-by-step guide of how to plan a lesson. I have a better understanding of how students learn and feel much better prepared now to teach English in the United States.

My tutor, Aaron Marques, gave very insightful comments from his personal teaching experience. He was a great tutor, always responded quickly. He really made the program! OnTESOL was a great TESOL certification course that gave me the flexibility to study from home and set my own hours”.

Monika Robertson

UNITED STATES

READY TO BECOME TEFL / TESOL CERTIFIED?

Our TEFL / TESOL programs will give you the skills and credentials you need.