Program Overview

tesol

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate


Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division,
Room B213, (847) 543-2040

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/esl
Degree: Certificate
Plan 23TK

This certificate is intended for current teachers, native or non-native speakers, who wish to expand their professional opportunities and to enhance their teaching skills by adding a TESOL certificate to their portfolio and for college graduates and/or first time teachers interested in teaching English in a non-English speaking country; as well as for professionals interested in applying their skills in the field of English language teaching.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

9 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^*

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Introduction to Teaching or

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course

ELL/Bilingual Education Theory

3

course

Grammar for English Language Teachers

3

Second Semester

9 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to General Linguistics

3

course

Linguistics and Society

3

course

Methods of Teaching ELLs

3

Third Semester

9 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Intercultural Communication

3

course

Teaching Pronunciation to ELLs

3

course

Assessment of the Multilingual Learner

3

Fourth Semester

3 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Practicum

3

Total Hours for Certificate

30

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* Exceptions may apply especially for those who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Please contact department chair for more information.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact Jill Bruellman or the Communication Art, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040.