Lesson Plan Competition! Using Video in the ESL Classroom

How well do you use video in the ESL classroom? Send us your best lesson plan for a chance to win up to $600 in prizes!

FIRST PRIZE – Each winner will get:

Win a $199 specialist course (Your choice of TEYL or TBEC) +

Get $300 OFF OnTESOL’s 250-hour TESOL Diploma  (Applicable to those not enrolled in the program only) +

Receive a free copy of You Can Teach Grammar!

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OnTESOL: 2013 in Review

TEFL Course Review - Ontesol Reviews 20132013 was a great year for OnTESOL as we celebrated our 10th anniversary with new courses, books, and job assistance services. We want to thank all our trainers and trainees for helping us grow and improve once again.

In March, we launched the new 20-hour Teaching Business English Course (TBEC). Now trainees can take the 120-hour Specialized TESOL Certificate, which combines our standard 100-hour TESOL Certificate program with their choice of 20-hour TBEC or Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) specialization.

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Twitter Contest! Win a Grammar Book and Save 20% on Your TESOL Course!

Twitter Contest!  #TeachESLOntesolYou can teach grammar

FIRST PRIZE!  Ontesol is giving away 10 You Can Teach Grammar books!

You Can Teach Grammar is a great reference book for the ESL classroom. Find fun and effective activities to use in your lesson plans and always bring the book with you to class to help you answer difficult grammar questions in a meaningful way! Winners also get a 20% rebate code to be redeemed on any of our online TESOL / TEFL  certification courses.

RUNNERS-UP! Get a 20% rebate code to be redeemed on any of our online TESOL certification courses.

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ESL Schools in Japan Are Changing Stereotypes and Hiring More Non-Native Teachers

TESOL certification teaching English in JapanPrivate ESL schools in Japan are hiring more non-native English speakers, according to an article in The Japan Times. This change of attitude will bring major positive changes to the ESL industry in Japan, but it is ESL students who have to approve first.

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English Language Proficiency Deteriorating in Malaysia. Should They Hire More Foreign Teachers?

Deputy Minister Tan Dri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Minister of Education, said that the English language proficiency of Malaysian students is deteriorating. Should Malaysia hire more foreign ESL teachers?

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TESL Toronto Conference at UofT: You Can Teach Grammar Workshop

Claudia Bertotto, Ontesol’s Director of Studies, will be at the TESL Toronto Conference on Saturday May 25th giving a workshop with the co-authors of their new book You Can Teach Grammar!

The workshop will discuss the role of grammar instruction in TESOL training and provide group activities to show how to teach grammar using the Communicative Approach.

The TESL Toronto Conference will take place on the University of Toronto campus. The You Can Teach Grammar workshop starts at 11:15am in room 1017 of Wilson Hall (40 Willcocks Street). Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. at Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street).

The TESL Toronto conference is open to the public. It costs $40 for TESL Toronto members and students. $50 for non-members.

See you there!

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Free TESOL / TEFL Recruitment South Korea

FREE EPIK Recruitment! Now hiring teachers for teaching English at public schools in South Korea. Great salary plus free accommodation!

Ontesol is  now accepting applications from native-speakers who have completed a university degree plus an accredited TESOL / TEFL certification program of at least 120 hours (With 20-hour Practicum preferred). Applicants with B.Ed or BA in English but no TESOL / TEFL certification are also welcome to apply.

Request your application via email or use the inquiry form to request more information from an advisor.

Want to learn more about teaching English in South Korea? Two of our graduates have written excellent articles about their experience. Go to Ontesol’s TESOL Expert blogs to find teaching tips, cultural advice, tourism information, and everything you need to know about teaching English in Suth Korea.

New TESOL Courses!

Today, Coventry House International-Ontesol launched the new Teaching Business English Course (TBEC)! Our new 20-hour TBEC allows trainees to upgrade their credentials by choosing a TEYL or TBEC specialization.

Trainees can take the new 120-hour Specialized TESOL Certificate by combining the core 100-hour course with their choice of specialist certification. Language schools continue to raise their standards for hiring qualified graduates, so this program is perfect for new teachers looking for well-paid entry-level positions.

Graduates who wish to obtain supervised teacher experience can take a 20-hour Practicum anywhere in the world.

OnTESOL’s 10th Anniversary!

Ontesol reviews ontesol TESOL certification coursesThis year we celebrate our 10th anniversary! OnTESOL was launched in 2003 to offer high quality TESOL training in an online format. Our first course was a 200-hour TESOL certificate, which was developed using Coventry House International’s 5-week Trinity CertTESOL/TESL Canada Standard 1 syllabus. This course was later upgraded to a 250-hour TESOL Diploma in order to qualify for TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 accreditation. This program has been adopted by many Canadian language schools who trust OnTESOL to train their teachers, and has gained great popularity throughout the world, especially in countries like Japan, Hong Kong, Germany,  and United Arab Emirates.

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NEW You Can Teach Grammar Ebook Series

You Can Teach Grammar series is for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. The series reviews the fundamentals of grammar for English teachers and includes suggestions for teaching that grammar to students of English. It may be used as a textbook for  TESOL trainees or as a refresher for teachers in the field. Readers may test their comprehension with self-practice quizzes.

You Can Teach Parts of Speech and You Can Teach Parts of a Sentence are now available at Amazon.com for $2.99 each

Authors: Claudia Bertotto, Margaret Hurley, Jimena Del Azar Pintaric