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120 hour TESOL Certificate

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

Gain the freedom to work and travel the world at the same time by teaching English online or in the classroom


Do you want to teach English, either at home, online, or abroad, but you’re not sure where to start? Our  TESOL Certification course is fully accredited, internationally recognized, and will give you the tools you need to be successful as a teacher of English as a Second Language!

TESOL means Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and is sometimes referred to as a TEFL certificate - which means Teaching English as a Foreign Language. With a TESOL/TEFL certificate, you show the schools that you’re applying to that you know how to teach - from lesson planning and classroom management to theory and pedagogical techniques.

Throughout the course, you will get the opportunity to submit lesson plans to experienced TESOL teachers, gaining valuable feedback from experts who have been teaching abroad for years!

You can get your 120 hour TESOL certificate online through IOA, at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home!

Start your accredited TESOL certification online now - your first step to being an English teacher. Where will you go from there? You decide! 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In this course, we’ll take you through learning modules that will prepare you for your new adventure. You’ll learn:

  • How to motivate students who are new to the English language.
  • How to use a student’s primary language to teach them a new language.
  • The basics of linguistics, which will help bridge the gap between the students’ primary language and English.
  • All the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills you will need to impart in your students.
  • Basic pedagogical techniques
  • Classroom management strategies
  • How to get hired abroad

This course is specially designed for those who wish to teach English as a second language. This could mean teaching abroad, teaching in your own home town, or teaching online. 

One of the best, and most consistently in demand, jobs to get while traveling overseas is TESOL instructor. BUT! Simply because you speak English does not mean that you can teach it, at least not without our help. 

We put together everything you need to know in this one course to ensure your success!

After completing this course, you could:

  • Get a job at an English academy anywhere in the world
  • Work as an Au Pair, nanny, or childminder
  • Teach private one-on-one lessons
  • Teach English online
  • Gain a better understanding of English and the teaching of language, to improve your own language studies

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.

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

This course is CPD/CE accredited. Our CPD accredited courses count towards the total of CPD hours to submit for your job role. CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

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

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

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. 

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

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. 

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

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I wanted to get a TESOL certificate to complement the other certificates in ESL I've already received. This course went beyond my expectations and needs. The information was detailed and very easy to follow. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone trying to get a job teaching in the ESL sector. Thanks International Open Academy! Marva Young - United States

It was a great experience! Being a professional philologist I did not expect to find out any new information about teaching English. But it turned out that the modules and topics were selected so briefly and logically that they pushed me to read more professional literature on certain aspects. I'm even going to conduct several seminars for teachers on these topics in the English language center where I work. For beginners of English teaching: all the most important information that I had studied for more than five years at the university is collected in one course. Perfect! The Academy team is super! Thank you for your support and opportunities to develop! You are an incredibly modern education platform! Nadiia Popyk - Ukraine

I enjoyed the course and found the learning sections easy to follow. Good clear layout with great photos throughout. The content was exactly what I was looking for and I am now much more confident in my chosen subject. I would recommend this course. Jane Llewellyn-Jones - United Kingdom

I really learned a lot and it has helped me gain additional knowledge and skills that I can impart to all my students of different levels and nationalities. I want to extend my gratitude to International Open Academy for the great courses and programs. It’s definitely worth studying and learning new skills. Looking forward to more courses to study and learn. Thank you very much. Aileen Payo - Philippines

I am impressed with the content of the TESOL 120 hour course. What I learned is significant and useful information that will help me be a more effective teacher. I am amazed, because one of my colleagues is taking a two-year course at our local university. Her cost for that 124 hour program is 40 times more expensive; this does not include a scholarship that covers 90% of her cost. In addition, she is unable to choose her own schedule. The information she is learning is practically identical to the course I took at IOA. Why would anyone incur the expense and time at a university, when IOA is so affordable and flexible? Kavon Rueter - United States

The course was challenging though extremely informative. It is a stepping stone to the business opportunity I want and a certificate behind your name is always recommended. Liezel Smit - South Africa

With my bachelor's degree in English language and TESOL certificate, I feel that I have equipped myself to start looking for a teaching position anywhere in the world. IOA is the right place to start any course you desire. Mustapha Khayati - Morocco

I thoroughly enjoyed this course - my first online experience. The content was user-friendly with a good balance of text and pictures. As a teacher of English Language and Literature, the material afforded an excellent refresher. Great job IOA! Penelope Green-Daley - Jamaica

Recently I’ve got the TESOL course and I’m really happy that I finally did it! I have a linguistic bachelor degree and this course fully completes my education for now. This TESOL course helped me to remember theoretical English grammar, also I found many tips for good teachers and places where I can find work. Thank you IOA for this wonderful course! Margarita Prodanova - Russian Federation

I enjoyed this course. It was straightforward and easy to complete. Thanks to this course I was able to apply for my dream career and have been hired! Matttastic 0 - United States

I thought I had it all down. But after studying this course I learned so much. It was easy but very educating. Now I'm certified! This has opened many doors. This has been my best investment so far! Now I have a greater thirst for knowledge. Pablo Perez - Mexico

I really had a great time studying with IOA! The course was clear, straight to the point yet detailed, and it was easy to read, study and learn. Guillaume Vacca - France

The course was awesome. I appreciated the fact that you can go through as much or as little of every section as you would like. Also as it’s just you, you are not under pressure to perform and have nobody taking up time distracting you. Kevin Martin - Ireland

Thanks a lot! I've learnt a lot of useful information which I'll apply during my lessons! I'm working as a TESOL teacher in one of the Language Schools in Russia. All the information and knowledge I can apply. The course was very interesting and rich, containing a lot of materials on pedagogy and psychology, lexicology, as well as grammar, phonetics, listening, writing and reading. Helen Britvina - Russian Federation

IOA is amazing! I have learned so much! And they give you the opportunity with so many different courses! The courses aren't too expensive and therefore it's a great way to learn something! I've had a lot of fun studying and practicing! Thank you very much IOA. Jasmin Handschin - Mexico

I was able to reflect not just on my Teaching & Learning style but also on Classroom Management through its modules which are very comprehensive and helpful. I also appreciate the course consultant's helpfulness assisting me with my concerns right away. I have learned a lot from the entire course modules & I am very pleased to finish my TESOL course in IOA. Archie Robles Balida - China

This course was excellent. I actually loved what I learned. I do believe that I can take what was learned and put it into motion. I am going to try and complete my application for VIPKIDS. I would love to work internationally. Connie  Dunwoody - United States

I wanted to get a TESOL certificate to complement the other certificates in ESL I've already received. This course went beyond my expectations and needs. The information was detailed and very easy to follow. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone trying to get a job teaching in the ESL sector. Thanks International Open Academy! Marva Young - United States

It was a great experience! Being a professional philologist I did not expect to find out any new information about teaching English. But it turned out that the modules and topics were selected so briefly and logically that they pushed me to read more professional literature on certain aspects. I'm even going to conduct several seminars for teachers on these topics in the English language center where I work. For beginners of English teaching: all the most important information that I had studied for more than five years at the university is collected in one course. Perfect! The Academy team is super! Thank you for your support and opportunities to develop! You are an incredibly modern education platform! Nadiia Popyk - Ukraine

I enjoyed the course and found the learning sections easy to follow. Good clear layout with great photos throughout. The content was exactly what I was looking for and I am now much more confident in my chosen subject. I would recommend this course. Jane Llewellyn-Jones - United Kingdom

I really learned a lot and it has helped me gain additional knowledge and skills that I can impart to all my students of different levels and nationalities. I want to extend my gratitude to International Open Academy for the great courses and programs. It’s definitely worth studying and learning new skills. Looking forward to more courses to study and learn. Thank you very much. Aileen Payo - Philippines

I am impressed with the content of the TESOL 120 hour course. What I learned is significant and useful information that will help me be a more effective teacher. I am amazed, because one of my colleagues is taking a two-year course at our local university. Her cost for that 124 hour program is 40 times more expensive; this does not include a scholarship that covers 90% of her cost. In addition, she is unable to choose her own schedule. The information she is learning is practically identical to the course I took at IOA. Why would anyone incur the expense and time at a university, when IOA is so affordable and flexible? Kavon Rueter - United States

The course was challenging though extremely informative. It is a stepping stone to the business opportunity I want and a certificate behind your name is always recommended. Liezel Smit - South Africa

With my bachelor's degree in English language and TESOL certificate, I feel that I have equipped myself to start looking for a teaching position anywhere in the world. IOA is the right place to start any course you desire. Mustapha Khayati - Morocco

I thoroughly enjoyed this course - my first online experience. The content was user-friendly with a good balance of text and pictures. As a teacher of English Language and Literature, the material afforded an excellent refresher. Great job IOA! Penelope Green-Daley - Jamaica

Recently I’ve got the TESOL course and I’m really happy that I finally did it! I have a linguistic bachelor degree and this course fully completes my education for now. This TESOL course helped me to remember theoretical English grammar, also I found many tips for good teachers and places where I can find work. Thank you IOA for this wonderful course! Margarita Prodanova - Russian Federation

I enjoyed this course. It was straightforward and easy to complete. Thanks to this course I was able to apply for my dream career and have been hired! Matttastic 0 - United States

I thought I had it all down. But after studying this course I learned so much. It was easy but very educating. Now I'm certified! This has opened many doors. This has been my best investment so far! Now I have a greater thirst for knowledge. Pablo Perez - Mexico

I really had a great time studying with IOA! The course was clear, straight to the point yet detailed, and it was easy to read, study and learn. Guillaume Vacca - France

The course was awesome. I appreciated the fact that you can go through as much or as little of every section as you would like. Also as it’s just you, you are not under pressure to perform and have nobody taking up time distracting you. Kevin Martin - Ireland

Thanks a lot! I've learnt a lot of useful information which I'll apply during my lessons! I'm working as a TESOL teacher in one of the Language Schools in Russia. All the information and knowledge I can apply. The course was very interesting and rich, containing a lot of materials on pedagogy and psychology, lexicology, as well as grammar, phonetics, listening, writing and reading. Helen Britvina - Russian Federation

IOA is amazing! I have learned so much! And they give you the opportunity with so many different courses! The courses aren't too expensive and therefore it's a great way to learn something! I've had a lot of fun studying and practicing! Thank you very much IOA. Jasmin Handschin - Mexico

I was able to reflect not just on my Teaching & Learning style but also on Classroom Management through its modules which are very comprehensive and helpful. I also appreciate the course consultant's helpfulness assisting me with my concerns right away. I have learned a lot from the entire course modules & I am very pleased to finish my TESOL course in IOA. Archie Robles Balida - China

This course was excellent. I actually loved what I learned. I do believe that I can take what was learned and put it into motion. I am going to try and complete my application for VIPKIDS. I would love to work internationally. Connie  Dunwoody - United States

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