All information sessions about the TESL@TFLI program are held at TFLI’s office at 220 French Landing Drive in Metro Center (unless otherwise noted). Attendees receive a $100 off coupon and the opportunity to ask all their questions of the TESL@TFLI director and lead trainer, Aaron C. Lovett. Former students join us either in person or via Skype from their current teaching job, so you have the chance to hear from graduates of the TESL@TFLI course and ask them questions. Let us know if you plan to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer daytime sessions are ideal for students who wish to complete their TESL Certificate training in a few weeks. The in-class portion of the course runs for 4 consecutive weeks, Monday-Saturday. The in-class starts with an observation of a local ESL class, usually from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday. Regular classes are then held Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Part-time evening courses:
Spring sessions are ideal for students who may have some daytime obligations, but who have their evenings free. The in-class portion of the course runs for approximately 10 weeks. Regular classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The final 6 weeks of the class introduce an increased homework load for lesson preparation and also meet on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM for ESL class observations and teaching.
Fall sessions are ideal for students who have only 3 evenings per week free. The in-class portion of the course runs for approximately 13 weeks, finishing in mid-November. Regular classes are held Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The final 6 weeks of the class introduce an increased homework load for lesson preparation and also meet on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM for ESL class observations and teaching.
See the scheduled TESL courses below for important dates and schedules. View the the TESL@TFLI year calendar HERE.
TESL courses upcoming:
|Session*||Info Session*||Application Deadline*||Early Bird Discount*||Orientation*||In-Class Start*||In-Class End*||Schedule|
|July 21||July 10||Aug. 7||Aug. 16||Nov. 19||Fall 2016|
|Spring 2017||Nov. 4 2016 6-7 PM (Chattanooga)
Nov. 18 2016 6 PM
Dec. 8 2016 6 PM
|Dec 26||Dec 12||January 9||January 23||April 8||Spring 2017|
|Summer 2017||April 14 2017 6 PM||May 8||April 17||May 15||June 5||July 1||Summer 2017|
* Session: All dates subject to change without notice.
*Info Session: Information sessions begin on time and last approximately one hour, including Q&A with staff, trainers, and course graduates.
* Application Deadline: Applications received after this date will incur a $100 late fee. Spring and Fall courses: No applications will be received after the In-Class Start date. Summer courses: No applications will be received after the Application Deadline.
* Early Bird Discount: If you pay off your full tuition balance before this date, you will receive an additional tuition $250 discount.
* Orientation: You will receive an orientation e-mail with Orientation information. This includes basic information about the class and facilities, and mandatory TESL foundation assignments to be completed before the In-class portion of TESL begins.
Learn a little more about TESL@TFLI here: