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TESOL 2018-06-18T15:30:40+00:00

THE TESOL ADVANTAGE

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
opens doors no matter the community.

E N G L I S H  Global Language of the 21st Century

WHO NEEDS TO LEARN ENGLISH?

60-HOUR IN CLASS COURSE

TESOL Advantage

A 6-day intensive 60-hour course designed to introduce and jump start your TESOL goals with instruction and a practicum given by experienced instructors. This option is great for those wanting to teach English to speakers of other languages as a tutor or group instructor. During this course you’ll be exposed to teaching techniques that work, get a chance to put practical teaching theory into practice, and network with a small group of participants who have similar goals. Below are topics covered in the 60-hour course. Elements from most will cover both adult and children’s instruction.

  • Teachers & Learners
    How to focus on learner outcomes not just teaching plans.
  • Teaching A New Language
    Identifying natural barriers to language acquisition.
  • Classroom Management
    Tips and tricks to practice for the real world.
  • Lesson Planning
    Putting theory into practice with the right tools.
  • Receptive Skills
    Help students build the needed skills for language acquisition.
  • Productive Skills
    Manage classroom time effectively with good planning, sourcing.
  • Building Lesson Materials
    What to look for when searching for just the right lesson materials.
  • Evaluation & Testing
    Assessment is an important part of the teaching process. You can do it!
  • Multimedia Encounters
    Using multimedia to your advantage without letting it become a distraction.
  • Games & Activities
    Basic games for children and adults as well as exercises to hold their interest.
  • Cultural Awareness
    Using cultural differences to your advantage with respect and humility.
  • Quizzes
    Quizzes help assess effectiveness. You’ve come a long way so we want to make sure our training sticks.

40-HOUR SELF-DIRECTED STUDY

TESOL Advantage +

For just a little extra expense and effort, participants can qualify for the 100-hour self-directed study certificate. In addition to the Advantage level, Advantage + offers a self-directed grammar refresher that will serve as a great resource for those planning to work or tutor in higher education or business setting. Additionally, many paid jobs overseas require a 100-hour certificate which includes at least 60 hours of classroom instruction. We do not offer an online course as most reputable employers overseas would not accept a purely online certificate.

INSTRUCTION GRAMMAR
  • Cross-Cultural Considerations
  • The Role of the Teacher
  • Making the Most of Different Learning Styles
  • Applying Communicative Teaching Theory
  • Working with the Constructivist Learning Theory
  • Fundamentals of Language Acquisition
  • Creating Engaging and Educational Lesson Activities
  • Lesson and Unit Planning Practicum Analysis of ESL Case Studies
  • Incorporating ESL Theories and Concepts
  • Grammatical Structures
  • Common Grammatical Errors and Misconceptions
  • The Twelve Verb Tenses of English Creative Grammar
    Activities to Stimulate Communication
  • Teaching Adverbs, Quantifiers, Gerunds, and Infinitives
  • Assessment of Grammar Lessons and Materials
  • Successful Completion of Teach2Go’s Online Assessment

COURSE PRICING

TESOL Advantage

$400
  • 60-hour certificate awarded upon successful completion.
  • 6 days intensive course @ 10 hrs/day (Mon-Sat)
  • Training Location: UPCI World Headquarters
  • *Does not include food and lodging.

TESOL Advantage +

$500
  • TESOL Advantage certificate required.
  • 100-hour certificated mailed upon successful completion.
  • 3 months to complete the final quiz with 80% minimum score.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

VANI MARSHALL

Instructor: Secondary & Community

VANI MARSHALL

VANI MARSHALL

MA, BCPPC
ESL Instructor & Program Developer LSU, Alexandria
Adjunct Professor Psychology
Christian Life College

Vani Marshall, experienced TESOL instructor and adjunct professor of ESL for LSU, is actively involved in teaching English to the immigrant population of central Louisiana. Vani has a proven track record, an engaging training style and insights to help you reach your TESOL goals.

MARY STANDISH

Instructor: Primary

MARY STANDISH

MA, EDU
ESL Teacher
Wentzville School District

Mary Standish, an elementary ESL teacher for the Wentzville school district (Wentzville, Missouri), comes with over 20 years of experience teaching ESL to hundreds of children in the US public school system. Want to know ideas that work? Mary has the classroom and community experience you need!

ANGI CLARKE

Instructor: Preschool & Overseas

ANGI CLARKE

BS, Christian Education
TESOL Certified Teacher/Trainer

With over 7 years of experience living abroad, 5 of which was spent teaching English in Asia, Angi rounds out the teaching team. Full of practical tips, stories, resources and strategies for success, her sessions will help you better prepare for life outside of North America.