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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

For non-native speakers, learning English can often be a difficult and frustrating process. With a compassionate and committed educator, who has strong teaching techniques, deep cultural awareness and a thorough understanding of best practices, a students' experience can be transformative. The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate prepares students to teach English in the United States and abroad. This non-degree option is built for those who have a background in education as well as those who wish to make a career change to an exciting and diverse field.

What You'll Learn

This online Certificate Program is a non-degree option that prepares students to teach English to non-native speakers in a variety of contexts ranging from overseas instruction to community college instruction to language support in community settings. Students will analyze the linguistic components of English- syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, phonology, phonetics, and discourse. This course also fosters an understanding of sociolinguistic questions surrounding the relationship of language to culture and issues surrounding dialects. All topics covered are governed by the guidelines established by the TESOL International Association.

Where You'll Go

Graduates of this certificate program will already have the practical application of designing and implementing lesson plans and courses of study. You'll be prepared for a career teaching English as a second language in K-12 Schools such as a Bilingual Parent Assistant or an English Language Learner Instructor. There are also a number of opportunities abroad such as an Elementary School Teacher in Guatemala or a Drama Teacher in Kuwait. Other opportunities with community-based nonprofits such as the YMCA or Vecinos Farmworker Health Program, governmental agencies such as U.S Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement and Private Corporations like Disney.

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