• Online
120 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
CA$650 Price in Canadian dollars. Fee includes course materials and TESOL certificate
What's Included
Some Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers Travel Insurance Visa
What's Included (Extra)

Some jobs include visa support, accommodation, insurance, airfare and airport transfer.

What's Not Included
Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance
What's Not Included (Extra)

10-hour Live Workshop: $350

Add an extra 20-hour specialist on teaching English to young learners, teaching online, teaching business English, and/or teaching IELTS courses. Regular $299. Save $200 on each specialist when you register in the TESOL course with OnTESOL.

Mar 02, 2022
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About Program

The 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate is perfect for teaching English abroad, teaching English online, and teaching English in Canada. This course is recognized by TESL Canada for their Professional Standard 1 certification (Equivalent to CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL) on completion of a separate 20-hour Practicum.

The main feature of this advanced 120-hour TESOL course is the lab section in the methodology module, where students learn to complete 3 detailed lesson plans using different communicative and task-based lesson planning formats such as PPP, ESA, and TBL for different levels. The lab assignments is what makes OnTESOL different from other online TEFL courses. Another unique feature is the live lesson planning workshop, which is a series of four live group sessions to support students with the lab assignments in an interactive learning experience.

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Program Highlights

  • Tutor support and course material included (Approved by TESL Canada).
  • Job assistance
  • Video tutorials, recorded ESL lessons, and task-integrated videos.
  • NEW 10-hour Live Workshop
  • Learn to create professional lesson plans

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Program Reviews

4.72 Rating
based on 18 reviews
  • 5 rating 77.78%
  • 4 rating 16.67%
  • 3 rating 5.56%
  • 2 rating 0%
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  • Benefits 4.6
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Safety 4.4
  • Instruction 5
  • Support 4.7
  • Value 5
  • Academic Rigor 4.7
  • Job Assistance 4.7
  • Content 4.7
  • Engagement 4.4
  • Support 4.7
  • Platform 4.6
  • Value 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

120 hr Advanced TESOL certificate

It was a delightful experience. I enjoyed refreshing my memory with what the course had to offer. The material given was wide scoped and included different media from videos to tutorials to charts. Some of the content had some typo mistakes that could be avoided. The assistance of the tutor was greatly appreciated. The tutor gave target and vivid feedback on each assignment provided. Assignments were well prepared and targeted the course objectives. All in all it was a very helpful course since it was self-paced for someone who is working.

  • Self pace
  • Constructive feedback
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

120-Hour OnTESOL Certificate

The course was motivating in content as there was a variety of topics such as second language learning and acquisition, teaching strategies and methodologies, classroom management techniques, ideas on incorporating culture into lessons, etc. The grammar and phonology sections were also comprehensive. In particular, the feedback from the online mentor was detailed and helpful with many suggestions and ideas for improvement of PPP lessons.

One thought is to extend the grammar test at the end of the section so that there are 50 questions or so, instead of 35. Also, more practice with creating PPP lessons for different levels would be especially useful for new teachers of ESL.

7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


In the beginning had my doubts, however the course was surprisingly interesting, informative and motivational! The course syllabuses are very well planned to easily instruct and train a TESOL teacher. I especially like the feedbacks from my tutor. Every feedback was in great detail and very helpful.

I look forward to applying the knowledgde and methods learnedthroughout the course in my future classes and work. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is teaching or is planning on teaching over seas.

  • Work at own pace
  • Great feed back
  • Very informative
9 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

120 Hour Advanced TESOL

I was interested in taking this course to further my education in ESL. I was currently a teacher's aid at an elementary school which had a lot of culturally diverse students. I enjoyed teaching these students and wanted to be able to further my education in this field. As a mature student, I found this course was a great fit with my busy schedule because I could learn at my own pace. The tutor I had was fantastic, very professional and knowledgable. He gave great feedback and was always very quick at getting back to me with any questions I had. During my student teaching practicum, I found the sections on lesson planning very valuable for student teaching as well. I was a little hesitant of the online format but it was very well laid out and the information and videos provided were very practical. I would highly recommend this course!

  • learn at your own pace
  • great tutors
  • practical information
16 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Coventry House International - OnTESOL

This course is fairly good value for money. I would not recommend it for someone who has little to no teaching experience. However, it does meet the conditions of Languages Canada, so graduates who successfully complete the course, a practicum and have a bachelor's degree will be able to work in vetted language schools in Canada. It will also be accepted internationally to teach in most types of organizations. Support during the course from tutors could be improved - this is very much a self-directed program. Admin support and communications could be better as well. If you want to save the expense of a paid practicum, you will need to arrange it yourself.

  • Inexpensive
  • Poor support and communication
13 people found this review helpful.
Response from OnTESOL

Thank you for your feedback, Meghan. A few months after you finished the online TESOL course, we upgraded our courses with the new LIVE 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop. We saw that the original format of the online course was quite self-directed. Even though tutors are available to answer questions, our surveys indicated that sometimes students don’t know what to ask or would prefer to have a tutor explain the material in a lesson. For this reason, we launched the new workshop-style lectures, which are offered by our Senior Trainers via Zoom to explain the methods and lesson planning frameworks covered in the online TESOL course. During these live sessions, students can see more lesson plan examples, ask live questions, and participate in group activities to prepare for the lesson plan assignments. We highly recommend attending these live sessions for those who are completely new to teaching English and even to experienced teachers who are studying TESOL methods and lesson planning frameworks for the first time. 95% of those who participated in the workshop passed the lesson plan assignment in less than four weeks!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent program, I definitely recommend it!

I have been teaching for a few years now, I had very little training when I started, so I was looking to get certified while also improving my teaching skills.
This course had everything I was looking for, international recognition, a great program that challenged me and taught me many things that will be useful from now on. It is not only about grammar, but about understanding how people learn, how to best prepare a class depending on your students, how to use materials adequately and so much more.
I enjoyed the process and had great support when I needed it.
I definitely recommend it !

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would use the time I had to complete the program better. I felt like it was a long time so I didn't work too hard at the beginning and then found myself studying intensely to make the deadline! Still, it was a great experience!
23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Informative and well structured course

Although I have some experience with English tutoring, this course has really helped me think about how to organize my lessons in a more organized and cohesive way. There's a lot of material that is covered and there's opportunity to apply what you've learnt with the assignments and reflective essays with very helpful feedback from instructors. I do think that some of the video material could be more engaging, especially with methodology but overall, I am happy I took this course and I think it will be valuable for anyone interested in teaching.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like to see more engaging video content. Some of the videos were a little too long and monotonous to watch and it would be good to see more interactions between teachers and students.
30 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

OnTESOL review

This was a very smooth and coherent program. My tutor was very informative and her feedback on my assignments was very constructive. The lessons were very well structured and organized, which made it quite easy to follow the chapters. Although some of the educational videos could be more engaging, the content was relevant and useful. I tried to made most of this learning experience, and hope it can help me to achieve my career goals in future. I recommend taking this course to those people who are passionate about teaching with or without prior teaching experience.

29 people found this review helpful.

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