The LADO TEFL Certificate program trains teachers in accordance to the standards set forth by TESOL, the global educational association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Recognized the world over, it is one of the most comprehensive certificate programs in the United States. According to TESOL, respected certificate programs offer 100 class hours, are at least four weeks long, and have a practical teaching component; six hours of practice teaching is common. By comparison, LADO’s program is 135 hours of training, and our trainees typically do far more than the minimum of six practical teaching hours. The lessons themselves are professionally observed with both written and oral feedback. In addition to our feedback, we use video technology in our lesson assessment.
The lessons our trainees teach are created by the trainees themselves and are not taken from a set plan or book. We learn from the inside out through material development, planning, execution and assessment on how to be affective teachers.
At LADO we believe that successful cultivation of teachers should be centered on both theoretical and experiential learning and unlike many programs each of our trainees completes a full 12 hours of real teaching experience with real ESL learners. This experience is comprehensively supported and critiqued by our excellent LADO faculty.
We provide our trainees with both written and oral feedback and use video technology in our lesson assessment.