The TESOL Hybrid Program – Component Summary

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The TEFL International TESOL Hybrid Course involves the teacher in all of the components of an onsite TESOL Certificate course at their own location, or, teachers can complete the last 2 weeks at specified TELF International course centers. The Course includes:


  1. Foreign Language Experience(FLE). The teacher must take 3 hours of a foreign language in a class, or in one-to-one tutorials with a native speaker of the target language. These may be informal interactions, but must involve an attempt to learn language. Qualification outcome: the teacher completes the Portfolio documentation and meets the criteria specified


  1. Student Profile (SP). The teacher identifies an English Language Learner (ELL) and completes the three required 60′ sessions, which are documented in the Portfolio. Qualification outcome: the teacher will complete the Portfolio documentation meeting the specified criteria.


  1. Language Awareness (LA). The trainee will be able to identify key language features in their observations and teaching practice, and use phonemic transcription to connect spoken and written forms of the language. Qualification outcome: the teacher will complete the Grammar and Phonology exam with a score of 70+.


  1. DEMO Observations (DO). The teacher trainee will observe four 60-minute ELT classes, either at their own location, or videos assigned by the tutors. Qualification outcome: the teacher will satisfactorily complete the Portfolio documents for this activity.


  1. Teaching Techniques (TT). The methodology is accepted as “best practices” for professional English language teaching. Tasks will be assigned from the course text and recorded on a daily basis in the Teacher’s Journal. Qualification outcomes: The teacher will complete the tasks assigned by the tutor with submissions and SKYPE interviews as needed.



  1. Materials & Media Project (ME). The trainee will compile six sets of materials for each of their teaching practice classes.

Qualification outcome: the teacher will submit materials for review and meet the specified criteria. 


  1. Teaching Experience (TE). This component has the following subcomponents.
    1. Guided observation of DEMO lessons (above) and reconstruction on the Observation Report Form (4 required)
    2. Lesson Planning (8 including SP) on forms provided.
    3. Student profile meetings. 2 meetings of 60′ with an English language learner, documented in Portfolio.
    4. Teaching practice (6 classes of 60′ with at least 6 students). The trainee will have highlights of these classes videoed.
    5. Tutor Feedback Reports (8) completed by the observer on lesson plans, self-evaluations and video submitted by the teacher.
    6. Self-Evaluation forms completed by the trainee (8 including SP)


The Teaching Experience to be completed at a TEFL International course center, or by approved arrangements at the teacher’s location. Qualification outcome: submission of the Portfolio documentation and SKYPE interviews as needed.

8.    Training Journal (TJ). This is the daily journal of the teacher’s training-learning experience, including the Teaching Techniques assignments:

  1. What I learned today?
  2. How I can use this in my teaching?

Qualification outcome: the teacher will complete the Training Journal section of the Portfolio.



The TESOL Hybrid is divided into three phases.


Phase 1 – Fees: registration $100, course fees $300

  • Registration
  • Foreign language experience
  • Student Profile

Phase 2 – Course fees $300

  • Language awareness: grammar & phonology
  • Teaching techniques

Phase 3 – Course Fees $300; $400 if completed at an onsite location in Thailand or Cambodia.

  • DEMO observation
  • Teaching Practice


Fees are payable before the beginning of each phase.

The TEFL International Course Moderator will verify all outcomes in a SKYPE interview.