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The TESOL Certificate and TESOL Diploma are issued by UNI-Prep Institute out of our main offices in California, USA. This includes Certificates and Diplomas completed both online and in-class.
No, you do not need to have any teaching experience to enroll in the TESOL Certificate or TESOL Diploma programs. The TESOL programs are designed to instruct students of all levels on how to be an effective English language teacher. Students with and without teaching experience can benefit from the course in order to gain further credentials and qualifications to be an English language teacher around the world.
No, we do not assess your level of English fluency prior to enrolling in the program. Your level of English fluency will show through the quality of your assignments and you will have difficulty passing the course if you are not fluent in English. However, please note that different English teaching positions require varying levels of English fluency. As such, a high command of the English language will be required to obtain a position. We encourage everyone interested in a teaching career to take the course; however, do note that each employer will have their own requirements of English fluency for a teaching position and may check your level of fluency as a part of the interview process.
Yes, both UNI-Prep’s TESOL Certificate and TESOL Diploma programs are recognized internationally as a qualification to work as an English language teacher and teach English/ESL/EFL to students in non-native English speaking countries. We cannot guarantee that every country and every employer will accept our certificates and diplomas because the rules can change anytime and each country and emloyer makes the ultimate decision. However, we have thousands of graduates working abroad in virtually every country and have not experienced any difficulties with our certificates and diplomas being used around the world.
Yes, UNI-Prep's TESOL Certificate program is accredited by ACCREDITAT, a prominent accreditation body focusing specifically on TESOL & TEFL training program.
UNI-Prep guarantees that it offers the lowest price for its online TESOL Certificate and online TESOL Diploma programs. If you are able to find an accredited online TESOL Certificate program from an American organization that is at least 120-hours in length, includes tutor support and videos, offers a free electronic certificate, includes all other features that are included in our course, and is offered at a cheaper price, we will beat their price by 10%. Similarly if you are able to find an accredited online TESOL Diploma program from an American organization that is at least 250-hours in length, includes tutor support and videos, offers a free electronic certificate, includes all other features that are included in our course, and is offered at a cheaper price, we will beat their price by 10%.
This price guarantee is in place because we are confident that our course is the lowest priced course with all of the features that are included. We want to make sure that our online courses are as affordable as possible so that everyone will have an opportunity to take them, regardless of their financial circumstances. The price guarantee does not apply to any other online or in-class course offered by UNI-Prep. The price guarantee also does not apply to sales/promotional/discounted pricing. Please e-mail us and provide the details of the other program so that we may begin the process of assessment to see whether it qualifies for our price match program.
No, UNI-Prep does not have any educational requirements for any of its courses. However, we suggest a minimum education of completion of high school to all TESOL students. This is because a high school certificate is usually the minimum requirement to obtain an English teaching position internationally.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be e-mailed an electronic version of the Certificate or Diploma and can also download it through our Student Portal. You may also order a hard copy to be shipped to you.
The TESOL Certificate course has been designed to take approximately 120-hours to complete. Students will be given 1 year to complete the course, although most students complete it within 2-4 weeks.
The Diploma course has been designed to take approximately 250-hours to complete. Students will be given 1 year to complete the course, although most students complete it within 3-5 weeks. It includes all our specialist courses and is a higher qualification than the TESOL Certificate.
The amount of time it will take you to complete the course depends on how quickly you are able to work through the material and your previous knowledge and experience.
Upon enrolling and paying for the course, you will be e-mailed an enrollment letter which will contain your login information to UNI-Prep's online Student Portal. The Student Portal can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world. It contains all course materials and assessments. You will do all course work on the Student Portal. You can complete the course and assessments at your own pace and during your free time. There is no specific schedule that you must follow.
All assessments are done on UNI-Prep's online Student Portal. Assessments are in the form of quizzes, there are not final exams. Students must receive a minimum overall grade to pass the course. If you fail a quiz or other assessment, you have the opportunity to resubmit it.
When you obtain the TESOL Certificate, you become qualified to work as an ESL/EFL teacher in non-native English speaking countries. However, whether or not you are able to obtain a job depends on visa restrictions in the country you are applying to, your educational background, your teaching experience and any other requirements that a particular job posting may have. The better your education and experience, the more likely you are to obtain a high-paying teaching position.
Essentially, these are all ESL/EFL teaching qualifications and are usually interchangeable as qualifications. Most positions ask for any of those qualifications, while some employers may be more specific about which qualification they seek. TESOL is the prevalent version of this qualification in Canada.
UNI-Prep offers an online TESOL program and an in-class TESOL program. The in-class TESOL program is much more expensive than the online program. Similarly, other institutes price their TESOL programs at different levels. The online program is purposely priced very competitively in order to make it affordable for anyone seeking an English teaching career to obtain their qualification and embark on this exciting journey.
UNI-Prep is pleased to now offer notarization services for certificates and diplomas for a fee. However, we do not get involved in the Apostille/authenication/legalization process as they are very complex and country specific. Please visit this page for more information about getting your certificate/diploma notarized and authenticated. Please note, it is the responsibility of the student to notarize, authenticate, legalize or Apostille certificates and diplomas, not the responsibility of the course provider.
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