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TESOL Certificate Program
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TESOL Certificate Program

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Classroom Practices & Practicum

Learn how to plan lessons, create activities, evaluate materials, manage a classroom, give feedback, & promote learner autonomy. Click here for more information on the practicum.

Second Language Acquisition

Study how languages are learned and the impact that the learner and learning environment have on the process.

Pedagogical Grammar

Discuss how sentences are structured and languages are used. Become more familiar with some of the trickier aspects of English grammar.

Intercultural Communication

Learn more about how spoken and written language varies across cultures and social situations, as well as how conversations are structured.


Learn how standardized tests function, as well as how to design, develop, and score classroom language tests.


Our one-day workshops (typically held on a Saturday) are open to the public, as well as to students in the TESOL Certificate Program. Details and dates for Summer 2014 workshops will be posted in Spring, 2014. In the past, workshop topics have included:

  • Teaching Business English
  • Preparing Students for Standardized Tests Like the TOEFL®
  • Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers
  • Grammar for English Teachers
  • Teaching English to Children
  • Teaching English to Adults with Limited Literacy

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