The accredited 120 hour Certificate in TESOL is the minimum accepted certificate course for teaching English overseas. When you begin teaching English abroad, some, if not all, of your classes will involve teaching young learners. This TESOL course includes a module on teaching young learners, so you’ll be fully equipped with the skills that are in high demand by TEFL/TESOL employers worldwide. You’ll learn the best ways to make classes fun and engaging for both you and your students, ensuring that their experience is a rewarding one.

Besides knowledge about TESOL in general, this 120 Hour TESOL contains a module on teaching English to young learners. This additional knowledge will not only be invaluable to you when you begin teaching, it also means you’ll be able to demonstrate specific skills that are in high demand by TESOL employers.
The 120 Hour Certificate in TESOL with TEYL is accredited by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a UK based Awarding Organisation. ALAP is an accrediting organisation that specializes in the ELT industry. 
ALAP is supported by an esteemed Academic Panel who are all experts in the field of English Language Teaching. The ALAP panel oversee matters related to academic quality, ensuring that the value of an ALAP Certificate is upheld.
Course Aims                 

The overall aim of the 120 Hour Course in TESOL is to provide a thorough introduction to TESOL theory and prepare you for teaching in the real world.


No prior qualifications or experience are required. Fluent English, determination and willingness to learn are all you need.

Course Structure           

The online element of the TESOL course consists of five chapters (a total of 21 modules). Each module has a lesson that you will study at your own pace and an assignment that you will accomplish. When your assignment has been graded you will receive a notification and be able to view your grade, plus any guidance and feedback, in your online grade book. The grade book allows you to easily monitor your progress as you work through the lessons and complete the course. If you happen to fail a module, do not worry, you will be given the opportunity to retake after a little extra coaching. There are no final examinations. As soon as your last assignment has been graded you will be able to view your final grade in the grade book. Your final grade is a letter grade and calculated by a grading system based on the the conversion between numerical and letter grades of your ten grades for the ten assessed assignments. This will be the grade shown on your Certificate in TESOL with TEYL.

Duration of the course  

The length of time it takes to complete the TESOL course depends on your other commitments. There are approximately 120 hours of work in this course. As a general guideline most students complete this online TESOL course in approximately 8-12 weeks, however if you require more time, this is not a problem.

Chapter 1: Orientation


Module 1.1: Motivation - Reason for studying EFL

Module 1.2: Planning and Organizing Study Time

Module 1.3: Making Notes

Module 1.4: Reading Techniques

Module 1.5: How This Course Works

Chapter 2: The Study of English


Module 2.1: Teaching Grammar

Module 2.2: Pronunciation, Stress and Intonation

Module 2.3: Lexis

Chapter 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL


Module 3.1: The Basic Principles of TEFL

Module 3.2: Listening and Reading

Module 3.3: Speaking and Writing

Module 3.4: Teaching Aids

Module 3.5: Error

Chapter 4: Lesson Planning


Module 4.1: Classroom Management

Module 4.2: Lesson Stages and Plans

Chapter 5: Teaching English for Young Learners


Module 5.1: Characteristics of the Young Learners

Module 5.2: Classroom Management Strategies for Use in the Young Learners

Module 5.3: Teaching Techniques for Use with Young Learners

Course Completion

The grades are awarded as follows:

A1 – Outstanding work
A2 – Excellent
B1 – Very Good
B2 – Good
C – Satisfactory
U – Unsatisfactory
If your work is between 2 grades the mark may appear as C/B2 or A2/A1
You’ll get
* Certificate in TESOL with TEYL issued by INTESOL Worldwide and ALAP
* Course Transcript issued by awarding body
* FREE Back to basics grammar pack
* FREE Games & Lessons pack – Invaluable resource when you start teaching
* FREE shipping of certificates and transcripts from UK to Vietnam
* Personal tutor support
* Proven techniques that will make you a confident teacher
* Security of gaining an internationally recognized qualification
* Job guidance and support
Please note: There are no set start dates. You decide when you start. You will be given a username and password to access your course.