TESOL Foundation Certificate – General Standard One


General Standard TESOL Certificate program trains applicants to become fully qualified second language teachers of adults. After completing the course, graduates can work in private language schools worldwide. To second language teachers, this course provides 100 hours of theory and 50 hours of teaching practice. In Canada and the USA, most government schools, and recognized private school and colleges require accredited and experienced TESOL certified teachers.

TESOL Foundation Certificate- Standard One for teaching adults is somewhat longer than the regular TESOL Certificate and includes a teaching practicum. This program is designed for individuals who are willing to work in Canada and possibly overseas. Although the regular TESOL Certificate without experience may be sufficient for overseas employment, to work in Canada or the United States, employers require a certificate that includes teaching experience. According to TESOL Canada, to become qualified for teaching positions in North America (Canada, USA & Mexico) a 150-hour accredited program must be completed.

Program Includes:

  • How to teach four language learning skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing followed by grammar and vocabulary enrichment (theory and practicum)
  • Classroom management: teaching effectively in classrooms, lesson pace, use of resources, use of the environment and relevant factors
  • Discipline: How to deal with difficult classroom situations, especially with teens
  • Lesson planning: Effectively plan lessons to maximize student learning
  • Conversational Teaching: Strategies to become an effective conversational teacher
  • Teaching methods: A review of past methodologies leading to the most recognized method used today; Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
  • Grammar: An introduction to English language grammar
  • Teaching all ages: Young, teenage and adult learners (TEC Children not included)
  • TOEFL/IELTS: The opportunity to learn about these critical tests and experience them live
  • Job-Hunting: Practical information on how to find jobs

Benefits of TESOL Foundation Certificate – Standard One (Teaching Adults)

  • Professional Support – Highly trained and experienced professional teachers deliver the course and are readily available to offer support and guidance online or in-class
  • Organized Program – a clearly defined course that includes all material and guidelines
  • Theory – minimum 100 hours of theory taught classes
  • Practice – minimum 50 hours of practical teaching experience
  • International Accreditation by the Canadian Language Teachers Association, The European Union TESOL Association, Ministry of Emploi-Québec, and TESOL Canada
  • Detailed feedback on all elements of the course
  • Online Training in a school that is committed to excellence in second language teaching
  • In-Class Training with small-sized classes that allow students to learn how to teach with the minimum of stress, thus maximizing their learning and classroom performance

How long will the course take?

The minimum time required to complete this course is eight weeks, but most trainees will take eight to sixteen weeks (Two to Four Months.) Applicants are advised to contact their institutional members for variable course set up and duration.

What type of certificate or diploma will be earned at the end of the course?

  • A certificate (printed and e-version) stating TESOL Foundation Certificate- Standard One
  • Overall evaluation grade will only be noted on the transcript and not on the certificate
  • All the knowledge, skills and practical experience to start a teaching career anywhere in the world
  • The confidence of having actual teaching experience

Training how to teach, how to market, how to find jobs and how to find students