American TESOL Advanced online certification is an interactive 80 hour online course that provides a base knowledge in teaching English as a second language with focus on methods and approaches to TESOL. Participants study the theory of TESOL, and learn to create English as a second language lesson plans for presentation in a classroom.
American TESOL Advanced online certification program provides a base knowledge in teaching English as a second language, with focus on methods and approaches to TESOL.
- Examine the core knowledge of TESOL
- Create ESL lesson plans
- Assess and compare TESOL methods of teaching
- Facilitate successful communication in the TESOL classroom
- Correctly identifying methods and approaches to TESOL.
- Improvement of student achievement.
- Improvement of teacher confidence.
- Introduction to teaching ESL online.
Participants will be able to:
- Provide a classroom environment for learning English.
- Design and implement ESL lesson plans that reflect best teaching practices.
- Demonstrate high expectations of all students learning.
- Monitor and assess student progress
Modules and Assignments:
Module One - Using Icebreaker Activities, Listening Processes, & Acronyms
Reading Assignment: Chapters 1-3, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, 40 Icebreakers for Small Groups E-Book, Icebreakers E-Book
What do the acronyms TESOL, SLA, L1, and L2 stand for?
Describe the bottom-up and top-down listening processes
Design your own Icebreaker activity
Short writing assignment: What is an Icebreaker?
Listening Processes Quiz
Module Two - What is Language
Reading Assignment: What is Language PDF, What is English PDF, Properties of Spoken Language, 8 Parts of Speech article
Name and describe the four fundamental properties of spoken language
What are the 8 parts of speech?
Properties of Spoken Language Quiz
What is English Quiz
Module Three - Effective Teaching & Teacher Roles
Reading Assignment: What is Effective Teaching PDF, Teacher Roles PDF, What Makes and Effective Teacher, Effective Teaching Strategies: Six Keys to Classroom Excellence article
Describe your favorite teacher
What is Effective Teaching Quiz
Teaching Styles Quiz
Module Four - Educational Methodology & Speech Production
Reading Assignment: Chapters 4-6, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Teaching Methodologies PDF, Teaching Special Groups PDF,
Name and describe the four major processes of speech production
Teaching Special Groups writing assignment
Speech Production Quiz
Module Five - Teaching Listening & Pedagogy
Reading Assignment: Teaching Listening PDF, How To Teach Listening PDF, Listening Comprehension Difficulties PDF, Wikipedia Pedagogy Page
Name and describe three examples of input sources used to teach listening
Input sources assignment
How To Teach Listening Quiz
Module Six - Teaching Speaking
Reading Assignment: Discussion Debate PDF, Teaching Speaking PDF, Pronunciation PDF, Chunk Learning or Chunking article, Choral Repetition article
Describe chunk learning
What is choral repetition?
The How's and Why of Teaching Pronunciation Quiz
Module Seven - Lesson Planning, Grammar, Morphology, & Syntax
Reading Assignment: Lesson Planning PDF, Planning First Lessons PDF, Morphology and Syntax E-Book, Wikipedia Lesson Plan Page, Creating the Best ESL Lesson Plans article
Define Grammar, Morphology and Syntax
Why are lesson plans important?
Grammar, Morphology and Syntax Quiz
Planning First Lessons Quiz
Wikipedia Lesson Plans Quiz
Module Eight - Drilling
Reading Assignment: How to Drill: Drilling Activities for Your English Classroom article, Drilling 1 article, Drilling 2 article
Drilling 1 Quiz
Drilling 2 Quiz
Module Nine - Grammar & Connectionism
Reading Assignment: Stanford Encyclopedia Connectionism article, 5 New Fun Ways to Teach Grammar to ESL Students article, English Orthography: English Letters and the Sounds They Make PDF, How to Make Your Grammar Lessons a Little More Interesting article,
Describe the philosophy of connectionism
Discuss formal and functional grammar approaches
5 New Fun Ways to Teach Grammar to ESL Students Quiz
English Orthography Quiz
How to Make Your Grammar Lessons a Little More Interesting Quiz
Module Ten - Presenting Vocabulary: Lexical Approach
Reading Assignment: Chapters 6-7, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Teaching English Vocabulary article, 5 Best Ways to Introduce New Vocabulary article, Wikipedia Dolch Word List Page, Wikipedia Phonics Page, Presenting New Words and Structures PDF
Describe the characteristics of the lexical approach
5 Best Ways & Dolch Word List Quiz
Presenting New Words and Structures Quiz
Teaching English Vocabulary Quiz
Wikipedia Phonics Quiz
Module Eleven - Knowing Your Students
Video Assignment - How to Teach
Reading Assignment: Guide to Lesson Planning PDF, Practical Activities to Stimulate Multiple Intelligences PDF, Wikipedia Theory of Multiple Intelligences Page, Convergent and Divergent Thinking Styles article,
Create 5 lesson plans using a 45-minute template
Take the Multiple-Intelligence Self-Test
What did you learn about your intelligence levels?
Wikipedia Theory of Multiple Intelligences Quiz
Module Twelve - Teaching Reading & Pronunciation
Reading Assignment: Chapters 8-10, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, How to Teach Reading Strategies article, Steps for Teaching Reading to ESL Students article, Teaching Our Children to Read, Write, and Spell PDF, Researchers Examine "Great Expectations" in the Workplace PDF, Much Too Early PDF, Word Strategies to Develop Decoding Skills PDF
Define pronunciation; also, describe its elements
Elements of Pronunciation Quiz
Much Too Early Quiz
Word Strategies to Develop Decoding Skills Quiz
Teaching Our Children to Read, Write, and Spell Quiz
Module Thirteen - Teaching Writing, Aids in Learning
Reading Assignment: Teaching Writing PDF, How to Teach Writing to ESL Students PDF, Creative Writing Exercises for ESL Students 1 PDF, Creative Writing Exercises for ESL Students 2 PDF, Children's Writing in ESL article
Name and describe the techniques and methods that are successful in English L2 writing classrooms
What learning materials/teaching aids will you utilize in the TESOL classroom?
Teaching Writing Quiz
How to Teach Writing to ESL Students Quiz
Creative Writing Exercises for ESL Students Quiz
Children's Writing in ESL Quiz
Module Fourteen - Classroom Management, Psycholinguistics, & Bilingualism
Video Assignment: Motivating Students to Learn
Reading Assignment: Chapters 11-13, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, How to Motivate ESL Students article, Motivation: What Teachers Need to Know PDF, Motivation and Motivations in ESL article
Define Psycholinguistics and Bilingualism
How to Motivate ESL Students Quiz
Motivation: What Teachers Need to Know Quiz
Module Fifteen - Sociolinguistics, Approaches to TESOL, & Correcting Mistakes
Video Assignment: Observing Standards-in-Action: ESL Classroom Lesson
Reading Assignment: Chapter 14, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, American TESOL
Advanced Course E-Book pages 7-35, Approaches to TESOL PDF, Lexical Approach PDF, Task Based Learning PDF, Total Physical Response PDF, Correcting Errors article, Student Correction During Class - How and When? article, How to Correct: Four Ways to Handle Mistakes article
Define sociolinguistics, and the difference between macro and micro sociolinguistics
Describe five approaches to TESOL
TESOL Methods and Approaches Quiz
Correcting Errors Quiz
Student Correction During Class Quiz
Module Sixteen - Behavior Management & Computer Assisted Learning
Reading Assignment: Chapter 15, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Managing Students article, 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline PDF, Four Steps for Better Classroom Discipline PDF, Proactive Discipline PDF, Stages of Discipline PDF, Techniques that Backfire PDF
What are the different ways you can utilize computers in the classroom?
Extra Credit - Create a Lesson for CALL
Managing Students Quiz
Four Steps for Better Classroom Discipline Quiz
Proactive Discipline Quiz
Stages of Discipline Quiz
Module Seventeen - Observation in TESOL
Reading Assignment: Chapters 16-19, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Define Observation and its four broad functions in context to TESOL teaching.
Module Eighteen - Student Assessment
Video Assignment: Student Assessment
Reading Assignment: Chapters 20-21, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
What are the different concepts you will explore when doing student assessments?
Module Nineteen - Creating a Syllabus
Reading Assignment: Chapters 22-23, Cambridge Guide to TESOL
Define syllabus, and the four elements that accompany the syllabus.
Module Twenty - Learning Strategies for TESOL
Reading Assignment: Chapter 24, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Learning Strategies for TESOL PDF
Name and describe 5 language learning strategies for TESOL
Learning Strategies for TESOL Quiz
Module Twenty-one - Final Assignment & Thesis
Reading Assignment - Chapters 25-30, Cambridge Guide to TESOL, Sample Thesis article
In detail, explain one method of TESOL teaching that you think will work best for you in the TESOL classroom? Why
TESOL Thesis should be 2-4 pages typed and double-spaced.