TESOL USA

Home » TESOL Programs

TESOL Programs

Advertisements

TESOL CERTIFICATE – EXPERIENCED PROGRAM

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

http://www.p-m-g-i.com/Enthusiastic_BD_Team.jpg TESOL Certificate 

English remains the dominant language of international business and global communication, mainly influenced by media, entertainment outlets and advancements in technology. English is not the only language used in global organizations such as in the EU or the UN, however many countries do recognize English as the universal language. There are people across the world that need to learn how to read, write and communicate in English in order to be capable of communicating in the global business. TESOL trains you to be a Fully Qualified Second Language Teacher. We give our TESOL students the ability to meet the growing demands for English teachers across the globe.  The course gives you all the theory and skills needed to become an effective second language teacher and be able to find employment in government funded institutions, recognized accredited private schools, vocational language schools and colleges both at home and abroad. TESOL USA only accredits institutions which offer a minimum 300 hour program, which incorporates all integral aspects of teaching as part of the curriculum.

What are the Benefits of Obtaining a TESOL Certificate from an Accredited Institution?

  • Highly trained and experienced professional teachers delivering the course who and readily available to offer support and guidance
  • A clearly defined and organized course which includes all the essential materials needed to succeed
  • 150 hours (minimum) of teaching theories
  • A minimum of 150 hours of practical teaching (not included in many other non-accredited courses)
  • International accreditation by the Language Teachers Association, European Union TESOL Association and Emploi Quebec, HRDC Canada, TESOL Canada, TESOL USA, TESOL CAL & WTO World Teachers Organization.
  • Detailed feedback on all elements of the course
  • Training in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a school that is committed to excellence in second language teaching
  • Small class sizes which allow students to learn to teach with minimum stress, maximizing learning and classroom performance

Program Includes:

  • How to teach language skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • English grammar and vocabulary (theory and practical strategies)
  • Classroom management: All factors that have to be taken into consideration to effectively teach in a classroom, such as lesson pace and timing, use of resources, use of the classroom environment etc.
  • Lesson planning: How to effectively plan lessons to maximize student learning
  • Conversational teaching: The skills and strategies needed to become an effective conversational teacher
  • Teaching methodologies: A review of past methodologies and the methodology that is currently most recognized; Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
  • Grammar: An introduction to the grammar of the English language
  • Information on teaching students of various ages
  • IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC: The opportunity to learn about these important tests and effectively teach students the content of these examinations
  • Discipline: How to deal with difficult classroom situations, especially with children
  • Job-Hunting: Practical information on how to find employment that fits your needs

Conversational Teaching practicum (60 hours): The starting point for the course that allows the trainee teacher to develop an awareness of the cultural and linguistic differences between our language students.
Assistant Teaching practice (20 hours): Assist an experienced teacher in order to prepare for your teaching practicum.
Grammar Teaching practicum (80 hours): The chance to put into practice everything that has been learnt in the course.  Support, observation and feedback are given by the course coordinator.  All the teaching materials are provided.
Observations (10 hours): This allows the trainee teacher to observe different teaching styles and pick up valuable information on how to teach second languages.
Conversational teaching activities: How to design and use conversational teaching activities.
Lesson plan and lesson plan presentation: How to plan lessons and create teaching resources.
Research paper (1): This allows the trainee teacher to develop a greater understanding of second language teaching issues, both practical and theoretical.

Course Evaluation:

Grammar Teaching Practicum 30 % Research paper                                                       15%
Conversational teaching practicum 15 % Attendance and participation 10%
Conversational activities    5% Observation report sheets    5%
Lesson plan  15% Professionalism    5%

*Some Member Institutions have different evaluation standards which need to be respected

Course Duration:

The minimum time to complete the course is 12 weeks but trainees may take from 12-24 weeks. Please contact your institution directly for exact course duration.

Correspondence or OnLine; 

All Diploma programs offered through TESOL USA may be conducted by correspondence/ online which may take a longer time period to complete. Theoretical aspects of the courses can be conducted correspondence/ online while the experience portion will be conducted in a representative school in your area.

What will Students Acquire by the End of the Course?

  • A certificate stating “Experienced TESOL Certificate”
    • An overall evaluation grade noted on final certificate
    • A transcript of all course marks
    • All the theoretical information and practical experience required to start a career as a professional second language teacher anywhere in the world
    • The confidence of having actual teaching experience
    •  If applicable, a reference letter from TESOL USA stating student’s qualifications

What are the pre-requisites?

  • To ensure and maintain the quality of our program, we will require applicants to take an English Language Proficiency Test
  • Applicants must have  a good command of English (Including English Grammar)
  • Candidates with at least a Bachelor’s degree are preferred but candidates with College or High School diplomas or equivalent 1st year University are also accepted into the program
  • Public schools employers will require a bachelor to complement a TESOL Certificate; most private employers will accept TESOL Certificate with few years of College education
Established in 1998, TESOL USA is a 100% American operated non-profit organization. Hundreds of satisfied students have graduated from TESOL courses and have started to teach English, French or Spanish around the world in many enjoyable teaching jobs. Our courses are suited for anyone who is interested in teaching opportunities in English, French or Spanish in USA or overseas. TESOL USA is the only centre in California & New York that offers approved programs in TESOL, TFSOL (To Teach French) & TSSOL ( To teach Spanish). TESOL (Teaching English Program) is offered in many registered schools across USA. TESOL USA also offers courses in Teaching Arabic “TASOL”, Teaching Chinese “TCSOL”, Japanese “TJSOL” & Teaching Korean “TKSOL”, Italian “TISOL”, Portuguese “TPSOL” & Teaching Turkish to Speakers of other Languages “TTSOL”. An accredited TESOL certificate is a gate way to success in the field of teaching languages. Employers seek your qualifications and TESOL USA is there to provide the best of it’s kind in TESOL education through In-campus or Online studies. These certified programs are available through TESOL USA approved schools and organizations.

Courses Settings:

Highly educated, qualified and experienced instructors of TESOL USA focus on providing you with the practical classroom techniques and the necessary theoretical knowledge to be an effective language teacher in English, French or Spanish. Wide range of ESL teaching methodologies and pedagogical skills are covered through out the program which will expose you to: interactive conversation teaching; practical grammar structure teaching; principles of learning a second language; multiple methodologies and in particular Communicative Approach Method; classroom management skills; lesson planning; oral communication skills called “conversation activities”; listening and comprehension strategies; teaching multiple levels and variable ages; teaching in a multilingual or a unilingual setting; and effectively benefiting from ESL teaching materials and resources.

TESOL USA program prepares you to be a fully qualified “Certified English Language Teacher” both in USA and abroad.

Up to Date Teaching Materials

TESOL materials at TESOL USA is regularly monitored reflecting a precise day to day available knowledge of teaching in this field. Students will receive a Teacher’s TESOL Theory Manual covering all up dated methodologies and pedagogical skills, a Conversation Activity Manual that would cover over 100 conversation activities, and a Grammar Lesson Plan Guide Line of more that 50 lesson plans for various levels and topics. Students will also receive an emailed Job search manual prepared by Secretary of Labour and Ministry of Employment, for USA & Overseas Employments in the field of Teaching Languages in addition to a Cambridge University set of Teachers Manual, Student Manual and a Work Book. Most of the TESOL materials are available Online and some will be provided through email. If necessary hard copy material can also be mailed.

These material will cover all necessary tools to start teaching, planning for lessons, providing conversation activities and even starting a job search in the field of teaching. Although overseas jobs are very appealing, but TESOL USA  will prepare you for both positions in USA and overseas.

Class Size

Since the TESOL program includes both Theory and Experience, TESOL USA provides few language students toTESOL trainees to perform their experience part. Practicum can be completed Online or In-Class and class size is limited to only 5 students.

Pre-requisites:

Although most of our TESOL students have at least a Bachelor degree, the first year of prior College level education (in any field) is the basic requirement to enter the program. Once the basic requirements are met, all students need to pass an entry Language Proficiency Exam in the selected language that they wish to obtain a Teaching Certificate at. Registrations are based on interview selections and candidates entry examination performance.

Scholarships:

At every given session, there are few students who can qualify to receive the TESOL scholarship toward their education at TESOL USA. Scholarship recipients selections are through their entry exam evaluations and their scholarship application requirements.

Qualified Instructors:

Faculty directors of TESOL USA have over 15 years of international experience in teaching ESL , pedagogies, TESOL training, and specialized TESOL skills. Academic directors are all with PhD’s and Master Degrees in related subjects from recognized European and North American Universities.

Teaching Practicum:

Our training includes various weekly conversation activities and lesson plans presentations to prepare students for the actual teaching practicum. Students are mentored to learn how to teach, and are aided to start their initial steps toward teaching. Once instructed properly, students will have to provide their Conversation Activities and Lesson Plan assignments to their instructors for further evaluations and use the designed Lesson Plans in an actual class room or online setting. Teaching a complete level of a Conversation class and a complete level of a Grammar Class has to be experienced to complete Teachers’ Qualifications. Practicum can entirely be completed Online.


Benefits of the TESOL course at TESOL USA.

  • Highly trained and experienced professional teachers deliver the course and are readily available to offer support and guidance.
  • A clearly defined and organized course that includes all necessary materials to complete the course.
  • International accreditation by the Language Teachers Association, European Union TESOL Association, TESOL Canada, TESOL Europe, TESOL Asia, TESOL Arabia and Emploi Quebec.
  • Detailed feedback on all elements of the course.
  • The benefit of a well-established course since summer 1998 that has trained hundreds of teachers. Many of our former graduates now work in Canada, USA, YMCA, YWCA, and many other private language schools and colleges.
  • 80% of our graduates get jobs overseas in Asia or South America.
  • Training in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a school that is committed to excellence in second language teaching.
  • Small second language class sizes that allow you to learn how to teach with the minimum stress, thus maximizing your learning and classroom performance.

What is in the course?

The taught course: Theory and teaching skills :
This section is delivered through the theory week and the weekly online feedback sessions.
(3 hours daily in 3 weeks).

Program includes:

  • How to teach language skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary (both theory and practical strategies are taught).
  • Classroom management: All factors that have to be taken into consideration to effectively teach in a classroom, such as lesson pace and timing, use of resources & the classroom environment etc.
  • Lesson planning: How to effectively plan lessons to maximize student learning
  • Conversational teaching: The skills and strategies to become an effective conversational teacher.
  • Teaching methodologies: A review of former methodologies used leading to understanding of the methodology that is most widely used today, Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).
  • Grammar: An introduction to the grammar of the ENGLISH language.
  • Information on teaching: Young and teenage learners as well as adults.
  • Discipline: How to deal with difficult classroom situations: especially with children.
  • Job-Hunting: Practical information on how to find teaching employments.

Conversational teaching practicum : The starting point for the course that allows the trainee teacher to develop an awareness of the cultural and linguistic differences between our language students. Design and usage of conversational teaching activities.Assistant teaching practice : Assist an experienced teacher in order to prepare for your teaching practicum.Teaching practicum : Our training includes various weekly conversation activities and lesson plans presentations to prepare students for the actual teaching practicum. Students are mentored to learn how to teach, and are aided to start their initial steps toward teaching. Once instructed properly, students will have to provide their Conversation Activities and Lesson Plan assignments to their instructors for further evaluations and use the designed Lesson Plans in an actual class room or online setting. Teaching a complete level of a Conversation class and a complete level of a Grammar Class has to be experienced to complete Teachers’ Qualifications. Practicum can entirely be completed Online.Observations : This allows the trainee teacher to observe different teaching styles and pick up valuable information on how to teach second languages.Lesson plan and lesson plan presentation: How to plan lessons and create your own teaching resources.Research paper (1): This allows the trainee teacher to develop a greater understanding of second language teaching issues, both practical and theoretical.

FAQ

What does TESOL stand for?TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesThis is the same qualification as:

  • TESL: Teaching English as a Second Language
  • TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • CELTA: Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults
  • TESOL is the most widely recognized English teaching qualification in North America, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Europe.

How long will the course take?

The minimum time to complete the 300 hrs course is 12 weeks but trainees may take up to 24 weeks. Trainees with former teaching experience can complete only the theory portion (150 hrs) of this course and graduate within 6 weeks.

Can I teach two languages?

Yes, the course prepares you to teach English and any other language, teaching skills and theory are the same. To achieve “Second Language Certification” you must take a proficiency test in the second language to convince that your language knowledge is sufficient. You must then complete a teaching practicum in that second language. Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean are offered as the second language teaching certifications. (Second certificate will costs $800)

What will I get at the end of the course?

  • A certificate stating “Experienced TESOL Certificate”
  • Your overall evaluation grade noted on your certificate
  • A transcript of all your course marks
  • All the theoretical information and practical experience to start a career as a professional second language teacher anywhere in the world
  • The confidence of having actual teaching experience

What are the pre-requisites?

A good command of English (and second language if applicable). To ensure and maintain the quality of our program, TESOL USA requires you to take a proficiency test.

TESOL USA prefers candidates with at least a Bachelors degree but will accept candidates with college diplomas or equivalent high school completion who demonstrate high qualities needed in teaching career through an interview.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Read all the material in this site and ask about anything on which you are unclear
Step 2: Complete application, Register, Pay course fees and schedule a written Online Proficiency Test.
Step 3: Provide a copy of your CV/ Resume at your registration.

Courses maybe taken by Online/ Correspondence or Onsite at one of our training centers.

For more information please fill in the Registration Form.

Advertisements

2 Comments

  1. Anand Pillay says:

    Hi kindly advise on the costs and the lists of accredited institutions at or near Edmonton, Canada–kind regards–Anand Pillay

    Like

Comments are closed.