Magic Ears 120-Hour Advanced TESOL Course
Become a Confident and Successful TESOL Teacher.
Welcome to Magic Ears 120-Hour Advanced TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) online course!
Whether you are a skilled teacher with lots of first-hand classroom experience, or you are looking for a new opportunity, this course will help you become a confident and successful TESOL teacher. Based on our long and successful experience in TEFL/TESOL, we have designed this exceedingly practical, high-quality TESOL course for you.
This course is supported by Magic Ears, an online English education company that believes teaching English is exciting and valuable work. We want to share TESOL knowledge and skills with anyone who is interested in teaching English, which is why we built this course for anyone who plans to start a TESOL career.
Although completing this certification course will not guarantee a teaching position with Magic Ears, this program will guide you to be an excellent TESOL teacher by providing you with all of the information and skills you’ll need to succeed. Of course, once you’ve reached the finish line successfully, you are warmly welcomed to apply to join the Magic Ears family and become a hero to Chinese children!
This course includes 10 modules and 1 conclusion, which you should complete one by one. Currently, the course is text-based, but ME staff will update the modules with videos to make the course informative and engaging.
Is this really 120 hours long?
It’s a substantial course, much more substantial and practical than most 120 hour TEFL/TESOL courses, and so it should be. There is just so much to learn! By absorbing all this material, and then putting it into action in your classroom, we have no doubt you will be a confident and competent teacher.
The "120-hour course" listing is a standard time in the industry. We realize that everyone learns at their own pace, so you don’t need to worry about finishing it too quickly or too slowly. We do not offer tutoring or instructing, but we will keep this platform always open to you, so you can practice and refresh your knowledge. We care about what you learn more than how quickly or slowly you finish the course. The discussion board is open to everyone, and we encourage you to ask other learners questions and share your learning tips. The Magic Ears official Facebook Q&A group is also a place where you can keep track of the latest online teaching updates.
What’s the difference between TEFL/TESOL?
You may have heard the term TEFL, which stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. And you may have heard the term TESOL, which stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. They are just the same! After you complete your course successfully, you can apply for either a TEFL or TESOL teaching position and your certificate from Magic Ears will state that you are certified in TEFL and TESOL.
What will I learn?
This is a thoroughly practical course. For us, practical insights and tips are much more important than theory. Of course, theory underpins some aspects of teaching. However, when you start teaching EFL/ESOL, it’s these kinds of questions that will be in the forefront of your mind:
- How do I plan a lesson?
- When should I do this?
- What should I do next?
- How can I introduce this?
- How do I know they have grasped this?
- What should I be focusing on?
- How can I do this better?
- How can I keep up their motivation?
Remember that much of the theory in learning is not proven. You will be dealing with individuals from different childhood experiences, different learning experiences, different learning styles, different attitudes and different levels of motivation, so the theory won’t always apply to everyone.
Our approach will center on what does work well in practice.
Teaching English to non-native speakers can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! The overriding goal of our ME 120-Hour Advanced TESOL Course is to ensure that you will be as fully prepared as possible when stepping into your TEFL/TESOL role.
Frequently Asked Questions
Preview1.1 The English Language: Some Characteristics
Preview1.2 Frequently Used Acronyms in the TEFL/TESOL Environment
Preview1.3 A Very Brief History of Some ELT Methods
Preview1.4 Teaching Approaches, Methods, and Techniques
Preview1.5 Total Focus on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), also known as the Communicative Approach
Preview1.6 L1 & L2 Learning (1:03)
Preview1.7 Key Influences on L2 Learning
Preview1.8 Effective Learning Strategies
StartModule 1 Discussion
PreviewModule 1 Quiz
Start2.1 What Makes a Competent and Effective Teacher?
Start2.2 A Competent and Effective Teacher Facilitates Language Learning and Acquisition both Inside and Outside the Classroom
Start2.3 Students' and the Teacher's Expectations of Each Other
Start2.4 There's More to the Teacher Role Than You Might Think
Start2.5 Getting to Grips with the School Syllabus
Start2.6 Learner Levels
Start2.7 False Beginners Versus Absolute Beginners
Start2.8 Practical Tips for the Beginner Level
Start2.9 Example Lesson Plan
StartModule 2 Discussion
StartModule 2 Quiz
StartIntro to Module 3: The Learners
Start3.1 Motivation (3:35)
Start3.2 How to Identify an Effective Learner in Your Class
Start3.3 Learner Styles (1:11)
Start3.4 Different Learning Strategies
Start3.5 Learner Autonomy
Start3.6 The Plateau Effect
StartModule 3 Discussion
StartModule 3 Quiz
Get started now!
Magic Ears is an online English education institution for Chinese children. Magic Ears believes that our students enjoy learning English through our fun and interactive platform. With offices in Beijing and Nashville, TN, Magic Ears students and teachers are truly oceans apart, connected by heart.
We are delighted that our course has been accredited as a high-quality course by ACCREDITAT (www.accreditat.com), a leading independent and international accreditation body. Their accreditation confirms that our course, our staff, our assessment instruments and our company processes and procedures are all high-quality and are fully geared to helping you succeed. ACCREDITAT is based in Scotland, UK, and is an international accreditation body which sets rigorous Standards for the accreditation of TEFL/TESOL companies. Companies accredited by ACCREDITAT have met their demanding Standards in 4 key areas:
- the ethics and integrity of their operation
- the high quality of their course
- the caliber of their assessment
- the high capability, extensive knowledge and expertise of their tutors
We are proud that our 120 hour Advanced TEFL/TESOL Course has been accredited by ACCREDITAT. This means that all our students can be confident they are receiving the best TEFL/TESOL education available, scrutinized and validated by ACCREDITAT.
ACCREDITAT is registered under the UKRLP (UK Register of Learning Providers), Number 10065351. Registration on the UKRLP means that ACCREDITAT has been verified against a recognized legal source.
For more information about the stringent accreditation standards we have met, please take time to view the accreditation standards at http://www.accreditat.com/tefl-tesol-providers/standards-of-evidence.html
Please note: ACCREDITAT offers you an additional ACCREDITAT Confirmation Document, certifying that you have completed this course successfully with Magic Ears University on the specific date. It's a confirmation certificate, not an academic certificate, you will receive an academic certificate upon successful completion of this course by MEU TESOL. Many students apply for this additional certificate. It's not compulsory. You can find information about this additional ACCREDITAT Confirmation Document at http://www.accreditat.com/tefl-tesol-students/register-with-us.html.