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Difference Between TEFL Online and On-site?

In essence, there shouldn’t be any difference between online and on-site courses. Thanks to current technologies, it is possible to deliver top TESOL/TEFL training online without lowering the quality of the course. TESL Canada has been accepting online TESOL programs (many of which are offered by the most reputable Canadian universities) for almost a decade, […]

Your Online TEFL Tutor

OnTESOL provides a qualified teacher trainer to every trainee so the online experience is as close as taking an on-site TESOL or TEFL course. Tutors are available to correct assignments, provide feedback, and answer any questions the trainee may have. To take the most advantage of your personal tutor, ask questions before submitting an assignment […]

Why TESOL Certification?

Logically, the main reason for taking a reputable TESOL course is qualifying for the best teaching positions. In the past decade, schools have become stricter when it comes to TESOL certification. Nowadays, the minimum requirement for an entry-level job is a 100-hour TESOL certificate, while the best schools ask for an advanced TESOL or TEFL […]

Does The 100-Hour TESOL Count Towards The 250-Hour One?

Ontesol’s 100-hour TESOL certificate covers some of the material from the TESOL Diploma, but the assignments and exams of the 250-hour course are more difficult, so trainees must take the full course when they upgrade their credentials with us. A $100 discount applies to those who have graduated from Ontesol’s 100-hour TESOL course.

How Long Does it Take For the TESOL Diploma?

Trainees have 6 months to complete the 250-hour TESOL Diploma, which can be completed in 2 months if pursued full-time. Trainees who have completed at least 50% of the course by the deadline are eligible for a free 2-month extension, which is valued at $300. For those who wish to obtain some teaching experience and/or […]

Using Photos To Tell Stories

Photos or pictures are excellent tools to integrate writing and speaking skills in a lesson. You know how the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Choose a picture or photo that shows a place and one or more people. Divide the class into two groups. One group has to write the story […]

Using Flashcards

Flashcards are excellent tools to use with classes of all levels. They are simple to use and you can use them to present or review vocabulary, grammar topics, practice pronunciation, play games, get your students to make sentences, or write stories. You can create your own flashcards with cut-outs from magazines, photos you can find […]

Teaching Beginners: Simplify the Language of Instruction

Simplifying the way we word the language of instruction, especially when teaching beginners, is very important. As teachers, we have to remember that we are talking to learners of the English language, not to native speakers. The more difficult the words are and the longer and more complex the sentences are, the less our beginner […]

Activities With a Focus

When you plan to use an activity in any section of your lesson, make sure that it has a focus. Let’s consider, for example, a listening activity. One of the most common mistakes made by a teacher is to play a recording and then ask the students to say what it is about. There isn’t […]

TESOL Lesson Planning

Lesson plans definitely take a long time to prepare at first. There is no question about it. However, the more you practice and understand the basics of lesson planning, the less it will take. The type of lesson plan will depend on the approach you use, but in any approach or method there are steps […]