• American TESOL

    TESOL Advanced Certification

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification

  • Summary

    TESOL Teachers
    TESOL Advanced Certification is an interactive self paced 80 hour online course that provides a base knowledge in teaching English as a second language with focus on methods and approaches to TESOL. Participants study the theory of TESOL, and learn to create English as a second language lesson plans for presentation in a classroom.
  • Objectives

    • Examine the core knowledge of TESOL
    • Create ESL lesson plans
    • Assess and compare TESOL methods of teaching
    • Facilitate successful communication in the TESOL classroom

    Goals

    • Correctly identifying methods and approaches to TESOL.
    •  Improvement of student achievement by creating a safe and shameless learning environment.
    •  Improvement of teacher confidence.
    •  Introduction to teaching ESL online.
  • Competencies

    •  Consistently provide a classroom environment that is supportive to the latest trends of TESOL.
    • Design and implement ESL lesson plans that reflect best teaching practices, and target student ESL learning needs.
    • Demonstrate high expectations of all students learning.
    • Monitor and assess student progress.
    TESOL Certification Course Book

    Materials

    TESOL Advanced Certification includes 3 eBooks, and consists of assignments and readings from Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages textbook.
  • Modules

    Module One - Using Icebreaker Activities, Listening Processes, & Acronyms

    Reading Assignment: Chapters 1-3, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, 40 Icebreakers for Small Groups E-Book, Icebreakers E-Book

    What do the acronyms TESOL, SLA, L1, and L2 stand for?

    Describe the bottom-up and top-down listening processes

    Design your own Icebreaker activity

    Short writing assignment: What is an Icebreaker?

    Acronyms Quiz

    Listening Processes Quiz

     

    Module Two - What is Language

    Reading Assignment: What is Language PDF, What is English PDF, Properties of Spoken Language, 8 Parts of Speech article

    Name and describe the four fundamental properties of spoken language

    What are the 8 parts of speech?

    Properties of Spoken Language Quiz

    What is English Quiz

     

    Module Three - Effective Teaching & Teacher Roles

    Reading Assignment: What is Effective Teaching PDF, Teacher Roles PDF, What Makes and Effective Teacher, Effective Teaching Strategies: Six Keys to Classroom Excellence article

    Describe your favorite teacher

    What is Effective Teaching Quiz

    Teaching Styles Quiz

     

    Module Four - Educational Methodology & Speech Production

    Reading Assignment: Chapters 4-6, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Teaching Methodologies PDF, Teaching Special Groups PDF,

    Name and describe the four major processes of speech production

    Teaching Special Groups writing assignment

    Speech Production Quiz

     

    Module Five - Teaching Listening & Pedagogy

    Reading Assignment: Teaching Listening PDF, How To Teach Listening PDF, Listening Comprehension Difficulties PDF, Wikipedia Pedagogy Page

    Name and describe three examples of input sources used to teach listening

    Input sources assignment

    Define Pedagogy

    How To Teach Listening Quiz

     

    Module Six - Teaching Speaking

    Reading Assignment: Discussion Debate PDF, Teaching Speaking PDF, Pronunciation PDF, Chunk Learning or Chunking article, Choral Repetition article

    Describe chunk learning

    What is choral repetition?

    The How's and Why of Teaching Pronunciation Quiz

     

    Module Seven - Lesson Planning, Grammar, Morphology, & Syntax

    Reading Assignment: Lesson Planning PDF, Planning First Lessons PDF, Morphology and Syntax E-Book, Wikipedia Lesson Plan Page, Creating the Best ESL Lesson Plans article

    Define Grammar, Morphology and Syntax

    Why are lesson plans important?

    Grammar, Morphology and Syntax Quiz

    Planning First Lessons Quiz

    Wikipedia Lesson Plans Quiz

     

    Module Eight - Drilling

    Reading Assignment: How to Drill: Drilling Activities for Your English Classroom article, Drilling 1 article, Drilling 2 article

    Drilling 1 Quiz

    Drilling 2 Quiz

     

    Module Nine - Grammar & Connectionism

    Reading Assignment: Stanford Encyclopedia Connectionism article, 5 New Fun Ways to Teach Grammar to ESL Students article, English Orthography: English Letters and the Sounds They Make PDF, How to Make Your Grammar Lessons a Little More Interesting article,

    Describe the philosophy of connectionism

    Discuss formal and functional grammar approaches

    5 New Fun Ways to Teach Grammar to ESL Students Quiz

    English Orthography Quiz

    How to Make Your Grammar Lessons a Little More Interesting Quiz

     

    Module Ten - Presenting Vocabulary: Lexical Approach

    Reading Assignment: Chapters 6-7, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Teaching English Vocabulary article, 5 Best Ways to Introduce New Vocabulary article, Wikipedia Dolch Word List Page, Wikipedia Phonics Page, Presenting New Words and Structures PDF

    Describe the characteristics of the lexical approach

    5 Best Ways & Dolch Word List Quiz

    Presenting New Words and Structures Quiz

    Teaching English Vocabulary Quiz

    Wikipedia Phonics Quiz

     

    Module Eleven - Knowing Your Students

    Video Assignment - How to Teach

    Reading Assignment: Guide to Lesson Planning PDF, Practical Activities to Stimulate Multiple Intelligences PDF, Wikipedia Theory of Multiple Intelligences Page, Convergent and Divergent Thinking Styles article,

    Create 5 lesson plans using a 45-minute template

    Take the Multiple-Intelligence Self-Test

    What did you learn about your intelligence levels?

    Wikipedia Theory of Multiple Intelligences Quiz

     

    Module Twelve - Teaching Reading & Pronunciation

    Reading Assignment: Chapters 8-10, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, How to Teach Reading Strategies article, Steps for Teaching Reading to ESL Students article, Teaching Our Children to Read, Write, and Spell PDF, Researchers Examine "Great Expectations" in the Workplace PDF, Much Too Early PDF, Word Strategies to Develop Decoding Skills PDF

    Define pronunciation; also, describe its elements

    Elements of Pronunciation Quiz

    Much Too Early Quiz

    Word Strategies to Develop Decoding Skills Quiz

    Teaching Our Children to Read, Write, and Spell Quiz

     

    Module Thirteen - Teaching Writing, Aids in Learning

    Reading Assignment: Teaching Writing PDF, How to Teach Writing to ESL Students PDF, Creative Writing Exercises for ESL Students 1 PDF, Creative Writing Exercises for ESL Students 2 PDF, Children's Writing in ESL article

    Name and describe the techniques and methods that are successful in English L2 writing classrooms

    What learning materials/teaching aids will you utilize in the TESOL classroom?

    Teaching Writing Quiz

    How to Teach Writing to ESL Students Quiz

    Creative Writing Exercises for ESL Students Quiz

    Children's Writing in ESL Quiz

     

    Module Fourteen - Classroom Management, Psycholinguistics, & Bilingualism

    Video Assignment: Motivating Students to Learn

    Reading Assignment: Chapters 11-13, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, How to Motivate ESL Students article, Motivation: What Teachers Need to Know PDF, Motivation and Motivations in ESL article

    Define Psycholinguistics and Bilingualism

    How to Motivate ESL Students Quiz

    Motivation: What Teachers Need to Know Quiz

     

    Module Fifteen - Sociolinguistics, Approaches to TESOL, & Correcting Mistakes

    Video Assignment: Observing Standards-in-Action: ESL Classroom Lesson

    Reading Assignment: Chapter 14, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, American TESOL

    Advanced Course E-Book pages 7-35, Approaches to TESOL PDF, Lexical Approach PDF, Task Based Learning PDF, Total Physical Response PDF, Correcting Errors article, Student Correction During Class - How and When?article, How to Correct: Four Ways to Handle Mistakes article

    Define sociolinguistics, and the difference between macro and micro sociolinguistics

    Describe five approaches to TESOL

    TESOL Methods and Approaches Quiz

    Correcting Errors Quiz

    Student Correction During Class Quiz

     

    Module Sixteen - Behavior Management & Computer Assisted Learning

    Reading Assignment: Chapter 15, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Managing Students article, 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline PDF, Four Steps for Better Classroom Discipline PDF, Proactive Discipline PDF, Stages of Discipline PDF, Techniques that Backfire PDF

    What are the different ways you can utilize computers in the classroom?

    Extra Credit - Create a Lesson for CALL

    Managing Students Quiz

    Four Steps for Better Classroom Discipline Quiz

    Proactive Discipline Quiz

    Stages of Discipline Quiz

     

    Module Seventeen - Observation in TESOL

    Reading Assignment: Chapters 16-19, Cambridge Guide to TESOL

    Define Observation and its four broad functions in context to TESOL teaching.

     

    Module Eighteen - Student Assessment

    Video Assignment: Student Assessment

    Reading Assignment: Chapters 20-21, Cambridge Guide to TESOL

    What are the different concepts you will explore when doing student assessments?

     

    Module Nineteen - Creating a Syllabus

    Reading Assignment: Chapters 22-23, Cambridge Guide to TESOL

    Define syllabus, and the four elements that accompany the syllabus.

    Syllabus Quiz

     

    Module Twenty - Learning Strategies for TESOL

    Reading Assignment: Chapter 24, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Learning Strategies for TESOL PDF

    Name and describe 5 language learning strategies for TESOL

    Learning Strategies for TESOL Quiz

     

    Module Twenty-one - Final Assignment & Thesis

    Reading Assignment - Chapters 25-30, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Sample Thesis article

    In detail, explain one method of TESOL teaching that you think will work best for you in the TESOL classroom? Why

    TESOL Thesis should be 2-4 pages typed and double-spaced.

    TESOL Advanced Certification

    Upon completion participants receive TESOL Advanced Certification, and optional job placement teaching English abroad to adults or children.
     
    TESOL certification issuance is based on successful
    completion of required assignments, lectures, quizzes, and final assignment.
     
    Participation requirements include a high school diploma, and fluency in English. Internet access is required to complete
    online studies.
     
    Online, participants access the TESOL Virtual Learning Center to interact live with American TESOL instructors, complete assignments, and view progress towards TESOL certification.

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