You may take online and classroom courses in any combination to earn the 120-hour certificate.
The TESOL Online - Methods and Materials course focuses on effective methods for teaching Grammar, Pronunciation, Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Presents techniques and strategies for teaching English as a second language, including how to locate, evaluate, and adapt materials for specific ESL/EFL classroom environments. Become familiar with lesson planning procedures and assessment tools for all the skill areas. Also observe and summarize ESL/EFL classroom teaching in your local area.
Textbook: “Methodology in Language Teaching: An Anthology of Current Practice” by Jack C. Richards, Willy A. Renandya. Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 9780521004404, Available at the KSU Center Bookstore. Adobe Ebook Reader ISBN: 9780511500411 available through various sources online.
Prerequisite: You must establish and maintain an account on the Moodle Distance Learning system, have access to the Internet and email to participate in this class.
The Online TESOL courses were designed to mirror our classroom courses as closely as possible, in an online environment. All four TESOL courses are 30 hours each, and may be taken interchangeably with our classroom courses to complete the Certificate program:
* Issues of Culture and Language
* Elements of Linguistics and Language Acquisition
* Methods and Materials for Teaching ESOL
* Teaching Grammar.
Online courses are interactive (but not live), with continual personalized feedback from the instructor. Recorded lectures include videos, audio files, and more within the presentation and reference materials.
Online courses run for six (6) weeks, beginning on Mondays. There is a one week break between successive courses.
For a concise description of all 4 TESOL Certificate courses, please read this document: