The 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate course is offered entirely online on a self-paced basis, which means that students can start and finish the course at any time throughout the year.
This course has been designed by CESL faculty with many years of experience in ESL/EFL teaching and teacher training.
This course is suitable for those who need to obtain their TEFL/TESOL Certificate in a short period of time or by a specific date.
The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), University of Arizona, has developed this 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate course with the aim of introducing aspiring English teachers to the field of English language teaching. This course provides essential theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to plan, develop and teach English successfully in a variety of instructional settings.
The self-paced, 100% online format enables you to easily access and complete the course on your own schedule, from anywhere in the world.
Designed by faculty from the Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona, the course reflects the standards of one of the world’s top-ranked universities, recognized as a global leader in academic excellence.
As the only official Chinese partner, we recommend this online TEFL course not only because it is a globally recognized program, but also because it includes a convenient TEFL authentication service, which is a requirement to obtain a legal China work visa.
CESL's 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate course consists of 18 modules organized in 8 units. Each module starts with a short introduction presentation and consists of a series of videos and readings. At the end of each unit, students are required to take a quiz and complete an assignment in which they apply the knowledge acquired in the different modules. At the end of the course, a Final Portfolio with the collection of assignments and a Reflective Essay will be submitted and reviewed by a CESL faculty member.
A Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is a commonly required qualification for new and experienced teachers who want to teach English language learners (ELLs). With a TEFL certification, teachers can:
The minimum requirements to teach English in China are a Bachelor's degree, in any area, and a TEFL certification with a minimum of 120 hours of study.
A TEFL certification prepares you to teach English language skills, plan lessons for foreign language learners, refresh your understanding of English grammar concepts and more.
Even in situations where the hiring school has not explicitly listed a TEFL certification as a requirement, it is always considered a strong asset and could help set you apart from candidates who are not TEFL certified.
Teachers with a TEFL certificate qualify for teaching positions with more reputable schools, which means better benefits and higher salaries.
A TEFL Certificate with a minimum of 120 hours of instruction is required in order to obtain a work visa to teach English in China.
A minimum of two years of college-level coursework is required; however, applicants do not need to have a Bachelor's degree. For students whose first language is not English, proof of English proficiency must be submitted.
Absolutely. This course is intended for applicants who have no prior experience teaching.
Applicants need to complete an online application with CESL and they will have access to the course immediately after paying the course fees.
A desktop or laptop with a recent version of the operative system and browser is needed to view documents and watch videos. In addition, a word processor (such as Microsoft Word) is required to complete assignments. Students do not need to download or install any software.
This course uses D2L, which is compatible with most electronic devices, including tablets and cell phones. We recommend that quizzes and assignments be completed in a desktop or laptop.
Students are not required to buy any books or materials. All course content is available in the course site.
Students are given up to six months to complete the course, but given that this is a self-paced course, completion will depend on time availability. We estimate that students will take about 8 weeks to complete the course, but they can certainly do it faster.
Yes, students can take quizzes twice and only the higher grade will be recorded. Similarly, if by any chance they fail the Final Portfolio, they can resubmit it one more time.
No. A TEFL Certificate never expires.
No. This course is offered 100% online.
CESL and its TEFL/TESOL Certificate Program are accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA). In addition, our TEFL/TESOL certificates bear the University of Arizona logo and seal.
This course was developed by CESL faculty with many years of experience in ESL/EFL teaching and teacher training. Our curriculum meets the standards issued by TESOL International Association for Independent Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs.
The cost of the 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate for Career China students is $540. This includes cost of tuition and course fees, as well as issuing the certificate, having it notarized and authenticated, and then mailed it to a visa processing company. Career China applicants benefit from a 34% ($215) discount.
Unfortunately, no. Full payment is due with the application in order to have access to the course.
The course fee is non-refundable.
34% discount for Career China applicants.
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