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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)

Help the World Communicate Clearly in English

This program is offered Online.

The English language is filled with enough complexity to confuse native speakers. Imagine how difficult it is for those learning English as a second language. Here in the U.S. and in learning institutions around the world, there’s a growing need for professionals who can help non-native speakers learn to effectively communicate in English. Are you ready to help? Want to build a solid foundation for teaching English language learners? Post University’s TELL certificate program provides the practical and pedagogical tools, knowledge-base and experience you need to start or advance your career teaching English as a second language.

Students pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners will explore the learning theories necessary involved in learning English as a second language. You will investigate methods for effective instruction and strategies for teaching English language learners. You will gain the skills you need to teach grammar, syntax and everyday usage. And you will learn what it takes to be successful teaching English as a second language to students of all ages: how to teach English to younger age groups … how to teach English to high school students … and how to teach English to adults.

Bottom line: This Graduate Certificate is intended to help prepare you to begin or advance your career in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners
Normal Program Completion Time: 10 Months
This program is offered online.

Students pursuing a 15-credit online Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) will develop skills in teaching English grammar and syntax, language pedagogy, language acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching methodology, and ESL curriculum and assessment. The program also provides students with both theory and practice to promote culturally and linguistically sensitive educational experiences. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills to teach English language learners, as well as to design, implement, and evaluate English language courses for non-native speakers.

Assessment of student learning outcomes will be aligned with Program Outcomes and reviewed on a 3-year cycle, which will include external assessment through Peregrine Academic Services.

Note: Post University’s Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners program is not a teacher licensure program. Please check with your state and/or local district to confirm the use of this certificate towards any path to certification

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners – 15 Required Credits

  • EDU651 Teaching ESL: Methods and Strategies – 3 Credits
  • EDU653 Second Language Acquisition – 3 Credits
  • EDU655 ESL Curriculum and Assessment – 3 Credits
  • EDU657 English Grammar Pedagogy for TESOL – 3 Credits
  • EDU659 English Composition & Syntax – 3 Credits

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

 

NOTE: The 15 credit hours earned from this TELL graduate certificate program may be applied toward Post University’s 30-credit-hour Master of Education with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Learn what it takes to help others communicate effectively in English. Earn a graduate-level certificate that will prepare you to work in a variety of educational ESL settings. Contact Post University today to apply for our graduate certificate program.

Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree.

Note:  Post University’s Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners program is not a teacher licensure program. Please check with your state and/or local district to confirm the use of this certificate towards any path to certification.

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