About Harvest TESOL
“To enable qualified individuals with skills necessary to teach English as a Second Language effectively, help them to achieve excellence in teaching, and provide them with vast knowledge to feel confident and resourceful.”
Our TESOL certification program covers all the necessary skills for a teacher to be prepared to either teach at accredited language schools in the US or anywhere abroad.
When you sign up for our program you are getting the best certified instructors with a MA in TESOL from a university, will attend classes in one of our campuses which has a state-of-the-art facility, centrally located, and accredited.
The program is 40-hour in class and 60 hours of assignments and readings. The combination of being in class and self-studying will give you the classroom experience and the knowledge to be successful in teaching. You will also be able to observe a minimum of 4 hours of actual classes and supervised practicum of at least 6 hours, these are mandatory hours, but they can be extended without extra charges if the new teacher feels that they need more hands on training.
Learn how to teach English as a second Language
Techniques to prepare and deliver classes
Context of teaching and learning
Teaching Roles and styles
Language (input and output, phonology, terminology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and more
Teaching language skills – Reading, writing, listening, and speaking
Creating and delivering grammar lessons
Syllabus and lesson planning
Assessing and testing students
The materials used in this program is 100% developed by the HEI.
DATES AND FEES
Dates and fees
Our program coming dates are:
Newark, New Jersey
February 2020 – SOLD OUT
March 2020 – Limited Spaces
Tuition: $995 + $100 non-refundable registration fee.
*Tuition can be made in weekly installments and discounts for full payment are available.
What does TESOL stand for?
TESOL Stands for “Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.”
What is it?
It is a teaching training certification program that enables people who already speak English to teach English.
Are there other certifications I can get to teach English as a second language?
Yes. CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching Adults) and TEFL Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)
What is the difference?
Delta is focused on teaching adults and it is a lot more expensive.
TEFL follows the same line as TESOL. They are often offered as the same course.
TESOL is focused on teaching with the communicative approach.
Where is it valid?
In the USA and worldwide
Where can I teach it?
Here in the US, in any accredited ESL centers and in most countries around the globe where English is taught.
Can I teach it in public schools in the US?
No, to teach in public schools you must have a four-year degree in teaching a subject and go through State licensing.
Can I teach Online?
Yes, you can both in the US and abroad, both for a company or privately.
How much money can I make it?
It will depend on a couple of factors such as experience teaching (anything, it doesn’t have to be English, life experience, the country where you want to teach, recommendation letters, etc.
Salaries range from $300 to $400 to $6,000 USD per month, plus benefits such as airfare reimbursement, health insurance, and cost of living assistance.
There are companies paying anywhere between $10 and $50 an hour for teachers online, teaching from their own home.
Can I work for the Harvest English Institute?
The HEI hires competent and certified teachers all the time. There are requirements that need to be met to apply. The candidate must have a BA in ESL, Applied Linguistics, or a BA and a TESOL Certificate.
Can anyone register? (qualifications)
The candidate must speak, read, and write English proficiently.
You must be at least 18 years of age, have concluded or currently be a senior in High School with a superior average GPA.
Anyone with a BA in any area of expertise.
Is there an age limit?
Do I get a certificate at the end?
Yes, a certificate and an International teacher’s license are issued when all of the course’s requirements are met. Including observations and practicum.
Can I take it online?
Teaching is a hands-on profession and even though there are courses online that offer the certification, they are mostly theoretical and with very little interaction.
What is the difference between taking TESOL in at the HEI and somewhere else?
The HEI is an awarded and accredited company that focus is entirely on teaching English. We teach TESOL both from an educational and experience view, providing future teachers with the immersion they need to familiarize themselves with the ESL world.
Can I take the TESOL program using my F-1 visa status?
Yes, you can, but it does not count towards your hours as an ESL student.
About the course:
What materials for the class?
The student will receive a book, created and published by the Institute. This material is proprietary and was developed by a Professor with a Masters in TESOL, a Ph.D. In applied Linguistics and the CEO of the HEI.
The student will also receive any other course materials, instructions, get a copy of the PDF files every day after the class ends, will receive a login in Inseconds where they will receive the rest of the material to complete assignments.
A numbered certificate will be issued to the student after they complete all parts of the program. This certificate will be able to be verified by future employers through HEI Enterprises.
Is the Harvest TESOL Accredited?
It is currently approved by CEA and should have a final accreditation decision by the end of 2020. Most TESOL programs in the US are not accredited.
How long is the course?
The entire program is 100 hours broken down into 10 sessions of 4 hours each, once a week on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., assignments and readings totaling another 50 hours, 4 hours of observation and 6 hours of practicum.
What is “practicum?”
During the course, a future teacher will have to observe ESL classes for a minimum of 4 hours and teach at least 6 hours. This is a requirement for graduation.
Where can I go for my practicum?
If you are a Harvest TESOL student, we will provide you practicum for free. You can also take the practicum at any recognized ESL center in the US or abroad. If you take it somewhere else than the HEI, you must bring a letter from that institution on letterhead stating how many hours you observed and how many hours you taught.
This is a requirement for graduation, and it is best to be done during the second half of the course, or after it has been completed.
The HEI will provide you with a letter of participation including requirements for graduation which you can present the other ESL school explaining why you are asking for the practicum.
What if I miss a class?
Because we don’t have two courses happening concurrently, we can’t offer a reposition. There are two options: 1. The student will pay a one to two hours of class privately that will be scheduled with the instructor on a day other than the class day. 2. The student has to wait until the next course takes place to replace that same session. Private classes are charged at $50 per hour.
About 1.5 billion people speak English in the world. Only about 360 million are native speakers.
The following countries are considered to have native English speakers: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and United States of America.
Although a few other countries have English as their official language, the truth is a little different. Countries. They are: Botswana, Cameroon, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Where can you work?
Where can I work? Anywhere. Can I teach in the US if I don’t want to go abroad? Yes, you can with exception of public schools which use a different licensing process. You can teach in any Accredited and non-accredited ESL school, online for yourself, or for companies such as VIP Kid that employs over 60,000 English teachers.
What is the pay like?
Pay and benefits very greatly from country to country.
The interesting fact here is that no matter where you go to work you will be paid above the general population and can live a very good life, save money, travels on holidays, many schools will offer an airfare reimbursement upon your arrival, medical insurance, and other benefits.
What are the countries with the highest demand?
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates