Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Choosing the Best TESOL Certificate

A TESOL certificate is one of the quickest and easiest ways to start a career teaching English as a Second Language or English as a Foreign Language. But with so many TESOL certificate programs to choose from, how do you choose the best one?

What type of certification is right for you? TESOL, TEFL, TESL, or CELTA? On-site or online?

Visit my Finding the Best TESOL Certificate page for tips on finding the right program for you and characteristics of the best TESOL certificate programs.



Dave said...

When I am hiring an ESL teacher, the most important thing is that he/she has done placements. I need to see that a teacher has actually had some classroom experience, even if it is for a few weeks and unpaid.

If your TESL course doesn't have a practicum component, I would volunteer to get some teaching hours.

Nice article....

mattversion81 said...

Hi. I really like your blog. It must have taken many hours to put this together.

I completed a one month TESOL course, and I found that I learned a lot more once I was actually inside the classroom; as opposed to pretending to be in a classroom with a lot of people who's first language was English.

But the TESOL certificate gave me confidence that I would succeed in Teaching English in another country.

One other great website is ... if you want to learn how to play some fun ESL games.

Cheers and keep up the hard work!

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