SeriousTEFL courses are the most technologically advanced online programs in the industry and we were the first to offer the courses exclusively online. Designed and implemented by experienced teachers whom have traveled and taught in various countries, subjects and levels. Our programs' practical applications aim directly at the core of what is needed for you to become an effective ESL teacher. This is accomplished by offering the initial know-how and confidence which is imperative for teaching your very first class and continuously building from this platform throughout your teaching career. Our modules and syllabus have been intensely scrutinized and applied to ensure maximum coverage of all topics, techniques and strategies. Each module covers all relatable material as well as instruct the student of the necessary tools in order to teach effectively. Graduates that complete our course refer back to the lessons and tips consistently when adding to their abilities and the overall classroom dynamic. Our courses are accepted and endorsed by over 7,000 schools and educational establishments worldwide via the International Alliance of Teachers and Employers delegation.
We shall consider granting a partial scholarship to individual whom are experiencing financial hardship.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Online TEFL Courses accepted as opposed to in-house?
There is a lot that can be said about this issue but we will try to address it as brief as we possibly can. First, we need to ask the following questions:
Did living in caves prove to be better shelter than manmade homes?
Were horse driven buggies better than cars?
Was communicating via Telegraph better than the Telephone?
Is corresponding via letters/postal mail better than email?
Is getting the news via newspapers better than through Television or the Internet?
Is searching for information via Encyclopedias better than using the Internet?
Human advancement from their old approaches to new versions have always been opposed by those afraid of change and technology based improvements. There are rumors that schools worldwide do not recognize TEFL type online degrees. This is almost a completely insignificant proclamation, because presently they only account for less than 1% of all educational establishments worldwide and this is decreasing every day. Online education in general, today is the norm as opposed to the exception. Degrees of all variance and levels are being obtained online, including ones even of higher education caliber and are widely accepted in this global world.
All companies that offer in-house courses also offer online, therefore this debate is moot since they themselves recognize the need for it.
Well-structured TEFL online courses:
are by far cheaper
do not require traveling
are convenient and can be taken at the student’s own pace
if the syllabus and site is user-friendly as well as technologically advanced (such as live timed exams), they thus can be completely comparable to in-house.
What is the difference between TEFL, TESOL, CELTA etc. courses?
There are no major differences. They are just referring to a slightly different meaning and thus a different acronym. However, they all refer to the same original acronym and course; TEFL “Teach English as a Foreign Language” CELTA is the original and at one time was the Cadillac of all courses but as teaching abroad has changed, the curriculum for CELTA has not and is now outdated but yet still overpriced..
Do I really need TEFL in order to teach abroad?
Yes. In recent years this has become the biggest change in the market as now almost all schools across the board require TEFL certification and that even includes teachers who have a teaching certification in their country of birth because TEFL is a specialization. It is required for both native and non-native speakers. Not only do the schools require it, various countries request this from the schools for VISA and immigration purposes. Therefore, TEFL degrees have become mandatory and this includes even if you have other highly regarded credentials. Additionally many schools will not even consider candidates for their vacant positions who do not have such TEFL type degrees.
Are SeriousTEFL courses recognized?
Yes. Due to our excellent reputation amongst International Employers, Educational Agencies and Associations for the past 8 years, SeriousTEFL is recognized by employers worldwide including hundreds which directly accept our Certification via our job board and sister site seriousteachers.com
Why would I choose your courses?
There are several reasons to take our course as opposed to others.
We are the only ones whom offer completely automated courses in the industry. All lessons are programmed which allow you to systematically advance once you complete them, including the mid-term and final exams which are also automated for grading. This makes them the most user friendly TEFL courses in the market.
Our courses are the only ones that will give you practical lessons and strategies that you can actually use in the classroom and not just in theory.
These courses were developed by ESL teachers with over 100 years of combined teaching experience for various levels, ages and countries, including the founders of SeriousTeachers.com. Their wide range of knowledge is embedded in every section of these courses.
Immediate recognition by thousands of schools that advertise with us making job placement inevitable.
Many competitors have accreditation solely through membership based payments which do not include any legitimate oversight nor offer any value when trying to obtain a job.
We are the only company in the industry with an exclusive and authentic job board. Other companies offering job assistance actually just go to other job boards and place them on their board.
Impeccable customer service, after-sales service and troubleshooting.
Unquestionable and authentic student testimonials on our homepage.
How long are these courses?
Our Certificate program is 60 hours and our Diploma program is 120 hours.
Should I take the 60 Hour Certificate or the 120 Hour Diploma
This area is up to each individual teacher. Many schools accept either but some institutions do require over 100 hours as they prefer to see the teacher has been fully trained. It is a good idea to decide which countries and the type of positions you are applying for in order to reach a conclusion in this area. As you can see by examining the study modules and what they include; both courses are very complete. The 60-hour course offers a Certificate and the 120-hour course offers a Diploma. The degree that you receive upon completion will indicate as such. The Certificate course studies all the base modules in order to be prepared to teach ESL. The Diploma course includes the same modules as the Certificate but also covers 6 extra modules and focuses on specific areas such as teaching Business English and ESL for Children. With the Diploma course there is also one additional exam.
Do you assist with Job Placement after graduation?
Yes. Simultaneously, with your SeriousTEFL registration you have the option of submitting your profile/resume to SeriousTeachers.com in which, you can start applying for all available jobs as well as all employers will examine your resume. We are the most efficient and popular job site in the market. Our unique state-of-the-art website enables employers to find the teachers they are looking for and teachers to find the jobs they desire. By completing our Certificate or Diploma course, this increases your potential and expands your credentials. Employers on our site are alerted of your SeriousTEFL Certification on your individual profile.
How much do SeriousTEFL courses cost?
The price of the 60-hour Certificate course is $185 US.
The price of the 120-hour Diploma course is $245 US.
What are your payment options?
We offer a variety of online payment systems including Credit Card, PayPal and we also accept Western Union or Bank Wire Transfer.
Once I make payment, how soon can I begin my course?
Access to the course if paid by Credit Card would be within 12 hours. If by Western Union or Bank Wire Transfer, it would be upon receipt of payment. You must inform us via email that the payment has been dispatched.
How would I receive a Soft Copy & Hard Copy of my degree? Soft Copy: Upon graduation, you must inform us via email requesting a Soft Copy of your degree(Electronic version). A Soft Copy is acceptable worldwide by 99% of institutions.
Hard Copy: This a an added and complementry service. We will issue a Hard Copy of your degree(free of charge) and mail it via an Airmail International Postal Service to the provided address on file. In order to maintain this course affordable, the above service does not offer a tracking number. You must allow up to 30 days for its delivery. For countries with an unreliable postal service, students must arrange thier own courier service at their own expense.
How can I verify that my degree has been issued and is registered?
Anyone can verify the authenticity of SeriousTEFL issued Certificates and Diplomas by entering the following link and introducing the Graduate ID located at the bottom left corner of the corresponding Certificate or Diploma: https://www.seriousteachers.com/TEFL/verify/ This link can also be used by future employers as verification.
How can I obtain a copy of my course transcript?
After successfull completion of your course and its corresponding confirmation, you may enter the following page and use the provided Graduate Id to retreive your transcript: https://www.seriousteachers.com/TEFL/verify/
Upon successful confirmation and receipt of your payment(please allow between 1 to 8 hours), you will receive an email where you will be able to Register for your corresponding course in which you have already paid for.
Once you have successfully registered, you will receive an Activation Email.
You will then be able to Login, activate and begin your course.
You have up to one month to complete the Certificate course and up to two months for the Diploma course. Extensions can be granted upon request.
Upon successful completion of your course, an original copy of your TEFL Certificate or Diploma will be mailed to your address as provided. The arrival period is estimated between 10 to 30 days depending on the country of its destination.
A soft copy(scan) of your TEFL Certificate or Diploma can be sent to your email upon request.
English Language Instructors Wanted in Ma’anshan, China
James English Language and Arts Training School Ma’anshan City, Anhui Province, China We are seeking 6 energetic, creative, and professional English Language Instructors to join our team as soon as possible.
JOB DESCRIPTION 20-22 teaching hours/week; flexible office hours Every class meets for 2 lessons (2 teaching hours) per week All weekly classes meet at one location, our flagship center Expected to teach evenings and weekends Learner ages: 3 - 12 years-old One to two days off per week Class sizes: 10 - 15 students
OUR REQUIREMENTS A flexible ”can do” attitude, a thirst for learning, and an adaptable approach to working Bachelor’s degree and an internationally recognized 120-hour TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA. American, UK, Australian, Irish, Canadian, New Zealand, or South African citizenship Able to communicate with learners whose first language is not English Passion for working with young children Clean criminal background report To be at least 21 years-old In good health
HIGHLY DESIRABLE QUALITIES Background in acting, singing, dancing, painting, video production Speaks foreign languages Teaching experience
WE PROVIDE Reimbursement of 50% of round-trip airfare awarded at completion of contract 9,000 CNY (1,350 USD) monthly salary Private or shared furnished apartment Post-entry residence permit fees Contract completion bonus 12 months’ employment Teacher referral bonuses Learner renewal bonuses Chinese work (”Z”) visa Marketing incentives 20 days paid holiday Overtime on request Cultural excursions Accident insurance Upward mobility Solid curriculum Demo bonuses Robust training Airport pickup Small classes Like what you see? Send your resume to us! Our Academic Director will schedule an interview with you!
ESL Teachers wanted in Chengdu, China - Competitive Salary
Company Information Name: International Institution of Education (i2) Nature: Chinese-Foreign Joint Venture Head Office Located: Chengdu (28 campuses), the biggest English education company in Chengdu Cities with Branches: Chengdu, Mianyang, Luzhou, Changsha, Guiyang, Liupanshui, Kaili, Chongqing, Kunming, Xiamen, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Nanning, Shenzhen, Nanchang, Xi’an, Haikou Programs: Language, Arts, P.E., Corporate Training, Overseas Business, Technology&Innovation, Family Education, etc Company Vision: Leading the Way in Education for Our Youth.
Job description 1. Job title: English Teacher; 2. Provide English course to students of all ages (2 to 12 mainly); 3. Give demonstration classes to new and prospective students and participate in marketing activities; 4. Attend weekly meetings, trainings, workshops and do all required paperwork (lesson plans, study plans, activity planning, etc.); 5. Handle class sizes from 4-6; 6. 5 working days per week, available (must work )on weekend; 7. Working hours per week: 35 (30 Classes + non-teaching); each class is 40 minutes long
Benefits Package 1. Basic salary: 16,000+ RMB per month (before tax); 2. Bonus system a. Contract completion bonus: Up to 15,000 RMB; b. Bonus for new teacher recommendation; c. Overtime pay: 150 RMB per extra class taught, e. Bonus for performance：up to 6000 RMB per quarter; 3. Allowance system a. Housing allowance: 2,000 RMB per month; b. Flight allowance: 6,000 RMB on the completion of contract; c. Sign-in allowance：6,000 RMB paid in the first paycheck (Once only); 4. Other benefits a. Visa support: provide legal residence permit; b. Medical &Accident insurance; c. Paid holiday: 15 days public holiday +10 days annual leave; d. Nursing Leave：5 days(Only for male teachers) e. Maternity Leave: 90 days f. Professional training: TEFL in China; g. Opportunities for promotion; h. Mandarin course; i. Airport pick-up, free hotel upon arrival, team building, etc.
Requirements 1. Native English speaker only; 2. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and majored in education preferred; 3. At least 2 years related experience with reference letter; 4. TEFL/TESOL certificate preferred; 5. 22 to 45 years old Contact me: Mido Wang firstname.lastname@example.org
ECE, English, Social Studies, Chemistry Jobs in SH
Openings are all in Shanghai at various schools including ECE Teacher, Preschool/Kindergarten English Teacher, ES/MS English Teacher, English Literature Teacher, English Writing Teacher, Social Studies Teacher and Chemistry Teacher.
I: ECE - 5 yrs old A prestigious International and local Kindergarten in Shanghai is looking for ECE Homeroom teachers to teach 5 years old children.
Requirement: • Minimum BA degree • Native English-Country Speaker • Major in teaching or education is preferred • 2 years of teaching experience. • Non-criminal record
Responsibilities: 1.Teach English and Math 2. Work as a homeroom teacher to manage the entire classroom 3. Build up relationship with parents, write communication book and have parent meetings. 4. Assess Children’s development and write reports for all the student in the class 5. Prepare for open day activity 6. Participate in school-wide event
Contract Term: August 15, 2019 to June 30, 2020 (renewable based on performance) Working Hour: 8am to 4pm
Compensation and Benefits: Salary: Minimum 20,000RMB monthly Bonus: Based on performance Medical Insurance: Covered through out the whole year up to 8400RMB. Holiday: 3 weeks in Christmas and 1.5 weeks in summer. Airline allowance: A round-way ticket from Shanghai to home city up to 12,000RMB Leaves: 7 days paid sick leave Professional Development: 3 opportunities per year and other team building activities.
II: Preschool and Kindergarten English Teacher A famous International Pre-School and Kindergarten in Shanghai is looking for English teachers. Here all classes are led by native English speakers with the assistance of Chinese teaching assistants.
Position Summary: Teach kids from 2-6 with a large variety of activities and classes, including English, Math, Science, Construction, Story time, Gross Motor, Ball Games, Show and Tell, Music, Guided Play, World Exploration, Theater and Baking.
Requirements: • Minimum BA degree • Native English-country speaker • Over two years of teaching experience. • Non-criminal record • Good manners and love to work with little kids • TEFL/TESOL/CELTA holders will be first considered
Responsibilities: 1. Teach daily class to kids aged from 2-6. 2. Work as a homeroom teacher to manage the entire classroom 3. Set and finish annual teaching plans 4. Organize the performance for Christmas and Promotion Day 5. Participate in school-wide event like parent conference and celebration activities, parties etc.
Contract Term: August, 2019 to June, 2020 (renewable based on performance)
Compensation and Benefits: • Salary: 12,000-15,000RMB monthly taxable • Bonus: 5,000RMB if returns • Medical Insurance: covered by school. • Holiday: Spring holidays, Christmas, Chinese holidays and three weeks in August. • Leaves: 3 days paid sick leave. • Housing allowance: 6,000RMB monthly
III: ES/MS English Teacher A prestigious local school in Shanghai is looking for English teachers for ES (grade 1-5) and MS (6- 8) international divisions.
Requirement: : • Minimum BA degree • Native English-Country Speaker • Major in teaching or education is a plus • 2 years of teaching experience. • Non-criminal record • Good team player • An outgoing personality • Able to handle pressure • Love children and education
Responsibilities: 1. Teach English, Music, Science, Arts etc. 2. Teach 22 classes (35 minutes per) weekly. 3. Design and prepare lesson based on the school curriculum. 4. Attend professional development or team meeting with PRC English teacher 5. Participate in school-wide event like parent conference, fields day and celebration activities etc. 6. May need to sub and tutor as needed.
Contract Term: August, 2019 to July, 2020 (renewable based on performance)
Compensation and Benefits: • Salary: net 216,000RMB annual • Bonus: 4,000RMB per semester based on performance • Medical Insurance: teachers are covered by school. • Holiday: Winter and summer holiday follows Chinese school calendar. Extra 2 days at Christmas. • Airline allowance: A round-way ticket from Shanghai to home city up to 10,000RMB for teachers. • Leaves: 6 days paid sick leave per school year. • Housing allowance: 4,000RMB monthly • Transportation allowance: 4,400RMB annual
Horizon Recruitment was founded in 2008. Since then, we have helped thousands of foreign teachers relocate to China. We welcome you to try our services, and we are confident that you will be happy to work with us.
HUIZHOU - Private International School (Ref #: GDHZ-05) Salary: 15000-24000 before tax Subject: Science English Workload: Mon-Fri. Flight: Round trip tickets Accommodation: Free housing Start Date: Currently Hiring
CHANGSHA - Public University (Ref #: HNCS-16) Salary: 8000-10000 Subject: English Workload: 18 classes Flight: 10000 Accommodation: Yes, Fully furnished apartment Start Date: 2018-09-01
HANGZHOU - Private International School (Ref #: ZJHZ-15) Salary: 16000-20000 before tax Subject: English Workload: 16-20 Flight: 8000RMB Accommodation: Free housing Start Date: 2018-09-01
SHANGHAI - Private Training School - Children (Ref #: SH-33) Salary: 14000 Subject: English Workload: 25 hours+15 office hours Flight: 3000 Accommodation: housing allowance Start Date: 2018-09-01
TAIZHOU, JIANGSU - Private Training School - Children (Ref #: JSTZ-02) Salary: 14200-15200 before tax Subject: English Workload: 25 hours+15 office hours Flight: 6000 Accommodation: housing allowance Start Date: 2018-07-01
DALIAN - Private Training School - Children (Ref #: LNDL-14) Salary: 21000 Subject: English Workload: 22-25 teaching hrs+10 office hours Accommodation:1000 housing allowance Bonus: 12000RMB Start Date: Currently Hiring
NANJING - Private Training School - Children (Ref #: JSNJ-21) Salary: 14000-18000 after tax Subject: English Workload: 20 class hour+ 12 office hour Flight: 8000 Accommodation: housing allowance Start Date: Currently Hiring
SHANGHAI - Private Training School - Kindergarten (Ref #: SH-32) Salary: 23000-25000 Subject: English Workload: Monday to Friday Accommodation: housing allowance Start Date: 2018-08-27
SUZHOU, JIANGSU - Public Primary School (Ref #: JSSZ-13) Salary: 12000-14000 Subject: English Workload: 16 hours Flight: 8000RMB/year Accommodation: free apart. Start Date: 2018-09-01
DALIAN - Private Training School - Children (Ref #: LNDL-04) Salary: 12000-15000 Subject: English Workload: max 20 hrs Flight: 7000RMB Accommodation: Free apartment Start Date: Currently Hiring
XIAMEN - Private Training School - Children (Ref #: FJXM-07) Salary: 15000 Subject: English Workload: 25 hours+15 office hours Flight: 5000 Accommodation: 2000 per month Start Date: Currently Hiring
XIAMEN - Public High School (Ref #: FJXM-08) Salary: 16000-20000 Subject: English Workload: 16 classes Flight: round trip tickets Accommodation: housing allowance Start Date: 2018-09-01
HEFEI - Private International School (Ref #: AHHF-13) Salary: 12000-15000RMB Subject: English Accommodation: Free housing Workload: 24 hrs teaching+8 office hrs Flight: 10000RMB Start Date: 2018-08-01
QUANZHOU - Public High School (Ref #: FJQZ-07) Salary: 12000-15000 Subject: English Workload: 20 classes Flight: round trip tickets Accommodation: Yes, Fully furnished apartment Start Date: 2018-08-20
KUNSHAN - Private International School (Ref #: JSKS-17) Salary: 13000-16000 before tax Subject: English Physics Math Workload: max 25 hrs Flight: 10000 RMB Accommodation: Yes, Fully furnished apartment Start Date: Currently Hiring
ZHENGZHOU - Private International School (Ref #: HNZZ-26) Salary: 16000-20000 Subject: English Workload: Mon-Fri. Flight: round trip tickets Accommodation: Free housing Start Date: Currently Hiring
JINAN - Public University (Ref #: SDJN-12) Salary: 7000-10000 before tax Subject: English Workload: max 18 classes Flight: 8000 RMB Accommodation: Yes, Fully furnished apartment Start Date: Currently Hiring
WENZHOU - Private Training School - Both (Ref #: ZJWZ-07) Salary: 18000-20000 RMB after tax Subject: English Workload: 20 hours + 20 office hours Flight: 5000 Accommodation: Free housing Start Date: Currently Hiring
If you are ready to apply for any jobs through us ,Please send the needed items include the following: 1) TESOL (if available) 2) Resume 3) Highest Degree held 4) Reference Letters 5) Current Photo 6) Copy of Passport To check all jobs , Please visit us at www.horizoneslchina.com Skype us at lynn.horizon wechat us at lynn_esl Email: email@example.com website
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SeriousTEFL courses are the most technologically advanced online programs in the industry and we were the first to offer the courses exclusively online. Designed and implemented by experienced teachers whom have traveled and taught in various countries, subjects and levels. Our programs practical applications aim directly at the core of what is needed for you to become an effective ESL teacher. This is accomplished by offering the initial know-how and confidence which is imperative for teaching your very first class and continuously building from this platform throughout your teaching career. Our modules and syllabus have been intensely scrutinized and applied to ensure maximum coverage of all topics, techniques and strategies. Each module covers all relatable material as well as instruct the student of the necessary tools in order to teach effectively. Graduates that complete our course refer back to the lessons and tips consistently when adding to their abilities and the overall classroom dynamic. Our courses are accepted and endorsed by over 7,000 schools and educational establishments worldwide via the International Alliance of Teachers and Employers delegation.website