You may take online and classroom courses in any combination to earn the 120-hour certificate.
In TESOL Online Issues of Culture we cover the role of context (social, cultural, and linguistic) in intercultural relations and examine the complex relationship between culture and communication. To help deepen your knowledge and perspective, we will examine major theories related to educating culturally diverse students.
Textbook: “Exploring Culture: Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures” by Gert Jan Hofstede, Paul B. Pedersen, and Geert Hofstede, Intercultural Press, ISBN: 1877864900. Available on Kindle and in paperback, and in the KSU Center Bookstore.
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.
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.
Class runs six weeks, Monday to Sunday. Content and curriculum are communicated at the beginning of each week from the Learning Management System called Moodle. Attendance is gauged by participation in Discussion Boards and submission of weekly assignments.
For a concise description of all 4 TESOL Certificate courses, please read this document: