Global TESOL Module — Applied Linguistics and Language Acquisition

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Build a solid linguistics foundation for how people acquire a language.

This 40-hour course uses a modern-grammar approach to language. We will explore the elements of language structure: word/sentence formation, sounds of languages, and creation of meaning. 


  • Format: Classroom / Online

    Hours: 40 hours / 4 CEUs

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

    When: Jan. 16 - Feb. 13, 2016

    Cost: $389 + textbook

Other topics include the history of languages and process of language development, dispelling of myths about language and an exploration of language differences, commonalities and dialect variations. The course provides a base of knowledge for teachers entering into curriculum and instruction for internationals acquiring English (or any other language).

This course, which requires the student to purchase a textbook, includes lecture, interactive study, reading, Internet activities, exercises in applied linguistics, and completion of the linguistics component of the portfolio. The course can be taken as an individual study or as one of the four modules of the Global TESOL Certificate Program. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Teachers, instructors or trainers
  • Au pairs
  • Translators

Course Information

Course Number: 


Course Date: 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Saturday, February 13, 2016
Course Date Info: 

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Course Format:
60% Classroom
40% Online

University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$389 – Single module plus textbook

Textbook must be purchased by the student

Continuing Education Information: 

Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia
4 CEUs for this module

Sarah Anne Shope, PhD, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching English to speaker of other languages. She has been active in developing and facilitating Global TESOL training courses and programs, and her area of expertise includes applied linguistics, issues of culture, methodology for teaching English as a second language and/or as a foreign language, and creative professional writing. As a professional writer, Shope has considerable commercial, literary and academic publication credits.

  • Must have excellent communication skills in English
  • High school diploma or bachelors degree

An Introduction to Language (7th ed) by Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, & Nina Hyams. ISBN: 015508481X or ISBN-13: 978-0155084810.