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New! OnTESOL 20-Hour Video Practicum

Good News!

From now until 31st December 2018, the first 5 enrollments for:

  • OnTESOL120-Hour Advanced TESOL Certificate or;
  • OnTESOL 250-Hour TESOL Diploma

will receive the 20-Hour Video Practicum free of charge! (worth CAD$350)

This teaching practice component is customized for teachers working in Hong Kong.

Whatsapp us at 9848 9382 for details and enroll today!

Free 20-Hour Teaching English To Young Learners (TEYL) Specialist Course

To cope with the demand on the free TEYL course, we are extending this offer until 30th November, 2018. Thank you very much for your support to Headstart and Ontesol!

Get your TESOL qualification with Ontesol and get a 20-hour Teaching English To Young Learners (TEYL) Specialist Course for free. This offer is for Ontesol 120-hour and 250-hour TESOL courses only. Enroll your TESOL course by 30th November, 2018 and get your free TEYL course today!

Course Outline

The 250-hour TESOL Diploma program will teach you how to use various lesson planning formats for different levels, how to use various approaches within the Communicative Language Teaching method, and how to fully replace the textbook with authentic material. By the end of this course, you will have the skills to adapt to any curriculum in the world and customize the lessons to your students’ needs. This program also provides the most comprehensive training in grammar and phonology.


TESL Canada
TESL Canada was set up in the 1990’s to raise the standards of the English Language Teaching (ELT) industry in Canada. Today, TESL Canada is the leading accrediting organization in Canada for TESOL / TESL / TEFL training and one of the most highly recognized accrediting organizations in the world. You can use your TESL Canada certification to teach English in Canada or go abroad with an internationally recognized credential.
Accreditation for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC)
ACTDEC is an independent body whose function is to provide frameworks and accreditation structures for providers of ELT teacher training through online or blended provision. This mission is motivated by recognition of the need for such globally available provision to be measured and monitored for the benefit of course providers, employers and students.

Course Curriculum

The 250-hour TESOL Diploma is an extended course with a total of 3 exams, 19 assignmentsand 10 tasks.

Grammar Module: 65 hours

After completing this module, you will understand complex grammar structures and be able to identify common students’ mistakes, answer students’ grammar questions and produce effective grammar lesson plans at different levels in the methodology module.
  • Chapter 1 Parts of speech
  • Chapter 2 Nouns
  • Chapter 3 Pronouns
  • Chapter 4 Articles, determiners & Quantifiers
  • Chapter 5 Tenses
  • Chapter 6 Sentences and clauses
  • Chapter 7 Conjunctions
  • Chapter 8 Conditionals
  • Chapter 9 Reported Speech
  • Chapter 10 Passive Voice
  • Chapter 11 Gerund and Infinitive
  • Chapter 12 Modal verbs
  • Chapter 13 Verbs
  • Chapter 14 Prepositions
  • Chapter 15 Adjectives
  • Chapter 16 Adverbs
  • Chapter 17 Comparisons

Methodology Module: 120 hours

This module will take you through all the stages of planning and delivering effective ESL lessons.
  • Introduction to First Language Acquisition
  • Chapter 1 Approaches to Language Teaching
  • Chapter 2 The First Class
  • Chapter 3 Communicative Approach
  • Chapter 4 Lesson Planning: Presentation Stage
  • Chapter 5 Elicitation Techniques: Concept questions
  • Chapter 6 Lesson Planning: Practice Stage
  • Chapter 7 Lesson Planning: Production Stage
  • Chapter 8 Teaching Vocabulary
  • Chapter 9 How to Write a Lesson Plan
  • Chapter 10 Class Observation
  • Chapter 11 Teaching Skills: Speaking
  • Chapter 12 Teaching Skills: Listening Comprehension
  • Chapter 13 Teaching Skills: Reading Comprehension
  • Chapter 14 Teaching Skills: Writing
  • Chapter 15 Correcting Students Mistakes
  • Chapter 16 Classroom Management
  • Chapter 17 Evaluation and testing
  • Chapter 18 Using Authentic Material

Phonology Module: 65 hours

Gain an in-depth understanding of phonological features (articulation of sounds, linking sounds, intonation, assimilation, elision, etc.) to be able to identify students’ pronunciation problems and use various techniques to correct students’ oral mistakes.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to the topic
  • Chapter 2 Getting to know the anatomy of the mouth
  • Chapter 3 The English Vowels
  • Chapter 4 The English Consonants
  • Chapter 5 Voicing
  • Chapter 6 The phoneme
  • Chapter 7 The syllable
  • Chapter 8 Connected Speech
  • Chapter 9 Strong and Weak forms of the syllable
  • Chapter 10 Word Stress
  • Chapter 11 Compound words
  • Chapter 12 Sentence stress
  • Chapter 13 Intonation
  • Chapter 14 Teaching pronunciation

FREE 20-hour Teaching English To Young Learners (TEYL) Specialist Course

Get the 20-hour Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) Specialist Course for free when you enroll with OnTESOL on or before 31st October, 2018.

The 20-hour TEYL Specialist Course has been carefully developed to address the needs of young learners. This course reviews the most effective approaches for teaching grammar and pronunciation, shows trainees how to analyze a TEYL textbook, and provides practical training on how to use the Task-based Learning approach via a major lesson plan assignment.

20-hour TEYL Specialist Course Syllabus

Module 1: First Language Acquisition

In this chapter you will learn about First Language Acquisition theories, concepts like imitation and habit formation, and how they have influenced Second Language Learning. This chapter also talks about the development of inflections and the grammatical development of children.

Module 2: Behaviorism and First Language Acquisition

In this chapter you will read about Behaviourism and language learning mechanisms and theoretical approaches that explain First Language Acquisition.

Module 3: Language Learning versus Acquisition

In this chapter you will learn the difference between “’learning” a language and ‘acquiring’ a language and which one will be more appropriate to use with young learners. You will analyze two sample lesson plans and identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Module 4: Approaches to Language Learning

In this chapter you will revise the main approaches to language learning that you studied in the Ontesol’s TESOL certification courses, and how effective these methods could be with young learners. After a brief review of these approaches, you will be introduced to the difference between Communicative Language Learning and Task-based Learning and how they can be applied to young learners.

Module 5: Teaching Grammar to Young Learners

In this chapter you will be introduced to lesson development and ideas on how to teach grammar to kids. It will also introduce you to samples of topic-centered syllabi for Kindergarten and Primary school. You will analyze an ESL textbook for kids and identify the approaches and techniques used in the textbook. This knowledge will prepare you for designing your own course.

Module 6: Planning a TEYL Class

In this chapter, you will learn how to create lesson plans considering the different approaches seen in previous chapters. Step by step instructions including the main characteristics of the following lesson planning formats: PPP, TTT, TBL.

Module 7: Teaching Pronunciation to Young Learners

In this chapter you will review the basic concepts of phonology that you have studied in the Ontesol’s TESOL certification courses, including vowel and consonant sounds, word and sentences stress and intonation. The chapter includes lots of ideas for teaching pronunciation to kids, including rhymes, songs, and pronunciation games.

Module 8: Storytelling in the ESL Classroom

This chapter introduces you to the fascinating world of Storytelling and how to use it in the ESL classroom. You will learn different techniques and how to integrate the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation to the ESL classroom through Storytelling.

This Specialist Course takes a minimum of one week to complete, but trainees are given up to 8 weeks to complete the course. Candidates must have an internationally recognized TESOL, TEFL, or TESL certification course in order to take the TEYL course.

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