WHAT IS TESOL?
- TESOL (also known as TEFL) is the acronym for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and taking a TESOL Course is your passport to a world of travel and adventure
- Teaching English abroad. The course provides programs that focus on the communicative approach and include methodology, teaching theories, teaching strategies, and practical techniques for teaching English grammar, speaking, reading, listening, and writing
- The programs also highlight the use of various elements such as music, art, and drama in the classroom.
- These are intensive and exciting programs that include an integrated practicum with a lot of student presentations and practice teaching to prepare trainees to teach in the real classroom!
- There is a tremendous demand for TESOL Qualified Teachers worldwide with job opportunities in just about every country around the globe.
WHAT IS TESOL’S MISSION?
- Its mission is to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages.
WHAT ARE SOME TESOL VALUES?
- Professionalism in language education
- Individual language rights
- Accessible, high quality language education
- Collaboration in a global community
- Interaction of research and reflective practice for educational improvement
WHO CAN TAKE THE TESOL COURSE?
The in-class TESOL teacher training programs are designed for teachers, English major graduates, and advanced level students who want to learn how to teach English to speakers of other languages by International standards.
WHY IS TESOL IMPORTANT?
BECAUSE ACCOMPLISHED TESOL TEACHERS
- Can appreciate the pivotal role of language and culture in learning, teaching and socialization.
- Can commit to reflective practice and program evaluation that is responsive to students’ cultural and linguistic history and environment
- Can critique existing provisions, policies, and curriculum and assessment frameworks
- Can understand the linguistic, cultural and contextual factors and processes involved in the development of English as an additional language
- Can appropriately select and sequence language and culture content to provide for and critique meaning-making in diverse texts and contexts
- Can scaffold students’ learning and English language development through appropriate classroom interaction, negotiation, teaching strategies, activities, materials and assessment.
- Can learn a range of teaching and assessment practices and resources, and can evaluate them in terms of the context.