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TESOL Certificate

TESOL Certificate Course

Our mission is to provide comprehensive training in TESOL methodologies and practical application, fostering adaptable and creative educators.

Program Description

In the 110-hour TESOL Certificate program at Language Systems International, participants are introduced to TESOL methodologies and approaches, various techniques for planning and teaching classes in all the English language-skill areas, cross-cultural communication, and a variety of levels and learning styles in the ESL classroom. Through a program of lectures, readings, discussions, assignments, practical teaching exercises, classroom observations, and student teaching, participants will acquire a fundamental knowledge of the methodology and materials of TESOL and the basic skills needed in putting that knowledge into practice.

Course Hours:

The course is comprised of:

– 60 hours of coursework: lectures, readings, assignments, tests, quizzes, projects, and self-evaluations. – 50 hours of practicum: class observations, student teachings, and extensive lesson planning.

The 110-hour TESOL Certificate program is spread out over four sessions and combines lectures, class observations, and in-person teaching practice.

Course Schedule:

Semi-Intensive – 24 hours/week
Morning program (ESL or TOEFL) + TESOL
Certificate program in the afternoon; Monday – Thursday; 1:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Program Learning Objectives

Students will…

  • Understand TESOL methodologies and approaches.
  • Familiarize oneself with English grammar concepts, terminology, and constructions.
    • Teach grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and vocabulary in a communicative manner.
    • Prepare and deliver activities and materials integrating listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
    • Utilize diverse materials, including textbooks, visual aids, props, and realia for language learning.
    • Employ various assessment procedures for TESOL students.
    • Adapt lessons to meet different levels and individual learner needs.
    • Recognize and create supplemental materials using visuals and manipulatives from various sources and

    creative tools.
    • Provide and receive peer support through communication and observation. • Learn effective classroom management techniques.

  • Module 1: Introduction to TESOL

    • Explore TESOL methodologies, including classroom management and error correction.

    Module 2: Teaching Practicum

    • Focus on key lesson components, observe classes extensively, and prepare lessons using Module 1 knowledge.

    • Engage in mock lessons, receiving feedback from peers and instructors.

    Module 3: Team Teaching

    • Study lesson components and English elements.
    • Begin team teaching with a mentor, shadowing weekly and receiving feedback on lesson plans.

    Module 4: Student Teaching

    • Plan and teach with instructor guidance.
    • Receive feedback and conduct self-evaluations on specific teaching aspects. • Compile a teaching portfolio for final assessment.

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A bachelor’s degree
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree or its foreign equivalent.

TOEFL® iBT® 65 or IELTS 6.0
(for non-native English speakers)

Each applicant who is not a native speaker of English must (1) achieve a score of 65 or higher on the iBT TOEFL or 6.0 or higher on the IELTS or their equivalent and (2) have good spoken English skills.

Completion of Level 5
Successful completion of Level 5 of the ESL program, be enrolled in ESL Level 6, or have placed within the ESL Level 6 or higher range on the placement exam.