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Course Frequently Asked Questions

ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Why should I prefer TIELC course to other known English teacher certification programs?
There are several reasons to make your final choice on TIELC:
  •  The course combines all you need to master your class teaching and become a successful teacher. It embraces almost all known elements of TESOL, TESL, TEFL programs.
  • TIELC is authorized to license as well as certify its graduates. 
  • TIELC has all required hands-on software tools and recourses to make the e-learning most convenient and affordable. 
  • TIELC certificate and license are acknowledged and accepted worldwide ensuring job placement in countries which are short of English teachers.
  • TIELC has a flexible schedule and minimum requirements for applicants to make their commitments. 
  • Only TIELC issues the detailed course transcript and qualifications list.
  • TIELC offers  immediate, unlimited and free of charge verification of credential.
  • TIELC helps its graduates in job search and recommends schools, colleges, universities.
  • TIELC graduates are offered to have contract terms negotiated on their behalf. They can count on support in legal procedures as well.
  • TIELC recommends its graduates to a community of prospect employers all over the world.
  • TIELC graduates are assigned their own professional email addresses and have personal webpages on the “intertesol” server.
This is not the complete list of all the dedicated services TIELC offers to its graduates. TIELC makes it available:
  •   complete, timely online interaction
  •   instant  24-hour access to resources
  •   latest  and best TEFL methodology
  •   cutting-edge easy-to-use technology
  •   exposure to live lesson through CD
  •   immediate full tutor feedback for all
  •   personal evaluation on your works
  •   inside careers advice from those who have done it and who plan to do it.
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Why do I need to apply for both – certificate and license? 

Everyone knows how to drive a car, but not everyone is licensed to operate the vehicle. Certificate is a proof of your knowledge, while license authorizes you to practice your skills.
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What are the basic differences among 120-, 80- and 40-hour courses?

  • Master Course gives full privileges to a holder to teach on university and college levels, adults and children. Its sphere of competence is not limited. 

  • Standard Course is basically for middle and high school teachers, although it is up to an employer’s discretion to hire for other duties. 

  • Junior Course is designed for teachers of primary schools and kindergartens.

COURSE OPTIONS

MASTER (FULL)

$ 450.00 US

MASTER (WAIVER)

$ 255.00 US

STANDARD (FULL)

$ 380.00 US

STANDARD (WAIVER)

$ 195.00 US

CERTIFICATE

YES

YES

YES

YES

LICENSE (LAS)

YES

$

NO

NO

TESOL LICENSE

YES

$

NO

NO

COURSE CD

YES

$

$

$

TRANSCRIPT

YES

NO

YES

NO

PEACE ENVOY LETTER

YES

NO

YES

NO

VERIFICATION

YES

YES

YES

YES

JOB DATABASE

YES

YES

YES

YES

RESUME PAGE

YES

NO

NO

NO

BUSINESS E-MAIL

YES

YES

NO

NO

E-BOOK COLLECTION

YES

$

$

$

                  YESincluded                 NO- not included              $- limited (membership dues)

                                                    

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Why does TIELC issue the certificate and licenses in advance? What if an applicant does not submit to a scheduled payment plan?

It is quite possible. On the other hand, it is impossible to stereotypically expect fraudulence from all applicants. After all, the teacher’s entire career started with deception is doomed to fail in the long run.
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What if I do not pass my final test?

Our purpose is not to fail our own trainees, but to help them obtain what they need and want. The schedule of tests will be negotiated with the applicant to collect required points. Success in a test does not mean that a trainee will become what we and employers want him or her to be. In the course of training everyone reveals his or her attitude and abilities in true colors. We do not judge by numbers in scores, we judge according to potential. 
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What if there are several individuals wishing to take the course at the same time?

We have a corporate training plan for more than one applicant. The package of benefits includes discounts in tuition fees and a referral commission. The amount and benefits are decided in regard with the class size and chosen courses.
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What are the requirements for individuals or institutions that would like to become TIELC partners?

As far as the TIELC is not a non-for-profit organization and the course maintenance and development involves financial dependency, everyone who would pledge franchising investments or sponsorship could be eligible for the statute. However, individuals who wish to have our full support in establishing their own programs, should have a substantial teaching experience and sufficient material resources for the purpose. For more details please consult the site
  http://www.teachercertificate.com/ffaq.html 
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I am not a native English speaker, but wish to undertake the course and become a teacher. Will my accent prevent me from pursuing my goal?

English is an international language and speaking it fluently does not mean teaching it proficiently. English is a uniquely versatile, flexible and culturally adjustable domain. Its impartiality towards racial, political or religious affiliations is an outstanding cultural drive that makes it ideally international. People speak English in every corner of the world, but only commitment to serve the cause of teaching English makes them equal no matter where they were born or raised. Armed with this philosophy, we never distinguish teachers as native or non-native speakers. Teachers of the English language have no race, nationality or religion; they have citizenship. Have we forgotten that 99% of top linguists of the English language never considered themselves as native speakers? 

We do not certify your level of language proficiency; we certify your abilities to teach English.
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How long does my course last?

Your course schedule can be very flexible taking into account the time you can spend on it daily. It could last two weeks or two months, although its standard duration is set to five weeks. You are always welcome to make your own arrangements.
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Who are my tutors? Can I choose them?

The tutors who will be assigned to your training will be from the TIELC qualified staff. You can have the information about them after you complete your enrolment. As far as success in your course is totally your responsibility, your tutors will not have much to do except for providing guidance if needed or answer question you might have. However, you can contact them any time during your active working hours.
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What if my prospect employer declines my services even after having my certification verified?

Remember that your future employer is a human being and not a machine when making a decision. He is the boss and has rights to decide in favor of his company or school. why don't you think that the problems may lie not in the paper you provide but in you? However, if this occurs TIELC can't be held responsible for how you present or "sell" yourself to your future employer. To make you feel optimistic we can only say that we have not had this situation so far.
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Can I ask for money back if I think that your certificate does not help in obtaining a desirable job?

No reimbursement apply according to the agreement with trainees. Can you ask refund for the purchased food you have already digested? ... Unless you are poisoned , of course. In this Our courses are proven to be "harmless" if it comes to that.
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I have learned from your website that TIELC will launch three new online certification courses. What benefits can I count on being a TIELC member?

As a TIELC member you will be entitled to up to 50% discount in tuition fees for all forthcoming courses. Other benefits will include free resources. .
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What are the applicant's eligibility criteria?

All applicants of 21 and older with at least high school education are eligible to apply. However, the application is subject to approval. Applicant needs to provide information on at least two (2) references including names, telephone/fax numbers and addresses. Non-native speakers are advised to provide the evidence of at least 20 hours of actual classroom teaching practice together with two references. .
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Franchising Frequently Asked Questions

INTERTESOL.US CERTIFICATE TEACHER TRAINING COURSE FRANCHISING   

ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

  What is the CETC TEIL International TESOL course?
  What does the franchising package include?
  What are the fees for the franchising package?
  What is the difference between LAS and TESOL License?
  Why do I need TESOL membership if my Certificate and LAS are enough to teach worldwide and could be accepted by employers everywhere?
  What does the school's eligibility package look like if it decides to purchase franchising from the CETC?
  Does the teacher have to pay extra fees to obtain the TESOL License?
  Can the school obtain exclusive rights to practice franchised services?
  Can the program be conducted in one country and certificate/license issued in another?
  Will we receive the Sample graduate kit? 
  Do students have to pay for the study materials?
  Will we be able to advertise our name through the franchising?
  Do you mean that we can only be issued up to maximum of  25 licenses? e plan to set up more TESOL institutions in our country and abroad, hence 25 certificates and license may not be sufficient. 
  According to the franchising policy we will be issued only 5 course CDs and 5 digital compilations. What if we have more trainees eligible for these resources?
  Can you send us a sample of the certificate with the Golden seal?
  Will we be able to set the amount of tuition fees for our trainees?
  What about the forms of payment?
  What are the applicant's eligibility requirements?
   
Q: What is the CETC TEIL International TESOL course?
A:

This program has been designed by Global TESOL authorities to license qualified teachers to teach International English worldwide. Certification applies to teachers from English speaking countries as well as from countries where English is not a mother tongue. Unfortunately, today due to the growing demand in English teachers most of the unqualified teachers are being hired and this damages the reputation and true value of real professional TESOL education system. To avoid this precedent, TIELC issues Certificates and Licenses to teach English as proof of qualification and experience while being recognized worldwide. In order to obtain the license, teachers must take the CETC (Certificate English Training Course) accredited by TESOL. As the result of this training, teachers will pass the final teacher test and receive

“Certificate of a Teacher of English as an International Language”

“License of Advance Standing for Teachers of International English”

 “License to Teach International English”.

The Certificate and License prove that the holder meets internationally acceptable English teacher standards and with no risk can be hired by any school, college, university to teach EFL, ESL, ESOL, EIL worldwide. The certification distinguishes the holder from other colleagues with an internationally acknowledged qualification in teaching English. In near future most of the countries in need of qualified TEFL, TEIL, TESOL, TESL teachers will reconsider their criteria of hiring professionals and the license will be the milestone for choosing the best. Currently such countries as Canada, USA, China, Japan, S. Korea, most of Middle East and European countries are reconsidering their English teachers hiring policies to meet the Internationally set standards. In addition, CETC has authority to grant “Certificate of Good Standing” to institutions thus allowing them to enter a database of Internationally recognized schools where English teaching quality matches International TESOL/CELTA standards.

The course is divided into three categories depending on credentials the teacher wishes to obtain. However, trainees for only 120- and 80-hour courses can acquire both certificate and license. Licensed teachers have full recognition to work in any country of the world where they are hired as English teachers.

The candidates are required to take optionally 120-, 80- and 40-hour TESOL courses. Upon completion teachers will be awarded worldwide recognized Certificate, License of Advance Standing for graduates of the Master 120-hour course and License from International TESOL - TESOL USA and CANADA.

120-hour course is titled as the Master course and gives full rights to a holder to teach in university and colleges, adults and children. Their sphere of competence is not limited. 80-hour course or Standard is basically for middle and high school teachers, although it is up to an employer’s discretion to hire them for other duties. 40-hour course is designated for teachers of primary schools and kindergartens and mostly is used to be employed locally. The table below shows the basic differences and the pricelist for the offered courses.

Important: Number of hours in the header of the course DOES NOT correspond to actual teaching hours. These are credit hours and the duration of the course depends on such parameters as the size of the class, successful academic achievements of trainees, number of modeling lessons they perform, etc. The table shows minimum and maximum time limits for each course.

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Q:

What does the franchising package include?

A:

 

TEIL CERTIFICATE TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

Franchising diploma

Accreditation certificate

Certificate of Good standing

Digital library user, reseller and distributor rights

25 TEIL Certificates annually (w/blank name fields)

25 Licenses of Advance Standing (w/blank name fields)

25 transcript sheets

25 "Peace Envoy" recommendation letters

1 sets of Course digital compilation CD (reproducible)

1 Franchisee support CD (reproducible)

Use of logo and stationary

Personal resume pages for the Master course graduates

Access to online training resources

30% discount on advertised tuition fees

Business email on the INTERTESOL server

Round-the-clock verification services

Unlimited time advertising (partner's page)

Recommendation to International TESOL  membership

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Q: What are the fees for the franchising package?
A:

Please, do not confuse ACCREDITATION (membership) with FRANCHISING (partnership). You need to apply for one or the other. Your initial payment for the Franchising package will cover:

  1. 25 certificates for Teachers of International English (sealed and authorized with blank name fields)

  2. 25 Licenses for Advance Standing (golden seals to attach to your own design according to our suggested template) Please remember, that you cannot issue the license without the certificate. The certificate is a proof of acquired education while the license is the authority to use this education properly.

  3. Every additional package will cost $599 with extra 25 certificates and 25 license seals.

  4. The Franchising kit on the CD with all the instructions

  5. Full course installation CD with all attributes

  6. Franchising diploma for your school authorizing it to practice the course and issue the certificate and license upon graduation of THIS course.

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Q: What is the difference between LAS and TESOL License?
A: 1. LAS - License of Advance Standing for Teachers of International English is ATTACHMENT to the TEIL CERTIFICATE that proves that the teacher can practice English teaching internationally. This license, however, does not state in any way the MEMBERSHIP of TESOL and International TESOL.

2. TESOL LICENSE - is proof of International TESOL and TESOL membership. To become the member of TESOL it is enough to produce the certificate from any of the accredited by International TESOL courses like one you plan to franchise.

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Q: Why do I need TESOL membership if my Certificate and LAS are enough to teach worldwide and could be accepted by employers everywhere?
A: ONLY THE BEST can apply for the TESOL membership and if TESOL issues rights for the institutions to issue 20 licenses annually this is only an honor and protection of your interests and reputation. All applications are subject to approval and verification.

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Q: What does the school's eligibility package looks like if it decides to purchase franchising from the CETC
A:
  • 25 certificates to teach English as International Language
  • 25 LAS
  • 25 Peace Envoy recommendation letters
  • 25 transcripts (could be printed on your stationary. Instructions in the Franchise package CD)
  • 1 course installation and 1 offline course CDs, ebook resource CDs decrypted and good for making copies
  • Printable attachment letters of recommendations and transcripts for blank name fields (this is the same as Peace Envoy letter and Transcripts mentioned above)
  • Accreditation certificate
  • Course Franchising diploma
  • Accreditation agreement
  • Rights to use logo and stationery (templates in the Franchise package CD)
  • Entry in the accredited members' database (with the franchising you will be teaching accredited course and will be listed in the database as an accredited course renderer, but to be listed as an accredited member institution you will need to be TESOL member)
  • Certificate of Good Standing (comes with TESOL membership)
  • Round-the clock verification for the accredited course renderer institution and its graduates.
  • Webpage design and upload on INTERTESOL server
  • Business email with INTERTESOL eg yourname@intertesol.us
  • Unlimited time advertising (partner's page)
  • Accreditation template package CD
  • Royalty free teacher software kit
  • consultation upon request
  • For every additional of 25 certificate with 25 license will be charge at total of $599.

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Q: Does the teacher have to pay extra fees to obtain the TESOL License?
A:
Every teacher should  pay $100 initial and $75 annual membership renewal. This price is not negotiable as it is the International TESOL tariff. It refers only to TESOL License but NOT to LAS. LAS is in your package together with the Certificate. If you decide to become the TESOL member in with your $1000 annual fees you will get 20 free TESOL licenses. In all other cases you send in the information on your graduates recommended to get the license and they will get it for initial $100 and annual $75.

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Q: Can the school obtain exclusive rights to practice franchised services?
A:
TESOL exclusive rights in Asia cannot be purchased or granted unless it is known how you perform. In legal terms it is representation rights and requires investment. Investment margin is decided by Administrative bodies and could range from $50K to $200K. It involves estimation of assets, equity, capital, shares, etc.
Exclusive right to use the certificate course and resources also is estimated and ranges from $40K US to $70K US.
Any exclusive rights involves a purchase of a whole company and its assets for deployment in a foreign country. However, to do the same in a number of countries may be more expensive. This issue can be seriously discussed with the Board of Directors after deposit in approximately 10% of the quote has been made. I think this issue we could discuss at list in one year after we both feel and acknowledged the need and financial status of this enterprise.

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Q:

Can the program be conducted in one country and certificate/license issued in another?

A:

As soon as you have franchising, you can practice it in countries where you have business license to operate as a school or company unless you have your own online resources. Applicants from any country can apply to your course and acquire certification. However, to have actual classes and enrollment you might need authorization from the country where you conduct business. We suggest that you have affiliation or a sister company in other countries that holds the local business registration or register your school there. Please note that you have authority from us to use the course, as it is recognized and issue certificate and licenses upon graduation, but we do not have authority to register your business in the country where we do not operate. We have our online course for applicants from any country but we pay taxes in the USA as we are registered there. I suggest consulting representatives of other countries on the issue. Our accreditation and franchising has nothing to do with the legal establishment of the organization in other countries rather than USA.

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Q:

Will we receive the Sample graduate kit? 

A: It is included in your franchising package.

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Q: Do students have to pay for the study materials?
A: The tuition fees cover all materials as in a following table:

COURSE OPTIONS

MASTER (FULL)

$ 450.00 US

MASTER (WAIVER)

$ 255.00 US

STANDARD (FULL)

$ 380.00 US

STANDARD (WAIVER)

$ 195.00 US

CERTIFICATE

YES

YES

YES

YES

LICENSE (LAS)

YES

$

NO

NO

TESOL LICENSE

YES

$

NO

NO

COURSE CD

YES

$

$

$

TRANSCRIPT

YES

NO

YES

NO

PEACE ENVOY LETTER

YES

NO

YES

NO

VERIFICATION

YES

YES

YES

YES

JOB DATABASE

YES

YES

YES

YES

RESUME PAGE

YES

NO

NO

NO

BUSINESS E-MAIL

YES

YES

NO

NO

E-BOOK COLLECTION

YES

$

$

$

                  YESincluded                 NO- not included              $- limited (membership dues)

 

 

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Q: Will we be able to advertise our name through the franchising?
A:

You will have the complete course in your possession under conditions that you will respect the copyright ownership and will not market it under your name. To avoid misunderstandings, we will include your name as accredited course provider on the Certificate  and LAS and keep your schools information in our member database for the verification purposes. However, you will have rights to use our logo and stationary together with yours. Also, you will have your own website on our server which we will regularly promote.

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Q: Do you mean that we can only issued up to maximum of  25 licenses? we plan to set up more TESOL centres in our country and abroad, hence 25 licenses may not be sufficient. 
A:

You have no problems to train as many teachers as you enroll and issue the certificate and license upon graduation. Each package comes with 25 certificates and rights to issue 25 licenses. Please note that licenses cannot be granted without certificates. Certificate is the proof of qualification, while license is attachment to the certificate that the holder meets internationally set standards in teaching. If you issue the license only, it would be like giving the driving license to a person who has never seen an automobile in his life. As for the fees for the package, you get the first one for initial payment of $1699 US and every other package of the kind will cost $599 US. You could use this schedule for your subdivisions too. Let me put it this way, the very first time fee to start your business is $1699 and every time you need other packages like this one will cost you $599 US. If your subdivision (affiliations) carries your name you could use $599 for each of them too. However, if you establish a new company, they will need to start with $1699 initial payment and purchase  every additional package for $599.

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Q: According to the franchising policy we will be issued only 10 course CDs and 10 digital compilations. What if we have more trainees eligible for these resources?
A:

Each of these CDs can be reproduced as we will unprotect them for you. Therefore, you will be able to make as many copies as you wish. However, we ask to respect copyright ownership and consult us if you plan to use it for commercial purposes. All these CDs you are supposed to be include in a graduation  package of your trainees. According to our agreement you may not change the contents without consulting us. All suggestions will be taken into account should you have some.

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Q: Can you send us a sample of the certificate with the Golden seal?
A:

I can email the sample to show how it looks. We are not authorized to send certificate samples unless we have commitment of cooperation.

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Q: Will we be able to set the amount of tuition fees for our trainees?
A:

The course consists of 3 categories: Master course (120 credit hours), Standard course (80 credit ours) and Junior course (40 credit hours which is not eligible for the License). It is up to you how you would shape up pricelist for each of them. It is expected that all your Master and Standard course graduates will get (please consult the eligibility table above):

a. Course installation and offline CDs
b. Transcript
c. "Peace Envoy" recommendation letter
d. Certificate
c. License of Advance Standing (LAS)
 
As you set your pricing policy based on your market, it is up to your judgment what to give and for how much including the Certificate and License. This will be your business and we could only consult you on this issue.

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Q: What about the forms of payment?
A:

None of your  trainees will have to pay us any fees. You ONLY need to submit your franchising fees as scheduled. All fees stated above we will accept only from your authorized personnel. Regarding the form of payment, should you choose one we will advice the more convenient ways of submission. We accept credit cards, International drafts, corporate checks...  in accordance with our taxation regulations. However, if you choose other forms of payment such as Western Union or Bank wire, we will suggest to use personal accounts of our director or one of  representatives either in Europe or Asia.

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Q: What are the applicant's eligibility requirements?
A:

Although we have set the eligibility standards, you are free to setup yours.

Our applicants have to submit to the following requirement:

Ø      Minimum BA degree or a college/university graduate

Ø      At least 10 hours of English teaching experience (verifiable)

Ø      Language proficiency for non-native speakers (personal interview)

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