120 hour TESOL Certificate
Paris College of International Education & TEFL International

Our 120 hour online TESOL Certificate course from TEFL International is the first step on your new career in teaching.

Unsure about your future? Teaching English can be an exciting and highly rewarding career for anyone. Regardless of whether you have just graduate High School or are looking for a change from another path. Teaching English as a Foreign Language(TEFL) can open doors for you that you never dreamed of! Imagine traveling the world, meeting people of different cultures and helping them realize their dreams, plus getting paid to do it!

Most people pursing this fantastic life start with a 120 hour TESOL or TEFL certificate course. This is definately enough to get you on your way, it will enable you to find work both in schools all over the world or online but if you want to make this a career you will need to invest a little more than 120 hours to get the top shelf jobs.

Don't waste time and money on a worthless piece of paper? Most schools offering a 120 hour TEFL certificate course will explain that TEFL is designed for teaching in countries where English is not generally spoken. Sounds perfect, right? What they won't tell you is that basically all bachelor and masters programs are TESOL based not TEFL. So that lovely TEFL certificate may not help you in your further studies. Some colleges will accept a TEFL certificate to waive a couple of credit hours but why take the chance!

Valid now and in the future! This 120 hour Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language(TESOL) will not only give you a piece of paper to get your new teaching career started. You will also receive a transcript from PCIE allowing you to reduce a Bachelor of Education (TESOL) by 6 credits, or a Master's of Education (TESOL) by 3 credits. Offered in conjunction with TEFL International, one of the oldest and best known TEFL course providers, this course gives you the best of boths worlds!

Try out your new career without outlaying huge amounts of time and money on a full degree. At the same time don't waste any of your precious time of a certificate that isn't worth the paper it is printed on in your future!

Program Structure

1. Course Introduction

This course is designed to give you an overview of PCIE and how distance learning study differs from conventional study. You will be given pointers on how to make the most out of your time at PCIE.

2. The EFL World

Learn about the history of TEFL as a stand alone education subject. Be introduced to what makes an EFL teacher different to an English teacher. Learn the qualities needed to become an outstanding EFL teacher.

3. Second Language Acquisition

In this class you will learn about the processes by which people learn a second language. This is a sub-discipline of applied linguistics so expect it to challenge you.

4. Grammar 101

We all know our basic grammar right? So what is the role of a preposition? Can you tell me what the four moods of verbs are? Never hurts to brush up on the basics.

5. Grammar 102

This class is more focused on how to teach grammar to students. Even if you understand it is sometimes difficult to make others understand.

6. Phonology

Phonology is the study of how we make the sounds and the patterns of sounds to form a language.

7. Cultural Awareness

Cultural awareness is an extremely important skill for an EFL teacher. What works in a native speaking classroom will not normally work in an EFL classroom.

8. Classroom Management

Classroom management refers to the wide variety of skills and techniques that teachers use to keep students organized, orderly, focused, attentive, on task, and academically productive during a class.

9. TEFL Methodology

Learn how to teach in an EFL environment using skills like “Presentation, Practice, Production” (PPP) and/or “Engage, Study, Activate” (ESA).

10. The 4 Lesson Models

This course will give you the tools you need to plan and delivery truly outstanding lessons for your EFL students.

11. EFL Activities

Whether for teaching or testing activities keep the student amused and engaged in the learning process.

12. Lesson Planning

How to put your models and activities together to develop a well rounded plan and keep your students on the right path.

13. Online Teaching

Teching online avoids some of the classroom issues you may face but introduces a whole new set of challenges to replace them. We are proud to be among the first courses to focus on this new learning paradigm.

14. Final Exam

You will have to call upon all the skills you have gained throughout the course to complete this final examination.

Opt. Observed Teaching Practice

While the course itself gives you the skills needed to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages, practice never hurst. In conjunction with our partners TEFL International we are proud to announce this oberved practice is available at locations all over the globe.


When can I enroll?

You can start anytime. This is a distance learning self – study program which allows you to set the pace of your study within the duration set.

What is the entry requirement for the program?

1. English language proficiency

What are the required documents for admission?

Submit the document at the application stage
1. Education certificates
2. Passport copy
3. Passport size photo

Do you provide study materials?

Yes !! PCIE study materials are a combination of videos, reading materials, quizzes, assignments, and available online on PCIE LMS and PCIE phone app.

What is the assessment method of this program?

Each module has a variety of builtin assesments

How will I get my certificate?

We will send you a high-resolution electronic version of your award for FREE.