The Teacher of English as a Second Language (TESL) or Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) industry and certifications can be quite confusing. We aim to simplify it and make it affordable for our course applicants.
The 120-hour TESL Teacher certification course was designed and developed by Zoni Language Centers, the global leader in English language teaching since 1991. We are state licensed in New York and New Jersey and nationally accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).
The Teacher of English as a Second Language (TESL) or Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is required by most schools in order to teach English. Zoni makes obtaining the certification simple and fun.
What makes the Zoni program different from any other program is the practicum component that is the unique opportunity for students to observe and co-teach English in the real classroom with experienced teachers who provide guidance and feedback.
Our objective is to provide teacher trainees with the tools and credentials they need to become successful ESL teachers and meet job requirements worldwide.
A quick online search reveals a large number of course providers offering a wide range of TESOL, TESL, TEFL, and ESOL certifications. At Zoni, we stand out from this mass for the following reasons:
Attempts to communicate should be encouraged from the first day. Zoni will teach you how to integrate grammar and vocabulary lessons with the development of the four macroskills — speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Teaching grammar to ESL students vastly differs from teaching grammar to English-speaking students. Zoni will provide tips for effective grammar instruction that will meet both needs.
Teaching grammar has been known to be a dry and boring subject. Let's face it. Grammar is difficult to differentiate. It is cut and dry, and usually, resources are lacking, which leads to a lot of pre-planning. The best approach is to make grammar exciting by incorporating games, fun activities, and stories. By doing so, Zoni ESL teachers motivate all students to have opportunities to pick up on proper grammar usage while having fun. In addition, the students learn how to use grammatically correct English in a safe, secure setting amongst peers. The best practice for the ESL (English as a Second Language) student is to immerse the student into the curricula as much as possible, not seclude them. Here at Zoni, ESL teachers will have the methodology and strategies to try for successful implementation in all our courses, including a comprehensive grammar module, and prepare trainees to write at least one communicative grammar lesson plan.
Context-rich instruction dramatically accelerates the development of English language fluency. With context-rich instruction, Zoni students have multiple ways to make meaning of an unfamiliar word or concept by combining visualizations, text, audio, and active learning opportunities, as contextualization is a basic proposition of the Zoni Teacher Training method because meaning cannot be understood out of context. An accredited course by Zoni will teach you how to be creative when presenting a grammar point, and it will teach you how to use communicative activities for students to practice the newly acquired language point.
Authentic materials are beneficial because they show a real-world use of language and often present highly interesting content to students.
Lesson planning can help you pick activities that will give you a good understanding of your students' hobbies and interests, as well as how comfortable they are with English. This information will help you tailor your lessons to teach the required curriculum effectively. Zoni Teacher Training will teach you how to use various lesson planning formats and approaches so that you can create memorable lessons for your students.