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All TEFL International certificates issued worldwide are validated by Fort Hays State University.
Located in the state of Kansas, USA, FHSU has over 13,000 students enrolled on hundreds of different certificate and degree programs. These programs include associate's, bachelor's and master's levels spread throughout the university’s 28 academic departments. For more details please visit fhsu.edu.
Fort Hays State University provides a Quality Assurance report on the TEFL International TESOL certificate on a regular basis. All our course graduates will receive a summary of the report from the university, as well as the option of gaining three credits and a transcript from FHSU for a one off payment of US$ 100.
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Our online TEFL courses are fully accredited by the Online TESOL and TEFL Standards Agency (OTTSA). OTTSA is a professional education organization that is dedicated to raising industry standards for online TEFL certificate courses.
Our onsite courses are externally validated and moderated by our Board of Academic Advisors. This board includes several internationally recognized experts in the field of EFL/ESL, as well as dozens of regional language experts. Both international and regional members advise our training staff on a regular basis.
Board members visit our centers across the globe. These members also consult with us in order to continually improve the quality or our training and how we can make positive changes so as to perfect our training in relation to current trends and developments.
Dr. Nunan is a former president of TESOL and author of hundreds of TESOL and ELT books and articles.
"e;The TEFL International Certificate programs are among the best of their kind; excellent trainers teaching modern methodologies with input from some of the brightest minds in ESL."e;
Dr. Leon is the president of Geo Education & Research and a professor for Program Evaluation at the University of Washington. He has 27 years of experience as a researcher and evaluation consultant. He holds three degrees in geography and has 20 years of experience as a community developer. He’s worked on numerous economic, social and environmental studies with government, community and nonprofit clients. Dr. Leon has managed projects involving community building and citizen participation, and he has also conducted evaluation research in numerous fields including education, planning and social services.
Dr. McNiell is the program leader in the M. Ed. TESOL course at Asian University. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Wales Swansea, an MA in Second Language Teaching & Learning, a PGCE in TEFL from the University of London, and an MA in French & German from the University of Glasgow. With over 35 years’ experience in teaching, he is an expert in a wide variety of specialties including language policy, linguistics, language acquisition, curriculum development and the management of language projects.
John W. Miller is in charge of faculty development as an Academic Specialist for the Korean Language Program at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. He designs and facilitates teacher-training workshops for faculty and learning strategies workshops for students. His career began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia. After he got his MA, he taught in and directed Kyungsung University’s Foreign Language Institute in Pusan, Korea for three years. He later worked for Ohio University, where he helped launch OPELT, an English Language Program at Chubu University in Kasugai, Japan. He has also served as Associate Peace Corps Director in the Ukraine and later returned to Ohio University to administer the OPELT Program. Mr. Miller is currently finishing his dissertation for a PhD in Intercultural Communication at Ohio University. He has written extensively on language teaching and has conducted teacher training workshops in Liberia, Korea, Japan, Ukraine, and the U.S. Mr. Miller’s current interests extend into areas such as reflective teaching, learning styles and strategies, and action research. He is particularly interested in learning more about the ways that intercultural relationships develop and change.
Mr. Scott began his TEFL career in Quito, Ecuador where he taught middle school EFL at an international school. Several years later, he moved to the Far East, where he gained valuable experience working on American branch-campus start-up writing ESL curriculums and training teachers. Recently, he was in Brooklyn, New York, where he wrote education materials for Newsweek, served as a technical instructor helping junior high students build web pages in a Cablevision project. He’s also studied at Columbia University and started an online newsletter for EFL/ESL professionals as well as the ESL online mini-conference.
Local EFL specialists and moderators (ESL professionals, school managers and training experts) visit each TEFL International site monthly to moderate and validate our courses.
ITTT’s parent organization, TITC, is an institutional member of IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). See www.iatefl.org for more details of this organization.
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