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$69 for a 150-Hour Online TESOL-Certification Course from TESOLS.com ($599 Value)

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  • Expires Jun 26th, 2013.
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must be redeemed online at tesols.learnbest.com. Must be activated within 6 months from the date of purchase. Not valid with other offers. HST included.

Questions and Answers 96 questions

Q:

The offer says that the TESOLS program give an internationally recognized certification. Who is the certifying body? Is it a recognized academic institution? The topic and course are of high interest to me, but there is so much fraud with learning programs outside of recognized academic universities (if you would like a definition on my part, let's say academic institutions in good standing with the American Association of Universities (AAU). My e-mail address is d.john.barnes@hotmail.com.

Duane J.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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Thank you for your query. TESOLS is not a school in the traditional sense; as is noted on our website our business is mainly providing online curriculum for existing brick and mortar schools. That being said, where we saw the need for TESOL we acted, first in developing the materials, posting them on our incredibly stable Course Management System, and delivering the course to teachers at home and all around the world. In the year that we have been offering TESOL we have been unable to seek recognition in United States just yet list but we are Institutional members of IATEFL (http://www.iatefl.org/ Membership# 23323) and are on the list of applicant members for accreditation at ACTDEC (http://www.actdec.org.uk/members.shtml). Though we cannot guarantee every employer would accept this, (some might be looking for one focus more than another-they might be looking for country/culture specific training or work experience for instance) we are certain the curriculum follows a standard that would generally be accepted by employers worldwide. You should be fine where ever you go. I hope this addresses your concerns.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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Don't most schools overseas require at least part of the certification to be in-class (such as parts of EPIK in Korea) How does this fit with those requirements?

Rachel K.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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It all depends on the employer but if you have previous work experience teaching, this should be sufficient.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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I understand you need at least a Bachelor's Degree even to get an entry-level position teaching English as a second language. Is this for people who already have a degree or can anyone teach this class if they have the certification?

Cheri R.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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There are many places you can go where a Bachelor's degree is not necessary and the TESOL certification would be sufficient.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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Is this course used to teach ESL classes in the United States, or just internationally?

Linda M.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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We offer a 150 hour certification course which might be insufficient if you want to teach in public institutions (they will generally require you have a diploma program of 2-3 years). That being said the course you complete with us here will be more than enough to certify you to teach abroad or in private institutions institutions at home.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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What institutions and agencies accept the certification, and which don't? Do accredited secondary, post-secondary, colleges and universities accept it? Do government agencies accept it? Thanks.

groupatknowhow  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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You need to check with your district to see if it is, but there is no reason why it shouldn't be if all you need is a certification course.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

Q:

What will you receive for certification and is it recognize in New York State public school system and United States as well. I have a teaching degree in art education but i am not certified, if I take this course will I be certified in English as a Second Language?

Tracy L.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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By passing the course (cumulative mark of 65% or higher) the qualification you receive is a TESOL Specialist Level II Certificate of Completion. You need to check with your district to see if it is, but there is no reason why it shouldn't be if all you need is a certification course.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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I have a smattering of both French and Spanish. Should I become proficient in either first, for this course is to be useful to me?

Cher B.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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Not at all. All most employers require is for you to be proficient in English.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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Is this a certification recognized by Richardson Independent School District in Texas? How is this different from the ESL Supplement 154?

Carol C.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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You need to check with your district to see if it is, but there is no reason why it shouldn't be if all you need is a certification course.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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Is this course, and it's certification, recognized for employment in any school in the United States of America even without a college degree?

Sharon M.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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I imagine that you will need a university degree to teach in most places in the US. If you want to teach abroad however, there are many places in the world that you can go to teach without a university degree.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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What will you receive for certification and is it recognize in New York State public school system and United States as well. I have a teaching degree in art education but i am not certified, if I take this course will I be certified in English as a Second Language?

Tracy L.  asked on  Dec 26, 2012

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Public institutions will generally require you have a diploma program (2-3 year) which is not what we offer. This course is mainly to certify you to teach abroad. Employers of private institutions shouldn't have a problem recognizing the course but it is ultimately up to them if it is sufficient for them, enough so, to offer you employment.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 26, 2012

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