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Learn the best organizations and institutions that provide TEFL Certificate programs as well as job search support and some other benefits.
Top 10 TEFL Programs in the US

1. School of Teaching ESL
The School is situated in Seattle and cooperates with Seattle University College of Education. It offers both TEFL and TESOL certificates, as well as the courses that can be transferred into different graduate programs at Seattle University. There are three kinds of classes available: intensive format (offered 11 times per year), evening and online classes.

2. ICAL Online TESL Certification Programs
ICAL was one of the first schools that started to offer online courses as far back as in 1998. Today there are 3 Certificate courses available:
- TESL/TEFL Certificate;
- TESL/TEFL Certificate with Teaching Practice;
- CALL Certificate course.

3. Boston Language Institute
The institute offers 4-week TEFL Certificate programs, which include not only lecturing but also plenty of practical classes for skill application. There is a special TEFL Certificate Program for Non-native Speakers of English, which includes special training classes on pronunciation, American culture and other important relevant topics.

4. San Diego State University
The university offers 4-week TEFL Certificate courses for people with little or nor teaching experience. It also assists in post-studying job placement for its students.

5. The International TEFL Corporation
The 4-week TEFL courses are available in New York, New Jersey as well as in 15 international locations. The participants are awarded with an internationally recognized certificate on the course completion. Moreover, for those who take regular courses there is an additional free course available. The choice of courses includes
- Introduction to TEFL;
- Teaching Business English;
- Teaching English to Young Learners.

6. Action in English
Situated in Boston, the Olin Center provides the Teacher Training Certificate Program and TEFL Certificate.

7. Boston Academy of English
The TEFL Certificate Program at the Academy trains teachers to conduct classes with students of different age and background. The program may be full-time (4 weeks) or part-time (12 weeks).

8. i-to-i TEFL Courses
i-to-i Courses offer TEFL weekend courses now taught in Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York Metro, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Tulsa, Vancouver, Canada. The courses comprise
- Essential TEFL (20-hour TEFL Certification);
- Essential TEFL Plus (40-hour TEFL Certification);
- Premier TEFL (80-hour TEFL/TESOL certification).

9. The TEFL Institute
The institute provides a variety of courses both on-line and in-personal available in different parts of the world. There are also weekend courses available, and discounts are possible for teachers who look for the positions in Asia or who are currently unemployed. The certificate of the institute is internationally recognized.

10. CampusTEFL
The organization provides courses at various universities and colleges across the US and on-line. The courses are combined with TEFL workshops and further job support. There are possible discount to groups (up to 50%) and individuals joining with a friend (up to 25%).