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TESOL Advanced online certification program gives you a general guide to the theoretical approaches of TESOL. Methodologies of TESOL, TEFL, and ESL are explored, with focus on building the style of teaching that best suits your personality.
Program Objectives - Examine the core knowledge of TESOL - Create ESL lesson plans - Assess and compare TESOL methods of teaching - Facilitate successful communication in the TESOL classroom
Goals Addressed - Correctly identifying methods and approaches to TESOL. - Improvement of student achievement by creating a safe and shameless learning environment. - Improvement of teacher confidence. - Introduction to teaching ESL online.
Competencies Participants will be able to: - Consistently provide a classroom environment that is supportive to the latest trends of TESOL. - Design and implement ESL lesson plans that reflect best teaching practices, and target student ESL learning needs. - Demonstrate high expectations of all students learning. - Monitor and assess student progress.

TESOL certification issuance based on: - Successful completion of required assignments - Successful completion of required lectures - Successful completion of required quizzes - Successful completion of required thesis
Distance Learning - Allows you to create your own learning environment - Allows you to complete studies at your own pace - Allows you to fit curriculum into a busy lifestyle
How it Works Online - Utilization of learning software such as Moddle, Adobe Connect, &Php Live - Login to complete assignments and view you progress towards TESOL certification - Interact live with TESOL instructors via webcam & chat
Program Completion - TESOL Advanced Certification - Optional job placement teaching English abroad to adults or children
Requirements - A computer and internet connection - English fluency - GED or High School Diploma

Advanced TESOL Certification Program includes 3 e-books, and consists of assignments and readings from Cambridge University Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages textbook. All materials are included in the tuition price.

Module One – 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 1 - 3, Cambridge Guide to TESOL What do the acronyms TESOL, SLA, L1 and L2 stand for? Guide to acronyms Describe the bottom-up and top-down listening processes Guide to Listening Processes Acronyms & Listening Processes Quiz
Module Two – 3 Hours
Name and describe the four fundamental properties of spoken language
Guide to properties of spoken language
Properties of spoken language Quiz
Module Three – 3 Hours
Name and describe three examples of input sources used to teach listening Guide to input sources Input Sources Quiz
Module Four– 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 4 - 6, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Name and describe the four major processes of speech production
Guide to speech production
Speech Production Quiz
Module Five – 1 Hour
Wikipedia Reading Assignment
Define Pedagogy:
Guide to pedagogy
Module Six – 3 Hours
Video Assignment - Observing Standards-in-Action: ESL Classroom Lesson
Reading Assignment - Approaches to TESOL PDF document
e-book Reading Assignment
Name and describe techniques and methods that are successful in English L 2 writing classrooms.
Guide to L2 classrooms
TESOL Methods & Approaches Quiz
Module Seven – 3 Hours
e-book Reading Assignment PDF document
Define: Grammar, Morphology and Syntax
Guide to Grammar, Morphology and Syntax
Grammar, Morphology and Syntax Quiz
Module Eight – 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Review Chapter 5, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Discuss formal and functional grammar approaches
Guide to functional and formal approach
Module Nine – 2 Hours
SEP Reading Assignment
Briefly describe the philosophy of connectionism
Guide to connectionism
Module Ten – 5 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 6 - 7, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
In writing practices, Lewis concentrates on what he calls lexical chunks. Describe the characteristics of the lexical approach.
Guide to lexis.
Module Eleven – 3 Hours
Preparing for the Classroom
Video Assignment - How to Teach Resource
Guide to Lesson Planning e-book PDF document
Create 5 lesson plans using a 45 minute template
Guide to lesson plans
Module Twelve – 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 8 - 10, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Define pronunciation; also, describe its elements.
Guide to pronunciation.
Elements of Pronunciation Quiz
Module Thirteen – 2 Hours
What learning materials/teaching aids will you utilize in the TESOL classroom?
Guide to teaching aids.
Module Fourteen – 2 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 11 - 13, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Define Psycholinguistics and Bilingualism.
Guide to psycholinguistics.
Module Fifteen – 6 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapter 14, Cambridge Guide to TESOL & American TESOL Advanced Course E-Book pages 7 - 35
Define sociolinguistics, and the difference between macro and micro sociolinguistics.
Guide to sociolinguistics.
Approaches to TESOL
Describe five approaches to TESOL
Guide to approaches and methods.
Module Sixteen – 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapter 15, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
What are the different ways you can utilize computers in the classroom?
Guide to CALL.
Extra Credit - Create a Lesson for CALL
Module Seventeen – 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 16 - 19, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Define Observation and its four broad functions in context to TESOL teaching(Chapter 16)
Guide to observation.
Module Eighteen – 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 20 - 21, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Video Assignment - Student Assessment
What are the different concepts you will explore when doing student assessments? (Chapter 20)
Guide to student assessment
Module Nineteen – 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 22 - 23, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Define syllabus, and the four elements that accompany the syllabus.
Guide to syllabus
Syllabus Quiz
Module Twenty – 3 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapter 24, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Reading Assignment - Learning Strategies for TESOL
Name and describe 5 language learning strategies for TESOL
Guide to learning strategies
Learning Strategies for TESOL Quiz
Module Twenty-one – 10 Hours
Reading Assignment - Chapters 25 - 30, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Reading Assignment - Review Approach & Method
Read chapters 25-30. In detail, explain one method of TESOL teaching that you think will work the best for you in the TESOL classroom? Why?
Module Twenty-two – 10 Hours
TESOL Thesis Assignment
TESOL Thesis should be 2 - 4 pages typed and double-spaced.
Guide to TESOL thesis

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