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: Introduction To Basic Pedagogy

        • Learning a Language
        • Teaching a Second Language
        • Learners and Teachers
        • Considerations

        Module 2: Classroom Management

        • First Steps
        • Physical Setting
        • The Teacher

        Module 3: Introduction To English Grammar

        • Nouns
        • Verbs
        • More Complex Grammar
        • Language Patterns
        • Presenting Grammar
        • Approaches to Teaching Grammar - Part 1
        • Approaches to Teaching Grammar - Part 2
        • Approaches to Teaching Grammar - Part 3

        Module 4: Introduction To English Vocabulary

        • What is Vocabulary?
        • Types of Lexis
        • Learning Vocabulary
        • Teaching Vocabulary Part 1
        • Teaching Vocabulary Part 2
        • A Vocabulary Presentation

        Module 5: Teaching Reading Skills

        • Overview of Reading
        • Text Types
        • The Learner
        • Developing Reading Skills
        • Lesson Aims
        • Key Reading Skills

        Module 6: Teaching Listening Skills

        • Different Types of Listening
        • Considerations
        • What Is Involved in Listening?
        • Typical Learner Issues
        • What Are We Listening For?
        • Typical Tasks for Developing Listening
        • Engaging in Conversation

        Module 7: Teaching Writing Skills

        • Introduction to Writing
        • Teaching Writing
        • What Are the Essential Writing Skills?
        • Writing Sub-skills
        • Learner Issues
        • Typical Writing Aims
        • Basic English Sentence Structures

        Module 8: Teaching Speaking Skills

        • Introduction to Speaking
        • Characteristics of Speaking
        • Fluency
        • Types of Speaking Tasks
        • Potential Learner Problems with Speaking
        • Teaching Speaking
        • The Learners

        Module 9: Learning Aims And Lesson Planning

        • Basic Assumptions
        • The Learner
        • The Lesson Plan
        • Teaching Young Learners
        • Some Activities

        Module 10: Next Steps

        • Further Study
        • A Career in ELT
        • Building a Good Resume
        • The Interview
        • Where to Teach

        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: Introduction To Basic Pedagogy

                  • Learning a Language
                  • Teaching a Second Language
                  • Learners and Teachers
                  • Considerations

                  Module 2: Classroom Management

                  • First Steps
                  • Physical Setting
                  • The Teacher

                  Module 3: Introduction To English Grammar

                  • Nouns
                  • Verbs
                  • More Complex Grammar
                  • Language Patterns
                  • Presenting Grammar
                  • Approaches to Teaching Grammar - Part 1
                  • Approaches to Teaching Grammar - Part 2
                  • Approaches to Teaching Grammar - Part 3

                  Module 4: Introduction To English Vocabulary

                  • What is Vocabulary?
                  • Types of Lexis
                  • Learning Vocabulary
                  • Teaching Vocabulary Part 1
                  • Teaching Vocabulary Part 2
                  • A Vocabulary Presentation

                  Module 5: Teaching Reading Skills

                  • Overview of Reading
                  • Text Types
                  • The Learner
                  • Developing Reading Skills
                  • Lesson Aims
                  • Key Reading Skills

                  Module 6: Teaching Listening Skills

                  • Different Types of Listening
                  • Considerations
                  • What Is Involved in Listening?
                  • Typical Learner Issues
                  • What Are We Listening For?
                  • Typical Tasks for Developing Listening
                  • Engaging in Conversation

                  Module 7: Teaching Writing Skills

                  • Introduction to Writing
                  • Teaching Writing
                  • What Are the Essential Writing Skills?
                  • Writing Sub-skills
                  • Learner Issues
                  • Typical Writing Aims
                  • Basic English Sentence Structures

                  Module 8: Teaching Speaking Skills

                  • Introduction to Speaking
                  • Characteristics of Speaking
                  • Fluency
                  • Types of Speaking Tasks
                  • Potential Learner Problems with Speaking
                  • Teaching Speaking
                  • The Learners

                  Module 9: Learning Aims And Lesson Planning

                  • Basic Assumptions
                  • The Learner
                  • The Lesson Plan
                  • Teaching Young Learners
                  • Some Activities

                  Module 10: Next Steps

                  • Further Study
                  • A Career in ELT
                  • Building a Good Resume
                  • The Interview
                  • Where to Teach

                  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.