English is the predominant language through which people communicate, connect and transact business in the emerging global community of the 21st century. The increased fluidity of international borders, the relative ease of travel and the growing global market presence have made the demand for quality English language programs and TESOL instructors higher than ever – both abroad and in the United States.
Designed to offer a balance of current theory and practical experience in second language acquisition instructional methods, the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate will prepare you with foundational knowledge and real-world skills to effectively step into a career in TESOL. Courses provide a comprehensive study of core knowledge in the field, including aspects of linguistics and sociolinguistics, the structure of English, methodology of teaching and assessing English, literacy development, curriculum development and language assessment.
Who Should Enroll
Individuals who wish to teach English in a variety of ESL settings in the United States and overseas, recent graduates, international students, aspiring educators, career changers, and current teachers who wish to enhance their competencies in the field of TESOL.
“Once you complete the TESOL certificate program, you’ll have all the background you need to launch an exciting and gratifying new career abroad. There are so many rewarding opportunities in so many countries, in state-run language schools, private schools and private tutoring. New TESOL teachers are most often recruited through recruitment firms and agencies that handle most of the details, including housing and health insurance, so everything is taken care of.”
TESOL course instructor and program advisor