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TESOL Expert Certification @ 30,000 INR (USD $450)

TESOL Expert Certifications provides a general basis to the theoretical approaches of TESOL focussing on teaching English to adults, children, and professionals. TESOL Expert has three online TESOL courses combined, and includes three certifications, TESOL Advanced,TESOL for Children, and TESOL for Business.

Objectives

 To explore the essence and examine the core knowledge of TESOL

 To create ESL lesson plans

 To compare TESOL methods of teaching and assess the same

 To facilitate successful communication in a TESOL classroom

Goals

 Identifying approaches and methods of TESOL

 Improving student achievement by creating a safe and seamless learning environment

 Enhancing teacher confidence

 Introducing ESL online teaching

Materials

 TESOL Expert Certifications includes 3 eBooks, and consists of assignments and readings from Cambridge University Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Teaching English to Children, and Barron's ESL Guide to American Business English textbooks. All materials are included in the tuition price.

Skills and Competencies

 Develop teacher effectiveness in teaching of English as a second language

 Provide a classroom environment that is supportive of the current trends in TESOL.

 Design and implement ESL lesson plans that reflect best teaching practices

 Meet students’ ESL learning needs through relevant context and plan

 Demonstrate high achievement in students

 Monitor and assess student progress

Introduction to TESOL/ TEFL with specialization in Young Learners and Business English

Introduction to TESOL

Course Content

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

What is Language?

  • Reading Assignment: What is Language PDF, What is English PDF, Properties of Spoken Language, Word classes
  • Name and describe the four fundamental properties of spoken language?
  • Properties of Spoken Language Quiz
  • What is English? Quiz

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 favourite teacher
  • What is Effective Teaching? Quiz
  • Teaching Styles Quiz

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

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

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

Lesson Planning, Grammar, Morphology, & Syntax

  • Reading Assignment: Discussion Debate (PDF), Teaching Speaking (PDF), Pronunciation (PDF), Chunk Learning or Chunking - article, Choral Repetition - article
  • Define Grammar, Morphology and Syntax
  • Why are lesson plans important?
  • Grammar, Morphology and Syntax Quiz
  • Planning First Lessons - Quiz
  • Wikipedia Lesson Plans - Quiz

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

Grammar & Connectionism

  • Reading Assignment: Stanford Encyclopaedia 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Behaviour 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
  • Stages of Discipline Quiz
  • Proactive Discipline Quiz

Observation in TESOL

  • Reading Assignment: Chapters 16-19, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
  • Define Observation and its four broad functions in context to TESOL teaching

Creating a Syllabus

  • Reading Assignment: Chapters 22-23, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
  • Define syllabus, and the four elements that accompany the syllabus.
  • Syllabus Quiz

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?

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

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 for Young Learners

Course Content

Using Icebreaker Activities, Teaching Preferences, & 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

What is Language?

  • Reading Assignment: What is Language PDF, What is English PDF, Properties of Spoken Language, 8 Parts of Speech article
  • What is telegraphic speech?
  • What are the 8 parts of speech?
  • Telegraphic Speech Quiz
  • Properties of Spoken Language Quiz

Effective Teaching, Teacher Roles, & Gross Motor Skills

  • Reading Assignment: Page 5 TESOL for Children E-Book, What is Effective Teaching PDF, Teacher Roles PDF, Effective Teaching Strategies: Six Keys to Classroom Excellence article Name five different types of gross motor skills not mentioned in the text. Do the same for fine motor skills.
  • Describe your favourite teacher
  • Motor Skills Quiz

Educational Methodology, Speech Production, & Input Sources

  • Reading Assignment: Pages 7-10 TESOL for Children E-Book, Teaching Methodologies PDF, Teaching Special Groups PDF, Wikipedia Speech Production Page Which type of music and movies would you like to introduce to children of other cultures? Why?
  • Teaching Special Groups writing assignment
  • Speech Production Quiz

Teaching Listening & Pedagogy

  • Reading Assignment: Pages 18-22 TESOL for Children E-Book, Review Pages 6-7, Discussion Debate PDF, Teaching Speaking PDF, Pronunciation PDF, Wikipedia Erikson's Stages Page Name and define five learning stages and ten vocabulary words that you think are appropriate for each of the five learning stages.
  • Stages of Language Development Quiz

Teaching Speaking

  • Reading Assignment: Pages 18-22 TESOL for Children E-Book, Review Pages 6-7, Discussion Debate PDF, Teaching Speaking PDF, Pronunciation PDF, Wikipedia Erikson's Stages Page Name and define five learning stages and ten vocabulary words that you think are appropriate for each of the five learning stages.
  • Stages of Language Development Quiz

Lesson Planning & Comprehension

  • Reading Assignment: Review Page 7 TESOL for Children E-Book, Lesson Planning PDF, Planning First Lessons PDF, Wikipedia Lesson Plan Page, Creating the Best ESL Lesson Plans article
  • What is comprehensible input? What is comprehensible output? How are they the same?
  • How are they different?
  • Why are lesson plans important?
  • Comprehensible Input and Comprehensible Output Quiz

Drilling

  • Reading Assignment: Review Page 8 TESOL for Children E-Book Are the children of bilingual households at a disadvantage? Why or why not?

Intelligence Types

  • Reading Assignment: Intelligence Types PDF What intelligence type are you? Describe your intelligence type and tell how it can contribute to you being an effective teacher.
  • Intelligence Types Quiz

Presenting Vocabulary: Lexical Approach

  • Reading Assignment: Review Pages 9-10 TESOL for Children E-Book, Activities for Intelligence Types
  • Describe a classroom activity for each of the intelligence types

Knowing Your Students

  • Reading Assignment: Practical Activities to Stimulate Multiple Intelligences PDF, Wikipedia
  • Theory of Multiple Intelligences Page
  • Take the Multiple-Intelligence Self-Test
  • What did you learn about your intelligence levels?

Teaching Reading & Stages of Discipline

  • Reading Assignment: Review Pages 11-12 TESOL for Children E-Book, Stages of Discipline PDF, 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline PDF, Managing Students article, Steps for Teaching Reading to ESL Students article, Teaching Our Children to Read, Write, and Spell PDF
  • How do discipline methods change and evolve for each age group?
  • What do you think is the most important rule for discipline not mentioned in the above text?

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
  • What learning materials/teaching aids will you utilize in the TESOL classroom?
  • Children's Writing in ESL Quiz

Classroom Management

  • Video Assignment: Motivating Students to Learn Reading Assignment: Review Pages 13-23 TESOL for Children E-Book, Safe Learning Environments PDF, How to Motivate ESL Students article, Motivation: What Teachers Need to Know PDF
  • Name and describe three ways that you can create a safe and shameless learning environment for each of the learning methods.
  • Motivation: What Teachers Need to Know Quiz

Approaches and Strategies to TESOL

  • Video Assignment: Observing Standards-in-Action: ESL Classroom Lesson Reading Assignment: Approaches to TESOL PDF, Learning Strategies for TESOL PDF
  • Describe five approaches to TESOL
  • TESOL Methods and Approaches Quiz

Behavior Management & Computer Assisted Language Learning

  • Reading Assignment: Pages 24-39 TESOL for Children E-Book
  • Create a lesson plan using a 45-minute template
  • Optional - Online Teaching Internship
  • Extra Credit - Create a Lesson for CALL

Creating Lesson Plans for Young Learners

  • Video Assignment: How to Teach Reading Assignment: Review Pages 24-32 TESOL for Children E-Book, Lesson Planning Guide E-Book
  • Create the first of 5 lesson plans for children (Lesson Plan 1)

Student Assessment

  • Create a second lesson plan for children (Lesson Plan 2)t

Creating a Syllabus

  • Create a third lesson plan for children (Lesson Plan 3)

Learning Strategies for TESOL

  • RCreate a fourth lesson plan for children (Lesson Plan 4)

Approach & Method

  • Reading Assignment: Review Approach & Method article
  • Create a fifth lesson plan for children (Lesson Plan 5)

Understanding Student Assessment Final Essay

  • Video Assignment: Student Assessment
  • What are the different concepts you will explore when doing student assessments?
  • Final Essay should be 300-400 words on a topic of your choice from the TESOL for Children E-Book
TESOL For Business English

Course Content

Introduction to TESOL & Teaching Business English

  • Reading Assignment - Pages 1 - 10, TESOL for Business e-book
  • Video Assignment - How to Teach Resource
  • Review of Acronyms Resource
  • What do the acronyms TESOL, SLA, L1 and L2 stand for?
  • Guide to acronyms.
  • Acronyms Quiz
  • E-book Reading Assignment
  • Learning Methods Quiz
  • Reading Assignment - Approaches to TESOL
  • In your own words, explain five teaching approaches/methods for TESOL, and which methods you think will work best for adult professionals.
  • Guide to approaches and methods.

TESOL Methods

  • Guide to approaches and methods.
  • TESOL Methods & Approaches Quiz.

Business Reading Assignments

  • Reading Assignment - Pages 11 - 20, TESOL for Business e-book
  • Wikipedia Reading Assignment
  • Guide to pedagogy
  • Define Pedagogy
  • Guide to pedagogy
  • Video Assignment - Observing Standards-in-Action: ESL Classroom Lesson
  • Guide to Lesson Planning e-book
  • Write a sample lesson plan for each of the five teaching approaches/methods.
  • Sample work sheets for use in business lesson plans.
  • Guide to ESL lesson plans.

Creating Lesson Plans

  • Lesson Planning
  • Guide to ESL lesson plans
  • Understanding Connectionism, Morphology, and Syntax
  • SEP Reading Assignment file
  • E-book Reading Assignment
  • Grammar, Morphology and Syntax Quiz

Lesson Plans & Resumes

  • Reading Assignment - Pages 21 - 30, TESOL for Business e-book
  • Reading Assignment - What is a Call Center?
  • Reading Assignment - Call Center Lesson Plan
  • Create a Lesson Plan for ESL Learners Working at a Call Center
  • Prepare to begin supporting business ESL students in resume format and creation skills.
  • Write A Business Resume
  • Sample Business Resumes

Business Presentations

  • Prepare to begin supporting business ESL students in preparation of business plan presentations.
  • Business plan presentation
  • Online Business Plan Template
  • Construct a sample busines plan for opening a business overseas.
  • Guide to business plans.

Business Interviews

  • Reading Assignment - Interview Lesson Plan
  • Make a lesson plan describing procedures for assisting students to practice interviews in the classroom. Be specific.
  • Guide to interviews.

Financial Terms

  • Reading Assignment - Financial Terms
  • Review Financial Terms
  • Name and define at least 10 other key financial terms that were not mentioned in the text.
  • Guide to financial terms.

Financial Term Lesson Plans

  • Using one of the learning approaches prepared in the beginning of the assignments, create a lesson plan that utilizes financial terms.
  • Guide to ESL business lesson plans.

Final Reading and Essay

  • Reading Assignment - Pages 30 - 45, TESOL for Business e-book
  • Reading Assignment - Barron's Guide to Business English
  • Final Essay

  TESOL Expert Course Certifications include TESOL Advanced, TESOL for Children, and TESOL for Business, as well as an optional job placement teaching English abroad to adults or children.

  TESOL certification is based on successful fulfilment of the course requirements which include timely submission of assignments, going through the video lectures, quizzes, and completing the final assignment.

  Fluency in English and a high school diploma are necessary for individuals to participate in the program. Access to the internet access is essential to complete online studies.

  As online participants you may access the TESOL Virtual Learning Center and interact live with American TESOL instructors, complete assignments and view progress towards TESOL certification




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