As you know, the basic TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification is given by the TESOL International Association, which is based out of Alexandria, Virginia. A new course is starting up in January of 2017, and the registration begins soon. The price, from what I can gather, is around $730 for those of us who live in relatively poor countries (which they charmingly refer to as "global"). They offer all kinds of courses, but some do not lead to a certification. Their website is clear like mud, so read the small print and use your imagination when trying to find where to click. Their website, TESOL International Association is amazingly convoluted. Yes, there are all those smiling faces of different colors--that is important, something omnipresent on American websites--but it is really hard to get real information. In fact, it is as if they are hiding it. Hmmm. I usually give up when I go to their website, but yesterday I stuck it out and actually made sense of it. In the effort to lengthen my resume, I see that I can become a member for only $60. That is, a member as a "lower income professional" because my salary is less than $25,000. If this itself were not reason to celebrate, I can become TESOL certified for a mere $730. The instruction looks good. See the attached application form.