What is TESOL?
TESOL is an acronym for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is estimated that there are nearly one billion people who speak English as a second language or are currently learning English as a second language. The rise of English as the “global language” has created an enormous demand for English teachers worldwide. Teaching English is an extraordinary tool Christians can use to further the gospel of Christ in open – and closed – countries across the globe.
What will I learn in the TESOL course?
TESOL I introduces the field of TESOL and gives an overview of various language teaching methods and second language acquisition theories. Students will learn about cross-cultural communication and adaptation. At the end of this course, students will teach a language lesson demonstrating their mastery of the course content.
TESOL II introduces students to a typical ESL classroom. Students will learn to incorporate classroom instruction to accommodate various learning styles. The course will emphasize teaching beginner-level internationals. At the end of this course, students will teach an interactive lesson demonstrating their mastery of the course content.
TESOL III will give students an overview of the history and evolvement of the English language. It will also introduce English linguistics and its application to teaching speaking and pronunciation. Students will teach pronunciation of a target sound demonstrating their mastery of course content.
TESOL IV prepares students to teach intermediate to advanced English language learners. Students will learn to teach grammar, reading comprehension, and writing skills with an emphasis on preparing internationals for the TOEFL. Students will learn how to evaluate language skills and assess progress of English language learners.
TESOL V requires students to teach in an ESL classroom under the supervision of the instructor..
What are students saying about TESOL?
TESOL was an excellent course! I would recommend it for anyone seeking further training in linguistics. This course brought to life how to incorporate knowledge and methods learned in the classroom and apply them to teaching students. I learned how to teach English with order and structure in a manner that pleases the Lord.
- Rosa Escalante
God gave me an awesome opportunity to immediately use my TESOL training six days after the course ended! (read more…)
- Kim Jarvis
Join Us for Summer TESOL 2013
Dates: July 15 – August 16
Times: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Tuition: $1250 ($125 per credit)
Room/Board: $95 per week
Textbooks: approximately $150
Certificate Fee: $400
Application Fee (non-WCBC students): $100
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Limited space available for Summer TESOL 2013. A $200 non-refundable deposit must be submitted with application. Application and deposit should be submitted to the finance office.