120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate

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Course Outline

The Advanced TESOL Certificate course provides trainees with the professional lesson planning skills that they need to teach English in any part of the world. 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!

Students can enroll the 20-Hour Teaching Practicum at CAD$350 upon completion of 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate.

Save CAD$250 in the Teaching Practicum! Students can add the 20-hour Teaching Practicum for CAD$100 when they enroll in the TESOL course. The original price of the Teaching Practicum is CAD$350 for those who enroll separately after completing the TESOL course.


OnTESOL appears as TESL Canada-accredited providers in the province of Ontario and ACTDEC members:

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.

Graduates who complete this course may pursue TESL Canada accreditation and pay a CAD$100 fee.

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.

Graduates can also receive an ACTDEC certificate when they register with ACTDEC and pay a CAD$85 fee.

Course Curriculum

There are 9 assignments and 2 tests in the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course. You will pass the course after completing all the required tests and assignments.


  • 5-hour Adult Learning and Study Skills
  • 20-hour Grammar
  • 20-hour Phonology
  • 75-hour Methodology

Lesson Planning Skills
In this course, the student will do 3 major Communicative Approach and Integrated Skills lesson plans on grammar and vocabulary topics for speaking, listening, writing, and reading lessons.

Other Skills

  • Authentic Material
  • Classroom Management
  • Testing and Evaluation methods
  • Supplementing/Replacing the textbook

Module 1: The Adult Learner

This module includes the following topics:

  • Introductory Unit
  • Adult Teaching and Learning
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Learning Styles

There are two reflective essays in this module.

Module 2: The Study of The English Language

2a – Grammar
  • Chapter 1 Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2 Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3 Nouns
  • Chapter 4 Pronouns
  • Chapter 5 Adjectives- Determiners and Articles
  • Chapter 6 Adverbs
  • Chapter 7 Verbs
  • Chapter 8 Conjunctions
  • Chapter 9 Prepositions
  • Chapter 10 Tenses
  • Chapter 11 Ideas for Teaching grammar
2b – Phonology
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Phonology
  • Chapter 2 Introduction to Phonemes
  • Chapter 3 Getting to Know the Anatomy of the Mouth
  • Chapter 4 Vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs
  • Chapter 5 Consonants
  • Chapter 6 Sentence Stress
  • Chapter 7 Intonation
  • Chapter 8 Teaching Pronunciation
A final test must be submitted at the end of each section.

Module 3: The Theory and Methodology of TESOL

Methodology is the most important module in the 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate course. You will have to complete 7 assignments, which will require you to develop activities, create full lesson plans, and write reflective essays on recorded ESL lessons.

  • Chapter 1: The First Class
  • Chapter 2: Approaches to Language Teaching
  • Chapter 3: The Communicative Approach
  • Chapter 4: Teaching Skills – Speaking
  • Chapter 5: Teaching Grammar
  • Chapter 6: How to Write a Lesson Plan
  • Chapter 7: Teaching Vocabulary
  • Chapter 8: Teaching Skills – Listening
  • Chapter 9: Teaching Skills – Reading
  • Chapter 10 Teaching Skills – Writing
  • Chapter 11: Using Authentic Material
  • Chapter 12: Correcting Mistakes
  • Chapter 13: Classroom Management
  • Chapter 14: Testing and Assessment in the ESL Classroom
  • Special Video Observation Chapter
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