Set yourself apart and teach almost anywhere in the world with a certificate from TESOL International Association, the globally recognized and trusted provider of professional learning in English language teaching (ELT).
The TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) is aligned to TESOL’s Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs and was developed by experts in the TESOL field. Gain foundational knowledge in ELT theory and practice, focus your skills on teaching adult or young learners, and apply what you’ve learned through an in-person or virtual teaching practicum.
The TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) is a 140-hour blended-learning program, meaning that a portion of the program is completed online and a portion of the program is completed in person. To earn the TESOL Core Certificate, participants must successfully complete three parts:
- 60-hour (6-week) online, instructor-led foundation course on the fundamentals of TESOL
- 60-hour (6-week) online, instructor-led specialty course on teaching adults or young learners (choose one)
- 20-hour teaching practicum
- 10 hours of in-person or virtual classroom observation
- 10 hours of in-person or virtual practice teaching
- Submission of two 15-minute videos
The 140 hours of required course work and practicum components can be completed in 6 to 11 months.
Online courses in Part 1 and 2 of the program are asynchronous, meaning there are no live events and you can log in at any time. A minimum of 10 hours per week should be devoted to the online course work, although students are expected to log into the course at least every week, if not daily.
The online courses in Part 1 and 2 are graded on a pass (80% or greater)/fail (less than 80%) basis.
The classroom observation and supervised practice teaching in Part 3 enable participants to apply the knowledge and skills learned during the online courses in Parts 1 and 2.
Participants will also observe a variety of language teaching methodologies and fine-tune their personal teaching practice. Participants have 7 months to complete Part 3 and must find the appropriate schools or virtual classroom to facilitate their classroom observations and practice teaching.