TESOL Certification

What is Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification?

Teach English Now! by Global Launch at Arizona State University is the first and only completely online TESOL Certification program provided by a major American university.

The Teach English Now! certification program follows TESOL’s highest standards, including 150-hours of instruction and 20 hours of teaching and observation – all from your home country.

Teach English Now’s curriculum is cutting edge, innovative, and above all - practical. This course utilizes avant-garde approaches to teaching, rather than a talking-head “lecture-style” format, keeping learners engaged and motivated throughout the course.

Award-winning design

Global Launch is the proud recipient of the inaugural ‘Learners First’ Award presented by Coursera for demonstrating the value of keeping learners at the forefront of the educational experience.

Out of over 1,800 courses on Coursera, the teaching team for ASU’s “Teach English Now!” Specialization stood out as delivering a “uniquely engaging and high-quality experience that our learners love.” 

Learner Career Outcomes

Learners who participate in the Teach English Now! Certification course report increased success in their careers



Started a new career after completing the courses


Got a tangible career benefit from this course


Got a pay increase or promotion


About the Course


100% Online Courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule


Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines


Beginner Level


Approx. 5 Months to Complete

Suggested 6 hours/week



Subtitles: English, Arabic, Ukrainian, Chinese (simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian) Spanish, Persian

When you successfully complete the Teach English Now! 150-hour TESOL certification course,
you will be officially certified to teach English as a second language anywhere around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this take?

There are two specializations which consist of three courses each and a capstone project course. That is a total of 8 courses. Students often find that they can finish a course within 2-6 weeks, with a capstone course taking a bit longer on average. This means that you could finish this certificate program in as little as 16 weeks to 1 year


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How often do courses run?

Currently, courses 1, 2, and 3 run every two weeks. Courses 4, 5, and 6 run every 4 weeks. Capstone courses run every 12 weeks.


I love the insight into historical approaches, teaching styles/pedagogy, and developing the skills to feel confident to go into any teaching situation. This was the most well thought out, planned and executed learning experience I’ve ever had.

Luke J


Wow, I learned so much in this course. I was able to apply what I was learning every week to my teaching, and I am telling you every week I was seeing instant positive results in my classes by applying what I learned in this course. This course, in a nutshell, taught me all of that and more. Great stuff, best money spent this year. So worth the money, seeing how much I got back from it immediately.

Amber S


For weeks, I scoured the internet trying to find an online TESOL/TEFL certificate that met my needs and it felt overwhelming. Some of them were extremely cheap, some were fairly expensive, but very few were offered fully online and endorsed by an accredited university. I graduated college last year and the memory of how those online courses were structured was still fresh in my mind. I was overjoyed to feel right at home with not only the format but the quality of content.

Robert D