What is TESOL?

What is TESOL?

TESOL is the acronym – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. English is the most widely spoken and common second language in the world. It is the language used for global business, trade, research, science, technology and the Internet. This means learning to speak English is a necessity for people in non-English speaking countries in order for them to get a good job, trade, do business, travel, study abroad and fully use the Internet.

Why study a TESOL Course?

The need for TESOL teachers has exploded and continues to rise as global demand continue to increase. Native English speakers and non-native fluent English speakers are constantly sought after to work in Asian, European, South American and Middle Eastern countries in fact, almost everywhere in non-English speaking parts of the world.

Teaching your native English language to others is a rewarding experience both financially and personally. Through teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) you can travel to exotic countries, learn about new and exciting cultures, make new international friends, change your lifestyle and so much more.

How many people worldwide study English?

There are over 1.75 billion people studying English as a second language worldwide (according to the British Council) and this number is set to rise to over 2 billion by 2020.

Online English language lessons in China alone stands as a US$4.5 billion industry and as of 2019, it is projected to grow more than 20% per year to reach US$7.8 billion, when the country’s entire online education sector will be valued at US$41 billion.

But this isn’t all, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Europe, South America, The Middle East all have a demand for TESOL certified teachers.

How many certified TESOL teachers are needed?

Over 100,000 new TESOL teaching positions open every year and the lack of certified English language teachers is one of the largest challenges to educators and learners globally.

But this is just the beginning as this does not take into account the impact of English on the Internet.

Over 80% of the world’s electronically stored information is in English and 51.2% of the world’s top 10 million websites is English dwarfing all other languages online.

The Internet’s growth in middle income countries is developing a ‘rising billions’ of potentially new English as a Second Language learners which will mean an explosive rise in the need for certified online English teachers. The global demand for certified English language teachers overseas and online is virtually insatiable.

If you are a native English speaker or fluent non-native, then you too can become part of this exciting, incredible rapidly exploding global industry.

How can I become a part of this exciting industry?

You need to do a TESOL certificate and learn how to teach learners of all ages and all levels.

Completing a TESOL certificate will give you the knowledge, skills, certification and work experience to become an ‘in demand’ TESOL teacher.

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Testimonials

Tom M

“Within minutes of filling in the contact form on their Web site, I received a phone call from Lyn who...

Tom M

RPL Certificate IV in TESOL

5.0
2018-10-01T06:03:10+10:00

Tom M

RPL Certificate IV in TESOL

“Within minutes of filling in the contact form on their Web site, I received a phone call from Lyn who asked me about my background and said that it would be possible to create a customised program where my previous coursework and experience were recognised. The staff were more than accommodating, adjusting the tasks and feedback to suit my schedule and being flexible about daytime and evening videoconferencing sessions, while I was teaching in Cambodia.”

Vickie P

"The IELTS Teaching Certificate has enabled me to change my career path and given me the skills to gain employment...

Vickie P

IELTS Teaching Certificate

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2018-10-01T06:07:51+10:00

Vickie P

IELTS Teaching Certificate

"The IELTS Teaching Certificate has enabled me to change my career path and given me the skills to gain employment that is both satisfying and exciting. I was very impressed by the professionalism of Lyn and her staff and their extensive amount of experience and knowledge that they transform into a vibrant, interesting and educational program. Invaluable to me were the practice sessions with international students that gave me first-hand experience in teaching. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is serious about teaching IELTS in Australia or overseas."

Zhara L

"TESOL Australia has opened great opportunities for me and because of the training and ongoing support I have gained invaluable...

Zhara L

Certificate IV in TESOL

5.0
2018-10-01T06:10:28+10:00

Zhara L

Certificate IV in TESOL

"TESOL Australia has opened great opportunities for me and because of the training and ongoing support I have gained invaluable experience as an ESL teacher. I’m currently teaching international students in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast and loving it."

Renee W

"The TESOL Australia Certificate IV in TESOL has been great professionally and personally. I have a completely new career I...

Renee W

Certificate IV in TESOL

5.0
2018-10-01T06:12:04+10:00

Renee W

Certificate IV in TESOL

"The TESOL Australia Certificate IV in TESOL has been great professionally and personally. I have a completely new career I absolutely love and will continue with for many years to come. The lessons are lively, interesting and engaging. Thank you Lyn for a fantastic course and for the brilliant encouragement and job support you have given me post-graduation."

Jed A

"The International TESOL Diploma taught me everything I needed to know in order to become a successful teacher in the...

Jed A

International TESOL Diploma

5.0
2018-10-01T06:14:16+10:00

Jed A

International TESOL Diploma

"The International TESOL Diploma taught me everything I needed to know in order to become a successful teacher in the ESL industry. The integrated teaching approach struck the perfect balance between theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Since graduating, I have taught in many different areas in Australia, online, and around the world."

Dan Han

"As an international education agent, we have worked with TESOL Australia on numerous projects including short-term study tours and long-term...

Dan Han

Education Agent

5.0
2018-10-01T06:16:10+10:00

Dan Han

Education Agent

"As an international education agent, we have worked with TESOL Australia on numerous projects including short-term study tours and long-term teaching programs. The teaching quality of their graduates is excellent and all of our customers and students were always more than satisfied. We will continue to work with them as our preferred business partner in Australia."

Christina G

"TESOL Australia has helped me live my dream! I can now travel and take my work with me! I've been...

Christina G

140hr International TESOL Certificate

5.0
2018-10-01T06:17:32+10:00

Christina G

140hr International TESOL Certificate

"TESOL Australia has helped me live my dream! I can now travel and take my work with me! I've been living in Mexico for two months and loving it! I am so glad I used this organisation, as it's helped me gain the experience and qualifications I needed for teaching online. I would recommend it to anyone."

Simona C

"The program of the TESOL course was very comprehensive and Lynette managed to engage all of us in a very...

Simona C

140hr International TESOL Certificate

5.0
2018-10-01T06:19:11+10:00

Simona C

140hr International TESOL Certificate

"The program of the TESOL course was very comprehensive and Lynette managed to engage all of us in a very productive manner. We were easily able to cover the whole teaching manual. Lyn is a wonderful teacher, whose skills and personality creates a safe and friendly atmosphere. Additionally, Lyn introduced to us a number of experienced guest speakers, who helped all of us on our journey to become English teachers. Thank you Lyn and the team for an extraordinary experience!"

John M

"I have just completed my TESOL Cert IV online course and I loved it. The units where fun, informative and...

John M

Certificate IV in TESOL

5.0
2018-10-01T06:20:37+10:00

John M

Certificate IV in TESOL

"I have just completed my TESOL Cert IV online course and I loved it. The units where fun, informative and challenging. If I got stuck on a question there would be plenty of support to answer any questions and I would have no trouble in completing the tasks. After I completed the course in my own time, I had an interview with a school, and now I'm leaving for my new teaching career in China tomorrow! Overall I would say it was: easy, great fun & rewarding... especially if you love adventure."

Kylie H

"Recently I completed a 140-Hour International TESOL course with the director of studies Ms Lynette M. Kim. She is an...

Kylie H

140hr International TESOL Certificate

5.0
2018-10-01T06:22:11+10:00

Kylie H

140hr International TESOL Certificate

"Recently I completed a 140-Hour International TESOL course with the director of studies Ms Lynette M. Kim. She is an excellent teacher enabling her students through sharing her vast experience and practical skills. Her lessons are informative and in practice work well to not only give the skills needed but the confidence required to enable us to make a difference to those who are endeavouring to become fluent in English as a second language. After completing the course I am keen to put my newfound knowledge into practice. I wish to thank Ms Lynette M. Kim for giving me a new direction and the confidence to take it."

Shaune R

"This is a quick note to say thank you to the TESOLAU team for all the assistance I received through...

Shaune R

140hr International TESOL Certificate

5.0
2018-10-01T06:23:41+10:00

Shaune R

140hr International TESOL Certificate

"This is a quick note to say thank you to the TESOLAU team for all the assistance I received through my TESOL journey (140hr International TESOL Certificate). Assignments completed and practicums done! I now look forward to putting all my learning into practice as I volunteer at a little remote primary school in the north east of Thailand starting next week. I have enjoyed the ride and thanks again, Shaune."

Jonathan N

"As a full time worker, I was very happy with the practical and efficient 140 hour online TESOL Certificate provided...

Jonathan N

140hr International TESOL Certificate

5.0
2018-10-01T06:25:11+10:00

Jonathan N

140hr International TESOL Certificate

"As a full time worker, I was very happy with the practical and efficient 140 hour online TESOL Certificate provided by TESOL Australia. They have experienced staff who assist in completing an informative and relevant course."

Meg Y

"Thank you for all of the practical instruction throughout the course. The videos are so great and very clear. They...

Meg Y

International TESOL Diploma

5.0
2018-10-01T06:26:49+10:00

Meg Y

International TESOL Diploma

"Thank you for all of the practical instruction throughout the course. The videos are so great and very clear. They ensured I knew how to study the course properly. I'm now teaching in Japan and loving it!"

Ross C

"I am still in China, having taught English here at a University for one year and am now settled into...

Ross C

Certificate IV in TESOL

5.0
2018-10-01T06:28:49+10:00

Ross C

Certificate IV in TESOL

"I am still in China, having taught English here at a University for one year and am now settled into my second year with an offer to extend another year. I am so grateful for your assistance and so pleased I did your course. It has enabled me to hit the ground running, making it easy to prepare lessons and delivering them at the right level. It seems I am quite popular with my classes being over-subscribed each Semester. So to come here was a very good move for me. I am enjoying China. I work only 4 afternoons each week so I travel each 'long weekend' and holidays. I love my students. They are motivated, bright and respectful."

Matteo P

"The 140 hr International TESOL Certificate has been a valuable learning experience. I feel that over the duration of the course I...

Matteo P

140hr International TESOL Certificate

5.0
2018-11-27T13:56:28+10:00

Matteo P

140hr International TESOL Certificate

"The 140 hr International TESOL Certificate has been a valuable learning experience. I feel that over the duration of the course I have gained a lot of knowledge. Great material and easy to learn. I was very pleased to meet Jane who fully supported me during the practicum. She has given me the confidence and the strength to believe in my self, to stay focus during difficult tasks and to maintain motivation high. I thank you all for opening a new door of opportunities."

Justin M

"The course was invaluable, covering the fundamentals of teaching English as a second language. The course itself was well-designed, practical,...

Justin M

140hr International TESOL Certificate

5.0
2019-07-04T11:39:52+10:00

Justin M

140hr International TESOL Certificate

"The course was invaluable, covering the fundamentals of teaching English as a second language. The course itself was well-designed, practical, informative and fun!! Lynette Kim, the course instructor, was professional, attentive and made the learning process a breeze. In a very short time I had secured a permanent online teaching job with a global company and this has been my sole income for nearly three years."
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