This 30-hour course explores the profession of TESOL from both the learning and the teaching perspectives, including teaching and learning in the US, the local area, and in other countries. The study opens up key issues related to developing curriculum and individual lesson plans for teaching Basic English, Academic or Vocational English, and English for Special Purposes via English as a Second Language (ESL) or as a foreign language (EFL). The focus is on professionalism, career development and transitions and/or avocations, job searches, the standards and changes within the field, global issues related to culture and language, and the activities of the practitioner and the learner. Activities include lecture, interactive study, cross-cultural activities, and the fundamentals of lesson and curriculum development. Each session is interactive with dynamic conversation. The content provides a foundation of knowledge for working professionally with individuals of cultural and language variations in this region area or throughout the world, and it will enhance your intercultural communication skills and prepare you to work, live and teach more successfully among internationals. People of all backgrounds, cultures, and languages are welcome. Study material will be provided. 25 percent of class will be internet study-based. This course can be taken as an individual study or as one of the four modules of the Global TESOL Certificate Program.
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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.
TESOL Orientation: A guide to teaching English to speakers of other languages by Dr. Sarah Anne Shope printed by CSU CE (120 pages with spiral binder). Books included in course fee.
Instructor: Sarah Shope, MAPW, MS Ed TESOL, PhD
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: 30 hours
CEUs to be awarded: 3.0