Course Overview and Validation

Course Overview

We are the only training centre in Central and Eastern Europe authorised to award the TEFL International Certificate in TESOL. Every course is externally moderated and the certificate carries high name recognition both in the local area and worldwide. We maintain a very high pass rate, over 96%. The course will help you get a job teaching English and do that job well.

The course content has been developed and refined over many years with input from experienced teachers and experts from around the world. It runs full time from Monday to Friday over a four-week period. The course meets or exceeds all international standards, comprising 130 hours of classroom study with a minimum of 6 hours of observed teaching practice with real English language students at a range of ability levels.

Most certificate courses provide the usual international standard of at least 120 hours of tuition and 6 hours of observed teaching practice. Beyond this, TEFL programs vary greatly as to what services they can provide as well as the qualifications and experience of their trainers, and even to some degree, course content. The quality of training and actual recognition of the certificates earned varies greatly.

Course Validation

  • We are authorised to award the TEFL International TESOL Certificate. TEFL International is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious certificate providers with training centres in over 20 countries around the world.
  • The course is externally moderated by TEFL International head office to ensure the required standards of quality and training are met.
  • The course is validated by Fairmont State University in Vermont, USA, stating TEFL International TESOL’s certificate course meets all generally accepted international standards as well as those set down by the Fairmont State University ESL Program. Students who successfully complete our four-week 120-hour intensive course may apply for a credit waiver and transcript from FSU by Emailing Trish DeNoon: trish.denoon@fairmontstate.edu

Fairmont State University

Course Overview and ValidationFSU is a comprehensive, regional university committed to educating global citizen leaders in an environment distinguished by a commitment to excellence, student success, and transformational impact. Fairmont State University has a 120-acre main campus in Fairmont, West Virginia and was founded in 1865 as the state’s first private normal school. With a long history of academic excellence, Fairmont State is a place where teaching and learning matter and students are its first priority.