TESOL Certificate Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to TESOL

Teaching, Learning and TESOL
Teaching ESL
Philosophy of Teaching Statement
Professional Teaching Conduct
Fundamentals of Linguistics
Intercultural Awareness and Communication
Factors That Affect Language Learning
Approaches to Second Language Learning

Unit 2: Classroom Management

Teaching Styles, Learning Styles, and Personality Types
Strategies for Establishing a Healthy Learning Environment
Rules, Routines and Schedules
Managing Disruptive Behavior
The Role of Punishment
Teaching Age-Specific Groups
Additional Resources Regarding Classroom Management

Unit 3: Assessment

Classroom Testing
Assessing Language Skills
Proficiency Testing
Teacher Assessment

Unit 4: Planning Lessons

Curriculum Planning
Identify Learning Objectives
Develop an Introduction
Develop Specific Learning Activities
Prepare to Check for Understanding
Prepare a Conclusion and a Preview
Develop a Timeline
Presentation and Evaluation of Your Lesson Plans
Tips for Planning Lessons
Additional Resources Regarding Lesson Planning

Unit 5: Teaching Spoken English

Techniques for Teaching Speaking Skills
Strategies for Developing Speaking Skills
Designing Speaking Activities
Pronunciation and Phonetics
Prosody: Stress, Rhythm, and Intonation
Assessing Speaking Skills
Additional Resources for Teaching Speaking Skills

Unit 6: Teaching English Vocabulary

Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary
Suggested Activities for Learning Vocabulary

Unit 7: Teaching Reading in English

Techniques for Teaching Reading Skills
Reading Aloud
Strategies for Developing Reading Skills
Developing Activities for Facilitating Reading
Assessing Reading Proficiency

Unit 8: Teaching Listening in English

Techniques for Teaching Listening Skills
Strategies for Developing Listening Skills
Developing Listening Activities
Assisting Listening Proficiency
Additional Resources for Teaching Listening

Unit 9: Teaching Writing in English

The Writing Process
Approaches for Teaching Writing
Strategies for Writing Assessing Writing Skills
Spelling and Punctuation

Unit 10: Additional Teaching Tools

Music and Other Media

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