Explore practical approaches to language teaching—and put them into practice.
This 30-hour course presents a practical modern-grammar and communicative approach to teaching English as a second or additional language in an English-speaking country or as a foreign language in another country. The focus is on developing curriculum and lessons for teaching written and spoken English for formal and informal communication in the workplace, the community, and the school.
We will explore the traditional and contemporary approaches to language teaching. The class will practice developing programs, courses, and lessons, and will perform teaching activities. In addition, we examine content-based language learning, computer-assisted learning, and the online delivery component for teaching and learning.
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
Individuals who are interested in gaining proficiency with younger learners in public school teaching settings should visit the UGA College of Education's Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The College of Education program can lead to teaching certification in public schools.
Once-a-week live, online office hours with the instructor will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST for four weeks. Participation in these sessions is optional.
$450 – Single module plus textbook
Textbook must be purchased by the student
Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia