Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
As you may or may not know TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and is a combination of what used to be called TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). It is a process of certification distinct to the North American perspective. TESOL teaches potential teachers how to properly instruct students in both a locale environment and international environment. TESOL also refers to the American organizational network of English teachers and other professionals in the English teaching field.
The purpose of the TESOL/TEFL course is to acquaint and familiarize students with the skills, and abilities needed in order to become a successful English Teacher to students who are native speakers of other languages. The course is broken into 10 modules, with each module consisting of two lessons. Students will watch as teachers go over the basics of the 10 modules. Topics include such lessons as:
how to improve one's use of the blackboard, presenting structures, teaching basic reading, planning a week's lesson and more. Students will be graded based on the following:
Native speakers of English : Completion of high school.
International Students : One of the following :
1. Pass Glenn College's Free Online English Test or
2. Completion of an oral exam conducted at GC itself with a score of at least 3.5 (out of 5) or above or
3. An IELTS score of at least 5.5 or
4. A TOEFL score of at least 30 or iBT score of at least 65 or above or
5. A TOEIC score of 600 or above
Purpose of the Course
The purpose of the TESOL/TEFL course is to acquaint and familiarize students with the skills, and abilities needed in order to become a successful English Teacher. By the end of this course, students should have confidence in their abilities to effectively present information, create lesson plans, control behavior, develop assignments, and other skills necessary to becoming a confident, effective English Teacher.
The student must complete everything ( Modules, Quizzes, Midterm and Final TEST, Final assignment ) With in 6 weeks of their enrollment day.
There will be several factors that determine your final grade. Please note that a minimum score of at least 70% will be needed in order to pass. Grades will be earned on the following basis:
Your final grade will be according to the percentage of total points that you earn based on the above criteria. Quizzes will be checked by teachers on a regular basis, and will be returned to you promptly.
Your final assignment will be accessible to you after you have completed quiz 10. Your final assignment should be between 2~3 pages in length, and should be written in as much detail as possible. Your midterm test and final test will be a written test and cover selected information covering modules one through five for the midterm test, and modules six through ten for the final test. It should take around one hour to complete.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be granted a TESOL Diploma, Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and an Official Transcript. This will be delivered to the students by mail.