Dates and Fees

The full-time intensive TEFL Certificate Program meets for 4 weeks, Monday 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. There is a total of 120 hours of instruction


The part-time program meets Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm for 12 weeks. The content of the program is the same as the full-time course; some lesson-planning hours are done as homework with instructor guidance via e-mail.



The tuition for both full-time and part-time programs, including all class materials and deposits, is $2,465.



Course Dates for 2016

Full-Time Program

  • January 4 – January 29 (Deadline December 21)
  • February 1 – February 26 (Deadline January 15)
  • February 29- March 25 (Deadline February 12)
  • April 4 – April 29 (Deadline March 21)
  • May 2 – May 27 (Deadline April 18)
  • June 6 - July 1 (Deadline May 23)
  • July 11 – August 5 (Deadline June 27)
  • August 8 – September 2 (Deadline July 25)
  • September 12- October 7 (Deadline August 29)
  • October 10 – November 4 (Deadline September 26)
  • November 7 – December 7 (Deadline October 24)


Part-Time Program

  • January 9 – March 26 (Deadline Dcember 28)
  • April 2 – June 25 (Deadline March 18)
  • September 17 – December 10 (Deadline September 2)

HOLIDAYS 2016: Memorial Day is May 30; Independence Day is July 4, Labor Day is September 5. *Nov 23 to 27 off for Thanksgiving Holiday

Program Highlights

  • Learn the Communicative Approach based on the latest research in language learning.
  • Teach real ESL students under the guidance of expert trainers.
  • Receive life-time, personal support in your career development.
  • Create a portfolio that will make you stand out with potential employers.
  • Become a part of a worldwide network of program alumni, currently teaching in the United States and more than 30 foreign countries.
  • As a graduate, enroll in a free six-week session (4 weeks in summer) in any of our 12 most common foreign languages.
  • Unique money-back guarantee; please call for details.


Click here for a list of housing options in the Boston area.


You are invited to our next Open Houses on 
Wednesday, October 19 & Wednesday, November 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. at our
Kenmore Square Location, 648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

*Please note that there will be a presentation at 5:45 by the Institute's president Siri Karm Singh Khalsa. Refreshments will be served.


Elizabeth Starr
Program Coordinator, Teacher Training Programs
617-262-3500 x244


Instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. The instructor carefully selects materials and plans lessons to effectively meet the student's goals and individual learning style.

Private programs offer a flexible schedule and a customized curriculum. A minimum of 24 hours of instruction with one or two classes (each 90 or 120 minutes) per week is the suggested module, but dates, times and content can be arranged according to your requirement.


Core programs(popularly known as Group Classes) are offered in classes of 4 to 12 students year-round in popular languages. In an effort to better suit our clients’ schedules and language learning goals, classes are offered in a client friendly format of 6-week sessions (4-week accelerated sessionsin summer). This format allows students to:

  • continue from one session to the next with no more than a 2-week break.
  • begin any level in any session.
  • progress more rapidly through 4-week summer Fast-Track programs.
  • benefit from a more efficient and student friendly class schedule.


Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's regular core programs in one 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day in 6-week programs/4.5 hours a day in 4-week programs.

The main goal of these programs, which meet in small classes of 4 to 12, is to help students, from day one, to increase confidence in their ability to use their new language in a wide range of real-life situations and improve their oral skills as they progress from level to level.