Global TESOL — Materials and Methods for Teaching English Language Learners

Explore practical approaches to language teaching—and put them into practice.

This 40-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. 


  • Format: Classroom

    Hours: 40 hours / 4 CEUs

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

    When: May 9 - June 13, 2015

    Cost: $389 + textbook

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 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
  • Translators

Course Information

Course Number: 


Course Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Saturday, June 13, 2015
Course Date Info: 

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(no class Saturday, May 23, 2015)

Course Format: 
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

Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy (3rd Edition) by H. Douglas Brown, ISBN: 0136127118