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 partner schools and educational establishments worldwide via the International Alliance of Teachers and Employers delegation.
Techniques for Teaching Comprehension
Techniques for Teaching Pronunciation &; Vocabulary
Techniques for Expressing Ideas to English from any language
Techniques for Teaching Idioms
Teaching Techniques for Writing
How to find & teach your own students(private accounts)
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 10 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 Diploma program is 120 hours.
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 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 120-hour Diploma course is 245 USD.
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 Diplomas by entering the following link and introducing the Graduate ID located at the bottom left corner of the corresponding 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 two months to complete the Diploma course. Extensions can be granted upon request.
Upon successful completion of your course, an original hard copy of your TEFL 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 Diploma can be sent to your email upon request.
Experienced English, Math, Science Teachers wanted in China
We are a prestigious International Educational Institute and one of the largest private education suppliers in China. We are looking for committed enthusiastic teachers who want to make a difference. Hailiang Foreign Language High School is 20 minutes from Hangzhou and 90 minutes from Shanghai.
Responsibilities: 1. English teacher: ● teach IGCSE English as a second Language in High School to 15-18 years old students. ● assist students in preparing for IGCSE and IELTS examinations. 2. primary school math or science teacher: ● teach Cambridge primary math or science to ESL students of age 6-11. ● assist students in preparing for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint. 3. high school physics teacher: ● teach IGCSE and/or A-level physics to ESL students of age 15-18. ● assist students in preparing for IGCSE and/or A-level physics examinations. 4. high school math teacher: ● teach IGCSE and/or A-level math to ESL students of age 15-18. ● assist students in preparing for IGCSE and/or A-level math examinations.
Benefits: ● no agents, deal direct with us ● starting September 2018 ● maximum 20 students per class ● maximum 4 x 45 minute periods per day ● 20,000 RMB minimum monthly (salary varies depending on experience and qualifications) ● walk to work; free furnished accommodation on campus ● winter and summer vacation entitlement. ● 10 day working week followed by 4 days off ● tuition discount for employees’ children in any Hailiang School. ● holiday gifts. ● airfare reimbursement, Chinese work Visa, and free medical insurance provided.
Qualifications: 1.English teacher: ● bachelor’s degree and TEFL, CELTA with post qualification experience. ● teacher’s license (PGCE) holder is preferred. ● IGCSE/IELTS teaching experience in high school is preferred. 2.primary school math or science teacher: ● bachelor’s degree or above in math/science/engineering or related major. ● teacher’s license (PGCE) holder is preferred. ● teaching experience in Primary school is preferred. 3.high school physics teacher: ● bachelor’s degree in physics/engineering or related major. ● teacher’s license (PGCE) holder is preferred. ● IGCSE/A-level teaching experience in high school is preferred. 4. high school math teacher: ● bachelor’s degree in math or related major. ● teacher’s license (PGCE) holder is preferred. ● IGCSE/A-level teaching experience in high school is preferred.
How to apply ● Submit your CV, qualifications, references and photograph/introductory video to:
ECE, English, Math, PE, Art, Chemistry Jobs in Shanghai
Openings are all in Shanghai at various schools including ECE Teacher, DP/MYP Math/Physics/Economics 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.
One of the top local Chinese Secondary School’s International Division is looking for DP/MYP Math, DP/MYP Physics & Chemistry, DP/MYP Eco-nomics, DP/MYP English to teach their international students who are 12-18 years old.
Requirement: • Native English-Country Speaker. • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (or above), education major, or with teacher Certificate or TEFL Certificate for MYP History or MYP Geography. • Solid communication skills and being punctual. • Being passionate with education and wanting to grow professionally.
Responsibilities: 1. Plan and teach lessons following the IB curricula that differentiate for individual student needs and support students whose first language is not English. 2. Use a wide range of technologies and creative teaching styles. 3. Regularly contribute to curriculum planning and development including interdisciplinary units of work and the development of trans-disciplinary skills. 4. Plan with colleagues to deliver effective team teaching when possible. 5.Develop assessment tasks following IB guidelines and use a wide range of formative assessment tools. 6. Supervise IBMYP personal projects and IBDP extended essays. 7. Attend regular curriculum planning and student progress meetings. 8. Keep parents informed about student progress and attending parent meetings.
Contract Term: September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Working Hour: 8am to 4pm
Compensation and Benefits: • Salary: 180,000-250,000 RMB yearly before tax. • Bonus: One-month bonus for first contract renewal. Two months for second. • Holiday: All the holidays stipulated by Chinese laws and regulations, Christmas holiday. • Medical insurance: Basic medical insurance for inpatient treatment and accidental injury insurance for teachers. • Housing allowance: Housing provided on campus.
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 • An outgoing personality • 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.
SeriousTEFL 120-hour Diploma Program, Your Gateway to Teaching Abroad
18,000 GRADUATES STRONG
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 8,000 schools and educational establishments worldwide via the International Alliance of Teachers and Employers delegation.website