150-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate

Next Series Starts August 24

This TEFL/TESOL Certificate consists of three 50-hour, 8-week long courses. All of our courses have been recently updated in order to incorporate new technologies and modes of instruction, which allow more direct instructor/student interaction. In addition, we have added topics in order prepare students for the variety of classes and types of teaching they may find themselves in.

Each course is divided into six modules; each module includes content delivered through an instructor’s lecture, at least two required readings and short videos, as well as other supplemental materials. Students need to complete the following coursework for every module: a discussion posting/peer response, a quiz and an assignment; at the end of the course, they submit a Final Portfolio with a collection of assignments and a reflection. Courses are completed entirely online and are offered during the academic semesters.

The three 50-hour courses include the following topics:

TEFL 1: Fundamentals of English Language Teaching

The first 50-hour course looks at broader issues in EFL training, such the structure of the English language, how language and culture are intertwined, and how first and second languages are acquired. It then focuses on the language classroom and examines issues such as the teacher’s role in the classroom, how to manage classes and groups of learners, and the interconnection of assessment with teaching and learning. (TEFL 1 is not a requirement for TEFL 2.)

  • 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: Assessment and Student Evaluation

TEFL 2: Course Planning and Teaching

The second 50-hour course focuses on curriculum and syllabus design, lesson planning and the role of class materials in promoting student learning. It also covers the latest developments in language teaching, the impact of technology in language teaching, and the development of the teacher as a reflective practitioner. (TEFL 2 is a requirement for TEFL 3.)

  • Module 1: Curriculum and Syllabus Fundamentals
  • Module 2: Course Design
  • Module 3: Lesson Planning and Course Materials
  • Module 4: Trends in Language Teaching
  • Module 5: Teaching Tools and Techniques
  • Module 6: Teacher Development

TEFL 3: Teaching Language Skills

The third 50-hour course prepares trainees for teaching the main language skills in the EFL/ESL classroom after reviewing the best principles and practices associated with classroom pedagogy and methodology. It focuses on teaching the productive skills (Speaking and Writing), receptive skills (Reading and Listening), as well as Grammar.

  • Module 1: Pedagogy and Methodology
  • Module 2: Teaching Speaking
  • Module 3: Teaching Writing
  • Module 4: Teaching Reading
  • Module 5: Teaching Listening
  • Module 6: Teaching Grammar


⇒ The next series of courses will be offered from August 2020 to March 2021 (see exact dates below). However, you can start the self-paced 120-hour Online course any day. For face-to-face classes, visit the 100-hour Intensive course.

⇒ Students receive a 50-hour certificate for each TEFL/TESOL Certificate course, which is mailed via FedEx within 7 days of the end of a session. Students may request a 150-hour TEFL/TESOL Certificate upon completion of the three courses.

⇒ Students who need or would like to add classroom experience can supplement this 150-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.

Program Details


Fall I 2020



Early Bird Discount: 

July 17

Application Deadline: 

August 16

Program Duration

August 24
October 16
Fall II 2020



Early Bird Discount: 

September 12

Application Deadline: 

October 11

Program Duration

October 19
December 11
Spring I 2021



Early Bird Discount: 

December 4

Application Deadline: 

January 3

Program Duration

January 11
March 5

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