TESOL courses and certificates with Global English

Global English TESOL

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If you are looking to get started teaching English, don't settle for a generic TESOL. At Global English we've got one of the widest ranges of online TESOL courses to suit every location and teaching ambition.

Whether you are looking for a short course, a super-advanced 250 hour course or even a specialism in online teaching; we've got the perfect options for you.
Plus get 10% off any course with this unique code at checkout: Go1

Stand out from the crowd, access our international jobs board, and get advice from our experienced advisers. No experience in teaching is necessary - we'll take you through the essentials step-by-step.

Find out more today.

Founded
1997
Headquarters

Senate Court, Southernhay Gardens
Exeter
EX1 4NT
United Kingdom

Reviews

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Angie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

In the past I'd helped out with the administrative side of TEFL classes. I got to know some folk that would happily have English instruction, but I felt totally unprepared to embark on this. I looked extensively at TESOL offerings and decided on Global English as they offered courses that were accredited and were very helpful in answering my queries. They had just started to offer online courses, which suited me as it could fit my own schedule. I completed the 150 hour level 4 course recently and it has given me complete confidence in moving on to teaching English and equipped to do this.

The tutor support was excellent and any questions were answered and I felt there was a genuine interest in my learning experience and personal progression.

I found the material was well structured and challenging, especially creating lesson plans and learning grammar.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the course that I did. In the future I would consider doing one of the specialist courses such as teaching 1 to 1 or teaching business English.

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing springs to mind,
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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have just finished the TESOL level 3 course and feel completely happy with the experience, completing it in eight months. I started with no in depth knowledge of English grammar, although studying English Literature at college, I felt the grammar would be quite daunting. My previous career experience has been as an Art teacher so English was not a top priority. I am also a slow learner having problems processing information and come under the dyslexic spectrum. However I found the learning experience very comfortable. The modules were clearly explained, and in bite sized chunks. Whenever I struggled with a module I emailed my tutor and she promptly replied with simple and easy to understand advice. The modules were marked within two days at the most and the tutor comments were comprehensive and helpful.
I found the lesson plans quite difficult as they differ from art lessons but managed to get through them with pointers from my tutor. Altogether I learned a lot more about English grammar that I had ever anticipated. The Tips and picture examples were helpful and the links at the end of each module were great.
I have completed many courses in my career, both at college and university. The learning experience in some of these has been uncomfortable and sometimes unstructured, with unsympathetic tutors who don't always seem to know what they were doing. However my experience with the TESOL course has been completely the opposite, there is no comparison. The structure is second to none, the depth of teaching is very good and the the tutors are completely professional.
My plans are to teach English online and later to travel in Asia, probably Thailand, to teach there. I feel prepared and look forward to the rest of my teaching experience.

What would you improve about this program?
I can't really fault the content but maybe the dashboard could load up a bit quicker. Some of the examples seemed a bit dated, but it wasn't detrimental to the learning experience. Generally the course is excellent.
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Rachel
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I am a qualified English teacher and I want to branch out into TESOL. Because I don't need the teaching practice element I decided to go for the 120 hour on-line course. I found the course very helpful, with plenty of practical and theoretic ideas to help the potential TESOL teacher. There was good interaction with the course tutor and all the Units were well paced and interesting. The sections on Lesson Plans were, for me, the hardest, but also the most useful in many ways because this element is so important.

If you are thinking of doing this -or any of the Global English courses - you should be sure you can plan your time effectively so that you get the most out of the modules. Remember that you can always ask your tutor if you're not clear on anything.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like a faster interface - the "dashboard" is slow to load. I think if there were some way of getting message alerts to phone or computer it would be really handy.
The only negative comment I have about the course is that some parts of it could be updated a bit; not the actual content, which is really good, but some of the references are a little outdated. Not that that impacts too much on the experience.
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Jacqueline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When I first started looking for a TEFL course I was overwhelmed by how many options there were and by how expensive they were. I wanted something that would be accepted by any company I chose to go work with and that wouldn't take all my money.

Global-English was the perfect find for me. It's accredited, online and flexible, includes the practicum, and is fairly cheap. The teachers always responded immediately, gave clear answers to any of my questions, and helped me with any additional information I needed.

I chose to work in South Korea and am currently living on a gorgeous Korean island, teaching at some amazing elementary schools, and enjoying every moment of this new adventure. I am grateful to Global-English and this class for helping me on my way! Not only has it helped me land the job but I have definitely used the skills I learned while taking their course! It's a fantastic option for any teachers ready to start a new adventure! Best of luck! :D

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Sinead
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The 120 hour TESOL course with Global English is a great program to choose. The support staff are all incredibly helpful, and went out of their way to assist me with documents and other things I required, even responding to me on weekends! The course is a great starting point for your TESOL journey. All the content was easy to understand and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great value course.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Louisa Walsh

Job Title
Course Director
Louisa has taught English in the UK, Europe and online and now advises potential trainees on the best TESOL course for them. She loves keeping up to date with all things TESOL and ensuring courses and materials are the best they can be for today's teaching market.
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What is your favorite travel memory?

For me it is all those stunning yet simple Portuguese meals in little cantinas with the warm sun going down after a day of teaching. Food always felt well earned after class and it was great to unwind, while feeling the sun on your back, chatting through bits of the day with colleagues over a small(ish) glass of wine.

Which destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?

Hard to say. Alaska was amazing for a variety of reasons; not just the landscape but the people being open and friendly. That's a place you wouldn't ordinarily go to so I'd say it is underrated. Never been anywhere overrated yet. I'll let you know.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Keeping up to date with the teaching market and seeing what employers are looking for so offering relevant courses and looking after your trainees and treating people like people and as you would like to be treated.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I've seen that it makes a team to be successful and that you have to trust others to get on with it and delegate. This means getting lovely people on board and keeping them. Some of our tutors have been with us for many years - and this means a lot to me.

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What unique qualities does your company possess?

It has one of the widest range of online courses to reflect the diversity of the market - and that's important because the course we'd recommend for Germany is different than China, for example. Plus, many people now want more flexibility in their work so we offer TESOL courses to help you freelance and teach English online. We've also been going a loooong time so we've developed some great job contacts and a fair bit of expertise along the way.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of your current team

Sorry, nothing to do with TESOL or work but 2 of our tutors have (independently) recently adopted children (and more than 1). I think this is one of the most amazing things you can do; share your lives with children who need a home and I am still a bit blown away by their selflessness.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

One of our trainees started teaching English online after his TESOL with us and then went to Thailand. However, on arrival his job fell through and most of the other teachers went home. Our trainee was able to stay since he could support himself teaching online. As a result, he found an even better job; all expenses paid and accommodation included, use of a motorbike and a great salary. Now he's moved again and is teaching online on an exotic island.

That's what I love about TESOL; it's so versatile.

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