Understand the role culture plays in teaching and learning English.

This 30-hour online 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.

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Format: Online

Hours: 30

Credits: 3 CEUs

When: Aug. 15 - Sept. 11

Cost: $450 + textbook

In addition to presentations, the course involves reading and writing activities, Internet activities, discussions, and exercises on new ways of learning about culture. We will explore cultural boundary crossings, discuss issues of culture and language, and complete 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

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.

Course Information

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Course Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022
Course Date Info: 

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.

Course Format: 
Course Fee(s): 

$450 – Single module plus textbook

Textbook must be purchased by the student 

Sarah Anne Shope, PhD, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching English to 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.