Global TESOL Module — Issues of Culture and Language

Understand the role culture plays in teaching and learning English.

This 40-hour classroom course explores the nature of culture and the role of cultural factors in the teaching and learning of English as a second, additional or foreign language. 

Snapshot

  • Format: Classroom 

    Hours: 40 hours / 4 CEUs

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

    When: Aug. 9 - Sept. 13, 2014

    Cost: $389 + textbook

In addition to lectures, the course involves interactive study, reading, Internet activities, analysis of textbooks, and exercises on new ways of learning about culture. We will explore cultural boundary crossings, discuss issues of culture and language, and complete of the culture component of the portfolio.

This course, which requires the student to purchase a textbook, 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: 

82840

Course Date: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - Saturday, September 13, 2014
Course Date Info: 

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Course Format: 
Classroom
Location: 
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 or 4 PLUs for this module

To receive PLUs, teachers must complete and submit this Prior Approval Form before starting the class.

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 

Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom, by Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D., and Ann C. Wintergerst, Ed.D, ISBN: 978-0472089369