What is TESOL?

TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and encompasses what used to be called TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). Actually the acronym TESOL encompasses both TESL and TEFL and is very widely used around the world.

Glenbow College will not set any limits when it comes to offering quality TESOL training. We are now glad to announce that our partnership with OnTESOL! Through our partnership, you can save $100 on the online TESOL course and complete the separate Practicum module in Calgary, Alberta.

Combine an Accredited Online TESOL Course with a Practicum in Calgary

Advanced TESOL Certificate 250-hour TESOL Diploma
•             Online and Self-Paced
•             Free job placement assistance 
•             Dedicated tutor support ( one-on-one basis) 
•             Course materials included 
•             Grammar (25 hours) 
•             Phonology (25 hours) 
•             Methodology and Pedagogy (70 hours) 

Recommended to those:
•             With little or no experience of teaching English.
•             With experience but without previous TESOL/TEFL/TESL certificate who need to get certified in a short period of time.
•             Online and Self-Paced
•             Free job placement assistance 
•             Dedicated tutor support (one-on-one basis) 
•             Course materials included 
•             Grammar (65 hours) 
•             Phonology (65 hours) 
•             Methodology and Pedagogy (120 hours)

Recommended to those:
•             With some experience or an initial previous TESOL/TEFL/TESL certificate who need to upgrade their training and credentials to qualify for better jobs.
•             Who do not have any teaching experience but are passionate about teaching and would like to get the best training from the beginning in order pursue a successful career in Education.
Accreditation:    TESL Canada Professional Level 1 (With separate 20-hour Practicum*)   ACTDEC at Level 3 (Practicum not Required)   Online TESOL course Fee: $550 ($100 OFF)     Practicum Fee: $X (Paid to Glenbow College on completion of the online TESOL course)  
Enroll in the online 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course      
*Those who can prove TESL Canada 2,000+ hours of ESL teaching experience do not need to complete the Practicum module for Level 1 accreditation.  
Accreditation: TESL Canada Professional Level 2 (With separate 50-hour Practicum*)   ACTDEC at Level 5 (Practicum not Required)   Online TESOL course Fee: $895 ($100 OFF)     Practicum Fee: $X (Paid to Glenbow College on completion of the online TESOL course)
Enroll in the online 250-hour –TESOL Diploma course  
*Those who can prove TESL Canada 2,000+ hours of ESL teaching experience do not need to complete the Practicum module for Level 2 accreditation.

OnTESOL is the first accredited online TESOL institute in Canada and the first online TESOL institute in the world to offer a supervised in-class Practicum.

All the online courses offered by OnTESOL are designed to meet the highest standards in TESOL / TEFL / TESL training and be eligible for TESL Canada accreditation. TESL Canada has recognized OnTESOL’s online courses since 2003, and now Glenbow College is one of the few institutes that provides graduates with the opportunity of completing a Practicum module in Calgary after the online course!

Three reasons to Choose TESOL through Glenbow College & OnTESOL

  • Fully Accredited: We take pride in working with the first accredited online TESOL program in Canada, and the first online TESOL institute in the world to offer supervised PRACTICUM.
  • Get Recognized World Wide: What you will receive through Glenbow College is not only for Canadian teachers who want to teach English in Canada. Native-speakers from Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa and non-native speakers who have a valid proficiency score can use their TESL Canada accreditation to teach English anywhere in the world.
  • Easy and Flexible: Get all the benefits of an in-class TESOL course from the comfort of your own home.  The main benefit of studying TESOL online is that you can take the time you need to grasp all the concepts in the TESOL course. Once your online course is complete, the in-class practicum will begin through Glenbow College by certified and qualified instructors.

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