1. When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed the 60-hour in-class
component and the 60-hour online component of the course, you will receive your
2. Can I teach in the US with my certificate?
Oxford Seminars internationally recognized
TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course is specifically designed to train teachers for
ESL placements abroad. It is important to recognize that a Bachelor of Education is
required to teach within most school boards in the United States and that many
states have specific requirements that involve in-depth training that is “on par”
with an education degree. Private ESL schools in the US assess certification along
with experience when considering candidates. The best way for you to find out if you
are qualified to teach in the United States is to research the qualifications of the
state where you wish to teach to see if you meet those requirements. If you have a
particular school that you are interested in, you should inquire at that school
regarding their qualifications. For American ESL school contact information,
including school websites, email addresses, and phone numbers, visit the United
States section of the English Language Schools Directory.
3. What do you mean by “Internationally Recognized” TESOL/TESL/TEFL
Regardless of your educational background,
initial exposure to the professional field of TESOL/TESL/TEFL is essential to give
you the confidence needed to succeed in academic ESL fields. Currently, there are no
international standards for TESOL/TESL/TEFL qualifications as there is no
international governing body for TESOL/TESL/TEFL Training Programs. Courses vary in
content and contact hours in the classroom, with some (mostly online courses) having
no in-class exposure. Certification is the formal recognition given to participants
who have completed studies in training programs focusing on TESOL/TESL/TEFL, applied
linguistics, studies in second language acquisition, English for Specific Purposes
(ESP), ESL literacy, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). All legitimate
employers require teachers to be trained and certified. Thus, if you want a good job
in the more competitive markets, you should take a TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate
training course. A recognized certificate is essential in the highly popular
teaching locations. Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course is held
throughout the US and Canada. Oxford Seminars graduates have successfully found
placement since 1992. Employers in overseas schools have become familiar with Oxford
Seminars high caliber teachers and often contact us looking for qualified ESL
instructors. Employers have confidence that Oxford Seminars graduates have received
practical, engaging, and authentic contemporary TESOL/TESL/TEFL training that has
effectively prepared them for overseas ESL teaching positions. Oxford Seminars
TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course is detailed, comprehensive, up-to-date, and
effective. Oxford Seminars highly skilled Job Placement Advisors offer years of
field experience to enable graduates of the course to be placed in one of the
thousands of teaching positions in various locales around the world!
4. What qualifications do I need to take this course?
The Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL course is
open to anyone who is: 18 years of age or older; a native speaker of English, or a
non-native speaker with fluent English abilities; open-minded about living and
working in a new environment.
5. How do I enroll for the course?
Visit the Locations and Dates page to choose a
course that is most convenient for you. The course price of $1,295 includes all
Course Materials, ESL Teaching Resources, full access to the English Language
Schools Directory and Job Placement Service. Enroll anytime by phone, fax, mail, or
by using our online enrollment process.
6. What is covered in your TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course?
During the course, you will be exposed to a
variety of concepts which include: interactive language teaching, principles of
second language acquisition, multiple intelligence theory, classroom management
techniques, detailed lesson planning, long-term unit planning, how to teach oral
communication skills, listening and comprehension strategies, creative ways to
incorporate English grammar in a classroom setting, teaching across age and
proficiency levels, teaching in a multicultural setting, testing and evaluating ESL
students, and making effective use of ESL teaching materials and resources. This
course will give you the practical techniques and the confidence to excel in
teaching English as a second language abroad. For a more detailed description of
Oxford Seminars course, view the Course Curriculum.
7. Can I change my course enrollment if my schedule changes?
If you are not able to attend the course in
which you are enrolled, you can switch to another course prior to the first day of
the class, as long as there is room in the desired course.
8. When will I find out the location of my course?
The location of the course is available
approximately two weeks before the start of the course. You will receive location
details by mail or email.
9. Will I have to write a test during the course?
On the final day of the in-class component,
students are responsible for a practicum. In addition, the online component finishes
with a 150-question multiple-choice assignment.
10. What specialization modules do you offer?
Oxford Seminars offers the choice of three modules:
- Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation
- Teaching English to Young Learners
- Teaching Business English
- Each module is conveniently done online and is an additional 40 hours of
11. What specializations are best suited for which particular countries or
While each specialization will provide you with
tools that you can use regardless of where you decide to teach, some specializations
are better suited to certain areas of the world. If you have prior business
experience or are particularly interested in teaching adults in the business sector,
Teaching Business English will assist you in accomplishing this goal. This
specialization is particularly useful in many Latin American and European countries
as well as in China and Japan. Teaching English to Young Learners provides you with
a better understanding of how to work with children and provides you with many
teaching aids. Teaching monolingual children, though fun, can be a challenge. Since
it is common for first time teachers to work with children, especially in Japan,
Taiwan, Korea, and China; this can better provide you with the necessary skills and
confidence to communicate and work with children. Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation is a
great specialization module if you are interested in teaching in Asia, particularly
in Korea, China and Japan, especially if you are interested in private tutoring.
This specialization is also a great way to refresh your grammar skills.
12. Can I upgrade my TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification?
After taking Oxford Seminars course you are
eligible to upgrade your certification to up to 240 hours with Specialization Modules
. Once you complete and pass a module, an updated certificate will be
issued, showing the additional hours.
13. Can I cancel my course enrollment?
Yes, you can cancel your enrollment completely.
The $95 deposit will be retained for any enrollments cancelled in the two-week
period before the course start date.
14. What happens if I cannot attend all six days?
Successful completion is based on classroom
attendance, understanding the course material, classroom participation, course
assignments, the in-class practicum, and completion of the online component. Due to
the amount of information covered each day of the course, attending all classes is
extremely important and a leave-of-absence is not possible.