120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate

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This course consists of a series of 18 modules organized in 8 units completed entirely online and on a self-paced basis. Students have access to the course site as soon as they complete the application and payment process, This course does not have a start and finish date, and students have up to 180 days to complete all coursework. This course is suitable for those who need to complete their TEFL/TESOL Certificate in a short period of time or by a specific date.

The 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate consists of the same curriculum as the 150-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate but due to its self-paced nature, students are not required to meet weekly deadlines or interact with an instructor or their classmates. Each module consists of a series of readings and videos. Every few modules, students are required to take a quiz and complete a practical assignment where they apply the knowledge acquired. At the end of the course, a Final Portfolio with the collection of assignments will be submitted and reviewed by CESL faculty.


  • Module 1: Language Fundamentals
  • Module 2: Language and Culture
  • Module 3: Second Language Acquisition
  • Module 4: The Teacher and the Classroom
  • Module 5: Classroom Management
  • Module 6: Curriculum and Syllabus Fundamentals
  • Module 7: Course Design
  • Module 8: Lesson Planning and Course Materials
  • Module 9: Trends in Language Teaching
  • Module 10: Teaching Tools and Techniques
  • Module 11: Teacher Development
  • Module 12: Pedagogy and Methodology
  • Module 13: Assessment and Student Evaluation
  • Module 14: Teaching Speaking
  • Module 15: Teaching Writing
  • Module 16: Teaching Reading
  • Module 17: Teaching Listening
  • Module 18: Teaching Grammar


⇒ Students receive a 120-hour TEFL/TESOL Certificate upon receiving a "Pass" grade in the Final Portfolio; the Certificate is mailed via FedEx within 7 days of the grade being granted.

⇒ Students who need or would like to add classroom experience can supplement this 120-hour TEFL/TESOL Certificate with a 20-hour or 40-hour Practicum.

⇒ CESL also provides notarization and authentication services that are required for work visa processing, as well as job placement assistance for certain countries.

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