Review of OnTesol

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Ontesol was developed by Coventry House International, the only school in North America that offers Trinity CertTESOL courses, to provide students with the flexibility of taking an internationally recognized TESOL/TEFL course online.

We offer a 100-hour online TESOL program, which is recognized by ACTDEC UK Level 1, and a 250-hour online TESOL program, which is recognized by TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 and ACTDEC UK Level 3.

Our Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) and Teaching Business English Course (TBEC) specialist programs allow trainees to upgrade their credentials and graduate with a 120-hour Specialized TESOL Certificate.

To see our course syllabus and to enroll, please visit us at www.ontesol.com.

Please feel free to contact us for more information at info@ontesol.com.

Special Offers

250-hour TESOL Diploma

Get the most comprehensive training in grammar, methodology, and phonology.

Save $150 on your TESOL course!

OnTESOL 120-hour certificate: Save $150 when you combine our 100-hour TESOL Certificate with your choice of TEYL or Business English.

Courses Offered

Type: Online Courses
Length: Mini Courses (<30 hours)Short Courses (40-100 hours)Standard (120-140 hours)Long Courses (150+ hours)
Certificate: TEFL / TESL / TESOL
Specializations: Practice TeachingTeaching Business English (BE)Teaching Young Learners (YL)

Accreditations

TESL Canada Professional Standard 2
ACTDEC UK Level 3
ACTDEC UK Level 1
Overall Rating4.824.824.824.824.82
Course Content4.784.784.784.784.78
Practice Teaching4.434.434.434.434.43
Quality of Feedback4.94.94.94.94.9
Lesson Plan Guidance4.794.794.794.794.79
Instructor Competency4.874.874.874.874.87
Job Placement4.114.114.114.114.11
Facilities/Resources4.544.544.544.544.54
Map of Main Campus
Founded in: 2003
Phone: 416 929 0227
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109 Customer Reviews of OnTesol

Review by Susan Nielsen, April 30, 2009

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

This course, the full course with the three modules, was simply fantastic! Being my first on-line learning experience, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. But with seven years of teaching experience, I had never expected anything so interesting, challenging, and enlightening. Practice oriented tasks and assignments filled with helpful tips and super feedback made the work inspiring. I am definitely a better teacher now. Ontesol offers a first-rate course that I can confidently recommend to anyone looking for further qualifications in the ESL field or simply wanting to solidify their proficiency in teaching.

Review by Richard UK, August 9, 2009

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was impressed with the organization of the course, both the admin office and my
tutor were quick to respond to any queries i had. With regards to my tutor I thought that the support she gave me throughout the course was excellent and the comments she offered when marking my assignments were insightful and helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a reputable online TEFL course

Review by Wayne Letcher, August 10, 2009

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have to say I truly enjoyed the readings, the task and assignments.
Before starting this course I was somewhat arrogant in my attitude, having
taught English in Korea for six years already. I was unsure of how much I
would benefit from the material. Not only was the course interesting, but
it quickly uncovered some misconceptions I had had regarding English
grammar and it refined my teaching techniques. I now have more confidence
and feel that I can do a more worthy job in my classes. This course also
despelled the doubts I had regarding online courses, which I used to think
may not be worthy

Review by Lisa Beauregard, September 2, 2009

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the 250-hour course and I was very pleased with the course content, organization, administration, and tutoring. ONTESOL delivered on its promises. Administration responded promptly and professionally. Being in Foreign Language teaching for almost 20 years, I was impressed with the course content. It was both concise and comprehensive. I particularly appreciated the grammar and phonology sections and references. Regarding my tutor, I was very impressed by his professional competence and linguistic ability. He is a most talented writer! I bombarded him with questions of minutia and forwarded assignments in bursts. He seemed to take it all in stride. He made me feel at ease and guided me well through my challenges. Perhaps most importantly, my tutor managed to bridge the virtual gap to become a real person rather than a black and white email response to my queries. I’m not sure how he did this, but I am thankful and commend him for his skill in this regard.

Review by Peter Nguyen, September 10, 2009

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Ontesol’s course was perfect for me because I could work on the assignments when
and where I wanted. In addition, I really appreciated the guidance and
advice my tutor gave me for the assignments, tasks and exams I handed in.
The comments left on my every assignment and exam have been very detailed
and helpful!

Review by jeannie, September 26, 2009

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

This course was amazing! I could have just gone to South Korea with my Bachelor of
Arts degree to teach but to be honest I am really glad that I took the 100-hour course
before applying to go. This course is extremely informative and will give you a
great deal of knowledge on teaching English. A lot of great resources are brought to
your attention and a lot of great teaching methods are shown to prepare you to teach
and to be successful at your teaching. I highly recommend this course to anyone
interested.

Review by Scott, October 16, 2009

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the 100-hour Ontesol course in order to learn and to get a formal qualification for my C.V.
Language schools here in Istanbul are familiar with the Ontesol course and regard it as a good one. I found the course better than I expected. The course materials are excellent. The tutor whom I had, Claudia, was expert in both English and in teaching English. She was always there to help with any questions and corrected assignments giving lots of explanation about what was good and what was not-so-good. You can also re-do the assignment after this input and increase your score. Taking the course on-line gives you great flexibility. You can work on it whenever you want, even wherever you want. There is plenty of time to finish the course. I am a very happy customer.
Scott MacKinnon

Review by Nasim Naji, January 7, 2010

Overall Rating Not Rated
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Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I absolutely love the 100 hour – TEFL course. I have used these methods in my lesson plans and I have received some good feedback from my colleagues. I was nominated to talk about my creative, effective lesson plans in a training session :)

I do recommend it to anyone who is willing to take his/her professional career a couple of steps up.

Good Luck everyone and thank you ONTESOL

Review by Rita Chen, January 26, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I chose Ontesol.com based on positive reviews from past students. I am happy to say that I am very pleased with my decision. Despite having experience teaching, I still learned new things from the 100 hour certificate course. I particularly enjoyed the Phonology module. My emails to both my tutor and Ontesol.com were always promptly responded to, and my tutor was very encouraging and informative. Needless to say, I greatly enjoyed my experience and I am now considering upgrading to the 250 hour course.

Review by Aldo Nieto, February 10, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took some online courses for accounting at university and professors didn’t provide half the support that my tutor provided at Ontesol. He answered my questions on time and challenged me with excellent feedback on each and every assignment. The course was intensive but I feel I’ve become a much more dynamic teacher than I used to be. I feel more comfortable in front of my students and they seem to enjoy my classes a whole lot more.
Aldo

Review by Reda Dashti, February 11, 2010

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I want to say that what I had to pay for this course was, for what I received in return, a great bargain! The modules were full of useful and concise information, and the assignments and the consistent commitment from the tutor to provide support and thorough evaluation were all very valuable. I was pleasantly surprised, and am appreciative.
I will definitely need to use the information and advice I received from the modules and the tutor, for my future career in teaching esl. Thank you Claudia for your commitment, and hope you all keep it up.

Review by Avivit Mussel, March 2, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I began the course after a year’s experience teaching English in Japan. My co-workers thought it was an odd decision to invest time and money in getting a teaching certificate after already having a job (and a very good one, I must say) but I always enjoy studying and I thought that getting proper teaching training can’t hurt my self-confidence nor my resume. And so I decided to go for it.

I chose this course over hundreds of other accredited online courses since its syllabus, its length and its price were what I was looking for, and since I had a good feeling about it when I read through the website. I hoped it was a good choice.

Now that I’ve completed the course, I can say it for sure – it was an excellent choice! I’m so glad I took this course. It was interesting, enjoyable and challenging, and I’ve learned so much from each and every one of its parts. Since I’ve been teaching at the same time I could actually see my improvement right away and it felt amazing to use in my lessons all I’ve been taught in the course. As I hoped, both my teaching skills and my confidence as a teacher have improved significantly.

I was very happy with the way the course is organized and with its content. As for the tutor, Claudia, I couldn’t ask for a better guidance as she was always there, sharing ideas and giving advice in her special super-professional, yet personal, way. I can’t thank her enough for that.

Bottom line: if you’re looking for a good, professional, interesting, reasonably-priced accredited online TESOL course – you’ve found it.

Review by Cristina Pou, March 5, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I first took the 100-hour course with TEYL and was amazed at how much I learned. My tutor answered my questions in less than 24 hours and made excellent comments on my assignments. I had just graduated from university and didn’t expect that an online teacher training course would be so dynamic. I’ve been teaching in Costa Rica for 9 months while I continued with the 250-hour course and just got a job offer from Australia!! :). From my experience, I believe that it’s necessary to take a TESOL course before getting a job and I have recommended Ontesol to my co-workers and will continue to do so because they provided me with an excellent education as well as they’ve been very professional in counseling me about different teaching destinations.

Review by Alex Burrall, March 7, 2010

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

OnTesol is a wonderful educational program for both those seeking ESL jobs and those who simply want education in English grammar, phonology, and teaching methods. Through this program I received a certificate that will benefit me for future teaching opportunities abroad. There are so many things that are beneficial about this program, including revision of English grammar, phonology, numerous methods by which to teach English and providing me with information about ESL job opportunities after completion of the course. There is so much I have learned through this program and so many opportunities it will provide me. I am so thankful to the tutors OnTesol has on hand, providing good ideas for lesson planning, providing constructive criticism and honest feedback that helped me understand and complete the course in a comfortable manner. The course time was perfect as it gave me enough time to complete all the required tasks without rushing
and rather learning and working at my own pace. It was a great experience.

Thank you OnTesol staff!

Review by Thomas Pollack, April 2, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I wished I took the 250-hour program before starting my teaching career in Korea back in 2007 as there is an enormous difference between this program and the introductory course I took at another institution.
-My tutor, Kathleen, was very experience. She guided me through the program at every step and provided excellent feedback to every assignment.
-The course was very interactive, with tasks that included video class observations and intensive assignments that prepared me to create real lesson plans.
-The staff was excellent and helped me set up my practicum in Korea without any extra cost so I could return to Canada and start teaching right away.
I highly recommend Ontesol to anyone who is interested in becoming a professional ESL teacher!

Review by Heather Laman, April 12, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I needed to take an online course to study part-time while I finished my degree and Ontesol exceeded my expectations. I thought a TESOL course was going to be easy but I’m glad the assignments were intensive and my tutor challenged me to become a better teacher with her suggestions to improve my lesson plans.
Their job placement service was good enough for me. Although they did not directly help me to find a job, I got several job offers from Japan in less than 3 weeks with the list of schools they provided.

Review by Paul Milner, April 21, 2010

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 33333

The 100-hour online course has been just right in my case, as I’m working full-time, and wanted a taster of the techniques and theories of TEFL. It has been quite demanding in terms of lesson plans, which are new to me, but the tutor support on that has been great.

Review by Jacqueline Veldhuis, May 20, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I am a French teacher and have the opportunity of teaching ESL at the International school where I work but felt I needed a bit more training in English in spite of the fact that I have been teaching for many years.
I enrolled in the 100 hour Ontesol course and have found it very interesting and stimulating. This was my first on/line course. The course material to be down loaded was interesting, with plenty of new, fresh ideas and the tutor I worked with was fast with her feedback and gave me plenty of suggestions to think about.
The course material was well put together and every chapter has practice questions which are usefull.
All in all, a good experience and I found it a great advantage being able to time my work and do the assignments whenever it was convenient to me, so even with a full time job, the course was manageable.

Review by Fernnie, May 24, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I feel ready to embark on this new journey as an ESL teacher after completing Ontesol’s 100-hour TESOL and 60-hour TEYL courses. The school exceeded my expectations of online education as I found both courses to be extremely challenging and fulfilling.

Review by Sarita Giroux, May 26, 2010

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

OnTesol is a wonderful educational program for both those seeking ESL jobs and those who simply want education in English grammar, phonology, and teaching methods. Through this program I received a certificate that will benefit me for future teaching opportunities abroad. There are so many things that are beneficial about this program, including revision of English grammar, phonology, numerous methods by which to teach English and providing me with information about ESL job opportunities after completion of the course. There is so much I have learned through this program and so many opportunities it will provide me. I am so thankful to the tutors OnTesol has on hand, providing good ideas for lesson planning, providing constructive criticism and honest feedback that helped me understand and complete the course in a comfortable manner. The course time was perfect as it gave me enough time to complete all the required tasks without rushingand rather learning and working at my own pace. It was a great experience.
+1

Review by Alex Cepeda, June 26, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Ontesol’s 250-hour course was excellent! My tutor was very professional and the content was highly interactive, with videos for class observation and very thought provoking assignments. The staff also gave me a lot of information about teaching in different countries and resources that helped me land a well-paid job in Spain.

Review by Maddy Williams, June 28, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was very surprised at how much I learnt with the 100-hour course. I was looking for a brief introduction to TEFL and Ontesol challenged me more than a third year university course. As a native speaker, I though I knew everything about grammar but this course helped to prepare lessons in an interesting way. I couldn’t ask for more for only $275.

Review by Rudolf Kurz, July 5, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I took the 250 hour online course and was very happy with the content and the feedback. I have no prior experience teaching English, but I am sure this course has helped me on my way to become a good teacher.

This was the first time I have taken an online course and the convenience of being able to learn in my own house and at my own pace was great! The only drawback was the lack of personal contact.

I enjoyed the practicum very much. Staff went out of their way to organize this for me and give me guidance.

I recommend this course to anyone interested in teaching English as a second language.

Review by Thuy Marchal, July 10, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I had a great experience with Ontesol from the moment of initial contact with them to completion of my courses. Registration was quick and I was able to start my 100 hour TESOL immediately. My tutor was very friendly, responsive and encouraging. Whatever questions I had, she provided me with thorough answers and additional links for further reading and study. It was to my benefit to have had a tutor with so many years of teaching experience who could guide me through the course.

I would highly recommend Ontesol to anyone who is considering taking an online TESOL course. The staff are professional, the tutor is excellent in her knowledge of course material and the course itself offers great ideas for use in the classroom. I look forward to using what I’ve learned with Ontesol in the classrooms in Shanghai where I plan to teach.

Review by Dan Katzaf, August 7, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I was teaching English without certification until a colleague recommended Ontesol. My lessons improved from the very first day I started the methodology module. I stopped my dependency on old textbooks when I learnt to prepare activities and use different tools to present a topic. My students enjoy my classes a lot more and I feel much better about myself.

Review by Danielle Barker, August 10, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The 100-hour course is perfect for anyone taking the first step into teaching. There is a lot more feedback than I expected from an online course. My tutor answered quickly to my inquiries and she made excellent suggestions to improve my lesson plans. The grammar module came in very handy for someone who hasn’t studied grammar since high school. I highly recommend Ontesol!!!

Review by Teresa Canoza, August 18, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The online 100-Hour TESOL was an outstanding course to start my teaching career. I taught English in Chile for 9 months and had an amazing time. The school offers a lot of information prior to enrollment, free teaching resources, and discounts on the more intensive courses if I ever want to upgrade my certificate.

Review by Laura W, August 24, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I’ve had a first-rate experience with ONTESOL. I took the 100-hour course,
and felt that all of the course content was entirely relevant, particularly
for someone completely new to teaching English. As for me, the Methodology
module, which provided practice in developing lesson plans, was the most
challenging and informative part of the course.

What really impressed me the most however was my tutor, Ainsley. I’ve
completed a lot of classroom as well as a couple online courses in the past,
but the feedback and support that she provided was unparalleled. Not only
were my assignments graded in record time, but I also received what was
perhaps the most detailed and useful comments on my work, ever! I have
absolutely no regrets bout choosing ONTESOL and I would highly recommend the
100-hour course to anyone who’s hoping to head into the TESOL/TEFL world.

Review by TC, August 30, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was completely satisfied with the 250 hour course. I already had many years experience teaching ESL and was interested in updating my qualifications, but needed to find a TESL Canada approved course that fit my full-time teaching schedule. Being online, ONTESOL.COM allowed me to work at my own pace, and the content was an excellent mix of well-organized, clear lessons and personal support from a tutor who checked the homework and tests. I learned new ways of teaching subjects I´d been teaching for years. I would recommend the course to anyone.

Review by Josh Irvin, September 8, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

My experience at Ontesol was fantastic and the 100 hours course was also very affordable for all the value I got. The office replied to my inquiries in a few hours and their excellent service did not stop when I enrolled. My tutor was very helpful and the coursework pushed me to be a creative teacher. I’m giving Ontesol 5 stars for all categories except job placement, which is still ok because I was directed to an agency that helped me line up a good job in Japan free of charge.

Review by Elizabeth Doherty, September 17, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have really enjoyed the whole ONTESOL experience. I spent a long time researching different online courses and the ONTESOL course was the most comprehensive. I had no prior teaching experience and felt that this was a good way to get an insight into what TESL is all about without having to commit myself to perhaps a year or more of formal teacher training. I feel that the course has a balanced approach to different teaching techniques and the Grammar and Phonology modules are well thought out and detailed.

My tutor, Carl, was incredibly dedicated and responded quickly to my many questions, even when I interrupted his weekends. His answers were always concise and instructive as well encouraging and I really feel that I have learnt a lot, both from the course and from Carl’s comments and guidance. For anyone new to teaching who can’t afford to have a sudden career change by going back to college full-time, I think this course will be entirely suitable, especially as it provides the practicum option which will provide the full “teaching experience”. I can’t wait to put it all into practice.

Review by I. Atiev, September 22, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The 100-hour course at Ontesol opened many doors and prepared me for a very challenging job in China. After talking with my co-workers who had poor or no prior qualification at all, I started to value Ontesol even more because teaching a class of 63 Chinese teenagers can be overwhelming if you are not prepared. I highly recommend Ontesol to those who are starting their teaching career and are looking for a reputable online course. I’m a happy and returning client. Now that I’m back in Canada, I will upgrade to Trinity TESOL with their partner school.

Review by Aubrey Hux, September 23, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

This was my first experience with an online course of any type. The quality of instruction, course content, and instructor assistance was excellent!!!!! I had some difficulties completing the last 2 Lesson Plans on time due to the political unrest here in Thailand that interrupted Internet access but after talking this over with Claudia, my instructor, I was allowed some extra time to complete these assignments. Thanks for your help, Claudia!!! The Methodology Module was the most challenging Module but, after completing it, my level of performance was greatly improved. My transition from HVAC Engineer/Accountant to English Teacher has been made much easier because of this course. The only drawback is the reality of actually teaching in a foreign country and the culture shock that I have experienced.Unfortunately,this is something that cannot be taught online, or for that fact, it cannot be taught anywhere or in any setting. This is part of the learning curve we all experience teaching in another culture. ONTESOL is a very professional organization and comes highly recommended. Keep up the great work ONTESOL!!!

Review by Andrea Guichou, October 7, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Ontesol is a great college to start your ESL career. I’m very satisfied with the level of training and the tutor that was provided to me. Apart from the marking, Mike provided me with great comments and a lot of advice for improving my teaching. The lesson plan assignments were spot on. I recommend Ontesol’s 100-hour course to everybody. It’s worth much more than the $275 tuition fee I paid for this course. I certainly got my money worth considering that a CELTA program is 10 times more expensive.

Review by Ann, October 8, 2010

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Job Placement Not Rated
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My name is Ann and I have already completed my Masters of Teaching, however I was looking to do a supportive online course to qualify to teach English as a Second Language. The 100- hour online TESOL program helped me improve my language skills – through very practical assignments. My online tutor was very supportive and gave me extensive feedback in order to improve my teaching methods. I would recommend the course to any one who is looking to teach English as a Second Language in the future.

Review by Gabriel Mezzetti, October 16, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the 100-hour TESOL and upgraded to the 250-hour course a year later and I can testify that Ontesol is top of the line. From introductory to advanced, Ontesol is the best TESOL course provider in the world. A 20-hour Practicum is also available to those who need supervised teaching experience. Their job placement service and information service is very helpful. My certificate has been welcomed with open arms in Korea, Thailand, and Canada.

Review by Shane Kotlyar, November 3, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I did not expect so much assistance in the program. There were many times where an understanding of the tasks and assignments were not always clear to me; however, my Ontesol tutor was gracious and helpful when she pointed out, corrected and gave thorough details to what the expectation was. Furthermore, she always encouraged me and reminded me that I was on the right track. Although I had only been in contact with my tutor through email correspondence, I felt a genuine student-teacher relationship throughout the several months I have been working on my ESL certification. The tasks and assignments were certainly challenging, but I was never doubtful of my ability to complete them due to the wealth of information provided by Ontesol.

I feel much more assured and confident in my ability to be an ESL teacher no matter where I go thanks to what I learned from the Ontesol program. I whole-heartedly recommend this program to anyone who feels like choosing a career with limitless avenues and directions to go.

Review by Recent Student, November 23, 2010

Overall Rating 33333
Course Content 22222
Practice Teaching 11111
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 22222

If you don’t already have teaching experience, this is a not the way to learn how to teach esl. The written materials are not great, although the instructor I had was friendly and proficient. Response time to assignments was not what they advertised. You can pass with high marks (as I did) and be pretty certain you are unprepared to teach esl. I have a background in teaching English and writing to native speakers at the University level, so I feel vaguely confident I can find my way. But without my extensive background in teaching this would have been a waste of time.

Review by Michael Mayer, December 6, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’m very pleased with my experience at Coventry House International and Ontesol. I couldn’t take the full-time Trinity course because of work so I went for the online/practicum option. It took me just under 4 months to complete all 250 hours of online study plus the 20-hour practicum. I found the grammar and phonology modules to be great resources. The most important part was methodology, where there are about 20 lesson plan assignments and many more short tasks with video observations. I studied the online modules at my own pace and I took my time to ask as many questions as were necessary. I always felt that my tutor was there for me because she took her time to reply with very inspiring comments that helped me improve my lesson planning. Their job placement service is alright. They only help to apply directly to schools for South Korea and you get a list of schools and recruiters for other countries.

Review by Dada Dosen, December 12, 2010

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I completed my TEFL course at Ontesol (100 hours) and I highly recommend it. This course fit perfect to my schedule and budget. Teaching experience is very important but I did not have the funds to take an expensive in-class course or teaching practice module, so I volunteered at a community center. This way I learned to prepare strong lesson plans online and then got some teaching experience for free. I received excellent feedback from my students and the manager of the center because of my interactive lessons. Thank you Ontesol! I’m ready to teach abroad now!

Review by Kevin Davies, December 31, 2010

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

Simply put, this is a fantastic course.

I’ve been traveling abroad for some time now, and I was recomended to this program by a fellow Canadian traveler. Now, I’m sure you’ve noticed that there is a huge selection of different TESOL/ TEFL courses available online. The choice can be daunting, and honestly, not all courses are built alike. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect because i have never done anything like this before but, this course was great! I started out just asking a few questions about it, and they really bolster the experience! My online tutor was detailed, very supportive, and a really great guy! He answered all the questions i might have had, and worked with me on the different Modules for the course. There was no pressure to quickly finnish assignments. I felt as though i got to work at my own pace. I also learned not just about how to teach the language, but how individual people learn in different ways. And let me tell you that has already helped out a lot!

If you are debating at all, about which course to take, pick this one. I’m very happy I did.

Review by Isaac, January 3, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I want to thank everyone at Ontesol for being so honest and professional. When I called, the staff did not try to sell me the more expensive course, took the time to explain the differences between each course, and helped me find the one that fit my needs. Indeed, the 100-hour course provided me with a solid foundation for feeling confident in the classroom and the necessary qualifications for starting my career in Latin America.

Last, my tutor was very important to me because he helped me understand how to apply the Communicative Approach in a very creative manner. Thank you very much Ontesol! I will continue to recommend your school every chance I get!

Review by Eva, January 6, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

Excellent program. My husband and I were looking for some change and we decided to try an online program before moving abroad. The course is affordable and covers a lot of material for Grammar, Phonology, and Methodology. The assignments are challenging and the interaction with the tutor made my learning experience much richer because the assignments are cumulative so the quality of feedback was essential for correcting my mistakes. I highly recommend Ontesol.

Review by Patrick Maurer, January 11, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

In 2010 I took 2 courses at Ontesol: a TESL course and a TEYL course. I found the courses interesting and logical, and I got a lot of help from my personal tutor, who had a lot of patience and experience as a teacher.
The company can provide useful information about staying abroad, recruiters etc.
To anyone who’s looking for a good TESL course, I would recommend Ontesol.

Patrick Maurer
The Netherlands

Review by Daniela Trujillo, January 14, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

Before choosing Ontesol, I also read the reviews found on this website. I am so happy that I chose this particular program. My tutor would respond within 24 hours when ever I had a question; my tutor also provided extensive feedback, not just one-liners. I learned a lot and I feel more competent to teach abroad. I would also like to mention how great the Ontesol office is at getting back to you. I thought it might take 2-3 days to get a response, but it almost always occurred the same day!

The program is excellent, and it really provides you with stimulating and edifying material. I really appreciate that they provide several examples of what a communicative approach lesson plan looks like.

I completely recommend the 100-hour course!

Review by Ms. Hart, January 27, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

My experience with Ontesol was a very positive one. The assignments were very challenging and thought provoking, my tutor showed her 19 years of teaching experience on every excellent comment she made, and the office replied quickly and thoroughly to my questions prior, during, and after the course. I highly recommend the 250-hour program to anyone looking for an online alternative to CELTA.

Review by Rose Rus, February 5, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I registered in the 100-hour course back in 2009. I was applying for a position in South Korea when my recruiter recommended taking a TEFL course in order to qualify for a higher pay level. Ontesol’s course was excellent and I was very well prepared when I stepped into my first lesson.

I had previously taught private lessons to Korean students so I thought that, as a native speaker with prior teaching experience, I knew it all. The grammar and phonology modules have a lot of valuable information that native speakers don’t usually know, but the most important module was methodology. The lesson planning assignments challenged me to become a very interactive teacher and my tutor provided excellent comments on how to properly use the communicative approach. He especially took the time to advise me how this method can be applied to Korean students as he taught in South Korea many years ago. Thanks to Ontesol and my tutor, I had a great experience in Korea. I will seriously consider upgrading to their 250-hour TESOL or Trinity program before I go on another TESOL odyssey!

Review by Will, February 16, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I enjoyed the TESOL course greatly! I found the online course very comprehensive, informative and helpful in developing thorough teaching strategies and lesson plans. One thing to remember, keep an eye on your course deadline, the course has to be completed within 3 months! The grammar section helped me understand the student’s perspective of learning a foreign language and the phonology section informed me of how complex(messy) the English language can be to learn for foreign learners. The Methodology section is very informative and I completely support the communicative approach of lesson structures and planning. In the future I will always consider the philosophy of the communicative approach that I learned in this course.
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Review by David, February 28, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Thank you, OnTesol! I am greatly appreciative of the program and the excellent personal attention I received throughout the duration of the course. The website was very easy to navigate and full of helpful information, answering all of my questions before I actually enrolled. Once enrolled, the course materials and schedule were made readily available. I found the work to be well paced and challenging, with review and testing perfectly instrumented. My personal tutor was informative and engaging, making me feel comfortable throughout the course. I highly recommend Ontesol and will tell all my other friends in the ESL business about the site.

Review by Alin, March 6, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Ontesol’s 250-hour TESOL program is a very advanced program that provides more than you can expect from. This course delivers a very advanced level of training through challenging assignments and excellent tutor feedback. I was very pleased with Onteesol and I would recommend prospective teachers to take this program first and foremost.

Review by Athena, March 22, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I truly enjoyed the online 100-hour course offered by OnTesol. Not only were the modules, assignments, tasks, and exams interesting and thought-provoking, but I feel that they have better prepared me for teaching English abroad. I never realized before how much I took for granted with respect to English, and I am glad that I took this course to better understand the English language. Moreover, my tutor (Junesse) was very helpful and taught me a lot through her detailed suggestions, comments, and answers to my questions. Overall, this course provided a lot of useful information, like a detailed revision of English grammar, phonology, and numerous methods by which to teach English. I especially liked that I was given the opportunity to come up with my own lesson plans, as I had never made a lesson plan before. I am confident that this experience, too, will aid me in teaching English abroad. If you’re planning on teaching English in another country, I would definitely recommend taking a course offered by OnTesol; you won’t regret it.

Review by Audrey, March 27, 2011

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

The course is great!
I spent weeks trying to find a good online course. I definitely made the right choice. All the staff is very professional and friendly. I was impressed with the administration office which responded promptly to all my questions. As for my tutor Claudia, she was very encouraging and graded my assignment in less than 24 hours.
As a non native English speaker I was quite nervous about taking the course, but all the modules are very easy to understand and very well structured.
I truly felt like I was preparing for my first day as a teacher from the very beginning of the course.
The last module which is lesson planning was very challenging, but it was also my favorite part of the course. I liked that it forced me to be creative and think outside the box.
I definitely learned a lot.
Do not hesitate to take the course. It is absolutely great!

Review by Mike Ackerman, April 13, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

A 5 stars experience! I chose the 100-hour program after I spent about a week researching among schools from Canada and America. The office responded quickly the first time and continued to answer all of my questions in a very short time and in a very professional manner at every turn. The grammar and phonology modules are excellent resources that will be useful for years to come and the methodology module gets to the heart of teaching, with a lot of theory and practice that helped me understand how to meet the needs of my students using interactive lesson plans. My tutor, Kathy, was also very important for my success and I am very thankful for her support.

Review by Jeremy, April 22, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

Overall a pretty solid experience. It should be noted that I took both the 100-hour TESOL course, as well as the 60-hour TEYL course. Both Instructors for my classes had extensive backgrounds in ESL with 19+years of experience, and around 30 years of experience respectively.
Course content was pretty useful, and I will be referring back to it as I begin my career as a Teacher. The quality of feedback was also excellent. The Instructors especially took the time to critique the assigned sample lesson plans, and gave pointers on how to better organize a class.
One thing to note is that with online classes, Job Placement can be hard. They have a database, but I have found work privately. Also, keep in mind that nothing can be substituted for real-life practice, so be prepared to make some mistakes and learn from them.

Review by Katherine Marin, May 6, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Ontesol was the right fit for me because I could study whenever I had some free time. There is a lot more studying than I had anticipated. Having a tutor made a big difference for me because I never took an online course so I was a bit scared at first. He let me ask all the questions I had and answered quickly, professionally and with great accuracy.

Ontesol’s customer service was also very good. The staff knows a lot about the industry and kindly replies to any questions. I received a few offers before I finished the course and they replied to my questions with a lot information that helped me secure the best position. I highly recommend Ontesol. Cheers!

Review by Brian, May 10, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I had to get TESL Canada certified and Ontesol seemed right for me after considering accreditation, experience, flexibility, and price. The methodology module covers everything about teaching and does so in a very practical manner. The assignments were crucial to learn how to meet the objectives for every stage of a lesson. Thanks to these assignments and the support of my tutor, I learned how to present a topic, create activities, and use tools communicatively. There were a few other tasks that helped me reflect on different methods and the grammar and phonology courses were very important but I would say that the 20 assignments were the most valuable. Last, the practicum was very important to obtain the experience I was lacking and learn how to follow the steps I had planned with confidence. I would recommend Ontesol to everyone.
Brian

Review by Boyd, May 18, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I recently completed the 100-hour course, and had a positive experience throughout the duration of my studies. The course content was laid out in a logical and useful manner and I can honestly say that I learned more from the course than I thought I would. My interaction with the tutor were highly professional, yet also warm and friendly, and all the feedback was much welcomed. I highly recommend ONTESOL to everyone.

Review by K. Simard, May 19, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

After researching and reviewing TESOL courses locally, as well as online, I made the decision to take the 100 hour online TESOL program with Ontesol. I have to say that it was a great investment. The quality of material is high and quite relevant. My tutor was always available for questions and gave the most thorough, in depth, feedback for my assignments. Lesson planning, in the methodology chapter, is such a valuable tool for any teacher. I was really pleased with my experience and would highly recommend Ontesol.
Regards,
K. Simard

Review by Sonia, June 5, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I had a few years of teaching experience when I signed up, and I wasn’t expecting to learn a lot from a teaching course at that stage in my career, but the OnTesol program was such a pleasant surprise! The course material was interesting, complete with examples, and the assignments were practical but open-ended so I really got to try out what I had learned. My lessons have changed for the better since I took this course and I’d highly recommend it to any foreign language teacher.

Review by Shawn, June 14, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The course has really been a very interesting and enlightening one. The teachers are very professional about their job. They are also very helpful and very experienced.

The 250 hour Diploma course is very good and internationally recognized. I have been getting a lot of offers since completing the course.

If you want an internationally recognized TESOL certificate enroll in Coventry International House. I did and I have never regretted it. I am just happy that I made that decision.

I strongly recommend this course to anybody that wants a TESOL from one of the best and recognized course providers in the world.

Review by J. Reinhart, June 21, 2011

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

Ontesol was my first experience taking an on-line course. Along with your course I have learned a lot about the workings of my computer. Ainsley, my tutor has been friendly, supportive and very prompt throughout the program.
I liked the focus on the Communicative Approach, stressing the use of authentic material. If I were to learn a second language I would appreciate the lesson developing along these guidelines.

As a retired teacher I am surprised at how much I learned.
Thank you.
Janice

Review by Lawrence, June 21, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

OnTesol’s 100-hour online TESOL program has really helped me in preparing for teaching English abroad. Before I started the program I had no clue as to how I should teach and what activities or methods were most effective for student learning. However, as I went through the program my questions and apprehensions were resolved and I began building confidence in my ability to teach. The support and feedback provided by my tutor Aaron was always quick, informative and provided me insight in the areas I was having trouble with. Overall, the program was great and I learned a lot from it!

Review by M Price, July 22, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

The 100 hour online course was my first delve into the world of TESOL. The material is well presented and thorough. The tasks really get you thinking about the content. My tutor was helpful and prompt. Her insights were helpful and she coached me towards answers rather than just providing them. Overall, I feel like this was the right choice for me.

Review by Zeena, July 27, 2011

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I thoroughly enjoyed my 100 hour course with OnTesol.com. It gave me the tools I need to go out there and be an effective teacher. My teacher Ainsley deserves special mention for being a patient, caring, experienced teacher who really knows her job. I would recommend(and have) ontesol to anyone interested in improving their teaching skills

Review by Antoine Dubuc, July 30, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Okay, so one thing you must know as you read reviews is that most people who review, like me, do it once. We do not have comparative data. We did not attend many schools to actually compare one to another. This is my only review since I won’t take the same course twice somewhere else.

That being said I recommend onTESOL.

Dedication: The time my teacher spent providing insights and helping me overall was greatly above expectations. My teacher answered me on the weekends. Do not expect this as a norm since it is not. But I mention it to show the dedication and time she took with me. Answers were quick to come and very detailed. If my teacher billed me hourly I would have received a bill far larger than what I paid for the course.

Value: If you do not have much experience or formal training to teach then believe me when I say that you need to take a course such as onTESOL. It will open your eyes. Show you what needs to be done, how to do it and generally prep you for this great journey that is teaching. The course is very well laid out, the communicative methodology well presented and overall you finish the course confident that you are equipped to become a good teacher.

Material: The material is top notch I would say. The teachers are above that. If an example showed you ‘abc’ then you could count on the teacher providing you with ‘abcde’ to complement it on request. This organization caters well to its customers. You are not left alone. Also, it is not that easy. I had to rewrite most assignment before I could get it right. Lesson Plans, the essential tool of any teacher, are taught to you well: and you’ll pass only if have mastered them. Today I can write good lesson plans and feel confident about being a good teacher. I can walk into a classroom and provide excellent value armed with state of the art lesson plans and methodologies.

Conclusion: onTESOL doesn’t give away its certificate. You have to really work at it to get one. They are valuable.Today I’m confident that I can be a great teacher. I have been taught the skills and method to be so. Ask yourself this: when you walk into a classroom for 90 minutes, what do you do specifically? Can you write it down in details? What are you actually going to teach and how?

onTESOL would have a hard time providing more value than they do. I highly recommend them if you want a teacher that cares and a certificate that actually means something. These guys are for real. The value is extraordinary. No doubts its not the only school that’s great but I would not try another one if I had to. Go for it!

Review by Shelley, August 25, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have just finished the the 250-hour online TESOL program and I found it to be extremely useful and interesting. My instructor was great with feedback and relaying information. The course itself was very useful and touched upon many things that I had questions on. I would recommend this course for anyone who is interested in teaching at adult schools either in their home country or aboard.

Review by Drew, September 14, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 33333

This was my first online/distance education experience. Being summer and working relatively full-time, I thought it would be very difficult to accomplish the entire course, but wanted to give it a shot anyways. The material was extremely engaging and kept me wanting to learn more. It was also challenging and I learned a great deal of new things that I had perhaps heard about, but never got the chance to learn about in greater detail (concerning grammar and phonology). Responses to assignments or even general inquires were all generally within 24 hours. Feedback on assignments were always detailed and really helped me improve. I would definitely recommend the 100-hour course, as I think I gained a great deal of knowledge from it that will be helpful in the future.

Review by Maurice, September 22, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Everything about Ontesol was very good. I appreciate the time my tutor took to answer questions and add comments on the assignments. The material was extraordinary, with lots of information and challenging assignments. The job centre has about 100 posts and there is a list with tons of schools and resources. This is amazing for the $315 I paid for!

Review by Caroline, Ireland, October 13, 2011

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I completed the 100 hour course. I found the course material to be of a very high standard, providing the right amount of information without any overload. The assignments were interesting and thought provoking, and from the beginning of the course you are encouraged to think of the practicalities of teaching in a classroom situation. The lesson plan assignments really give you an insight into your role as a teacher and the tutor’s feedback makes for a great learning expierence by pointing out where there is potential to improve upon the student’s learning expierence. Very quick turnaround by the tutor in marking up the assignments, which was appreciated. Overall a highly enjoyable expierence which I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone interested in embarking on a TEFL teaching course. Thank you ONTESOL.

Review by Alice, October 17, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the 100 hour on-tesol course in order to obtain a qualification for my CV before travelling to South America. I was very impressed with both the course material and the tutor. He responded to all my emails with very helpful advice on my assignments and answered any other questions I had. Because the course is very flexible I was able to do the assignments on my own time and didn’t feel under pressure at any point. I would recommend this course to anyone considering doing an online TEFL course.

Review by Diane, November 20, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The 250hrs course was both difficult and fun because writing lesson plans using the communicative approach requires dedication and creativity. I’m very thankful for the professional support I received from my tutor, who challenged me with thought-provoking corrections.

Review by Guillermo Mata, December 6, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

Great use of resources and updated material. Feedback given by instructor was accurate and helpful. entertaining and pertinent lessons, adapted to teacher’s challenges.

Review by Andrew, December 13, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I found this program incredibly informative, and useful. It provided a good overview of English grammar and phonetics, then backs it up with ideas how you can apply it to lesson plans. The final section, making a lesson plan, was definitely the most useful part of the program to me. It gave me tonnes of ideas on how I can teach English to a variety of different demographics, as well as provided me with a good sense of how to control the class.
The philosophy the program provided is new, and I think a very good one for both the teacher and the students. It makes sense to have the students learn how to actually use a language rather than learn it using a direct method. Furthermore, the methods shown in the lesson planning section show how to make the students more active, and, as a result, more interested in the subject at hand. I definitely like the methods that this course is promoting.
Finally, the tutor that I received was absolutely amazing. She has been doing ESL teaching for a long time, and it showed through her feedback, and advice. When I had a questions she was able to give an informative answer within a reasonable amount of time. Likewise, when it came to marking assignments she did so very efficiently, and left a lot of useful feedback. She provided comments on my assignments about ideas that I may have overlooked, or would provide me with an alternative method that I could use in the future.
Overall, I had an amazing experience with this course, and feel confident in the skills that this 100-hour online course has taught me. I would gladly recommend this course to anyone else that is interested in teaching English as a second language.

Review by Andrew, January 3, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have to say that I was very impressed with the course. I was a bit skeptical at first because I’m a Ph.D. engineering graduate student and have never taken an online course before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I initially picked the 100 hr. ontesol course because I noticed that they included modules for grammar and phonology which many other online courses do not include. I’m glad that I got the chance to re-learn these English basics in preparation for teaching. The three modules were very thorough and interesting. The lesson planning portion of the methodology module was practical and I expect will be highly useful when I start teaching. My tutor got back to me with insightful feedback very quickly throughout the course and the admin were very responsive as well. Everything was well organized and I really have no complaints. I highly recommend ontesol if you’re serious about teaching English well.

Review by Matthew, January 22, 2012

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

Even though I received my MA in English Linguistics, I still did not feel qualified enough to teach ESL when I was employed by a language academy here in the states. Therefore, I looked for an online TESOL certification program. After reading the reviews for OnTesol, I decided to go with them. I think overall the program was fine. It has been a few months since I completed the program and I do not remember much of what I did. What I found to be the most helpful though was the feedback I received from the instructor who was assigned to work with me. She was quick to respond to my emails and she provided me with very useful comments. If you need to get a 100-hour certificate, I think this program is a good choice. However, you will not actually learn until you are in the classroom.

Review by Alex, January 30, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have had a great experience with OnTESOL’s 100-hour online program, and would definitely recommend OnTESOL to anyone looking for online TESOL certificate programs. When looking into online TESOL certificate courses, I found that there were a lot of options, and it was difficult to choose one. Upon seeing that OnTESOL’s certificate is one of the only (if not the only) certificates accredited by the UK Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses. While that may not mean much to some, the fact that it was accredited at all made it stand out. So, I read the reviews on http://www.teflcoursereview.com/ and found a number of very positive reviews. I also specifics about the course, that it teaches and tests on grammar, phonology, and methodology, as well as teaching about general learning skills. Not only do they teach you about those things, they teach you how to teach and incorporate them into lessons.
Well, my long and arduous search for the best online course was worthwhile in the end, since I definitely made the right choice with OnTESOL. My tutor was very responsive, helpful, and positive. Also, the texts are generally very clear and practical, teaching you things you will actually use. The learning skills reminded me that learning itself is a skill, one that you can improve on. The sections on grammar and phonology were clear and informative. I have always had above-average knowledge of the English language and general linguistics, so I didn’t expect to learn much from those two sections. However, I was pleasantly surprised to learn all that I did in those two sections. As for the methodology course, they teach you how to make complete lessons plans that integrate the communicative method, showing you how to do it from the ground up. I have been teaching in different areas over the past few years, and still I learned all sorts of new and interesting things about teaching English as well as teaching in general. Along the way, my tutor, Danielle, was always there to answer any and all questions I had in regards to each section, explaining clearly and informatively, and responding in a timely manner.

With my experience in mind, I would definitely recommend this course and OnTESOL in general to anyone looking for the best online TESOL learning experience.

Review by Saad, March 7, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

The 100 hour course provided me with a great introduction to teaching methodology. I’ve learnt so much about how to design lesson plans, as well as how to connect with students on a very real level. The best part was having a tutor that was very accessible and provided feedback in a timely manner that helped me improve my understanding of the field of English language instruction. I would definitely recommend this course for any looking to make a start in the field.

Review by Robert Gardener, April 2, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

From start to finish, from administrators to instructors, I was deeply impressed with the 250-hour diploma program, and so glad I selected it. The course in its entirety was intelligently designed by an experienced group of educators. Everything about its organization seemed to flow smartly, and I could feel my depth of knowledge and capacity grow with the completion of each chapter and module. The resources provided with the course were copious and tremendously helpful — a veritable treasure trove of information for continuous reference for teachers. My instructor/tutor was really good, her experience and capability clear throughout. She was always there with the right insight and suggestion for how to improve my thought process and lesson planning. In sum, I would recommend this course to anyone.

Review by John, April 12, 2012

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

This was a very good 100-hour distance-learning course. I want people to know that the reason there are so many reviews for Ontesol is because after you finish the course, they kindly request that you publish a review on this site. I think this is rather important information for people who decide which course to take based on this website.

The 100 hour course itself is 3 modules of 60-100 page PDFs that you must read through and then complete specific assignments. There are no videos or multimedia, but the true strength of the course lies in the tutors. My tutor always responded within 24 hours and even during the weekends. The feedback was genuinely helpful and comprehensive.

This course does have decent standards as they don’t simply hand out the certificate. You must pass every assignment and all 3 modules to receive the cert. With that said, this is a very decent distance-learning course, however, without the in-person practicum, its value is weakened.

In terms of qualifications, generally many employers will not consider online certificates, or courses without a practical component. This course can deepen your understanding of the theory of TESOL, but it is generally not what employers are seeking in their teaching candidates. My conclusion is: base your decision on whether you are using this course to deepen your knowledge of TESOL, or to actually augment your qualifications. If it is the latter, I would explore some other options with a practical component (maybe even their 250-hour course?)

Review by Jordan, May 15, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

This course was quite comprehensive. After taking this course, one can feel confident that they have at least the BASE level skills necessary to be an ESL teacher. The three modules all cover the necessary aspects, including grammar, phonology, and methodology. One may find the phonemes quite helpful in future classes, as surprisingly enough, quite a few teachers do not seem to know them.

The methodology was particularly helpful in my case. It provides a basic template for you to apply your chosen topic to, and this will allow you to structure your future classes upon this template. This is especially good for those with little or no experience teaching, as it gives them the framework to base the class upon.

I believe that this is one of the best online certifications for TESOL that you can find. The fact that it’s recognized by ACTDEC, was one of the reasons that I decided to go with this particular course. The tutor was quite helpful as well, providing plenty of in-depth feedback on each lesson and constructive criticism which I believe will be quite helpful in my future course formulations.

Review by Maria Ella Narita, June 9, 2012

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I started the course without much idea on how it it was going to be. But when I saw the materials, I said to myself, “This gonna be like real!” I chose OnTesol as I felt and understood from the start that it is something good. Modular questions or assignments or tasks that led to self-awareness for better understanding of what you want when you are in a class or when you have your own class.

The teachers are not simply commenting on assignments but they really give options on how to correct them. You can really feel that you are connected with your tutors and that will give you much delight. You will not mind when you are corrected because by these corrections you will come up with a better work.

I am very glad to have taken OnTesol TESOL and TEYL courses and I know I will feel so great and proud once our postman bring in my certificates.

So, without any doubt, I strongly recommend OnTesol TESOL and TEYL studies as part of your teaching ambition.

Review by Karen Melton, July 24, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

The 100-hour online TESOL course from Ontesol was exactly what I was looking for in terms of curriculum, instructor support, and value. The course has a great balance between theory and production. The grammar and phonology module provided great, in-depth review, and the methodology module gave me the opportunity to put what I was learning into practice by writing actual lesson plans. My tutor was very thorough and enthusiastic in his feedback, and answered my e-mails quickly. Having completed the course, I feel much more confident in my abilities to plan lessons and work with my students.

Review by Levi, July 25, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

When I first thought about taking an online TESOL class, I was swamped by all the different companies. I decided to go with ONTESOL after reading the reviews on this site and I am glad I did. The program has given me the basics needed to succeed in an ESL classroom. My tutor was very helpful with feedback on my assignments and has helped me improve to a higher level. I leave for South Korea in two weeks, thank you ONTESOL!

Review by Kathleen, July 31, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

This online course is an excellent introduction to the world of TESOL teaching. The instructors took the time, through written feedback, to explain each step of the lesson planning and implementation process. The turn around time for assignments was quick which allows students to continue their readings and other work at a steady pace.

I strongly recommend both the TESOL and TEYL courses.

Review by Michael Smith, September 23, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

The course was challenging and the mentoring was excellent. I thought
that I had a good grasp of the English language. I was surprised to
learn how little I knew. I am much more confident now. The materials
will certainly come in handy when I need to teach a grammar point or
any other language skill. I would recommend this course to anyone
needing TEFL certification.

Review by Bahar Koluksuz, October 10, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Being educated in English immersion and having spoken English through most of my life, I never knew I had so much to learn until I took the Ontesol Course.

The good old English grammar has changed since the last time I was at school and I was left dumbfounded of the amount of work I had to do. I am so glad I did, because within weeks of starting the course I found a job as an ESL teacher. I had a wonderful tutor who was sincere, knowledgeable and patient with me. He replied in no time and was very much interested in my lesson plans.

Oh yes, those lesson plans are amazing, it is not possible not to learn if you do those plans right. I am implementing them in my class every time and I get so many positive remarks from the management as well as from my students. Highly recommended course.

Review by Dan J, November 1, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

This was the first time I’d taken an online course, and I have to say I was very impressed. The three sections are very well thought out and the material is extensive. Before taking the course I was completely unsure of myself as a teacher of foreign languages. Afterwards, I felt confident and prepared to start teaching English in Korea. I think the practicum part was probably the most useful to me. For sure the online portion of the course was useful and I still refer back to the material today. For any first time teachers though, the hardest part is just getting up in front of people and feeling relaxed enough that the students feel relaxed and can learn. That is what the practicum portion of this course gave me – the ability to feel comfortable in front of the class.

This class has everything needed to make you into a good teacher, take it seriously and accept the constructive criticism with an open mind and you will be able to take the materials and lessons with you no matter where you go.

Review by Marc Weber, November 13, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the 100 hour course in order to fulfill my qualification requirements for my job in South Korea.

This… this is simply a rock-solid program. The course material is extremely thorough, the feedback was very fast (within 24 hours) and also greatly helpful. I feel like I am already running out of positive adjectives to describe how fantastic ONTESOL is. But remember, you’ve got to put the work in!

All in all, if you want a reliable, fairly priced, exceptional introduction into the world of ESL… look no further than ONTESOL.

Review by Darrell McReynolds, January 9, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The ONTESOL 100 hour course is very detailed and informative to bring an ESL teacher up to a competent and well prepared instructor.

I found the material to be extremely organised with the right flow for learning. Grammer and pronounciation, with the associated phonics, was a good foundation for the upcoming lesson plans. I expecially liked the reading and clasroom management sections, where I’m able to apply them into my future role as an ESL teacher.

Preparing the assignments, including the lesson plans, gave me a good grasp of the material studied for practical applications. It balanced the course from studies to practical use of all subject matter.

I found my tutor, Ainley, to be a strong instructor with a great knowledge of the material and personal experiences as an ESL teacher. She was able to give me valuable insight for approaching the assignments and just as important, presenting the lessons to future students.

I found ONTESOL delivered well above what they advertise and I was very impressed and satisfied with the outcome. The ONTESOL organisation is professional and timely, so the pace of the course met my requirements. I highly recommend ONTESOL as a source for obtaining a TESOL certification and the training needed to meet requirements and skill sets for being an ESL teacher.

Review by Mary Josephine, January 28, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I have really enjoyed the course which was enlightening and challenging. It has given me a better insight to my teaching experience. I found the 250-hour course online extremely well-structured. The theory in the three modules was put into practice by the assignments and by the lesson plans which were thoroughly commented by the tutor. Her feedback was always prompt and very constructive. The whole staff is always there to help whatever your needs are. I am so glad I have taken this course. I strongly recommend it!
Chapeau to Ontesol !

Review by Laura, February 7, 2013

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 33333
Job Placement 22222
Facilities/Resources 33333

The 100 hour course was a really good investment and a good introduction to TESOL. I believe they’ve added a practicum option (20 in class hours), which I didn’t get a chance to do, but I imagine would add a lot to the experience.

The course material was more challenging than I expected, which was a good thing—you are not just paying for a certificate, but for real knowledge. For someone who was quite new to both teaching and ESL, I feel I gained a good introduction to methodology, how to write a lesson plan from scratch, and many good lesson ideas, from games to classroom management. The 100-hr course is not particularly in-depth, but VERY good for learning the basics before doing something like teaching English in South Korea! They are also friendly and helpful recruiters for EPIK.

Review by Ren_Laforge, February 26, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

After personally taking the 250-hour online diploma I have no hesitation in recommending this for a thorough increase in grammar, methodology and phonology proficiency for teaching english second language. The course was well paced, covered a variety of material, and built confidence in being an ESL teacher. Having already 2 years of teaching experience in Korea, I was curious to see how much I could learn from this course. The truth is, the material learned in this course cannot be learned in a classroom. In addition, I took this diploma to open up doors for higher quality teaching positions. And sure enough, a University job came up, that REQUIRED a Tesol and confirmed the value in taking this course.

Review by Matt Piechocki, April 17, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

There’s really nothing negative I can say about Ontesol. I took the 100 hour course, and I was quite happy with my experience.

The lesson plans are neatly and intuitively organized, and allow you to go at your own pace. It was nice to see that usually less-covered areas such as phonology are discussed during the course. At the end of all the chapters there are various review games, including suggestions for actual activities to utilize in the classroom, which is a nice touch.

The tests and quizzes that were given intermittently intermittently did a good job of covering the material, and the instructor I was assigned always graded them in a punctual manner and consistently offered helpful feedback on my assignments.

The comprehensive job placement section is quite impressive as well. All in all, an experience that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking about teaching English around the world.

Review by Adam, May 14, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was more than a little uncertain about what provider to choose for my TESOL certification, but after a lot of research Ontesol was by far the better choice out there. The course was very thorough and gave me the confidence to start a career in teaching English. My tutor was amazing. She helped me with every question I had and responded quickly. When I received her responses and corrections they were always in great detail and provided encouragement. I never felt lost or doubted this course once during the time I spent working on it. Having the knowledge and feeling the level of preparedness that this course provided will be invaluable to my future in teaching English. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested teaching or is currently teaching English abroad.

Review by Soojin, July 15, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

This course was my first online course experience. It was very easy to use, and the tutors were very helpful. I took the 120 hour course, with the TEYL specialization. My tutors were always accessible, and I never felt like they were distant. They gave excellent feedback on all of the assignments and responded very promptly to any questions. Also, I think that the course is very well organized starting from reading/listening/studying tips and then moving onto grammar/phonology and finally ending with lesson plans. I personally don’t have any experience formally teaching so this course has given me resources and confidence to succeed in any future teaching jobs I may have. The only negative thing I would say is that sometimes it takes awhile for the administration team to reply back. However, they are always very nice and helpful, so even that is not a terribly big negative point. I would definitely recommend this program!

Review by Alexander, August 1, 2013

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I had my doubts about an online course, but I worked really hard for my 250-hour Ontesol diploma and learned many new an interesting things. I had already taught abroad for 3 years prior to obtaining my diploma, and I believe that the principles taught in the course have made me a better teacher. The readings are quite thorough. During the practicum, I picked up some advice that I will carry with me in all my future teach endeavours.
I haven’t had a need to use a job placement service yet, so I can’t comment on it.
I would defend this course against naysayers who look down upon online courses. I worked harder that most people whom I spoke to that took in-class courses.

Review by Natalie Diane Deveaux, August 28, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I highly recommend this course. I had 5+ years experience teaching prior to taking it but I had no formal training. I learned so much and am definitely a better teacher now. My student evaluations are noticeably higher than before (and they were good to begin with) and my lesson planning is much more efficient. Everyone I dealt with was professional and knowledgeable. The feedback I received while doing my practicum was particularly helpful. I can imagine that doing an online course is not for everyone but for me (living in Mexico with a newborn) the flexibility was ideal.

Review by Robert Knotz, November 8, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I have been teaching Spanish and French for the past 40 years. Recently, I decided to expand my certification to include English as a second language.

I was pleasantly surprised by the online course presented by Ontesol. It was a much more serious course than I had originally expected. The content deals with past and current educational theories and is very complete, and challenging.

The support from the tutor is invaluable! She is a very well prepared professional who provided very insightful comments and helpful direction through out the course. I would be happy to recommend this course to any of my friends who are thinking of getting certified to teach English.

Review by Daniel, December 9, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I wasn’t quite sure about my deicision to take an online course. Especially, with having a background in Linguistics and over 5 years of teaching experience in Korea. However, I am so glad that I went through with it. The course content covered a large variety of topics and points of concern for most teachers. The tutor was amazing with very good guidance and feedback. The materials and resources provided on the website are more than efficient to help students complete all of the necessary work required to be successful.
I can’t comment much on the practice teaching or job placement because these things weren’t required in my situation. However, I must state as an overall comment, that there is a reason why there are almost 100 positive reviews for this course and they have been in business for over 10 years. If you are looking for an internationally recognized online program no matter where you’re located in the world, then ONTESOL is definitely the way to go.
By: Daniel

Review by Richard A, February 24, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I recently completed the 100-hour online TESOL certificate course, and found the information presented in the course modules to be very helpful. Now, I have some teaching experience, but had no formal training prior to taking this course. My first couple of classes teaching I was winging it, and if I had the knowledge provided in this course it would have been beneficial to my former students’ learning experience.

Apart from the excellent course content, the assigned tutors are a great resource for their insight and feedback. My tutor was Aaron, and the feedback he gave me on my assignments was useful. He pointed out the faults to my approach on my lesson plans and gave me detailed explanations on how to improve them.

Now, I highly recommend this course if you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran. The knowledge gained will be helpful to you and the students you plan to teach. The methodology covered in this course will give you a basic understanding on how to organize your lessons and provide supportive strategies to reach the different types of learners in your classroom. The assignments will help reinforce these concepts and the tutor is there to help if any questions arise.”

Review by Julianne S, April 4, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

OnTesol has been a great experience. The course material was expansive and informative while also being easy to understand. The course was well paced and it all felt well put together. I feel I learned more than I could have hoped to gain from a purely online course. This was a fantastic experience.
My tutor was probably the best part of the course. My tutor was an excellent source of feedback and support. She was always reachable and assisted in any concern I might have had. My tutor was Danielle and she was amazing in every respect, providing feedback to my submissions and guidance for what was approaching.
Highly recommend this course. I can only speak as a rookie in this respect. If you’re uncertain with what course provider to go with OnTesol is amazing!

Review by Paul, May 25, 2014

Overall Rating 33333
Course Content 33333
Practice Teaching 11111
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I took the 100 hour course and was less enthustiastic at the end than some others. While the material was in general pretty good, and I thought the methodologies solid, I had some issues with the way the courses were structured and laid out. I did like the online aspect of it and the ability to self-pace. That worked well for me as I have a bit of a crazy schedule. Also the tutor was good given the limitations of the interactions we were able to have. One thing I appreciated was the availability of the tutor and the quick response as far as questions and feedback. That will serve me well as a teacher as I came to appreciate how important that is to students. The hardest part for me was the practical side of it and being able to feel comfortable in front of a classroom full of people I couldn’t communicate perfectly with.

Review by Paul Cina, June 1, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I had done a fair amount of research online before choosing ontesol for my ESL certification and am delighted with my choice. The course was both intensive and rich in vital information delivered in an easy to digest fashion. Their e-books are comprehensive with countless in-depth lesson plans and a great review of the grammar I use daily but had “forgotten.” My tutor, Aaron, was awesomely enthusiastic about teaching and with that, I was gifted to his insights regarding how to best do it through kindly constructive criticism coming at me promptly as we worked through each lesson and lesson plan. Although my 100 hour course did not include actual teaching practice (they do encourage you to take the additional 20 hour practicum, if you feel it necessary), with the confidence I have gained from the course, I felt at ease in my few days volunteering in front of a group of restless kids. That said, I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to teach English as a second language

Review by Steve Hanson, July 26, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the 250 hour course. It is an excellent course but it is a lot of work! You learn a lot but you need to be self-motivated and disciplined to get through it. Grammar, lesson planning, teaching styles, all are covered in detail. The practice teaching section was very valuable, with detailed feed-back and suggestions for improvement.

Review by Faith, October 4, 2014

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

After looking over all my options for getting certified online, I chose Ontesol because I really love how they give you the option of doing practicum wherever you live. I wasn’t able to travel anywhere to do practicum, so this option was really great for me. However, because I was in a bit of a time crunch, I chose to NOT do the practicum, which really seemed like a waste. If I would’ve known I wasn’t going to do it, I think I would’ve picked a less expensive course. Anyways, here are some more details:

Likes: It’s online and is fairly cheap if you choose to do the practicum. Like I said though, I didn’t. The course was fairly easy until you got to the lesson plan section. I liked the fact that it was difficult though. I think this makes you a better teacher. The information was helpful, and as someone who has spoken English all her life, I still learned a lot about English. My tutors were there for me if I needed them, and always gave me feedback.

Dislikes: The punctuation errors in the lessons kind of put me off at first. I am by no means perfect at this, but I thought that since they are supposed to be teaching us how to teach English, the errors would’ve been nonexistent. This made me a little afraid that I hadn’t chosen a reputable company. I’m just a nerd about that kind of stuff though.

Overall: As far as I know, this course is reputable and does require work. You can’t just fly by it. But if you’re not going to do the teaching practicum, there are other strong options to consider.

Review by Kristen P., October 16, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I recently completed the online 120 TESOL course offered by OnTesol. I decided to take the course because of the positive reviews on this website.
I was not disappointed. The course material in all three major modules( grammar, phonology and methodology) was informative and thorough. The tutors provided useful feedback, and always had my assignments marked ( with comments) within 24 hours. I felt like the organization was interested in providing ESL teachers with the best training possible. The lesson plan information and practice while at times challenging, was also very useful. I feel better prepared to begin working as an ESL teacher now that I’ve completed the course.
Also it’s great that you can arrange for in-class practicums through OnTesol as well. Overall, I was very pleased with my experience and would recommend OnTesol for anyone looking for TESOL certification.

Review by Andrea, October 28, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I completed the 120-hour TESOL program in August (2014). The main reason I chose this program was because they also offer a 250-hour program that is recognized by TESL Canada. I feel like I got my money’s worth, with a good grammar review, introduction to phonetics, and lots of practice on designing lessons. The tutors were really great! Even though we only communicated by email, they quickly answered any questions I had. I think my favorite part of this program was the feedback I got on my assignments. You could tell that the tutors really knew their stuff, and had lots of teaching experience! Right now, I’m working on getting an ESL job in Korea. If that works out, i know I’ll be referencing my course material as I get into the ESL teaching groove!

Review by Maedith, October 30, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I completed the 250 hour on-line course with OnTesol. I found it both rigorous and stimulating. The quality of the instruction is very high as is the standard of work expected from students . Both my on-line and practicum tutors were very knowledgeable and responded to questions in a timely and professional manner. I most appreciated the quality of the feedback I received from both of them. Comments were focused and well communicated. I was not only told what need to be worked on, but also how to do it. This kind of feedback allowed me to reflect and grow in understanding. In the practicum lessons were deconstructed and reviewed in a positive manner with suggestions always being given for improvement or further reflection. It was always clear what the target outcomes were and I felt supported in reaching them.

I highly recommend this course. You’ll learn so much about the English language & how to teach it.

Review by Jolie Huang, November 24, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve recently completed the 250-hour TESOL diploma training program with Coventry House International and I would strongly recommend it to you if you are considering taking an online training course for your TESOL certification. The program is delivered in a systematic manner and I would say that the feedbacks from the instructor are very valuable and insightful! The training, for me, is not only a great professional development opportunity for my teaching career, it could also be applied to any field in terms of the enhancement of communication skills with speakers of limited English. This is literally one of the best online program I’ve had in my life and no doubt that it was a great experience!

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