THE SCHOOL OF TEACHING ESL
TESOL Certificates | ELL Endorsement | MA Options
TEACHING ENGLISH
to
SPEAKERS
of
OTHER LANGUAGES
(TESOL)
BERNICE
KIM
MEET
BECCA
ALYSAN
S-TESL
DENNY
I S E N G L I S H L A N G UAG E T E AC H I N G
A G O O D F I T F O R YO U ?
Do you have…
• an interest in language,
including experience in
second language
learning?
• a desire to help people
progress in their
development of English?
• past teaching
experience
A R E T H E R E I N T E R N AT I O N A L S TA N DA R D S
F O R A T E S O L C E RT I F I C AT E ?
• ESL?
• TESL?
• ESOL?
• TEFL?
• EFL?
• TESOL?
TESOL
TESL
TEFL
A course that reflects at least 100 hours of
classroom instruction is a minimum
requirement for intl. teaching jobs.
W H AT I S T H E D E M A N D F O R E S O L
T E AC H E R S ?
• Parade Magazine lists ESL Teacher : “Career Winner”,
Sept. 2009
Just before the recession hit, Hartman lost her job as a shop manager in Arkansas. “I needed a new path,” she says.
Fluent in Spanish, she decided to become an English as a Second Language teacher (ESL) and took courses to earn
her credentials.When Hartman heard her school district was creating an ESL position, she applied for the job and
went to the interview with specific ideas. “ They liked my energy and enthusiasm,” she says. Now she’s teaching ESL
full-time, and she reports, “ I’ve finally found my calling.”
• ELL population in public schools: fastest-growing group of
students, with a 50% increase nationwide over the past ten
years. (source: New York Times, “Remade in America” series, March 2009)
• Approx. 9% of WA State K-12 students are identified as ELL.
(source: OSPI 07-08 report)
• WA State has over 30 community and technical colleges, all
with programs for ESL students.
• Worldwide demand for qualified English teachers continues to
grow.
L O C A L T E S O L E M P L OY M E N T:
T E AC H I N G A D U LT S
Community non-profits and private language schools
BA + TESOL Certificate
Community Colleges/Universities
MA/TESOL or
MA/Adult Education
(or MA in another field + TESOL Cert)
Local market is competitive. Expect to have to start as a volunteer.
L O C A L T E S O L E M P L OY M E N T:
T E AC H I N G C H I L D R E N
K-12 QUALIFICATIONS
WA State Teaching Credential
+
ELL Endorsement
Having ELL training improves marketability.
T E AC H I N G E N G L I S H OV E R S E A S
TESOL CERTIFICATE AND A BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY POSITIONS
Asia: China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam
Latin America: Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile
Expect more in Brazil with 2016 Olympics
European Union:
More challenging for Americans because of
visa requirements, but opportunities exist, especially in E. Europe.
Middle East: UAE, Oman, S. Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar
Most graduates planning to work overseas are working within 3-6
months of completion of the program.
Service programs, such as Peace Corps, are alternative routes.
WHO ARE S-TESL STUDENTS?
OUR STUDENTS COME FROM MANY DIFFERENT
B AC K G R O U N D S .
In any given class, you will
likely find:
• A recent university graduate who intends to work
overseas for 1-3 years.
• A K-12 teacher working on an endorsement in ELL
to work in the U.S. or overseas.
• A person entering retirement who is planning to
work overseas for the next 2-5 years.
• A graduate student who intends to be a career
community college instructor.
• An international student who intends to return to
his/her home country to teach English in a variety
of settings.
• A person who plans to work for a social service
organization as an ESL teacher or administrator.
• A person who taught overseas without training and
is now coming back for training.
W H Y T H E S C H O O L O F T E AC H I N G E S L ?
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Over 25 years of experience in ESOL teacher education
•
The only university 12 credit certificate program in the NW
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A cohesive program based on our own pedagogical framework:
“Facilitative Language Teaching”
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Preparation for a variety of future teaching situations
•
Seattle University Credit.
•
Options for future growth:
Advanced Certificate
and/or
Seattle University master’s programs in the College of
Education
•
Lifetime access to employment information
•
Proven success of our graduates – S-TESL graduates are
working around the world
TESOL Education Options at S-TESL
Certificate
Advanced
Certificate
WA State ELL
Endorsement
12 Credits
24 Credits
25 Credits
EPDES 930:
TESOL Theory
and Application
+
3 elective classes
EPDES 940
(40 hour
practicum)
Coursework
+
+
3 elective classes
A portfolio
+
WEST-E 051
Seattle University
Graduate Options
Master’s Degree
Programs
MA/TESOL
MA/Adult
Education &
Training
Master’s in
Teaching
Post-Master’s
Certificate
24 Credits
6 credits
from S-TESL
+
18 credits
from
Seattle University
Credits earned may apply to both certificates, the endorsement, and graduate programs with specific stipulations for each.
TESOL COURSES at the School of TESL
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TESL:THEORY AND APPLICATION
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TEACHING CONTENT TO ELL
•
METHODS OF LANGUAGE
ACQUISITION
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TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS
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TESTING AND EVALUATION
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SELF-ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT
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TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION
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TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH
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TEACHING GRAMMAR TO ESOL
STUDENTS
MATERIALS SELECTION AND
DEVELOPMENT
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TEACHING READING AND WRITING
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CULTURAL VARIABLES IN TESOL
H ow t o e a r n a c e r t i f i c a t e
Seattle University
Post-Baccalaureate
Certificate in TESOL
EPDES 930 + 3 other
classes
(12 credits)
4-week intensive
M-Fri, 9am-3pm
offered 11 times/year
evening classes
quarterly schedule
6-12 months to complete
online classes
quarterly schedule
6 -12 months to
complete
These classes may be
combined to earn the
certificate
1 week intensive
classes (summer)
____________
Jumpstart 930
(July)
S-TESL ADMISSION
• Bachelor’s Degree
• English Language
Proficiency
All qualified students
earn Seattle University
Post-Baccalaureate
credit
$3220 for the four week intensive program
Montana State University/Billings
Incl. course packet and fees
Does not include textbooks
Registration begins May 10, 2012
INTENSIVE CLASSES 9AM-3PM, MON-FRI
Four-Week Intensive
How do I register?
1. Obtain MSUB-specific registration
form from MSUB or S-TESL website.
TESOL Certificate:12 credits
2. Contact S-TESL for advising.
MSUB
September 10-October 5
3. Submit paperwork to MSUB
http://www.msubillings.edu/internationals
tudies/TESOL-home.htm
Registration begins May 10
Registration due June 29th
Full payment due August 17.
ONLINE CLASSES
N I N E M O D U L E S C O M P L E T E D OV E R A Q U A RT E R
Course selection varies
from onground classes
Contact with ESOL
students required
Frequent contact with
your instructor
Credits apply to
certificates and the ELL
Endorsement, but not to
MA programs.
• For people who prefer the
flexibility of online study.
• Typically complete the
twelve-credit certificate in
six to twelve months.
• Most online students are
from Washington State, but
also from other parts of
the U.S. and overseas.
H OW D O E S S - T E S L H E L P M E F I N D A J O B ?
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Project based curriculum
Required observations/teacher assistant
Micro-teaching in class
Employment seminar
Email listserve “I got a job from the listserve!”
Graduates’ website
Post-graduation advising
Professional development opportunities
M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T
The School of TESL prepares people to teach second and
foreign languages in a wide variety of arenas and circumstances.
Whether in the United States or abroad, teaching children or
adults, working with advantaged or disadvantaged students, our
graduates will be:
SKILLED….
...and therefore the School of TESL provides a teaching
framework, Facilitative Language Teaching, in which students are
fully trained and which instructors themselves model as they
train. Students try out practical activities which they can use in
hands-on teaching.
K N OW L E D G E A B L E …
...and therefore the School of TESL provides a program which
builds upon recent research in language teaching, enables
students to become familiar with terminology and views related
to recent theories, and employs trained and experienced
instructors who keep up with recent research.
RESOURCEFUL…
...and therefore the School of TESL presents a wide variety of
teaching tools and trains in adapting those tools to various
settings. The School of TESL requires students to work together
on many projects to develop the skills of learning from self and
colleagues as well as from instructors.
C O M PA S S I O N AT E …
...and therefore the School of TESL encourages discussion of the
ethical issues of language instruction in its classes, confronts
affective as well as cognitive variables in the ESL classroom, and
requires cultural sensitivity and multiculturalism as a basis for all
English language teaching.
C O M M I T T E D TO P RO F E S S I O N A L
G ROW T H …
...and therefore School of TESL students
and instructors practice reflective teaching,
continually reset objectives, and collaborate
on projects. Instructors model
involvement in professional organizations
and encourage students to serve in
professional TESL advocacy organizations.
School of TESL students learn of the many
avenues for continued growth as language
teachers.
YO U W I L L L E AV E S - T E S L W I T H …
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an understanding of the
conditions which enhance
language acquisition and learning
and
the skills to apply those concepts
to a classroom.
materials you and your colleagues
have created for ESOL classes.
confidence to handle teaching
situations.
enthusiasm about your future.
a community of colleagues.
a university certificate recognized
around the world.
R E A S O N S TO H AV E T E S O L T R A I N I N G B E F O R E
YO U B E G I N T E AC H I N G
You will…
• better understand the needs of your students.
• know how to prepare for a language class
• be able to adapt and supplement existing curriculum.
• be able to find additional resources related to language teaching
• have a community of colleagues
• understand how language is best learned
• be showing respect for your students – and they will respect you more.
• have practice working with non-native speakers.
• feel more confident in front of a class.
• know why you are doing what you are doing.
• understand why some things work when you try them.
• be able to correct your mistakes.
• contribute to a positive image of the English language profession.
You won’t…
• embarrass yourself in front of students and colleagues.
• earn the disdain of the administration.
• contribute to the idea that anyone can teach English if they can speak it.
SOME SUGGESTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING
TRAINING……
• Arrange to visit a local ESOL classroom.
• Arrange to volunteer (contact a local community college,
library, or nonprofit)
• Search job-related ESOL websites to learn about the job
market. (www.eslcafe.com, or www. transitionsabroad.com,
for example)
• Talk to people working in the field.
• Talk to S-TESL students or graduates.
• Schedule an appointment for in-person advising
or a classroom observation by calling the office.
W H AT S - T E S L G R A D UAT E S H AV E TO S AY
• “This program is far more comprehensive than other
courses on the market. A lot more is expected from you,
but you will leave with the knowledge, confidence, and
ability to teach. It’s much more than just a certificate.”
• “The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and encouraging. The
content is excellent, and the staff is very concerned about
preparing you for a job search at the conclusion of the
course.”
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