The three weeks, 120 hrs on site TESOL certification program is an intensive course as the organization intents to provide all round training to the trainees. Other than acquainting the trainees with the latest techniques of teaching a foreign language the course also includes short sessions of Grammar and Phonology These sessions cover the basics of Grammar and the Phonology sessions covers stress, rhythm intonation and the speech organs. The course also includes foreign language session which will help the future teachers to understand and realize what helps and hinders the language learning process and what techniques can be introduced to facilitate a language learner. During the course of the program the Trainee Teachers are made to under go teaching practice in various schools in order to overcome fears of actual class room teaching. At the end of each practice session the trainees are given a feed back by their peers and the trainers to improve on their teaching skills and reflect on those of others. After the completion of the course American TESOL institute staff guides and assist the graduates to find employment in schools in different parts of the world.
The above advantages of Onsite TESOL course are not present in the online course. The onsite course is good for teachers who have long teaching experience. But onsite TEFL course, gives the students chance to develop their teaching skills through teaching practices and in class input.
Some pointers why onsite TEFL Course is better than its online counterpart:
Onsite TEFL Course is a bit cheaper than the onsite course but its credibility is less. You will miss out on some valuable inputs of TESOL during the online course. Undoubtedly, online is preferred by the people who have some personal and official commitment and cannot dedicate full three our four weeks. However, if you can dedicate yourself for full time three or four weeks, it is always better to go for the Onsite TESOL course.