TESOL: Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages
Today there are 1.4 billion people learning English in the world. That’s more than any other language. Why? Because English is the language that unites the worlds of business, science, and entertainment.
The Harvest English Institute has been in the business of teaching English as a second language for 20 years and has graduated thousands of students who went on to have exciting new lives either here in the US or abroad. Now the Institute has put together some of the brightest minds in the ESL and EFL to create what we believe to be the most comprehensive 100-hour certification program that can be found on the market.
Our Certification Program:
Our in-class program starts soon in both HEI Newark, NJ and Orlando, FL. This 10-week program will be an exciting course that will prepare anyone who is fluent and proficient in English to teach English as a second or foreign language.
In 100 hours, our program will take the candidate and transform them into a knowledgeable and well-equipped teacher. It will help them understand what is behind learning a language, teach them how to incorporate different teaching styles, prepare them to manage their classes and prepare lessons, and give them the confidence they need to face a classroom full of people excited to learn English!
The material for this course was developed by Jerry Docarmo, the CEO of the institute, and Professor Michele Poff, PhD in TESOL and communication. It was also evaluated by Columbia University TESOL Professor Suzanne Rackham and our Director of Education Mary Peabody, MA in TESOL, who also helped structure activities and other components for this program.
ESL vs EFL – What’s the difference?
Although similar, these terms are not quite interchangeable. The major difference between ESL and EFL is where the English Language Learners (ELLs) live. ESL is taught to ELLs that live in a country where English is the native language, and EFL is taught to ELLs that live in a country where English is not the native language. Our program will prepare you to teach both.
In-class vs Online – What’s the difference?
We believe that even though you can learn theory online, hands-on experience is a much superior option. When you take our in-class TESOL program you will be in a real ESL center- you’ll be in contact with dozens of ESL professionals, observe teachers in action, and see real students learning. You will also have the opportunity to teach classes to our students to get the real feeling of a classroom in-action.
Our program requires that TESOL students complete a 20-hour practicum, which is a combination of observing and teaching. This is an experience you will never have online!
Do I need to be certified to teach?
The HEI, as an example, only hires teachers that possess TESOL certificates or degrees because of its accreditation. So, anyone that wants to teach at a credible or accredited English school in the US must either have a degree in ESL/EFL or a combination of a BA in any area plus a TESOL certificate. In many countries you will only receive a working visa if you have those qualifications.
TESOL is widely accepted all over the world and a staple of qualification to teach in other countries. So, weather you desire to teach in your hometown or in another country, you will be capacitated to do so.
There are hundreds of thousands of English Language schools and jobs around the world where you can teach either in person or online. If you are considering opening your own business teaching online you should know that the online teaching business will grow to be a 325 billion dollar industry by 2025.
Whether you are a world trotter or looking to try a new career, teaching English may be the best choice for you! We make TESOL exciting and meaningful. You’ll finish our program equipped with powerful tools to teach competently and professionally- and it’s affordable, so that anyone who dreams of traveling the world and teaching English can afford their aspirations!
Call one of our campuses to find out more.