Teacher Training Schools

USA - California - Hayward
By:California State University - TESOL Certificate

The California State University, East Bay Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) meets the needs of those who plan to serve as English-language teachers in the U.S. and overseas. Taught by top TESOL instructors, students who enter the program will learn and apply the most effective and up-to-date second-language teaching techniques. Interested students also can obtain a master's degree in English with a focus on TESOL.

Program Overview
This enables people from any educational background to gain a sound theoretical foundation plus the hands-on classroom experience necessary to pursue teaching opportunities either in the United States or abroad. The program explores the relationship between language learning, teaching and aspects of second language acquisition from the point of view of the learner. It also examines the theory and practice of planning, teaching, grammar, culture, and assessing lessons in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) through experiential activities, teaching demonstrations, discussions, lesson planning, materials development and readings.

Admission Requirements
Four-year bachelor degree from an accredited institution
TOEFL Score 525 (paper), 197 (CBT), 71 (iBT) or higher

Ideal Student(s)
International teachers of English as a Foreign Language who want to continue their professional development
Recent college graduates seeking to prepare themselves to teach English while living or traveling abroad
Professionals who are contemplating a change of career or returning to work
Current teachers who wish to improve their capacity to meet the needs of the growing number of students studying English.

Program Outcomes
Ability to teach English as a Second or Other Language in a variety of world English contexts
Ability to adapt materials for special groups of learners
Ability to apply the latest research on language acquisition in your classroom
Familiarity with support programs for language students, including outside activities and specialized multimedia software

Program Benefits
Strong theoretical background knowledge, as well as proven methodologies
Exposure to the latest research and testing methodologies
Creation of practical lesson plans and activity samples that can be used later in your classroom
Experience with a variety of teaching tools and materials

Program Features
Six-month, full-time program of study, including supervised observations and practice teaching
Four hours per week of tutorials to support coursework
Classes in state-of-the-art TESOL theory and methods taught by teacher trainers experienced in worldwide conditions
Fully accredited postgraduate qualification
In-depth observations and practice teaching in the University's Intensive English program and/or in a local school of student's choice
Cal State East Bay undergraduate credit earned in English through course attendance

Certificate Requirements
Six required courses completed in two quarters (six months)
Maintain 2.5 overall grade point average
Receive no grade below a C in any course

Master's Degree Option
Participants can further their education and obtain a master's degree in English with a focus on TESOL. Some TESOL Certificate units are transferable by arrangement with the Cal State East Bay English Department.

Course Curriculum:
Approaches, Designs and Procedures in Teaching ESL I
ENGL 7000 (4 units)
Approaches, Designs and Procedures in Teaching ESL II
ENGL 7702 (4 units)
Pedagogical Grammar/Outcomes Assessment
ENGL 7001 (4 units)
ESL Practicum, Supervised Teaching
ENGL 7703 (4 units)
Supplementary Practicum in American Language
Program (Pass/Fail)
Undergraduate English Elective (4 units)






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