About Coventry House International – OnTESOL

We are the first accredited online TESOL institute in Canada and the first online TESOL institute in the world to offer a supervised in-class Practicum module!

Coventry House InternationalCoventry House International has been in the Teacher Training field since 1988 with the objective of delivering the highest standards of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) education. Organizations such as Trinity College London, TESL Canada, and ACTDEC have recognized and accredited Coventry House International TESOL courses over the years.

OnTESOLOnTESOL is an off-spring of Coventry House International and is the result of its members’ goal to contribute to education in general and, more specifically, to TESOL in an online format. All the online courses offered by OnTESOL were designed to meet the highest standards and be eligible for TESL Canada accreditation. TESL Canada has recognized our online courses since 2003.

Over the years, OnTESOL has raised the bar of the TESOL / TEFL / TESL industry by perfecting the Communicative Language Teaching method. We are also one of the few institutes that provides graduates with the opportunity of completing a Practicum module after the online course! Our best online courses are the Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate, which is academically equivalent to CELTA, and the 250-hour TESOL Diploma, which is a great example of how an online program can offer much better training than an in-class course.

About the OnTESOL Method:

(Recognized by TESL Canada and ACTDEC UK)

Our mission is to provide trainees with the tools they need to become reflective and independent teachers. The Communicative Language Teaching method is at the core of our TESOL / TEFL courses. OnTESOL will help you obtain a professional teaching job anywhere in the world thanks to the exceptional lesson planning and teaching skills that you will acquire with us.

These are 5 concepts you will learn to master of with a TESOL / TEFL certification course offered by OnTESOL:

1. Integrated Skills

Attempts to communicate should be encouraged from the very beginning.  OnTESOL will teach you how to integrate grammar and vocabulary lessons with the development of the four macroskills — speaking, listening, reading and writing –.
Read: How the OnTESOL Course Helped Jenny Face a Class of 40+ Students in Thailand

2. Meaning is Paramount

Teaching grammar is a very important part of an ESL class, but writing grammar rules on the board for the students to memorize is ineffective. A grammatical structure may have different meanings and, more importantly, natural language acquisition processes require students to be exposed to memorable real life situations.  All our courses include a comprehensive grammar module and prepare trainees to write at least one communicative grammar lesson plan.

Read: How OnTESOL Prepared Erin to Teach Multi-Level Classes in Hong Kong

3. Teaching in Context

Contextualization is a basic premise of the OnTESOL method because meaning cannot be understood out of context. An accredited course by OnTESOL 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.

Read: How OnTESOL Helped Aaron Manage Multi-Cultural Immersion Classes in Canada

4. Using Authentic Material

What do your favourite movie and song have in common? Grammar! OnTESOL will teach you how to use songs, movies, TV shows, newspaper articles, games, and online media to integrate grammar and vocabulary lessons with speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills.

Read: How Larry Designs Syllabi for IELTS Reading Preparation Classes

5. Lesson Planning

Lessons planning skills are at the core of an effective curriculum. ESL textbooks are usually ineffective because topics are outdated and activities do not relate to the context that students use when communicating in English. OnTESOL will teach you how to use various lesson planning formats and approaches so that you can create memorable lessons for your students.

Read: How a Lesson Plan Portfolio Helped Megan Get A Great Job in Australia

What others say about us

I have been taught by a very dedicated and enthusiastic teacher whom I hope someday to become. I am taking with me a lot of ideas, sound knowledge of grammar and phonology for my future career as an ESL teacher

DeniseESL Teacher

100-hour TESOL certificate
The tutor was so helpful and gave very useful comments on my work. The assignments were excellent and very practical because they gave me good practice in creating my own lesson plans. The TESOL course has definitely given me more confidence in planning lessons and conducting English classes.

Luke EastmanAustralia

250-hour TESOL Diploma + Practicum
Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful experience. Teachers were nice and patient. I treasure my learning experience at Ontesol.

HelenHong Kong

250-hour TESOL Diploma
I found this online course to be incredibly helpful. I liked the fact that it was so hands on and that it gave me so much practice with designing different kinds of lesson plans. I also liked the course’s emphasis on grammar and phonology, which are areas of teaching that many TEFL teachers don’t know much about but are extremely important nonetheless.

Justin DeFerbrache United States