TEFL/TESOL Program Options

We offer a range of TEFL/TESOL program options to suit your needs.  As well as the training program and TEFL certification, we can also arrange suitable accommodations.

Onsite 4 Week/150-hour Certification

This fun, intensive, full-preparation course is Máximo Nivel's flagship TEFL program. The certification course is 4 weeks long, covering 150 hours of in-class lecture and group work, independent study, and practical teaching. This is the best program for inexperienced and experienced ESL teachers alike, and ensures participants the maximum amount time for study and practical teaching.

Accelerated-Hybrid Certification

The Acclerated-Hybrid program combines components from the onsite and online programs. Participants self-study the first half of the course with a tutor via email and 7 hours of included tutoring via Skype, then they join the onsite certification program for the final 2 weeks including the methodology modules and the practical teaching module. The Accelerated-Hybrid program is best for people who aren't able to attend the full 4-week program. The online/distance modules are generally completed in 1-3 months based on how program participants pace themselves.

Online/Distance Certification

This is NOT your ordinary online TEFL program!  All other online TEFL courses simply concentrate on ESL theory, which means you miss the interaction with your teacher trainer and the all important practical teaching component. However, with Máximo Nivel's online/distance option, not only do you get all the theory, but you get to discuss and talk about it with your trainer via 15 hours of included tutoring via Skype. And most importantly, you teach six 1-hour lessons with a live English student.

Teaching Business English Certification

This add-on certification course is for people who have completed the onsite or the accelerated TEFL Certification Program. This course is not available via online/distance learning. Participants learn to extend ESL theory and methodology to teach business specific English to executives, business people, and MBA students. Business English is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative areas of ESL teaching. Course modules include: Needs Assessment, Course Programming, Materials Creation, Task-based Learning (TBL), and Running Simulations.

International Exam Preparation Certification

Máximo Nivel is the only institute to offer this unique and important certification program. This add-on certification course is for people who have completed the onsite or the accelerated TEFL Certification Program. This course is not available via online/distance learning. Participants learn about the most common international English exams including the TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Exam Syndicate, and Michigan English exams, and how to coach and prepare ESL learners to successfully pass these exams. Course modules include: Needs Assessment, Course Programming, Exam Structure, Exam Strategies, and Application of Strategies.