This 40-hour course is a modern-grammar approach to language and language acquisition. It includes the elements of language structure (word/sentence formation, sounds of languages, and creation of meaning), dispelling of myths about language, the history of languages and process of language development, and an exploration of languages differences and commonalities and dialect variations. It provides a base of knowledge for teachers entering into curriculum and instruction for internationals acquiring English (or any other language). It is one of four courses that constitute the Global TESOL Certificate Program. Activities include lecture, interactive study, reading, Internet activities, exercises in applied linguistics, integrated reflection regarding the professional of TESOL, and completion of the linguistics component of the portfolio.
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Mrs. Leigh Lawrence has over 20 years of experience in higher education as a student services specialist. Her background includes teaching, counseling, academic advising, and serving as a director of student activities. In 2007, Mrs. Lawrence earned her Global TESOL Certificate and worked as an English as a Second Language instructor at the Latin American Association, Asian-American Resource Center, and Business Linguistics. Currently she is the lead instructor for the Global TESOL Certificate Program offered through the Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University. She created and developed a career component for the Global TESOL Certificate Program, which includes consulting, career presentations, and job referrals for TESOL students and graduates. Her personal global experience includes traveling in European and Caribbean locales. In addition she is an online English instructor with eTeacher Group, an international online language academy. Mrs. Lawrence holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Currently she is a candidate for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in TESOL from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.
Sarah Anne Shope, PhD, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching English to speaker of other languages and teacher training. She has been active in developing and facilitating Global TESOL training courses and programs, and her areas of expertise include applied linguistics/language acquisition, issues of culture and language, methodology for teaching English as a second language and/or foreign language, creative and academic writing and world literature. As a professional writer, she has considerable commercial, literary and academic publication credits, and is the author of Global TESOL: An Orientation Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She holds a Master of Education in TESOL, Master of Arts in Professional Writing, and PhD in Education.
This course intended for individuals who can listen, speak, read and write in English.
An Introduction to Language (7"^ ed) by Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, & Nina Hyams. Not included in course fee.
Target Audience: Individuals interested in the field of TESOL as a hobby, avocation or career. People from all walks of life, all education backgrounds, languages, and countries. Participants may take this as an individual course or as one module of the Global TESOL Certificate Program.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Methodology includes lecture, interactive small-group studies, cross-cultural activities, and 25% online component.
Criteria for Successful Completion: At a minimum, for a Clayton State University Continuing Education Certificate and CEUs: 80% of all class sessions attendance, active participation and a completed evaluation for the course. In addition, completion of the online component is required.
Hours needed to successfully deliver this course: 40 hours
CEUs to be awarded: 4.0