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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- 150-hour comprehensive curriculum comprised of four courses to prepare you to work and/or teach in a global environment. Each course contains 75% classroom time and a 25% online component. All courses are approved by the Georgia State Department of Education for Professional Development Units (SDUs).
- Designed for people from any educational background, professional experience, age, culture, and language. The goal is to gain a sound theoretical foundation in teaching English to speakers of other languages in any situation. The courses provide hands-on classroom experience necessary to enhance knowledge and skills to pursue opportunities either in the United States or abroad as a teacher and/or cross-cultural communicator or trainor. (This program is not proposed for pre-k-12th public school teacher certification.)
- Orientation to the Profession of TESOL (30 hours)
- Issues of Culture and Language (40 hours)
- Applied Linguistics & Language Acquisition (40 hours)
- Materials & Methods for Teaching English Language Learners (40 hours)
- The four courses can be taken individually and in any order and paid for separately.
- The program is offered through colleges and universities in Georgia. Contact Dr. Sarah Anne Shope for specifics and schedules.
- This program is not eligible for most federal grants and loans, or the Georgia HOPE Scholarship. For financial assistance, please contact a private lender, like your local bank or Sallie Mae (1-888-272-4665).