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TEFL International is an industry leader in teacher education pre-service courses in Asia.


TEFL International is externally  moderated by Prof. Brian Tomlinson.

"I've been very impressed by the professionalism and expertise of the TEFL International Lead Trainers and especially by the way they make use of experiential approaches to teacher development. They help their trainees to develop personally and professionally from observation, self-reflection, materials development and the application of theory to practice as teachers in the classroom."


Prof Tomlinson

Brian Tomlinson, noted author, Teacher Trainer and TEFL International's moderator.



Fort Hays State University validates TEFL International certificates issued at all locations worldwide. 

Located in Kansas, in the USA, FHSU has an enrolment of more than 13,000 students and offers hundreds of certificate and degree programmes at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels via 28 academic departments. More details at fhsu.edu. 

Fort Hays State University completes regular Quality Assurance reports on the TEFL International TESOL certificate. Each course graduate receives a summary letter of this report from Fort Hays State University and all TEFL International graduates will have an option (for a $100 fee) to gain three credits and a transcript from FHSU.

Some facts about Fort Hays State University:

  • A state (not private) university
  • Founded in 1902
  • Regionally accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities member
  • Member of Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Granted the authority to award degrees by the Kansas Board of Regents
  • FHSU programme listed as a best buy by US News and World Report


BOAA - Board of Academic Advisors

Dr. David Nunan


Former President of TESOL and author of hundreds of TESOL and ELT books and articles.

"The TEFL International Certificate programs are among the best of their kind—excellent trainers teaching modern methodologies with input from some of the brightest minds in ESL. I highly recommend TEFL International."

Bill Leon

Dr. Bill Leon is President of Geo Education & Research and an instructor in Program Evaluation at the University of Washington. He has 27 years of experience as a researcher and evaluation consultant. With three degrees in geography and 20 years of experience as a community developer, he has worked on numerous social, economic and environmental studies with community, government and nonprofit clients. Dr. Leon has managed projects involving community building and citizen participation, and conducted evaluation research in numerous fields including planning, education, and social services.


Dr Arthur McNeill

Arthur McNeill is the Programme Leader in the Med TESOL course at Asian University. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Wales Swansea, an MA in Second Language Teaching & Learning and a PGCE in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of London, and, an MA in French & German from the University of Glasgow. With over 35 years of experience in English teaching and teacher education, he has expertise in a wide variety of specialties including language policy, linguistics, language acquisition, curriculum development and the management of language projects.


John W. Miller

John W. Miller is an Academic Specialist for the Korean Language Program at the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California, where he is in charge of faculty development. He designs and facilitates teacher-training workshops for faculty and learning strategies workshops for students. John began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia. After getting his MA, he taught in and directed Kyungsung University’s Foreign Language Institute in Pusan, Korea for three years. Later, while working for Ohio University, he helped launch OPELT, an English Language Program at Chubu University in Kasugai, Japan. He also served as Associate Peace Corps Director in Ukraine during the mid-90s and later returned to Ohio University to administer the OPELT Program. John is currently finishing his dissertation for a PhD in Intercultural Communication at Ohio University. He has written extensively on language teaching and has conducted teacher training workshops in Liberia, Korea, Japan, Ukraine, and the U.S. His current professional interests extend to areas such as reflective teaching, learning styles and strategies, and action research. He is particularly interested in learning more about the ways that intercultural relationships develop and change. He lives in Monterey with his wife, Sunhee, a naturalized Korean-American.


Robb Scott

Mr. Scott began his ELT career in Quito, Ecuador teaching middle school ESL at an international K-12 American style school. Several years later, he moved to Japan, where he gained valuable experience working on American branch-campus start-up writing ESL curriculums and training teachers. Recently, he has been in Brooklyn, New York, where he wrote education materials for Newsweek, served as a technical instructor helping junior high students build web pages in a Cablevision project, studied at Columbia University, and started an online newsletter for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) professionals as well as the ESL online mini-conference. He now lives in Kansas, USA with his wife, Meribel and their children.




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