TESOL, Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages
Structured opportunities for participants to obtain theoretical and practical training in Teaching English to Speakers to Other Language (TESOL).
Theoretical training in the principles of linguistics and language pedagogy that underpin quality instruction
Practical training that includes the requirement in each class for participants to engage in classroom observations and/or volunteer or professional teaching for approximately ten hours per course.
A significant academic challenge for participants in a supportive learning environment
A career pathway for increased employment opportunities in the field of TESOL that include adult education programs at nonprofits, government educational, businesses, and overseas organizations.
A bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite to admission
A TOEFL score of 575 or higher for non-native English speakers
A deep commitment to providing quality instruction for ESOL learners
A significant willingness and preparedness to engage in challenging academic work
A commitment of personal time, energy, and resources
Successful completion of the three core noncredit courses and one additional course each running 40 hours, in: Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Required); Assessment and Evaluation in the ESOL Classroom (Required); Understanding Second Language Acquisition (Required) Teaching Reading Skills to ESOL Learners; Grammar and Linguistics Rules for an Integrated Approach to Adult ESOL
Successful completion of approximately ten hours of classroom observations
Completion of all classes with a grade of “B” or higher in order to earn a Certificate of Completion
TESOL Information Sessions
Please attend one of these information sessions for more information. Please do NOT bring children.
- January,11 2020
- Febuary 1, 2020
- March 7, 2020
- April 4, 2020
- May 2, 2020
- June 6, 2020
- July 11, 2020
- August 1, 2020
- September 1, 2020
- October 3, 2020
- November 7, 2020
- December 5, 2020
Location: Westfield South Office Building, 2nd floor, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, Md 20902. Disability access for this leased site is on the same side as the movie theatre entrance. For more information regarding disability access at this site, or if any individuals are facing accessibility issues anywhere in Westfield South Center, please call 240-567-8841.