TESOL Course Description
The TESOL Certification Course can be broken down into 4 classes, or modules. Together, the modules are completed in 130 hours, either over one semester, one month, or 6 weekends. Here is a description of the four modules of the course and some of the topics they include. Contact us if you’d like to know more!
TESOL Theory and Methodology
This module is designed for teachers to explore TESOL theory and methodology, understand and experience the variety of language learning methodologies, language teaching contexts and learner variables, and be able to critically evaluate, adapt, and apply their knowledge to various language learning and teaching situations.
The Principles of Language Teaching
This module provides an in-depth look at all aspects of teaching language skills, and encourages teachers to reflect on their own teaching and learning experiences so they can begin to create their own philosophies on teaching. Teaching techniques and strategies for teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, and more, will be explored and practiced.
Instructional Design in the Student-Centered Classroom
This module is designed to help teachers make informed decisions in the classroom based on sound theory and critical reflection. The focus is on creating an environment in which learning can take place and focusing on the student by using cooperative, communicative, student-centered techniques.
This module is the culmination of the Certification Program, providing teachers with the opportunity to practice and critically reflect on the contents of the previous modules, as well as develop their own teaching skills as they prepare for future jobs and assignments. The practicum is supervised and assessed by the English for Life Practicum Supervisor in conjunction with an assigned classroom teacher.