Northwest Organization of Writers


Are you ready to teach English abroad? NOW Institute offers two online TESOL programs, both of which will qualify you to teach English abroad in virtually every country in the world. Below you will find additional information on our TESOL Certificate and TESOL Diploma programs. TESOL stands for Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages and is the minimum qualification that an individual needs to qualify to work as an English language teacher in any country around the world. At the end of our course, students can choose whether they will receive the TESOL or TEFL qualification as the course meets the requirements of both.

The TESOL Certificate is about the basic foundational principles, to recognize second or foreign language learning theories, and design and plan lessons to teach English as a second or foreign language effectively.


About the TESOL Course

This specialization is the first of two specializations that make up the TESOL Certificate from accredited California State Universities. You will learn about the basic foundational principles of language acquisition and the basic techniques and principles to describe second or foreign language theories.

The course will teach you basic lesson plans and provide access to professional resources. In the final course, you will apply the skills you learned by designing a lesson plan which includes learning assessments, outcomes, materials, and classroom management techniques. This will prepare you for the second specialization in order to complete your TESOL certificate.

You will be introduced to second or foreign language theories and practices for teaching and assessing listening, speaking, and pronunciation. You will also be introduced to basic studies in second language acquisition. Teachers will recognize the importance of grounding their own teaching philosophy through an examination of purpose, content, and technique.