About

International Open Academy has successfully graduated over 300,000 students who have gone on to teach English abroad or online. As one of the biggest global providers of online TEFL/TESOL courses, our students benefit from a distinct advantage of the opportunity to receive ICOES certification, which guarantees your entry to a new career in this area.

Teaching English gives you the freedom to work anywhere in the world or from the comfort of your own home. It is a flexible and easy way to earn an extra income.

Accredited by ICOES, whose certificate is recognized by employers around the world, this TESOL certification class puts you on the fast track to securing your first job teaching English.

You will learn:

  • Different pedagogical techniques to help you get started
  • Classroom management strategies
  • How to motivate students
  • Basics of linguistics
  • How to use a student’s primary language to teach them English
  • How to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Tips and help on how to land a job as a TESOL teacher

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

        Lessons

        Module 1: Teaching And Learning

        • Motivation
        • Understanding cultural backgrounds
        • The importance of first language
        • Getting started

        Module 2: Linguistics

        • Phonology
        • Lexicology
        • Morphology
        • Syntax
        • Phonetics
        • Semantics

        Module 3: Reading

        • Developing reading skills
        • Auditory and visual discrimination
        • Forming associations
        • Decoding
        • Reading for purpose

        Module 4: Writing

        • Sentence structure
        • Grammar
        • Creating new knowledge
        • Informative and explanatory writing
        • Persuasive writing

        Module 5: Speaking

        • Sounding out words
        • Reading out loud
        • Responding to questions
        • Presenting new ideas

        Module 6: Listening

        • Decoding sounds
        • Repeating what you hear or transcribing
        • Paraphrasing what you hear
        • Conversational English
        • Using what you hear to present new ideas

        Module 7: Pedagogy

        • Understanding motivation
        • Exposition
        • Know where you’re going
        • Constructive criticism
        • Modelling

        Module 8: Lesson Planning

        • Standards and objectives
        • Following a curriculum
        • Varying instruction
        • Teaching strategies
        • Meaningful assessments

        Module 9: Classroom Management

        • Setting expectations
        • Respect
        • Accountability
        • Choosing your battles
        • Unique strategies

        Module 10: Getting a TESOL Job

        • What do you need?
        • Building a resume
        • Possible destinations
        • Interview techniques: What are they looking for?
        • Preparing to join a different culture

        Career

        Who is this course for?

        • All fluent English speakers who are interested in teaching
        • Anyone who wants a job that lets them travel and work anywhere in the world
        • Anyone who needs formal qualifications to start teaching English as a second language

          Career path

          Start a new career as an English teacher anywhere in the world. Many schools, whether in person or online, require a TESOL certification. In fact, China has made it an absolute must-have to start teaching there.

          A TESOL certificate and the teaching skills it provides give you a leg up on jobs such as private tutor, nanny and Au Pair.

            Certification

            You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

            All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

            Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

            Disclaimer: The content of our 120 Hour TESOL Certificate course and our 120 Hour TEFL Certificate course is the same. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is primarily used in North America, whilst Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is used in Europe, Australia. However, both courses are intended for the same purpose.

            Creator

            Matthew Kimmel

            Matt Kimmel is a professional educator and writer who specializes in writing about education, travel, personal health, business, and job training.

            He lives in Danbury, CT with his wife, Catherine, with whom he loves to travel, read, and watch movies. As an English teacher, Matt enjoys introducing new material to his students, making it entertaining and accessible to all. It is this love of connecting with people that makes his writing unique and effective.

            His experiences with his students, including a high population of ELL students, has prepared to adjust his instruction to engage students of all age-levels, skill-levels, and levels of English language acquisition. Matt brings all of these experiences to his writing to give it richness, depth, and authenticity.

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            About

            International Open Academy has successfully graduated over 300,000 students who have gone on to teach English abroad or online. As one of the biggest global providers of online TEFL/TESOL courses, our students benefit from a distinct advantage of the opportunity to receive ICOES certification, which guarantees your entry to a new career in this area.

            Teaching English gives you the freedom to work anywhere in the world or from the comfort of your own home. It is a flexible and easy way to earn an extra income.

            Accredited by ICOES, whose certificate is recognized by employers around the world, this TESOL certification class puts you on the fast track to securing your first job teaching English.

            You will learn:

            • Different pedagogical techniques to help you get started
            • Classroom management strategies
            • How to motivate students
            • Basics of linguistics
            • How to use a student’s primary language to teach them English
            • How to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
            • Tips and help on how to land a job as a TESOL teacher

            Requirements

            International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

                  Lessons

                  Module 1: Teaching And Learning

                  • Motivation
                  • Understanding cultural backgrounds
                  • The importance of first language
                  • Getting started

                  Module 2: Linguistics

                  • Phonology
                  • Lexicology
                  • Morphology
                  • Syntax
                  • Phonetics
                  • Semantics

                  Module 3: Reading

                  • Developing reading skills
                  • Auditory and visual discrimination
                  • Forming associations
                  • Decoding
                  • Reading for purpose

                  Module 4: Writing

                  • Sentence structure
                  • Grammar
                  • Creating new knowledge
                  • Informative and explanatory writing
                  • Persuasive writing

                  Module 5: Speaking

                  • Sounding out words
                  • Reading out loud
                  • Responding to questions
                  • Presenting new ideas

                  Module 6: Listening

                  • Decoding sounds
                  • Repeating what you hear or transcribing
                  • Paraphrasing what you hear
                  • Conversational English
                  • Using what you hear to present new ideas

                  Module 7: Pedagogy

                  • Understanding motivation
                  • Exposition
                  • Know where you’re going
                  • Constructive criticism
                  • Modelling

                  Module 8: Lesson Planning

                  • Standards and objectives
                  • Following a curriculum
                  • Varying instruction
                  • Teaching strategies
                  • Meaningful assessments

                  Module 9: Classroom Management

                  • Setting expectations
                  • Respect
                  • Accountability
                  • Choosing your battles
                  • Unique strategies

                  Module 10: Getting a TESOL Job

                  • What do you need?
                  • Building a resume
                  • Possible destinations
                  • Interview techniques: What are they looking for?
                  • Preparing to join a different culture

                  Career

                  Who is this course for?

                  • All fluent English speakers who are interested in teaching
                  • Anyone who wants a job that lets them travel and work anywhere in the world
                  • Anyone who needs formal qualifications to start teaching English as a second language

                    Career path

                    Start a new career as an English teacher anywhere in the world. Many schools, whether in person or online, require a TESOL certification. In fact, China has made it an absolute must-have to start teaching there.

                    A TESOL certificate and the teaching skills it provides give you a leg up on jobs such as private tutor, nanny and Au Pair.

                      Certification

                      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

                      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

                      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

                      Disclaimer: The content of our 120 Hour TESOL Certificate course and our 120 Hour TEFL Certificate course is the same. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is primarily used in North America, whilst Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is used in Europe, Australia. However, both courses are intended for the same purpose.

                      Creator

                      Matthew Kimmel

                      Expertise:

                      Matt Kimmel is a professional educator and writer who specializes in writing about education, travel, personal health, business, and job training.

                      He lives in Danbury, CT with his wife, Catherine, with whom he loves to travel, read, and watch movies. As an English teacher, Matt enjoys introducing new material to his students, making it entertaining and accessible to all. It is this love of connecting with people that makes his writing unique and effective.

                      His experiences with his students, including a high population of ELL students, has prepared to adjust his instruction to engage students of all age-levels, skill-levels, and levels of English language acquisition. Matt brings all of these experiences to his writing to give it richness, depth, and authenticity.

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                      159931 Students

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                      Guarantee

                      highlight

                      Accredited

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                      Accredited