• TESOL Foundation Course
  • TESOL Tutoring
  • Teaching TOEFL
  • Teaching Tourism English
  • Teaching Legal English
  • TESOL Teaching Practicum
  • Teaching Adolescents English
  • Teaching Children English
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Adults English
  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching Medical English
  • Teaching English With Computers
  • TESOL for Non-Native English Teachers
  • Graduate TESOL Course

TESOL Training International Course Overview

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TESOL Training International Foundation course has been developedĀ and designed for people who have never taught, teachers who want to break into the dynamic field of teaching overseas or for those who want to upgrade their abilities. Students have the option of taking the internationally recognized Foundation course by correspondence, online or in class . Ask a Grad on the Facebook TESOL Grad Group.

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Study in-class, online or by correspondence Study in an intensive “in-class” setting, or by distance education (either online or by correspondence) in the convenience of your own home, at your own pace.

The Foundation TESOL Teacher Certification Course is equivalent in academic content and quality whether studied in-class or by distance education.

Industry specialists have designed our unique foundation course, in addition its contents are reevaluated each year to match changes in the market. It is the first mandatory part of the various TESOL programs offered by the Tesol Training International.

*Please note that students of inclass, online, and correspondence delivery will receive their program certificate or diploma only upon submission and passing of the Foundation Final Exam, as well as having successfully completed their first specialization.

Program and Course Time Limit Procedures and Policies:

Individual courses (not part of a program) = 6 month time limit

Program 1 (foundation + 1 specialization) = 1 year

Program 2 (foundation + 3 specializations) = 2 year

Program 3 (foundation + 9 specializations) = 4 year

Extensions:

A one-time extension of 6 months from the deadline can be granted to students signed up for individual courses or Program 1 or Program 2.

A one-time extension of 1 year can be granted to students enrolled in Program 3.

All requests for deadline must be received in writing or by email no more than three months and at least two weeks before the deadline. Any requests received before the three-month or after the two week cut-off may be considered on a case-by-case basis. All requests will receive a letter or email confirming or rejecting their request written and sent by the Academic Department on letterhead. Any extension requests received two business days after the deadline will automatically be rejected by the Academic Department. No exceptions.

Foundation course contents:

The TESOL Training International Foundation course is your practical, user-friendly yet comprehensive introduction to the exciting world of teaching English. Our Foundation course includes:

  • 700-page textbook
  • 300+ page workbook
  • 200+ page Global Employment Handbook
  • Lifetime career support

Teach English:

  • How to Confidently Teach English in Any Situation, Abroad or Locally
  • 40 Communication-Based TESOL Approaches and Methods
  • Pronunciation, Conversation & Communication
  • Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • Lesson Planning and Teacher Preparation
  • Phonology and Linguistics
  • Grammar Review and Student Evaluations
  • Communicative Approach
  • Activity-Based Learning
  • Promoting Dynamic Student/Teacher Interaction
  • Pedagogy – The Art and Science of Teaching
  • Teacher and Student Role Reversal
  • Video Training and Analysis
  • Music, Song and Media for language Acquisition
  • Internet in the Classroom
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • English for Specific Purposes

Employment Related:

  • Finding the Best English Teaching Job Overseas
  • Employment Contacts and Connections
  • Obtaining Tutoring Contracts in Addition to Your Regular TESOL Employment
  • Hot Tips on How to Make the Most Money Possible with TESOL
  • How to Avoid Common Contract Pitfalls
  • Overseas Teaching/Work/Travel Information and Tips
  • Culture Shock ? Leave Prepared
  • Teaching and Tutoring English Locally
  • Travel Safe and Secure Abroad Supplement

In-Class TESOL Course Info:

Taught by our highly qualified, university trained TESOL instructors they are able to share with you their extensive knowledge of teaching abroad and in North America.

In Class Foundation Teaching Schedule:

Day 1

  • Instructor Introduction
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Introduction to the Specializations:.
  • ESL/ EFL Acronyms
  • Approaches, Methods and Techniques
  • ESL/ EFL Student Levels: Characteristics of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Students
  • Demonstration Lesson
  • Lesson Planning
  • Presentation Preparation & Topic Assignment

Day 2

  • Using Games as Warm-ups & Ice-breakers
  • Philosophy of Teaching
  • How to Teach Children
  • How to Teach Adults
  • The Rassias Method
  • How to Teach English Vocabulary
  • Presentation Preparation

Day 3

  • Using Music in the Language Classroom
  • Using Video for Language Learning
  • Teaching Listening Comprehension
  • The Total Physical Response Method
  • Teaching Linguistics
  • Challenges of Teaching Pronunciation Internationally
  • The International Phonetic Alphabet

Day 4

  • Warm-Ups for Visual Learners
  • How to Teach Reading
  • Global Language Test
  • How to Teach Writing
  • ESL/EFL Student Assessment Techniques
  • TESOL Student Lesson Presentations
  • JET: A Year of Exploration

Day 5

  • Warm-Ups for Tactile Learners
  • TESOL Student Lesson Presentations
  • Peer Evaluations
  • How to Teach English Grammar
  • Grammar Quiz and Resources
  • How to Teach Idiomatic Expressions
  • Overseas Job Guide Presentation
  • How to Write a Teaching R?sum?
  • How to Live Overseas

In-Class TESOL Course Components:

  • 35 hours of in-class instructor-led lecture and teacher training
  • 5 hours of out-of-class of creative lesson planning, presentation preparation, readings and exercises during the week of the course
  • 20 hours of readings plus exam to be completed a fter the course at student’s convenience
    35 + 5 + 20 = 60 Hours of Study
  • TESOL Foundation Certificate is awarded at the end of the in-class course
  • The 60-Hour Specialization course(s) that you registered for are to be completed either online or by correspondence

Distance Education Foundation Course Info:

The TESOL Certificate you receive is exactly the same whether you study in-class, online or by correspondence. Distance education students are welcome to attend the in-class course anywhere, at any time in the future.

We understand your fast-paced, busy lifestyle, so we have designed our programs to suit every student’s schedule and educational budget.

Online & Correspondence Foundation Assignments

Assignment 1: Introduction Teaching Internationally

Assignment 2: TESOL Teaching Approaches, Methods & Techniques

Assignment 3: Lesson Planning and Curriculum Development

Assignment 4: Presenting and Teaching Vocabulary

Assignment 5: The Listening Comprehension Skill

Assignment 6: Using Music in the Language Classroom

Assignment 7: Linguistics and Pronunciation

Assignment 8: Using Video for Language Learning

Assignment 9: The Reading Comprehension Skill

Assignment 10: The Writing Skill

Assignment 11: Teaching English Grammar

Assignment 12: Communication

Assignment 13: ESL/EFL Student Assessment

Final Examination + 6-hour Teaching Practicum

Our in-house tutors mark our Distance Education Students’ assignments. Your work will be returned to you with your certificates upon successful completion of your course. Distance Study students all have access to live tutors to be able to provide clarification while completing your courses. Contact us by e-mail or phone to be connected with a tutor!

 

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Course Specification for Tutoring English

Course Price $395.00

Tutoring English overseas or locally is a great way to earn supplemental or full-time income. Learn how you can tutor English with confidence!

Supplement your income or learn how to specialize in smaller classes.

Course Overview:

Teaching vs. Tutoring

The difference between teaching and tutoring is the individualized attention given to students during tutorials. Tutoring is therefore teaching with the added ‘bonus’ of having the teacher’s undivided attention. You will take on several roles, including that of a ‘facilitator,’ always in search of ways to get students interacting, learning, and ultimately acquiring the language.

Students with a specific goal will often hire a tutor to help them attain it. Tutoring sessions may consist of one individual, small groups of two to five, or even entire families.

Course Content:

Tutoring English is divided into two parts. The first section deals with assessing and analyzing your students’ English abilities and understanding their individual needs.

The second section shows you how to take a lesson plan designed for a classroom and adapt it to a one-on-one situation. Tutoring individual students requires that teachers be very creative in order to foster student talk time.

Course Requirements:

* Four needs assessment tasks
* Seven individual needs assignments
* Four lesson plans dealing with individual needs
* One course development assignment
* Final assessment guide

Tutors working overseas must be aware of cultural conduct both during teaching sessions and outside of them. For example, in many countries teachers represent authority and students simply do not participate in class discussions. As a tutor of ESL, where communication is crucial, you must become aware of such realities and begin to find ways to create an environment that will slowly encourage participation during class time. Some students need to feel more ‘safe’ before they will contribute. The more you know about your students and their world, the better equipped you will be to facilitate their learning process.

Understanding your students’ first language is not of primary importance when tutoring since instruction is given in English. Learning about their culture and language, however, is highly beneficial and will help make your transition to living in a new country easier and more enjoyable. Students who take pride in their country demonstrate and appreciate it when a foreign teacher or tutor takes a genuine interest in their world. Take advantage of the cultural lessons you are going to experience, whether they are language lessons or social conduct ‘tips.’

 

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Teaching TOEFL Preparation

Course Price $395.00

The TOEFL exam is studied by millions of ESL students worldwide for university entrance or job advancement. Become certified to help your students pass this exam. Your skills will be in high demand!

Course Overview:

Passing the TOEFL examination is a prerequisite for international students who wish to study in a North American post-secondary institution or who are hoping for a job or job promotion in Japan, Korea, and many other nations. This comprehensive 60-hour TOEFL Preparation distance education course has been designed to provide you with a review of the four language acquisition skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as they apply to the TOEFL examination, and with the skills to enable you to effectively and successfully help students pass this all-important exam.

Course Contents:

* How to prepare for the test
* Test anxiety
* Cramming
* Revision
* Time management
* Guessing wisely
* Applying special strategies
* Writing essays
* Computer-based testing
* Teaching dialogues
* Types of questions
* Strategies for the test
* Structure help
* Written expression strategies
* Vocabulary comprehension
* Reading comprehension

Course Requirements:

* Test anxiety unit questions
* 2 listening tasks
* 2 structure tasks
* 2 written expression tasks
* 2 vocabulary comprehension tasks
* 2 reading comprehension tasks
* 2 writing comprehension tasks
* 2 practice TOEFL examinations
* Lesson planning assignments

Five language skills are tested in the TOEFL. They are tested in separate sections.

Section 1: Listening Comprehension
Section 2: Structure and Written Expression
Section 3: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

When preparing students to take the TOEFL or any other language examination, it is important to review the language skills for each section of the examination and to have an opportunity to take model tests that are similar to the actual examination.

Review will help students to recall some of the language skills previously studied. Taking model tests will give them the experience of taking a TOEFL test before taking the actual examination.

The computer-based testing (CBT) system is now the most common method of testing. Using the new computer program has definite advantages and disadvantages.

Remember that the TOEFL examination can be the most important test a student will take. The outcome of their exam will reflect on future schooling, studying abroad, promotions, and raises!

 

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Teaching Tourism English

Course Specification for Teaching Tourism English

Teaching Tourism English
Course Price $395.00

Millions of professionals in the global tourism industry require specialized English skills. This fastest growing industry in the world is in desperate need of specialized English teachers.

Enter this exciting field by becoming certified to teach Tourism English!

Course Overview:

Do you enjoy traveling or do you have experience in the tourism industry? This specialization offers the best of both worlds: getting paid to work and having fun in an exciting TESOL field, almost anywhere in the world.

Tourism is an industry that continues to grow annually. Millions of non-native English speakers worldwide are planning to orĀ  are already working in this industry, but lack the skills to effectively communicate with English-speaking tourists. Students range from store clerks to hotel staff, tour guides to hotel CEO’s, and the list goes on. As a result, numerous job possibilities are available to graduates of this TESOL specialization course. Opportunities are divided into different groups: hotel agents, planners, travel suppliers, spa and resort staff, Bed & Breakfasts, airlines, cruise lines, and entertainment. Advanced job opportunities are open to people with tourism, sales and marketing, managerial, Public Relations and related experience.

n order for foreign students to achieve their professional goals, they must acquire the proper education and be fluent in English.

This industry offers hospitality and tourism programs at the college level. Programs such as accommodation management, event and meeting management, bartending, culinary training, restaurant and catering studies, tourism and travel, cooking classes and workshops, etc. offer certificates in the “tourism” category. Advanced training programs include certified travel agent and counselor programs. They need to learn how to work in these fields as well as how to communicate in English as they work in the tourism industry.

Course Content

* History of the tourism industry
* Tourism English subject matter and knowledge
* Specific vocabulary unit
* Related idiom
* Methods tailored to this subject
* Classroom teaching
* Grammatical structures to be incorporated into course materials
* Tools and practical examples
* A touch of humor
* Case studies

Course Requirements:

* Relevant tasks
* Marketing assignment
* History task
* Geography task
* Customs and traditions assignment
* Jobs in tourism assignment
* Job search task
* Write your resume task
* City tour task
* Where to stay task
* Dining out assignment
* Tourism changes culture
* Unpredictable situations

 

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Teaching Legal English

Teaching Legal English
Course Price $395.00

Globalization of international business, commerce, trade, and communication demands that legal terms, concepts, and agreements be clearly communicated in English.

Globalization also requires that legal terms, concepts, and agreements be understood and communicated across borders – in English.

Increasingly, many global multinational firms and companies, employers now require that their employees worldwide learn English so they can better use resources which are available only in the global language of business: English!

Course Overview:

Lawyers, law students, and international businesspeople worldwide who do not speak English as their native language are filling up Legal English classes. Schools, corporations, and government bodies are looking for teachers who specialize in teaching legal terminology, concepts, and attitudes surrounding this specialization. Teaching legal English is becoming an increasingly popular industry, with TESOL, TESL, and TEFL teachers in high demand.

Working with legal issues demands special skills, knowledge, and experience. It is also an area of teaching that can favor the legally-minded teacher. Students are highly motivated since the course has clear advantages for them personally or within their company.

The teacher also needs to be highly flexible. Legal English needs vary from client to client and from business to business, but each client or company will have specific demands and needs to meet their individual desired results.

Course Content:

* An introduction and overview of what legal English is, who your target students are, and the process of teaching legal English
* Methods and approaches to teaching legal English
* Legal English terminology and how to teach legal English terminology acquisition skills
* Examination and evaluation of legal case studies
* Developing legal English materials
* Developing legal English courses
* Legal grammar

Course Requirements :

* Study and evaluate case studies
* Material development assignment
* Legal terminology task
* Legal concepts task
* Legal agreements task
* Final course assignment
* Various other legal English exercises
* Classroom observation and assessment (3 hours)
* Team teaching participation and assessment (5 hours)
* Solo teaching and assessment (7 hours)
* Supervised teaching and assessment (5 hours)
* Readings
* Self-reflective journal
* Teaching dossier
* Video self analysis

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TESOL Teaching Practicum

Course Price $395.00

There is no substitute for direct teaching experience, especially in the dynamic field of conversational English. A practicum will undoubtedly leave you better prepared and set the stage for a successful teaching experience!
Course Overview:

Teaching, like any other skill, requires practice. Teaching under the guidance of qualified and experienced teachers helps to create new teachers who are confident and well-trained.

Global TESOL College is proud to offer a unique self-directed TESOL practicum program. The practicum is designed for those seeking the experience of teaching without committing to a contract.

The practicum program allows inexperienced teachers a chance to gain hands-on experience in a real classroom environment while using the skills and methods addressed in the Global TESOL Foundation and Specialization courses. The practicum also gives experienced teachers a chance to experiment with new classroom situations and program ideas in an environment where they can consult with others.

Course Content:

Participants will follow through a process of guided in-depth learning about their own teaching. They will reflect on and analyze their own teaching methods and approaches, experiment with and apply new techniques, and document their experiences.

During this time, practicum participants will deepen their understanding of pedagogical development and learning theories relating to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Course components include various readings, a reflective journal, and self-evaluation of practicum teaching as well as a supervised evaluation of teaching. The practicum can be completed locally or abroad.

Ultimately, upon completion of the program, graduates will have made a valuable contribution to their future teaching success in the academic community.

Course Requirements:

* Classroom observation and assessment (3 hours)
* Team teaching participation and assessment (5 hours)
* Solo teaching and assessment (7 hours)
* Supervised teaching and assessment (5 hours)
* Readings
* Self-reflective journal
* Teaching dossier
* Video self analysis
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Teaching Adolescents English

Course Price $395.00

Teens worldwide are preparing for brighter futures. The key to their success is being able to know and use the English language.

Help make a positive change to the new generation of English language learners around the globe!

Course Overview:

Teaching a classroom of teenagers requires the use of a combination of creativity, flexibility, and explicit structure. The dynamics within these classes are quite unique. Teachers will be faced with a group of students who may be shy or outgoing, motivated or lacking enthusiasm. These students are beginning to encounter more responsibility, while sometimes still being treated as children. It is important at this stage for the teacher to create a comfortable atmosphere where students can enjoy the language and make use of their creative abilities in self-expression. Adolescence is a tender age and the teacher will have a powerful impact on how these students view learning English.

Adolescents are becoming an increasingly large part of the teaching field, both in overseas classrooms and locally. Students overseas may want to prepare for post-secondary education, travel to an English-speaking country, or for an increase in their future employment skills. This course will encompass all of these needs and also provide information on how to understand adolescent students and create a classroom that will capture their interest.

Course Content:

* Cultural differences of adolescent students
* Understanding the social and biological factors that affect adolescents
* Creating a motivating and supportive classroom
* New methods and approaches to make use of creativity and self-expression
* Utilizing multiple skills and learning styles
* Conflict resolution and promoting a positive atmosphere in the classroom
* Error correction
* Evaluation tools
* Resources

Course Requirements:

* Answer 4 review questions
* Create 8 lesson plans
* Design and present 22 different activities for the classroom
* Complete 11 comprehension questions

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Teaching Children English

Course Price $395.00

Educating children can be one of your most rewarding overseas experiences. Learn to have fun as you inspire your students to learn through games, activities, and more!

Teaching children will be the most fun you’ll ever have in a TESOL classroom, if you are properly prepared.

Course Overview:

Children are full of energy and need to be kept busy. Most teaching positions will usually come with textbooks, but most other creative materials/activities will need to be provided by you. This course will teach you how to develop your own ESL classroom activities for children. This is a hands-on course with improving classroom practice as the the goal, rather than a pass or fail objective.

The course is divided into four sections. The first part deals with the theory and practice of teaching children. The second part includes why we should use games in the classroom and explains the different types of games available. The third part is a collection of songs to use in your TESOL classroom, and the final part explains how to use coloring and art as an effective alternate classroom activity.

Course Content:

Studies have shown that all children, regardless of their first language, learn language in more or less the same way. A child’s age determines certain points of language acquisition they should already have reached, referred to as language acquisition milestones.

Teaching Children English breaks down the theory behind language acquisition as it applies to teaching English to children, and also defines their verbal and physical milestones. The second part of the course deals with the most important aspect of teaching children: the ability to plan games!

Students learn best when they are having fun, and games are both fun and competitive. More importantly, they are repetitive enough to make any type of drill/rote memorization fun. Also included are units on singing songs and how to use coloring effectively.

Course Requirements:

1. 2 theory assignments
2. Board game and pair-work task
3. Team game task
4. Running game task
5. Card game task
6. Miscellaneous games task
7. Flashcard task
8. 2 game and 2 song lesson plans
9. 2 song CDs/cassettes to compile
10. 2 children’s show DVDs/videos to compile
11. 7 coloring tasks
12. Final course assignment

Q: How can we establish a basic language target for beginners?
A: There are two basic things to remember. One is to avoid overload, and the second is to constantly recycle the learning. Students should first be introduced to concepts they are familiar with in their own language and then be allowed to branch out to other concepts once they understand the basics.

Q: What factors determine the effectiveness of teaching English to children who are new to second language acquisition?
A: The amount of time the kids are in class, how much they practice, how good the teacher is, the quality of the resources in the classroom, the home environment – all of these determine how well young learners acquire language. Unfortunately, most classes do not have qualified instructors, and the resources provided are inadequate.

This is where your training from TESOL Training International will make the difference. Having completed the Teaching Children English specialization course, you will be equipped to deal with the challenges presented in a classroom of young English students. Properly prepared, you will find teaching children English to be wonderfully rewarding and fun!

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Teaching Grammar

Course Price $395.00

Fear grammar no more!

Learn how to teach those long-forgotten rules of grammar, sentence structure, and style. Teaching grammar can be fun when you are prepared.

You may know the rules of grammar, but do you know how to teach it effectively? This professional specialization course shows you how.

Proficient knowledge of grammar is an essential part of language acquisition and communication. This comprehensive 60-hour Teaching Grammar course has been designed with two goals in mind: it will perfect your own grammar skills, and also give you an overall perspective on how to teach grammar in a conversational English classroom. Teachers around the globe have found great success in teaching grammar by implementing the methods taught in this course. This manual equips you with the theory behind teaching grammar and includes activities for use in your classroom.

This course will be your key to becoming a confident and effective TESOL grammar teacher.

Course Content:

The Teaching Grammar course consists of three separate units.

1. Self-Assessment

Topics covered include: nouns, articles, pronouns, adjectives, modal auxiliaries, present and past tense verbs, future verbs, tag sentences, idioms and conditionals.
2. Grammar Theory

Topics covered include: the megamyth of grammar acquisition, universal grammar, Krashen’s theory, nature vs. nurture, Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development, Skinner’s verbal behaviour, Piaget’s view of language acquisition, cognitive theory, the speech act theory, a short history of grammar, implicit vs. explicit grammar, and pedagogic grammar.

3. How to Teach Grammar

Topics covered include: aspects of teaching, learning structures, classroom hints, approaches to grammar, and grammar games and worksheets.

Course Requirements:

Several assignments are to be completed and submitted. These include four self-assessment activities, four lesson plans dealing with grammar activities, and a final exam consisting of theory and grammar assignments.

Without proper training, teaching overseas is a daunting task. Public school systems in Canada and the United States have drastically reduced the amount of time dedicated to teaching English-speaking students grammar and, as a result, they do not have a proper understanding of their own grammar rules. Teaching these rules, then, becomes almost impossible if the teacher does not truly understand the mechanics of grammar.

The Teaching Grammar Course breaks down the most common grammar rules taught at the beginner or intermediate level so that the teacher is able to enter any classroom with confidence. It also goes further into the theory behind grammar so that each teacher can develop his or her own approach to grammar acquisition.

Don’t despair! Grammar, when broken down into individual lessons, can be enjoyable.

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Teaching Teaching Adults English English

Course Price $395.00

Adults worldwide are studying English. They have unique and individual needs and they need your help!

Learn to teach adults with confidence and creativity.

Course Overview:

Adults are voluntary learners with unique needs and individual learning requirements. They demand to learn quickly and effectively. They pay for their lessons and choose to be in the classroom, as opposed to children who have to be there. This course explains the unique aspects of teaching English to adults.

The function of language is to give people the power to communicate thoughts, needs, and feelings, to receive important information, to comprehend instructions, and to ask and answer questions. Adults need to learn how to use English, and how to communicate clearly.

Over the years many methods have been introduced for teaching Adults English, each with proponents claiming to be the authority on what works best. The Communicative Approach is a happy medium because it encompasses all modes and methods of language use! With this approach, all skills are addressed including reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with the primary focus on usage.

Course Content:

* Overview of Adult Education
* Communicative Approach
* Teaching Adults with Success
* Activities and Group Work
* ESP (English for Specific Purposes)
* Student Levels
* Skills, Grammar, and Presentations
* Warm-ups for Adults
* Lesson Planning
* Vocabulary
* Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing

A group of Japanese adult students at a United Kingdom University were each asked to rank their motivations for learning English.

Here are the results:

1. . . . to be able to communicate with people in an international language, both at home in
Japan and while traveling to other countries

2. . . . to be able to read a wide range of English language sources for study purposes abroad
and in Japan

3. . . . to have a better chance of employment, status, and financial reward in the job market

4. . . . to be able to read and listen to English language media for information and pleasure

5. . . . to find out more about the people, places, politics etc. of English speaking cultures

6. . . . to take up a particular career (i.e.) English language teaching or employment with an
international company
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Teaching Business English

Course Price $395.00

The world of English teaching is becoming more specialized, and Business English is a popular market requiring TESL/TEFL teachers who have become increasingly high in demand. For many global multinational firms and companies, employers now require that their employees worldwide learn English so they can better use resources which are available only in the global language of business: English!

As with all areas of teaching, students’ expectations are higher and the days are gone when a cursory glance through a copy of a business curriculum book was all it took to prepare for a business English lesson.

Working with business people demands special skills, knowledge, and interests. It is also an area of teaching that can favor the mature teacher. Students are highly motivated since the course has clear advantages for them within their companies or careers in general.

The teacher also needs to be highly flexible. Business English is a ‘catch all’ phrase, but each company will have specific demands and needs for their individual programs.

Course Content:

* Introduction and overview of what English for Specific Purposes is (ESP), who your target students are, and the process of teaching Business English
* Methods and approaches to teaching Business English
* The four language acquisition skills and how they apply to teaching Business English
* Case studies requiring analysis of previously developed material
* Progress evaluation
* Introduction and overview of development of business materials.
* Adapting business materials
* Developing business materials
* Developing business courses

Course Requirements

1. Three case studies
2. Material development assignment
3. Progressive evaluation assignment
4. Material evaluation task
5. Marketing and strategy assignment
6. Material framework assignment
7. Marketing and strategy task
8. Pilot lesson planning assignment
9. Secretary lesson planning assignment
10. Airline lesson planning assignment
11. Conversation lesson planning assignment
12. Final course assignment

One of the major questions teachers ask is “Do I have to be an expert in the area of business in order to teach Business English?”

No, you do not.

You are there to bridge the gap between general English and specific terminology. Of course, if you do have a background in the area where you plan to teach, you will save a lot of time researching materials for course development, and also feel more quickly at ease in the classroom. A business background is an advantage, but not a prerequisite; you can build that expertise if you do not have it to begin with.

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Teaching Medical English

Course Price $395.00

Millions of medical professionals worldwide are required to know and to use English in their work environment. This diverse teaching field offers lucrative opportunities.

Medical English terms and procedures are commonly studied abroad as well as locally.

Course Overview

Nurses, doctors, and other foreign and immigrant medical professionals must be proficient in medical terminology, procedures, and concepts in order to work in a native-English speaking country or to advance in their present position at home. Become certified to teach the necessary skills to ensure they succeed.

Doctors, nurses, medical students, and international health care workers worldwide who do not speak English as their native language are filling up medical English classes. Schools, individual health care workers, and government bodies are looking for teachers who specialize in teaching medical terminology, concepts, and attitudes to instruct these people. Teaching medical English is becoming an increasingly popular industry, with TESOL, TESL and TEFL teachers becoming high in demand.

Working with medical issues demands special skills, knowledge, and experience. It is also an area of teaching that best suits someone with previous experience in the medical profession; however, newcomers to this field can also become successful using this course as a guide. Students are highly motivated since the course has clear personal advantages personally or within their institution.

The teacher also needs to be highly flexible. Medical English needs vary from student to student, but each person will have specific demands to meet their individual desired results.

Course Content:

* An introduction and overview of what medical English is, who your target students are, and the process of teaching medical English
* Methods and approaches to teaching medical English
* Medical English terminology and how to teach medical English terminology acquisition skills
* Examination and evaluation of medical case studies
* Developing medical English materials
* Developing medical English courses
* Medical grammar

Course Requirements:

* Study and evaluate case studies
* Material development assignment
* Medical terminology task
* Medical concepts task
* Medical agreements task
* Final course assignment
* Various medical English exercises

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Teaching English With Computers

Course Price $395.00

Computers and the Internet have revolutionized how English is taught and learned. English students, educators and business people worldwide use computers.

Learn how to use computers, multimedia resources, and the Internet to teach English effectively in the 21st century.

Course Overview:
Learn to harness multimedia resources in your school and make teaching English more interactive using computers and the Internet. Using computers adds a motivating and interesting component to the ESL classroom and also gives students skills which are necessary in today’s world for work, school, and pleasure. Turn your classroom into a fast-paced, highly motivating environment by including instant messaging, web pages, virtual chats, and the Internet! Our CALL course teaches you how to integrate technology into the ESL classroom and enhance your students’ learning.

Course Content:

* Technological needs assessments
* Mechanical vs. meaningful practice
* Implementing computers into the classroom
* Using software in the classroom
* Lesson planning
* Review of computers and programs
* Teaching computer vocabulary
* Word processing
* Developing activities for beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes
* Creating a class website
* Online tutorials
* Computer activity resources

Course Requirements:

* Introductory task
* 3 Needs Assessment tasks
* 11 lesson plan tasks
* Computer and related vocabulary assignment and tasks
* Computer program and activities assignment
* Word processing task and assignment
* Class project and assignment activities
* Internet in the ESL classroom assignment
* Website assignment
* Internet research assignment
* Final course assignment

Benefits of Computers in the Classroom:

* Student activities are naturally low risk. The actions are between the learner and the computer only.
* Students are able to work at their own pace, and they can easily move on to another assignment if they finish ahead of the class.
* When using ESL software, the computer is an extremely patient tutor. It is not in a rush nor does it have to answer the rest of the class’ questions. The computer works one-on-one with the student and moves along with them, never too fast or too slow.
* On the computer, students can easily go back and relearn anything they do not understand during an activity. With a teacher, it may take time to go over the information again or it may be embarrassing to ask the teacher a question.
* Researchers have found that students write more proficiently and fluently when using the computer.
* Students are able to learn skills for the workforce as they learn the English language. Knowing computer programs and how to use them is important in finding work and performing work efficiently.
* A computer incorporates culture, grammar, and real language use in the classroom while students gain access to audio, visual, and textual information about the language.
* As a tool, it greatly enhances the ESL teacher’s ability to impact each and every student.

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TESOL for Non-Native English Teachers

Course Price $395.00

Helping non-native English speakers become English teachers by giving you the terminology and resources you need for teaching English with confidence.

You can successfully teach others English, even if it’s not your first language. Let us show you how!

Course Overview:

There are many qualified and talented English instructors working in the field of ESL/EFL whose first language is not English. Our TESOL for Non-Native English Teachers course was written for non-native speakers who would like to teach English. This is a content-based course that covers all relevant information regarding ESL/EFL instruction in a comprehensible and simplified way. You will learn more about second language acquisition theories and techniques and discover how to apply them in practical and effective activities and lessons.

Course Content:

TESOL for Non-Native English Teachers will first introduce you to the history, philosophies, methods, and techniques of teaching languages. The course then moves on to aspects of communication including phonetics and semantics, as well as linguistic transference. Since the experience of a non-native English teacher may differ from that of a native English speaker, the final chapter covers various issues that non-native teachers may encounter during their careers.

This course will help you gain a greater understanding of how to apply second language acquisition theories and methods to real classroom situations, leaving you with greater confidence in your English teaching ability.

Course Requirements:

* TESOL theory assignment
* Phonetic production assignments
* Articulation assignment
* Using tongue twisters as pronunciation aides
* The practical application of TESOL methods and approaches to lesson planning
* Using TESOL methods in group work
* Applying personal second language learning experience to teaching techniques
* Teacher’s mission statement assignment

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Graduate TESOL Course

Course Price $395.00

Course Overview:

Our Graduate TESOL Course was developed to further establish and expand on the concepts covered in our Foundation TESOL Course. Completion of this course is recommended for our TESOL Diploma Programs; however, anyone who has completed our Foundation TESOL Course and who would like to excel may also take this course. Augment your current teaching abilities and learn more about your favourite topics in our Foundation TESOL Course. This course will allow you to gain a greater depth and breadth of knowledge in the TESOL field and thus improve your capabilities as a TESOL teacher.

Building from your already established foundation as a Certified TESOL Teacher, the Graduate TESOL Course goes into more detail, covering topics such as lesson planning, classroom management, methodology, student/teacher feedback and evaluation, educational technology, designing a syllabus, the history of the English language, and problem-solving for the ESL/EFL classroom. Become familiar with a wider variety of potential classroom situations and learn to approach these situations adeptly and with assurance.

As a more highly skilled and educated English teacher, you will teach with greater ease and confidence and your students will thrive as a result.

Course Content:

* A History of the English Language
* Second Language Acquisition Theory
* Issues in Second Language Acquisition
* Formal Linguistics
* Psycholinguistics
* Sociolinguistics
* Language and Culture
* Syllabus and Course Design
* Evaluation, Assessment and Testing
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