About Us

American TESOL Institute was established Baton Rouge, LA, USA in 2002. It's headquarters are located in Tampa, Florida, in the United States of America. Dr. John May serves as the President while Jonathon Lazarus is the Director of ATI. This institute was founded primarily by a team of education experts to develop and put into practice scientific and effective methodologies of teaching English language to people of different linguistic backgrounds.

TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is the signature product of American TESOL Institute. This is an internationally accredited teachers training program which has gained immense popularity over the years. Aspirants and experienced teachers alike gain from this course and learn the fundamentals of teaching ESL in this program. TEFL helps the trainees learn the ways of teaching and improving the basic language skills namely speaking, listening, reading and writing. ATI’s TEFL or TESOL teacher training programs are designed to equip teachers with all the necessary knowledge required to teach English as a second or a foreign language.

ATI has a huge range of teaching programs to choose from including different online and onsite Advanced TESOL training programs. The variety of courses means more options for candidates and they can choose according to their own areas of interest and expertise. Apart from the standard TESOL courses, ATI also offers courses for Specialization in Teaching English to Children and Teaching Business English. The quality control measures put into place by ATI ensures that teachers are trained to match the best standards.

American TESOL Institute has been training students and has been successful in placing qualified teachers in reputed institutions for ten years now. ATI provides 100% job assistance to all the candidates on successful completion of the course. Eligible teachers are even provided with guaranteed placements by ATI. ATI works with placement agencies and schools from all over the world and help the candidates to get teaching jobs. ATI has been successful in placing over 2000 teachers with distinguished institutes worldwide.

American TESOL Institute has been able to branch out and has it’s presence has reached out to North American locations including California, New York, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland, Utah, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada, Oregon, Oklahoma, Quebec, New Mexico, British Columbia and so on. In Asia ATI is present in Thailand, India, China, Indonesia, South Korea and Nepal. Apart from these, ATI also has branches in South Africa and European countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Cyprus. Moreover, TESOL certifications from ATI are notarized by the US government adding up to it’s authenticity and value.

ATI is associated with leading educational institutes from different countries like the International Montessori Council, International Montessori Society, USETTA, iLEARN, USDLA, Central Florida TESOL, Georgia Department of Education, 'Interpark Communications', Talkbean, etc. The accreditation provided by these institutes to ATI’s teacher training courses adds even more value and credibility to the certification and an edge to the teachers over others in a highly competitive job market.