Dr. Nellie Deutsch, a Canadian TESOL teacher is offering this free TESOL Online Course. The only requirement is that participants are actively involved with the content, each other, and the instructor, do the weekly tasks within the 4 weeks, and finish the final course task, so they can qualify for the free certificate. 

According to Humboldt https://academicprograms.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/howtocalculatescu.pdf, "four credit units require students to work on that course for about 180 (45x4) hours in some combination of class/instructional time and out-of-class time. This definition does not vary with instructional mode". This means 45 hours = 1 credit. The workload on TESOL ONLINE is half that which means 2 credits for the 4 weeks and 1 credit for the final project.  The certificate will have 3 credit units and 140 hours as it will include the final course design project.  A letter of recommendation will be available upon request.

The members of the course will focus on how to teach with technology and develop lessons that engage learners both online and in person. The course is an annual event with many hands-on peer and individual practice. TESOL Online follows blended (hybrid) learning and blended online learning formats.

TESOL Online For Free (TO4F) 4-week online course starts on March 1 and ends on March 31 of each year. 

The duration of the course is 4 weeks with registration starting on January 5. From January 5th, applicants will be able to take Tools for Student Collaboration on TESOL EVO (Electronic Village Online) for 5-weeks and the 3-day online conference at the end of February each year. 

In order to qualify, please fill in this form and record and upload a 2-5 minute video introducing yourself and explaining your interest in taking TESOL Online. You can do the video live on Youtube, on your phone, on ZOOM or ZOOM alternatives, Flipgrid, Vimeo, or Screencast-o-matic and subscribe to the course playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxml0hmAwVnsS61wTTuzV5nr

For further information and questions, please subscribe to this YouTube channel https://youtube.com/c/nelliedeutsch and ask your questions in the comment box under the description of any of the videos.


TESOL Online is a free online course.  The only requirement is that participants do the tasks, so they can qualify for the free certificate. The certificate will have credit hours.  A letter of recommendation will be available upon request. 

The focus of the course is to teach with technology and develop lesson plans to teach English online. The course is hands-on with lots of team-based practice. TESOL Online follows blended (hybrid) learning and blended online learning formats. 

WebQuests are problem-based learning activities that engage learners in the learning process. WebQuests are valuable instructional tools for learners of all ages in both the school and work settings. The WebQuest engages learners in experiential (hands on) learning activities. 


These activities promote collaborative social skills, higher order critical thinking skills, inquiry problem-based learning, and technological skills. In addition, WebQuests motivate and empower teachers and learners to become lifelong learners. Find out everything you wanted to know about the WebQuest and create your very own WebQuest. 


This is a self-paced online course with ongoing facilitation and support.


Contact Dr. Nellie Deutsch for further information.