About Coventry House International – OnTESOL

We are the first accredited online TESOL institute in Canada and the first online TESOL institute in the world to offer a supervised in-class Practicum module!

Coventry House InternationalCoventry House International has been in the Teacher Training field since 1988 with the objective of delivering the highest standards of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) education. Organizations such as Trinity College London, TESL Canada, and ACTDEC have recognized and accredited Coventry House International TESOL courses over the years.

OnTESOLOnTESOL is an off-spring of Coventry House International and is the result of its members’ goal to contribute to education in general and, more specifically, to TESOL in an online format. All the online courses offered by OnTESOL were designed to meet the highest standards and be eligible for TESL Canada accreditation. TESL Canada has recognized our online courses since 2003.

Over the years, OnTESOL has raised the bar of the TESOL / TEFL / TESL industry by perfecting the Communicative Language Teaching method. We are also one of the few institutes that provides graduates with the opportunity of completing a Practicum module after the online course! Our best online courses are the Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate, which is academically equivalent to CELTA, and the 250-hour TESOL Diploma, which is a great example of how an online program can offer much better training than an in-class course.

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OnTESOL Graduate Reviews
About the OnTESOL Method:

(Recognized by TESL Canada and ACTDEC UK)

Our mission is to provide trainees with the tools they need to become reflective and independent teachers. The Communicative Language Teaching method is at the core of our TESOL / TEFL courses. OnTESOL will help you obtain a professional teaching job anywhere in the world thanks to the exceptional lesson planning and teaching skills that you will acquire with us.

These are 5 concepts you will learn to master of with a TESOL / TEFL certification course offered by OnTESOL:
1. Integrated Skills

Attempts to communicate should be encouraged from the very beginning. OnTESOL will teach you how to integrate grammar and vocabulary lessons with the development of the four macroskills — speaking, listening, reading and writing –.
Read: How the OnTESOL Course Helped Jenny Face a Class of 40+ Students in Thailand
2. Meaning is Paramount

Teaching grammar is a very important part of an ESL class, but writing grammar rules on the board for the students to memorize is ineffective. A grammatical structure may have different meanings and, more importantly, natural language acquisition processes require students to be exposed to memorable real life situations. All our courses include a comprehensive grammar module and prepare trainees to write at least one communicative grammar lesson plan.

Read: How OnTESOL Prepared Erin to Teach Multi-Level Classes in Hong Kong
3. Teaching in Context

Contextualization is a basic premise of the OnTESOL method because meaning cannot be understood out of context. An accredited course by OnTESOL will teach you how to be creative when presenting a grammar point and it will teach you how to use communicative activities for students to practice the newly acquired language point.

Read: How OnTESOL Helped Aaron Manage Multi-Cultural Immersion Classes in Canada
4. Using Authentic Material

What do your favourite movie and song have in common? Grammar! OnTESOL will teach you how to use songs, movies, TV shows, newspaper articles, games, and online media to integrate grammar and vocabulary lessons with speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills.

Read: How Larry Designs Syllabi for IELTS Reading Preparation Classes
5. Lesson Planning

Lessons planning skills are at the core of an effective curriculum. ESL textbooks are usually ineffective because topics are outdated and activities do not relate to the context that students use when communicating in English. OnTESOL will teach you how to use various lesson planning formats and approaches so that you can create memorable lessons for your students.

Read: How a Lesson Plan Portfolio Helped Megan Get A Great Job in Australia
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What others say about us

I have been taught by a very dedicated and enthusiastic teacher whom I hope someday to become. I am taking with me a lot of ideas, sound knowledge of grammar and phonology for my future career as an ESL teacher
ESL Teacher

100-hour TESOL certificate
The tutor was so helpful and gave very useful comments on my work. The assignments were excellent and very practical because they gave me good practice in creating my own lesson plans. The TESOL course has definitely given me more confidence in planning lessons and conducting English classes.
Luke Eastman

250-hour TESOL Diploma + Practicum
Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful experience. Teachers were nice and patient. I treasure my learning experience at Ontesol.
Hong Kong

250-hour TESOL Diploma
I found this online course to be incredibly helpful. I liked the fact that it was so hands on and that it gave me so much practice with designing different kinds of lesson plans. I also liked the course’s emphasis on grammar and phonology, which are areas of teaching that many TEFL teachers don’t know much about but are extremely important nonetheless.
Justin DeFerbrache
United States

Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate Course

Online Course Recognized by TESL Canada – Equivalent to CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL
Tuition Fee: CA$650 (approx. US$490 )

Save $200 when you add a 20-hour course on Teaching English to Young Learners, Teaching Business English, or Teaching IELTS.

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A 120-hour TESOL certificate is the minimum international requirement for English teaching jobs. The Advanced TESOL Certificate course offered by Coventry House International-OnTESOL is the best 120-hour program in the world because it provides trainees with the professional lesson planning skills that they need to teach English in any part of the world.

Whether you are planning to teach English abroad or teach English immersion at home, this course will prepare you to use the Communicative Approach to teach fun and effective lessons. Learn to plan lessons that integrate grammar and vocabulary topics with speaking, writing, listening, and reading activities so that your students learn the rules of the English language while communicating in English!

Get the same level of training as the world-renowned in-class CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL courses. The Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate course offered by OnTESOL was designed by Coventry House International using the same Trinity CertTESOL syllabus that they offer in Toronto!
Read: Syllabus and Mode of Assessment
TESOL Course Reviews

“I found the 120-hour TESOL certificate program challenging and rewarding. This course allowed me to gain a proper understanding of the concepts and methods that work in the ESL classroom. This TESOL course helped me to better organize my classes and ultimately benefit my students”.

Erik Sorenson
Teaching in South Korea

5 Reasons to Get Your TESOL Certificate with OnTESOL:
1. Internationally Recognized TESOL Certificate and Double Accreditation!
TESOL certificate by TESL Canada

Get certified to teach English in Canada or go abroad with an internationally recognized TESOL certificate! Get triple TESOL certification when you study with Coventry House International-OnTESOL!

On completion of the 120-hour online program, you will receive the internationally recognized 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate issued by Coventry House International-OnTESOL from Toronto, Canada. You will also receive a transcript with all your marks to show employers the skills you acquired in the course. Go anywhere in the world with the Advanced 120-hour TESOL certificate!
Graduates are eligible for ACTDEC Level 3 certification.
Graduates who complete the 20-hour Practicum, have a university degree, and are native English speakers (non-native speakers must get a valid proficiency score) are eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification.

2. The Only Online TESOL Course with Video Tutorials and Fully Recorded ESL Classes!
3. Includes Job Assistance in the Top Destinations!

TESOL jobs and English teaching jobs abroad

Our job assistance package is completely free of charge and all the teaching jobs are fully paid. We will never charge you anything to help you find a job. Furthermore, our graduates receive free assistance with preparing their resume and getting ready for the job interview upon request.

In Asia, you will even get paid airfare and accommodation! Some of the organizations that have trusted us with their recruitment services are English First, Aston English, Gaba Japan, MY English School, Korean Horizons (Official EPIK recruiter), Amslink, GVE Online Education, and TSETA.

In Canada, we are the largest course provider of TESL Canada approved programs. Major language schools from Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax have recommended our course for their teachers and contact us often to hire our graduates.

In Europe and Latin America, we will provide you with a list of schools and our recruitment team will help you find recent job ads upon request.
4. Online TESOL with Professional Tutor Support

TESOL Expert Program OnTESOL graduates

An experienced teacher trainer will be assigned to assist you throughout the program. Your tutor will provide you with extensive feedback on every assignment to help you improve your teaching methods.

OnTESOL only hires teacher trainers with more than 10 years of experience in the ESL classroom and more than 5 years of experience in CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, or TESL Canada approved courses. Some of our tutors have more than 30 years of experience in the industry! All our tutors are approved by TESL Canada, so you are guaranteed to receive professional tutor support from a qualified and experienced teacher trainer.
5. Optional Practicum Module

OnTESOL graduates can take a separate Practicum module anywhere in the world to gain supervised teaching experience. The benefit of taking this module is that you will get the opportunity to practice your planning skills and teach full classes with real ESL students.
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Total fee: CND$ 650 (approximately US $490, EUR 420, GBP 370).
What’s Included in the Tuition Fee?

Accredited Course Material (Printable / Online / Mobile)
Video Tutorials and Task-Integrated Recorded ESL lessons
Tutor Support
Internationally Recognized 120-hour TESOL Certificate and Transcript (by post)
List of 1000+ ESL Schools From All Over the World
Recruitment in China (English First and Aston English), Japan (Gaba), Korea (EPIK), Russia (English First), Thailand (T.S.E.T.A and Open Book) and Vietnam (Amslink)
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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How Long Do I Have to Complete The TESOL Certificate Course?

This TESOL course was designed for trainees who need to take a TESOL certificate course at their own pace in order to meet other work or study commitments. The minimum time necessary to complete this online TESOL program is 4 weeks. The maximum time given to complete this course is 6 months.
2. Does it Say Online on The TESOL Certificate?

No, it doesn’t say online on the TESOL certificate. You will receive a TESOL certificate and transcript issued from Toronto, Canada.
3. Do I Have to Complete the 20-hour Practicum to get the TESOL certificate?

The 20-hour Practicum is optional and separate. Those who complete the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate program and wish to be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification must complete the Practicum module. The Practicum module can be completed anywhere in the world and there isn’t a deadline to complete this module after the online TESOL certificate program.

The are two options for the Practicum:

Graduates can take the 20-hour Practicum at any language school, TESOL institute, or adult ESL program. This is perfect for teachers who are already working at a language school and those who cannot come to Toronto. OnTESOL will approve the supervising teacher, provide the guidelines, and moderate the reports and lesson plans free of charge. Graduates are responsible for finding a qualified teacher (Minimum 2000 hours of teaching experience and an internationally recognized TESOL certificate such as TESL Canada, CELTA, or Trinity CertTESOL) to supervise this module and arranging a fee with the teacher for his/her services. The ESL students who participate in your classes must be older than 18 (Minimum 5 students per class).
Coventry House International can set up your Practicum in Toronto for $350. We also work with schools in Barrie, Mississauga, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, Montreal, and Edmonton who charge between $400 and $600 for the 20-hour Practicum.

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  • TESL Canada Professional Standard 2, ACTDEC UK Level 3, ACTDEC UK Level 1
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Course Type(s)
  • Online TEFL Courses
  • Just Text What's Up
Course Length(s)
  • Short Courses (40-100 hours), Standard (120-140 hours), Long Courses (150+ hours)
Certificate Type(s)
Specialist Course(s)
  • Teaching Business English (BE), Teaching Exam Preparation, Teaching Young Learners (YL)
Additional Feature(s)
  • Stand-Alone Teaching Practice Module
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