TESOL

TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

TESOL Certification
July 13-18, 2020
Advantage & Advantage +

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GET OUT OF THE BOX

Get CREATIVE with your dreams and plans. It’s time to do things differently! The TESOL Advantage provides tools and highlights opportunities for those looking to live their dream.
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2 CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

Advantage
60 hrs in class instruction
Advantage +
Above plus 40 hrs self-directed study

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors have years of hands-on experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. They also know just what you need to help you get started on your journey.

The Tesol Advantage

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages OPENS DOORS no matter the community.
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KINDERGARTENERS

Young children are learning English in preschools and kindergartens throughout developing nations, especially in Asia. The turnover rate of teachers annually is approximately 50% so there is high demand for TESOL Certified teachers and personal tutors.
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PRIMARY & SECONDARY

On every continent, including North America, there are primary and secondary students in process of learning English as a second, or foreign language. Not every community has this opportunity yet. Maybe one of your students will be the first to teach English where it’s never been taught!

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BUSINESS MEN & WOMEN

With English being the primary language for business communication and the Internet, there is a growing number of international business men and women seeking the TESOL advantage over their peers. English usage in every day life and field specific environments is on the rise.
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IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES

With the current immigrant and refugee crisis facing Europe and parts of the Middle East, directors in camps, schools, and communities are in desperate need of certified teachers and concerned citizens and volunteers to help with the resettlement process.

TESOL ADVANTAGE

60-HOUR IN-CLASS COURSE

A 6-day intensive 60-hour course designed to introduce and jump start your TESOL goals with instruction and a practicum given by experienced instructors. This option is great for those wanting to teach English to speakers of other languages as a tutor or group instructor. During this course you’ll be exposed to teaching techniques that work, get a chance to put practical teaching theory into practice, and network with a small group of participants who have similar goals. Below are topics covered in the 60-hour course. Elements from most will cover both adult and children’s instruction.

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TEACHERS & LEARNERS

How to focus on learner outcomes, not just teaching plans.

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TEACHING A NEW LANGUAGE

Identifying natural barriers to language acquisition.
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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Tips and tricks to practice for the real world.
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LESSON PLANNING

Putting theory into practice with the right tools.
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RECEPTIVE SKILLS

Help students build the needed skills for language acquisition.
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PRODUCTIVE SKILLS

Manage classroom time effectively with good planning and sourcing.

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BUILDING LESSON MATERIALS

What to look for when searching for just the right lesson materials.
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GAMES & ACTIVITIES

Basic games for children and adults as well as exercises to hold their interest.
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CULTURAL AWARENESS

Using cultural differences to your advantage with respect and humility.
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MULTIMEDIA ENCOUNTERS

Using multimedia to your advantage without letting it become a distraction.
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EVALUATION & TESTING

Assessment is an important part of the teaching process. You can do it!

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QUIZZES

Quizzes help assess effectiveness. You’ve come a long way so we want to make sure our training sticks.

TESOL ADVANTAGE +

40-HOUR SELF-DIRECTED STUDY

For just a little extra expense and effort, participants can qualify for the 100-hour self-directed study certificate. In addition to the Advantage level, Advantage + offers a self-directed grammar refresher that will serve as a great resource for those planning to work or tutor in higher education or business setting. Additionally, many paid jobs overseas require a 100-hour certificate which includes at least 60 hours of classroom instruction. We do not offer an online course as most reputable employers overseas would not accept a purely online certificate.

INSTRUCTION


  • Cross-Cultural Considerations
  • The Role of the Teacher
  • Making the Most of Different Learning Styles
  • Applying Communicative Teaching Theory
  • Working with the Constructivist Learning Theory
  • Fundamentals of Language Acquisition
  • Creating Engaging and Educational Lesson Activities
  • Lesson and Unit Planning Practicum Analysis of ESL Case Studies
  • Incorporating ESL Theories and Concepts

GRAMMAR

 

  • Grammatical Structures
  • Common Grammatical Errors and
  • Misconceptions
  • The Twelve Verb Tenses of English
  • Creative Grammar
  • Activities to Stimulate
  • Communication
  • Teaching Adverbs, Quantifiers,
  • Gerunds, and Infinitives
  • Assessment of Grammar Lessons and Materials
  • Successful Completion of Teach2Go’s Online Assessment

REGISTRATION

INSTRUCTORS

REBECCA TURNER

Instructor / Primary

MA, Teaching English as an International Language, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

ANGI CLARK

Instructor / Pre-School & Overseas

BS, Christian Education, TESOL Certified Teacher/Trainer

With over 7 years of experience living abroad, 5 of which was spent teaching English in Asia, Angi rounds out the teaching team. Full of practical tips, stories, resources and strategies for success, her sessions will help you better prepare for life outside of North America.