Language and Translation Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
English is spoken as a second language by over half a billion people and is the most commonly studied foreign language worldwide. Taught in thousands of schools in the United States and in public and private settings in nearly every nation on Earth, English is the most widely used language in the fields of science, business, academia, and tourism and is the number-one language used on the Internet. The English language learning market is one of the fastest-growing education sectors.
The two-semester, blended (mix of online and in-person) Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides candidates with the theoretical background and practical, hands-on teaching skills necessary to pursue a highly rewarding career as a teacher of English as a second or foreign language at language schools or in private settings in the United States and in countries all over the world.
Participants produce a portfolio of lesson plans and teaching materials developed in conjunction with hands-on classroom teaching experience that, upon successful completion of the program, can be submitted as part of a robust application for a teaching position in an ESL/EFL language institute or private setting. The portfolio is supplemented by three 500- to 750-word written reflection papers on the following topics:
- The structure of language
- Instructional methodology
- Classroom management
- Structure courses, write syllabi, and create lesson plans for teaching English
- Identify appropriate teaching materials and modify them as needed
- Utilize effective classroom-management skills
- Incorporate regular assessment, analysis, and redesign into the teaching/learning process
- Employ current teaching methods to create a learner-centered classroom environment
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Instructor
- Private ESL/EFL Tutor
The Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the five required courses within two years.
Note regarding Diploma structure: This diploma consists of five required courses. Two of the five required courses will be offered in Fall 2017: The Structure of Language/DIPL1-CE3140 and Classroom Teaching Techniques/DIPL1-CE3143. The three remaining required courses will be offered in Spring 2018.
Note regarding visa sponsorship: The NYU School of Professional Studies does not sponsor student visas for Diploma programs. Prospective students must independently ensure proper visa status for Diploma study. If you are an international applicant seeking admission, you may want to consult with a US embassy or consulate on the appropriate visa for you.
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You'll Walk Away With
- The ability to structure a course, write a syllabus, and create lesson plans for teaching English
- The knowledge to identify appropriate teaching materials and modify them, as needed
- Effective classroom-management skills
- The skills to incorporate regular assessment, analysis, and redesign into the teaching/learning process
- Current teaching methods for creating a learner-centered classroom environment