TESOL Advanced @ 15,000 INR (US $225)

TESOL Advanced Certification focuses on approaches and methods that provide the basis of knowledge in teaching English as a second language. It is an 80 hour online course which is self paced yet interactive. An integral part of the program is to enable participants to create lesson plans which can be used in the classroom readily, apart from forming a sound theoretical base in second language teaching learning process.

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 Advanced Certification comprises assignments, readings from materials from Cambridge University and 3 eBooks

 Textbook - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

 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

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: 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 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
  • Describe chunk learning
  • What is choral repetition?
  • The How's and Why of Teaching Pronunciation - 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

Course Content

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
  • How to Motivate ESL Students? 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.

  Participants receive TESOL Advanced Certification upon completion of the 80 hour online course. They may also get optional job placement of teaching English abroad to children or adults.

 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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