This is a comprehensive Advanced TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate that covers everything offered in CityU’s graduate TESOL certificate with the addition of three courses and a more structured and in-depth internship.
Courses are positioned to help students capitalize on the theoretical knowledge expected from a graduate-level education with the best instruction from CityU’s experienced faculty.
- Flexible learning options: 15 of this certificate’s 24 credits are available and offered online. The additional nine credits, including your faculty-guided internship, are taken onsite in Seattle during CityU’s summer intensive program.
- Time to completion: The entirety of the program can be completed onsite during two consecutive summers, or online over three quarters followed by one in-person summer intensive.
- Internship: The field experience element is a highlight of the program, offering unparalleled hands-on experiences so students can gain confidence as an overseas classroom teacher even if they come from a non-teaching background.
- Work toward a master’s degree: If you’re interested in teaching English in a college setting, CityU’s Master of Education in Adult Learning with TESOL Emphasis could be a great option for you. All 24 credits from this TESOL Advanced Certificate can be applied toward your TESOL emphasis area.
Where do our Alumni Go?
Our advanced TESOL graduates are qualified to teach in private and public schools overseas and/or become tutors, advisors, directors and volunteers throughout the international education industry.
Teaching English to speakers of other languages is an impactful career with results you can see. Contact an advisor today.
TESOL 580 presents an overview of the field of linguistics including phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. Special emphasis is placed on the psychology of teaching and learning languages effectively, as well as practical approaches to teaching pronunciation to language learners. Candidates connect theory with practice and explore the characteristics of how languages are analyzed, adapted, and changed. Candidates discover and analyze how languages differ from one culture to the next and reflect social relationships.
TESOL 590 Field Experience Internship is a self-guided program in which TESOL Certificate students participate in a 20-hour teaching experience, designed to prepare them as TESOL professionals in future settings. Emphasis is placed on classroom teaching of ESL, or other discipline related programs (e.g. literacy, immigrant assimilation, etc.). Students employ various practices and teaching methodologies in TESOL settings and gain first-hand experiences. Students create and implement a unit plan, document their teaching, and write a reflection on the internship experience.