OnTESOL offers a wide variety of certifications to train their students on how to teach English as a foreign language. Learn more about OnTESOL online TESOL courses below.



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Yes, I recommend this program

This certificate will provide secure grounding for you in the three main areas of TESOL that you need to know before you step into the classroom (Grammar, Phonology and Methodology). Your progress is checked by assignments such as essays and lesson plans which demonstrate that you have not only understood the material (lower order thinking skills) but that you can use what you have learned to create original lesson plans (higher order thinking skills). You will be glad of this when the need arises to produce your own work. On top of the enormous range of expert video content and written material on the platform, the support staff are excellent and are truly helpful. Finally, my tutors both have excellent qualifications and are very experienced, senior colleagues and practitioners in TESOL. I can fully recommend this course to you.

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Yes, I recommend this program

I have loved my experiences abroad! Being able to teach in another culture is a wonderful experiance that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Teaching overseas helped me confirm my dream of becoming an educator and I felt so lucky to have been able to do that. TESOL gave me the tools I needed to create fun and exciting lesson plans for my students. I believe that my lesson plans have improved exponentially since taking this course. I am grateful to have been apart of this program and I hope other educators take advantage of overseas opportunities.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you choose to teach overseas I would recommend being open and adaptable to new experiences. Some of my favourites moments away happened because I took a leap of faith!
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Yes, I recommend this program

Having a TESOL certification opened up a lot of doors for me. I initially only did it to meet the requirements for my existing teaching job, but it did make finding a job in a language school much easier.

I completed the TESOL program in eight months and, while I did find it somewhat challenging to complete it on time, it was fairly doable. The methodology module was fairly challenging, but I found the grammar and phonology ones alright.

The tutors were helpful and they answered their emails quickly, and additionally provided more explanations when I asked. Assignment-wise, I would say that some of the assignments require you to pay close attention to the instructions and execution, and those assignments were among the most challenging ones. Luckily, it is allowed for students to re-take an assignment if they have failed the first time.

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Yes, I recommend this program

I took the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course with the 20-hour TEYL Specialization. Once I completed the course, they helped me find a job teaching English online, which I was able to land within 3 weeks of graduating! They also helped me get a job in South Korea that I will be starting in June, so I would say that their job assistance program is excellent and their courses are broadly recognized.

I chose this course after reading all the positive reviews and because it is accredited by TESL Canada. I contemplated other online courses but this one seemed to be the best. I couldn't be happier with my decision.

What would you improve about this program?
Cannot think of anything. I rated their Academic Rigor 10/10, but it should be 15/10! It is a course that will challenge you to become a competent English teacher. ++
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Yes, I recommend this program

I liked that this course catered to my hectic schedule and that it was able to teach me new styles of teaching, lesson planning and improvements with my already existing teaching style. The tutors were available with any help or questions I had, and they were able to explain the material that I didn’t get. The practicum allowed me to be in real-life scenarios with students and was able to teach me problem-solving skills. Also, it made me more confident about myself and my abilities to teach various skills to my students. I liked it a lot! Good Experience overall!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing that I could think of, but perhaps more staff to the job support team.


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Staff Interviews

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

Clare Linton

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Recruitment Coordinator
Clare is OnTESOL's Recruitment and Graduate Services Coordinator. She supports all of our graduates to find the most fulfilling positions all around the world, as well as partnership acquisition with language schools, marketing and coordinating our job placement assistance program.

What is your favorite travel memory?

When I studied abroad in France for 8 months, 10 of my fellow peers and friends traveled to the Alps to stay in a wood cabin and go skiing for a week. The mountain views we had the privilege of seeing were incredible! I'll never forget lounging on top of the Alps on a Muskoka chair, suntanning, sipping on a beer and gazing at the incredible peaks of Chamonix!

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

I was responsible for carving out my role with OnTESOL back in 2017, so there have been many learning curves! I've learned to be capable of developing programs and systems with a bit of creative thinking and passion.

Working for an institute that provides education in an online setting has definitely shed light on my capacities as an innovator and passionate community builder. I've also learned so much about our students' and graduates' educational pursuits, online education, and about how to manage my time while working remotely.

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

That our courses have opened the door for new and innovative positions around the world! So many of our return students love the in-depth knowledge they gain in the course and they always have nothing but amazing things to say about the attention, knowledge, and feedback they received from our tutors. So many of them come back to take another one of our courses because their first time around was such a positive and enlightening experience.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I have in fact taken OnTESOL's 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate! It's a wonderful course that blends theory and very hands-on, practical skill-building. I loved the lesson planning portion of the course and how the course actually built me up and prepared me to write lesson plans. I also loved that I didn't just write one lesson plan, but 4! It was extensive, but I left the course feeling so prepared to be an ESL teacher, which I did for a year after finishing the course!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think there are many things that set OnTESOL out from the rest. I think one of the main things is that we see the programs we offer as academia. We don't simply pass every student who enrolls in our courses. We offer a grading and probation system to ensure you are receiving the highest standard of TESOL training.

As I mentioned above, our courses also offer much more lesson planning than the majority of TESOL courses. We also offer you training to use authentic material, like podcasts, YouTube and much more so that you can teach in a communicative way to your students, not simply rote memorization, which is highly outdated.

We also offer our students a very personalized experience. We are a mighty team of passionate TESOL educators and experts in online education, who want to see you complete our courses prepared to go and do something meaningful and impactful.

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

Clear and open communication among team members, organization and passion.

Our company's staff all enjoy working with each other and our passion is what fuels our desire to create better systems of organization and communication. When there is an issue, we work hard to resolve it with one another so that it is prevented for the future.

Our passion is what drives us to also create better courses, better and more personalized job assistance and to help people feel truly prepared to be TESOL educators. Choosing a TESOL course can be a very overwhelming task. On a daily basis, I receive feedback from students, graduates and prospective students explaining that so much was clarified for them about what to expect from a TESOL course, after taking a course with us or after speaking with one of our representatives.