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This certificate may be of interest to students who want to teach English to speakers of other languages. There are two concentrations for this certificate. The first is the Adult Learner concentration which would be used for teaching adult learners or for students abroad. The second concentration is designed for teachers in K-12 who need licensure or an endorsement. Each concentration is a total of 15 credit hours, with the ability to be completed online or traditionally.
Qualifies students to teach English or other languages in various settings in the U.S. and abroad
Designed for people who want to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) abroad or teach English as a second language (ESL) in the private sector or in non-governmental organizations (e.g., private language institutes, agencies, and schools, corporate settings, immigrant and refugee centers, etc.)
Provides students not only with TESOL pedagogical qualifications, but also with linguistic and cross-cultural expertise relevant to working with speakers of other languages
Offers two concentrations: Adult Learner and K-12 Learner
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
A practical introduction to methods, materials, and course organization in TESOL |Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The course includes language assessment and teaching language in its cultural context as well as technology-enhanced language teaching.
Supervised practice in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Available to those enrolled in the M.A. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL Certificate who have completed core courses. Prerequisites: ENGL 670 and permission of the instructor.
An investigation of how language and cultural differences affect communication. Readings from linguistics, anthropology, and literature address problems of intercultural communication.
Students entering the Certificate program in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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