The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages offers an intensive introduction to all areas of linguistics relevant to ESL/EFL students, morphology, phonology, and syntax. By the course end, students will understand how linguistic theory relates to the pedagogy of teaching the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) to ESL/EFL students.
Program Learning Outcomes
Westcliff University wants to produce capable and knowledgeable students who manifest an understanding of work and careers and an ability to adapt quickly to the expectations of employers and the work environment. To this end, we strive to realize the following set of Program Outcomes for all our graduates from the TESOL Certificate Program.
The program learning outcomes for the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages are the following:
- Identify principles of language pedagogy and the process of language acquisition and apply these principles effectively in various classroom situations.
- Employ knowledge of the English language system to assist English Language Learners (ELLs) in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
- Demonstrate competency in using technology effectively and in creating lesson plans and other learning material for classroom activities.
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills while respecting cultural differences and valuing diversity.
- Illustrate flexibility and adaptability in planning and delivering lessons according to the needs and interests of ELLs.
To complete the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, students must complete the one (1) course listed below, 152 credit hours total.
|TSL 010 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages||152 credit hours|
|Foundations of TESOL||Teaching Grammar|
|Second Language Acquisition||Teaching Reading|
|Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation||Teaching Listening|
|Teaching Vocabulary||Teaching Writing|