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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 12, 2024
 
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

TESOL Certificate


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TESOL is an acronym for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Professionals in TESOL may be involved in teaching, administration, curriculum development, materials development, assessment, research, and advocacy. They work in a variety of contexts including various age levels, countries, and specialist areas such as English for specific purposes. This TESOL certificate program includes the study of: linguistics at an introductory level, structures of English, theories and practices of teaching second language, second language acquisition, materials and curriculum development, and assessment.

The Department of Linguistics offers two certificates in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

  • Higher Education Course
  • ESL Program Specialist Course

 

TESOL Certificate Course Requirements

LING 1000      Introduction to Linguistics

LING 2738      Linguistics Structure of English

LING 2142      Theories and Practices of Second Language Teaching

LING 2143      Materials Development for Second Language Teaching & Testing

LING 2145      Second Language Acquisition

I&L 2253        Testing and Assessment

LING 2195      Practicum in Second Language Teaching (1 credit)

PhD students:  one additional 3-credit course as approved by the TESOL Certificate Advisor

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