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About us

At Zoni Teacher Training School, we place an incredible amount of effort into providing affordable teacher training.

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.

Zoni Teacher Training School

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.

Why Zoni?

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:

  1. Zoni is an ESL/EFL School

    Since the creation of Zoni Language Centers in 1991, we have been providing high quality courses to students of any educational and cultural background, creating an English curriculum to perfectly suit their needs. Furthermore, this curriculum has been constantly developing and improving to reflect recent updates in both teaching methodology and technology. As a result, this deep understanding of ESL students’ needs translates into Zoni’s ability to train teachers who not only have passion for serving their communities, but also knowledge and skills necessary to deliver high quality classes. Therefore, Zoni continues to be recognized as a benchmark in the ESL industry in many areas around the world.

  2. Learn from the best!

    Zoni TESL/TEFL instructors are seasoned teachers with many years of experience under their belts. They will not only teach you how to deliver an excellent ESL/EFL class, but also will make sure you are given an opportunity to get some hands-on experience while providing you with guidance and valuable feedback.

  3. If you are fluent at English…

    If you are … the program might be for you, no matter where you are from or what your educational or cultural background is.

  4. Paying is easy, and most forms are accepted:

    To make things as easy as possible, we accept payments in many different forms, including credit/debit cards, PayPal, and bank transfers.

  5. No hidden Cost:

    Rest assured that you will find no hidden costs during any of our TESL/ TEFL courses. The course fee covers everything you need, including study materials and certification, according to your enrollment policies. No long-term contracts.

  6. Discounts:

    Check out our special offers page, as we regularly have discounted fees and even free additional seminars.

  7. Value for your money:

    In order to offer opportunities to people from all backgrounds, we have courses to suit most budgets. Our main goal is to provide the very best value for your money.

  8. 24/7 customer service:

    To ensure you can have any questions answered promptly, we provide round-the-clock assistance via a range of methods, such as our contact form, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and telephone.

  9. Lithographic certificate:

    On completion of a course, every graduate receives a high-quality lithographic certificate with a unique number that employers can use to check its authenticity.

  10. Certificate notarized:

    We offer a range of notarization options for our course certificates for anyone that requires it.

  11. PDF certificate:

    If you don’t want to wait for the hard copy of your certificate to arrive, we can also send you an instant electronic copy via email.

  12. Mail shipment:

    Our certificates are sent out for free via registered US post, and we also offer express delivery at an extra cost.

  13. Recruitment:

    As part of our post-course job assistance program, we have long-standing partnerships with some of our sister schools and recruitment companies in the TESOL world.

  14. Blog:

    Our popular blog provides a wealth of information regarding teaching around the world. It is also a great platform for our graduates to share their own experiences.

  15. Teaching Videos:

    To add further depth to our course materials, we also have a large selection of videos on our YouTube channel covering everything from course advice to classroom teaching.

  16. Social Media:

    ITTT (International TEFL and TESOL Training) has one of the strongest social media presences of any TEFL/ TESL course provider, with popular groups on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

  17. Awards:

    The quality of ESL teaching at Zoni Language Centers has been widely recognized. We have been given major awards from respected organizations such as the US Secretary of Commerce and the International Trade Council (ITC). In recognition of our technological advances, last year Zoni was also awarded the 2022 Service Innovator of the Year.

  18. Course materials:

    Zoni course materials are reviewed, updated and developed in a constant effort to make them up-to-date, modern, user friendly and fun in the highly competitive ESL industry.

  19. Course accreditation:

    Zoni has been licensed by the state of New York and New Jersey, and nationally accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

  20. Practical content:

    Our in-class course options are highly practical in nature, and we also include as much valuable content as possible in our course curriculum.

About the TESL/TEFL Method

“Licensed by the State of New York”

1. Integrated Skills

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.

2. Meaning is Preeminent

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.

3. Teaching in Context

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.

4. Using Authentic Material

Authentic materials are beneficial because they show a real-world use of language and often present highly interesting content to students.

5. Lesson Planning

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.

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