OISE University of Toronto TEFL

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About

Pairing your bachelor’s degree with a TEFL certificate from a top-20 global university is the best way to find an amazing job to fund your overseas adventure. The OISE TEFL course was designed by a team of professors and TEFL experts. Unlike a traditional university course, OISE is 100% online and self-paced, so you can fit it into your busy schedule or hustle through it in a shorter time frame. OISE TEFL is delivered by Teach Away, world leaders in international teacher placements.

Your TEFL options:

100-Hour TEFL Course
This course is best for new ESL teachers on a budget who want to get started teaching English.

120-Hour TEFL Course
This course is best for recent university graduates and current students looking to teach abroad.
*Choose two specialization units

150-Hour TEFL Course
This course is best for serious ESL teachers seeking a comprehensive course to accelerate their career.
*Choose two specialization units
*Extended curriculum
*Teaching abroad unit

Specializations

Cater your course to your personal interests as well as your teaching destination with a combination of specializations that can be added to your TEFL certificate. Specialization units include:

  • Teaching English to Korean Speakers
  • Teaching English to Arabic Speakers
  • Teaching English to Mandarin Speakers
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching Test Preparation Courses
  • Digital Technology in the Classroom
  • Learner-Centred Classrooms
  • Teaching Abroad
Highlights
  • Global recognition - Designed by a top-ranked faculty of education, language schools around the world will recognize the OISE University of Toronto TEFL certification. Upon completing your course, you will receive a certificate directly issued by OISE.
  • 100% online and self-paced - Accessible from a connected device at any time, the OISE TEFL course is yours to complete at your own pace. All aspects of the course are done entirely online, so you can enroll today and get started from anywhere you please.
  • Job assistance - Partnered with Teach Away, a leading international teacher recruitment agency, OISE TEFL connects graduates with free job placement services. You’ll get immediate access to opportunities at reputable schools all over the world.

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Questions & Answers

There are no prerequisites to enroll in the course, you may do so at any time and begin instantly by paying the course fee. That said, do keep in mind that generally the internationally accepted minimum requirements to teach abroad are a TEFL certificate and a bachelors degree (in any subject area). This is not to say, however, that teachers with less than a degree do not continue to be hired...

There are no prerequisites to enroll in the course, you may do so at any time and begin instantly by paying the course fee through our website here: https://teflonline.teachaway.com/enroll/ That said, keep in mind that the internationally widely accepted minimum requirements to teach abroad are a TEFL certificate and a bachelors degree in any subject area. This is not to say, however, that...

Hi Ariel, The University of Toronto does participate in the Title IV federal student aid programs, however, students in this course are not considered full or part-time students at the University of Toronto. Though the course was designed by education faculty at the University of Toronto, it is also jointly administered by Teach Away. Moreover, the course is offered at a department level. As such...

Hi Tasheira, Thank you for your question! If you are currently applying for placement through the Teach Away website, there are a few things to be mindful to ensure that your applications stand out. 1) Ensure you meet all of the requirements specified in the job posting, listed requirements are not optional, 2) Make sure your Teach Away profile is up to date and accurate. Placement Coordinator's...

Reviews

8.39 Rating
based on 61 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 62.3%
  • 7-8 rating 26.23%
  • 5-6 rating 3.28%
  • 3-4 rating 3.28%
  • 1-2 rating 4.92%
  • Benefits 9
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 7.4
  • Facilities 8
  • Safety 6.9
  • Instruction 8.2
  • Support 7.9
  • Value 7.9
  • Academic Rigor 6.3
  • Job Assistance 6.2
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Lakshmi
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Quality Teaching

The course is linguistic basis and some prior knowledge in this area is an advantage. It offers some excellent teaching strategies, not only for teaching outside your immediate area or overseas, but also in any school environment from primary through to senior secondary. However, I found the blockage annoying. For example, when you have to wait to have the Journals marked and cannot move to the next module. The timed tests also posed a problem. For people like me who work full-time as a senior secondary teacher with 2 year 12 classes, a family to run and grand children. There was an occasion when I failed an exam because I had to attend a very young grand child's needs. There was also a time when I had planned to work on the course and your URL was down. This put me very behind in my schedule. You do need a very good internet connection to do the course and be able to be flexible with your time to complete the course. Overall a worth while course and for myself a very good review of what I had learnt awhile ago.

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Mary
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Training for Language Teachers

I have taken numerous online courses over the years, but I have no problem rating this course the best so far. The lessons were well organised and covered a lot of material (history of language, teaching theory, fundamentals of language/grammar). I wasn't expecting such an abundance of material, but know that it's necessary in order for language teachers to perform at their best in the classroom.

I liked the combination of visuals and audio components (PowerPoint, YouTube). The personal anecdotes that the professors and teachers shared helped me to understand the options that seasoned teachers have used when dealing with classroom issues and/or learning issues.

The reflections journals, quizzes and unit tests gave me the feedback I needed on an ongoing (and immediate) basis so that I could review and feel confident with my grasp of the materials.

I would strongly recommend this course for anyone who is interested in having a thorough knowledge base going into the classroom. It's a great confidence builder for new teachers.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I think it's important to learn as much as possible about the country, culture and people before you teach in a foreign country. I make a point of reading history, current events, literature etc. so that I have a better understanding and appreciation going in. This helps to enhance the experience for me and for the students.
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KaterynaGovor
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Comments on TEFL course

The impression of OISE left only positive one. They reply on questions asked promptly and clear.
In general with the course, the experience has been more then good but not great.
From bright side the program has excellent study materials, I really proved my knowledge, got more confidence and made my outlook wider! That's what I am grateful for!
On another hand, course has 120 hours which has two sections, 100 hours of ground knowledge and 20 of chosen specialty. The thing is, that after some lesson (I would say roughly after 60th hour) the materials are repeating itself, it is boring. The materials have identical meaning but presented in different ways. I have got an expression that those materials made to fill up the required 100 hours. The 20 hours of chosen specialty has its advantages of being short and clear on the subject.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't get hope that after completing the course and get certificate, u will get job right the way. Yes, definitely, u would be able to apply for more job posting then before (u would be able to cross over the limit, schools set on who is able to apply) but still, if u are not native speaker, it is difficult to get through. I would say program perfectly fits English-speakers who doesn't have degree but would like to teach.
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Pauline Kanyiva
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Teaching experience in Mexico

My name is Pauline Mwendwa from Nairobi, Kenya. I am a 27 years old adventurous and spontaneous teacher. I teach English and Literature both at Middle school and High school Level. I am currently teaching at Oxford School of English here in Monterrey, Mexico. I have been a teacher here for almost three years now.
This is my story. When my Best friend Flevian and I decided that it was time we diversified our dreams and move at least to a different country, I personally had no idea which country would be my destination. All I knew was that I needed to experience a new culture and learn a new language. So I went online and send out over 100 applications to all parts of the world. I received a couple of offers but some of them required huge amounts of money to move. Mexico was the option that I felt comfortable going for especially due to my financial situation. Also, it was intriguing for me because guess what, I had never thought of Mexico in my whole life and to be honest I never knew where Mexico was, and I never knew even a single Spanish word!
It wasn't the easiest decision to make moving to Mexico and I have never regretted it either. My teaching experience for the first year was not an easy one due to very many challenges such as language barrier and culture differences. After 3 months of working at Lincoln School in Guadalajara, Jalisco I was fired! Yes you read that right. That was my most devastating moment in my life. I was in a foreign country, I did not speak their language and I had no relative around. I contemplated going back to Kenya for a few days but I knew I had so much to accomplish in Mexico before I called it quits. I knew I could make it and God had better plans ahead. So I stayed without a job and with no means of survival. With my little savings that I had, I took a flight to a different State, Nuevo Leon where I am right now. This is where I learnt about the TEFL course through my online research in pursuit of understanding and solving the challenges of teaching English as a second Language. Before coming to Mexico, I had been teaching English for a couple of years in Kenya. I knew I was a competent teacher and an excellent one for that matter. Lo and behold! Teaching English and Teaching English as a second language are two different worlds altogether. With TEFL course you can easily be both. Through this course I learnt a lot that I wouldn't have known. If you are considering teaching in a foreign country you are on the right path. But, first things first. There are things that you might need to consider first. Learn the culture of your country destination, familiarize yourself with their religious believes and political views and if possible learn a bit of their language. Most importantly, take a TEFL course. This will make it easier for you to kick start your adventure. Also, you might need to be careful about the institution you choose to undertake your TEFL course. There are numerous institutions offering the course, but reviews should be your guide. After my research, I chose University of Toronto because of the positive review I read from different people, and true to the word, it was an amazing experience. The organization of the content, the constant online support and above all the prompt feedback from the tutors was my best part.Today I am proud to be one of the most outstanding graduates from OISE University of Toronto TEFL.
My most outstanding testimony is how much I learnt about classroom management. Any teacher would concur with me that this is usually the most challenging aspect of a teaching career. Being able to manage 25 to 30 different personalities with different background, interest, talents and challenges in the same room and at the same time is not a walk in the park. Since I took my TEFL course, my teaching experience has never been this exciting and lively. Lately, my students give me a reason to look forward to my next day, unlike before. I am looking forward to an even more adventurous and exciting teaching career in different parts of the world.
Lots of love to everyone and always be wild!

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing that might need a bit of improvement is the quality of the practice questions and quizzes. I feel like they should be more challenging and open instead of multiple answers.
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Christian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Course Content

I enjoyed the content of this course as it highlighted information that I was not familiar with in an accessible and simple format. I felt comfortable learning at my pace, and was challenged to apply what I had learned by tests and reflection journals. I also found it very useful to recount earlier information that was reviewed as the course went on, further indicating which skills were the most useful while overseas. The lesson planning course I found particularly useful, as was the lesson pertaining to how different students learn. I would prefer for some more evaluation in between the beginning and the end of modules, as I feel like it would offer a better assessment of what has been learned. I felt like every lesson had something of value to take away, and I am looking forward to applying what I’ve learned in the global classroom.

What would you improve about this program?
More requests for stylized lesson plans by the teacher and some reflection journals were worded in a confusing manner.
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SANDRA
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Excellent Course

The course was well laid out into smaller pieces o that one could concentrate on certain portion at a time. The timing was good. Whenever help was required, it was there. The staff at the University of Toronto teachaway were very patient and friendly. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone who would like to teach English as a foreign language. It would be wise to take note as you go along, so that you would be able to do the quizzes. The quizzes were very helpful. They were a good source of feedback to keep me motivated to hang in there. I enjoyed the material in the course. It really prepared me for teaching. It was informative and interesting as well. The journals also played a good part in helping us to apply what we had studied in the lessons. Also the little excises with our suggestions were very important as well. The structure of the course was great because we got feedback all the way.

What would you improve about this program?
This course is a as good as it can be. IT can be shortened somewhat, or the time period in which to complete it can be lengthened. May be the part on history can be shorted.
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Toni
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL 150 hour course

I was enrolled and completed the Teachaway TEFL 150-hour certificate. I found that it covered a good and wide range of topics and lessons that one could use when teaching English. The topic I struggle with most was the English grammar portion. There was a lot of English rules and word types that I just took in as how to use without really know the facts and logic behind it. There were several that even now I get stuck with. During the course the tests would tell you which lesson to review so you could help yourself succeed. I took my own personal notes throughout the course and took pictures of slides and diagrams I wanted to remember which help my own testing and reviews. I found this course easy to narvigate and the marking was done efficiently.

What would you improve about this program?
A way to save some of the charts, diagrams or visual aids that were used on slides
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David
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

University of Toronto OISE - TEFL Certification Course (Core Course)

This is an excellent course. I enjoyed it; found it quiet comprehensive; and, believe it has prepared me well. I found particularly interesting the background material on language acquisition theory which made what followed much more meaningful and was also important to me as a student of other languages. The faculty is excellent. They are steeped in knowledge and experience, and clearly know how to prepare you for the challenge ahead. The breadth of topics is large but necessary, and there is just enough repetition throughout that one begins to truly learn and internalize key concepts. In addition, there’s lots of opportunity to apply what you are learning, as you are learning it. I liked that. At the end, I did not feel as though I had been exposed to just slide after slide of information, but rather I felt I really knew how to do something, that is, how to prepare a thoughtful and effective lesson plan, and execute it so that students succeed.

What would you improve about this program?
Very good course as it is, but it may be worthwhile to examine the balance between the value of the repetition of key concepts on one hand and the efficiency and length of the course on the other.