This TESOL certificate course is designed for those who are currently teaching English or intends to work within the field of teaching English, either online or in a classroom setting locally or abroad. It may also be taken for personal or professional development purposes by other teachers and trainers not currently teaching English.
The course is an intensive 120-hour teacher-training course that will provide participants with the essential knowledge, skills, and tools needed to be confident, equipped, and effective teachers of English to speakers of other languages.
The program will initially be offered fully online. However, once pandemic restrictions are lifted the program can be offered in the blended mode were some lessons and activities are given online and some lessons and activities are done in campus, or any location approved by the center.
In the initial online implementation, participants are expected to meet online every Saturday for approximately three months. This will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous classes. The synchronous classes will engage participants to virtual group discussions and break-out room’ sessions and collaborative outputs. While asynchronous classes will allow the participants to be responsible with their own learnings through online lessons and assessments.
All participants are expected to use Neo or Schoolbook, the official Learning Management System of DLSUD using the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) platform for all its asynchronous sessions and MS Teams or other similar applications for synchronous sessions.
The 120-hour course contains three main subject areas – Methods and approaches to teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, Teaching and assessing the 4 macro skills and Teaching and testing online.
The course is organized into 7 modules
- Module 1 Methods and Approaches to Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
- Module 2 Teaching Grammar in Discourse
- Module 3 Teaching and Assessing Listening
- Module 4 Teaching and Assessing Speaking
- Module 5 Teaching and Assessing Reading
- Module 6 Teaching and Assessing Writing
- Module 7 Teaching and Testing English Online
Course participants are expected to have attended at least 80 percent of all synchronous sessions and have completed all graded enabling and summative tasks per module. A minimum of 80 % passing grade is also expected for all 7 modules.
For the initial fully online implementation, each course participant is required to pay P10,000 for local participants and/or 200 USD for foreign participants.
For blended program offerings, other fees may be added such as medical fee, classroom fee, immigration requirement fees, etc.
Possible Granting of Academic Units for CLAC Graduate Degree Program or Bridging Course
Upon approval by concerned offices, completion of TESOL certificate may be awarded some units for the master’s or doctorate programs related to English Language Teaching. It may also be credited for bridging course requirements.
Course participants may request this incentive by writing to the TESOL program coordinator who will then have the request approved by the concerned offices.