TESOL for Business Certification is a sixty hour self paced online course that gives you a general guide to the theoretical approaches of TESOL. Methodologies of TESOL are explored with focus on teaching English to business professionals. Topics covered include call center lesson plans, writing a business resume, and business plan presentation. Participants have up to 12 months to complete studies in the American TESOL Learning Management System.

TESOL for Business Certification


- 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 identify various methods and approaches to TESOL.
- Improvement of student achievement by creating a safe and shameless learning environment.
- Improvement of teacher confidence.
- Introduction to teaching ESL online.


- Consistently provide a classroom environment that is supportive to the latest trends of TESOL.
- Design and implement ESL lesson plans that reflect best teaching practices, and target student ESL learning needs.
- Demonstrate high expectations of all students learning.
- Monitor and assess student progress.


TESOL for Business Certification includes 3 ebooks.


Introduction to TESOL & Teaching Business English
Reading Assignment - Pages 1 - 10, TESOL for Business ebook
Video Assignment - How to Teach Resource
Review of Acronyms Resource
What do the acronyms TESOL, SLA, L1 and L2 stand for?
Guide to acronyms.
Acronyms Quiz
ebook Reading Assignment
Learning Methods Quiz
Reading Assignment - Approaches to TESOL
In your own words, explain five teaching approaches/methods for TESOL, and which methods you think will work best for adult professionals.
Guide to approaches and methods.

TESOL Methods
Guide to approaches and methods.
TESOL Methods & Approaches Quiz

Business Reading Assignments
Reading Assignment - Pages 11 - 20, TESOL for Business ebook
Wikipedia Reading Assignment
Guide to pedagogy
Define Pedagogy
Video Assignment - Observing Standards-in-Action: ESL Classroom Lesson
Guide to Lesson Planning ebook
Write a sample lesson plan for each of the five teaching approaches/methods.
Sample worksheets for use in business lesson plans.
Guide to ESL lesson plans.

Creating Lesson Plans
Lesson Planning
Guide to ESL lesson plans
Understanding Connectionism, Morphology, and Syntax.
SEP Reading Assignment file
ebook Reading Assignment
Grammar, Morphology and Syntax Quiz

Lesson Plans & Resumes
Reading Assignment - Pages 21 - 30, TESOL for Business ebook
Reading Assignment - What is a Call Center?
Reading Assignment - Call Center Lesson Plan
Create a Lesson Plan for ESL Learners Working at a Call Center
Prepare to begin supporting business ESL students in resume format and creation skills.
Write A Business Resume
Sample Business Resumes

Business Presentations
Prepare to begin supporting business ESL students in preparation of business plan presentations.
Business plan presentation
Online Business Plan Template
Construct a sample business plan for opening a business overseas.
Guide to business plans.

Business Interviews
Reading Assignment - Interview Lesson Plan
Make a lesson plan describing procedures for assisting students to practice interviews in the classroom. Be specific.
Guide to interviews.

Financial Terms
Reading Assignment - Financial Terms
Review Financial Terms
Name and define at least 10 other key financial terms that were not mentioned in the text.
Guide to financial terms.

Financial Term Lesson Plans
Using one of the learning approaches prepared in the beginning of the assignments, create a lesson plan that utilizes financial terms.
Guide to ESL business lesson plans.

Final Reading and Essay
Reading Assignment - Pages 30 - 45, TESOL for Business ebook
Final Essay


- Upon completion participants receive TESOL for Business Certification, and optional job placement teaching English abroad or online.

- TESOL certification issuance is based on successful completion of required assignments, lectures, quizzes, and a final exam.

- Participation requirements include a high school diploma, and fluency in English. Internet access is required to complete online studies.

- Access the TESOL Learning Management System to interact live with American TESOL instructors, complete assignments, and view progress towards TESOL certification.