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

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  • Expires Jul 31st, 2013.
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must be redeemed online. Must activate by the expiration date listed on your Groupon; access expires 1 year from activation. Not valid with other offers.
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Questions and Answers 7 questions

Q:

Is this certification enough to be able to teach at American community colleges or private schools? I understand that public schools likely would not accept this (per the questions above).

Katie A.  asked on  Feb 1, 2013

A:

Though it depends on the employer, it should be.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 1, 2013

Q:

My concern is that your Groupon does not include a disclaimer that states certain states require a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in addition to a ESOL certification in order to legally be able to teach ESL classes (e.g., Texas requires a degree in education before you can become certified to teach ESL).

Jennifer T.  asked on  Jan 30, 2013

A:

There are many places around the world that would not require you to have a College Degree...this certificate would be sufficient there.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 30, 2013

A:

This certificate would not be sufficient in Texas or several other states. It's probably sufficient largely outside the U.S. Hopefully, people will research the laws in the state where they live before buying this.

Jennifer T.  from  Self  replied on  Jan 31, 2013

A:

If you want to teach in a public school in Canada or the US, a certification course such as theirs would not be sufficient because the school board may require you have a TESOL diploma instead, which takes 2-3 years to complete. If however you are interested in working in a private school or any school abroad, their course will be more than sufficient to give you the qualifications you need to get the job.

Sammy T.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 31, 2013

Q:

Is this an accredited Online Tesol Certification?

Janine M.  asked on  Jan 30, 2013

A:

We are recognized by the English Language Teachers Society of Canada (http://elts.ca/schools/) and The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (http://caslt.org/members/members-structure-institutional-current_en.php), 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)

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 30, 2013

Q:

Does the TESOL certification ever expire? Once you receive certification, do you have to renew it every few years or take additional courses?

Alexandra K.  asked on  Jan 29, 2013

A:

The certification is valid indefinitely. There are no extra courses, exams or costs associated with being certified; the deal price includes everything you need.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 29, 2013

Q:

Do I need to have a teacher's certificate or degree to be able to teach English as a second language?

Diana P.  asked on  Jan 28, 2013

A:

The only admission requirement is a certain level of English proficiency which by the look of your email, you have already demonstrated you possess. You can purchase without worry.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 29, 2013

Q:

Hi! Three questions: 1. Do I need to know any other language than English? 2. Do all 150 hours of the course need to be completed within 6 months after purchase? Or do I simply have to activate/start the course within 6 months after purchase? 3. If I simply have to activate the course within 6 months after purchase, is there a set time limit to complete the course?

Alexandra K.  asked on  Jan 28, 2013

A:

You do not need to be fluent in any other language(s). You can start the course whenever you want but you have 12 months from the date of activation to complete it. The course is 100% online (no need to leave the comfort of your home) and entirely self-directed meaning it is to be done at you own pace and on your own time. There are no extra courses, exams or costs associated with being certified; the deal price includes everything you need.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 28, 2013

Q:

Is there some sort of listing or verification that people who have enrolled through this company have gotten jobs in other countries? I'm having trouble finding reviews for this company. Just trying to make sure I'm getting my moneys worth. Thanks!

Kristen F.  asked on  Jan 28, 2013

A:

The reason you might not be able to find reviews is because Google buries us under the keyword: Tesol reviews instead of Tesols reviews. Try this, Google "Tesols" reviews and you should find something.

Gustavo C.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 28, 2013

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