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THE SCHOOL OF TEACHING ESLTHE SCHOOL OF TEACHING ESL TESOL Certificates | ELL Endorsement | MA OptionsTESOL Certificates | ELL Endorsement | MA Options TEACHING ENGLISHTEACHING ENGLISHtoSPEAKERSof OTHER LANGUAGESOTHER LANGUAGES(TESOL)
BERNICE KIM BECCA ALYSAN DENNY BERNICE KIM BECCA ALYSAN DENNY MEET S-TESL MEET S-TESL
IS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING A GOOD FIT FOR YOU? Do you have… an interest in language, including experience in second language learning? a desire to help people progress in their development of English? past teaching experience
ARE THERE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR A TESOL CERTIFICATE ? ESL? ESOL? EFL? TESL? TEFL? TESOL? TESOL TESLTEFL A course that reflects at least 100 hours of classroom instruction is a minimum requirement for intl. teaching jobs.
WHAT IS THE DEMAND FOR ESOL TEACHERS? Parade Magazine lists ESL Teacher : “Career Winner”, Sept. 2009 Just before the recession hit, Hartman lost her job as a shop manager in Arkansas. “I needed a new path,” she says. Fluent in Spanish, she decided to become an English as a Second Language teacher (ESL) and took courses to earn her credentials. When Hartman heard her school district was creating an ESL position, she applied for the job and went to the interview with specific ideas. “ They liked my energy and enthusiasm,” she says. Now she’s teaching ESL full-time, and she reports, “ I’ve finally found my calling.” ELL population in public schools: fastest-growing group of students, with a 50% increase nationwide over the past ten years. (source: New York Times, “Remade in America” series, March 2009) Approx. 9% of WA State K-12 students are identified as ELL. (source: OSPI 07-08 report) WA State has over 30 community and technical colleges, all with programs for ESL students. Worldwide demand for qualified English teachers continues to grow.
LOCAL TESOL EMPLOYMENT: TEACHING ADULTS Community non-profits and private language schools BA + TESOL Certificate Community Colleges/Universities MA/TESOL or MA/Adult Education (or MA in another field + TESOL Cert) Local market is competitive. Expect to have to start as a volunteer.
LOCAL TESOL EMPLOYMENT: TEACHING CHILDREN K-12 QUALIFICATIONS WA State Teaching Credential + ELL Endorsement Having ELL training improves marketability.
TEACHING ENGLISH OVERSEAS TESOL CERTIFICATE AND A BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY POSITIONS Asia: China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam Latin America: Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile Expect more in Brazil with 2016 Olympics European Union: More challenging for Americans because of visa requirements, but opportunities exist, especially in E. Europe. Middle East: UAE, Oman, S. Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar Most graduates planning to work overseas are working within 3-6 months of completion of the program. Service programs, such as Peace Corps, are alternative routes.
WHO ARE S-TESL STUDENTS? OUR STUDENTS COME FROM MANY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS. In any given class, you will likely find: A recent university graduate who intends to work overseas for 1-3 years. A K-12 teacher working on an endorsement in ELL to work in the U.S. or overseas. A person entering retirement who is planning to work overseas for the next 2-5 years. A graduate student who intends to be a career community college instructor. An international student who intends to return to his/her home country to teach English in a variety of settings. A person who plans to work for a social service organization as an ESL teacher or administrator. A person who taught overseas without training and is now coming back for training.
WHY THE SCHOOL OF TEACHING ESL? Over 25 years of experience in ESOL teacher education The only university 12 credit certificate program in the NW A cohesive program based on our own pedagogical framework: “Facilitative Language Teaching” Preparation for a variety of future teaching situations Seattle University Credit. Options for future growth: Advanced Certificate and/or Seattle University master’s programs in the College of Education Lifetime access to employment information Proven success of our graduates – S-TESL graduates are working around the world
TESOL Education Options at S-TESL Certificate Advanced Certificate WA State ELL Endorsement Seattle University Graduate Options 12 Credits EPDES 930: TESOL Theory and Application + 3 elective classes 24 Credits EPDES 940 (40 hour practicum) + 3 elective classes 25 Credits Coursework + A portfolio + WEST-E 051 Master ’ s Degree Programs MA/TESOL MA/Adult Education & Training Master ’ s in Teaching Post-Master ’ s Certificate 24 Credits 6 credits from S-TESL + 18 credits from Seattle University Credits earned may apply to both certificates, the endorsement, and graduate programs with specific stipulations for each.
TESOL COURSES at the School of TESL TESL: THEORY AND APPLICATION METHODS OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION TEACHING GRAMMAR TO ESOL STUDENTS MATERIALS SELECTION AND DEVELOPMENT TEACHING READING AND WRITING CULTURAL VARIABLES IN TESOL TEACHING CONTENT TO ELL TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS TESTING AND EVALUATION SELF-ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH
How to earn a certificate Seattle University Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in TESOL EPDES 930 + 3 other classes (12 credits) 4-week intensive M-Fri, 9am-3pm offered 11 times/year evening classes quarterly schedule 6-12 months to complete online classes quarterly schedule 6 -12 months to complete 1 week intensive classes (summer) ____________ Jumpstart 930 (July) These classes may be combined to earn the certificate
S-TESL ADMISSION Bachelor’s Degree English Language Proficiency $3220 for the four week intensive program Montana State University/Billings Incl. course packet and fees Does not include textbooks Registration begins May 10, 2012 All qualified students earn Seattle University Post-Baccalaureate credit
INTENSIVE CLASSES 9AM-3PM, MON-FRI Four-Week Intensive TESOL Certificate:12 credits MSUB September 10-October 5 How do I register? 1.Obtain MSUB-specific registration form from MSUB or S-TESL website. 2.Contact S-TESL for advising. 3.Submit paperwork to MSUB http://www.msubillings.edu/internationals tudies/TESOL-home.htm Registration begins May 10 Registration due June 29 th Full payment due August 17.
ONLINE CLASSES NINE MODULES COMPLETED OVER A QUARTER For people who prefer the flexibility of online study. Typically complete the twelve-credit certificate in six to twelve months. Most online students are from Washington State, but also from other parts of the U.S. and overseas. Course selection varies from onground classes Contact with ESOL students required Frequent contact with your instructor Credits apply to certificates and the ELL Endorsement, but not to MA programs.
HOW DOES S-TESL HELP ME FIND A JOB?HOW DOES S-TESL HELP ME FIND A JOB? Project based curriculum Required observations/teacher assistant Micro-teaching in class Employment seminar Email listserve “I got a job from the listserve!” Graduates’ website Post-graduation advising Professional development opportunities
MISSION STATEMENT The School of TESL prepares people to teach second and foreign languages in a wide variety of arenas and circumstances. Whether in the United States or abroad, teaching children or adults, working with advantaged or disadvantaged students, our graduates will be:
SKILLED…....and therefore the School of TESL provides a teaching framework, Facilitative Language Teaching, in which students are fully trained and which instructors themselves model as they train. Students try out practical activities which they can use in hands-on teaching.
KNOWLEDGEABLE…...and therefore the School of TESL provides a program which builds upon recent research in language teaching, enables students to become familiar with terminology and views related to recent theories, and employs trained and experienced instructors who keep up with recent research.
RESOURCEFUL…...and therefore the School of TESL presents a wide variety of teaching tools and trains in adapting those tools to various settings. The School of TESL requires students to work together on many projects to develop the skills of learning from self and colleagues as well as from instructors.
COMPASSIONATE…...and therefore the School of TESL encourages discussion of the ethical issues of language instruction in its classes, confronts affective as well as cognitive variables in the ESL classroom, and requires cultural sensitivity and multiculturalism as a basis for all English language teaching.
COMMITTED TO PROFESSIONAL GROWTH…...and therefore School of TESL students and instructors practice reflective teaching, continually reset objectives, and collaborate on projects. Instructors model involvement in professional organizations and encourage students to serve in professional TESL advocacy organizations. School of TESL students learn of the many avenues for continued growth as language teachers.
YOU WILL LEAVE S-TESL WITH… an understanding of the conditions which enhance language acquisition and learning and the skills to apply those concepts to a classroom. materials you and your colleagues have created for ESOL classes. confidence to handle teaching situations. enthusiasm about your future. a community of colleagues. a university certificate recognized around the world.
REASONS TO HAVE TESOL TRAINING BEFORE YOU BEGIN TEACHING You will… better understand the needs of your students. know how to prepare for a language class be able to adapt and supplement existing curriculum. be able to find additional resources related to language teaching have a community of colleagues understand how language is best learned be showing respect for your students – and they will respect you more. have practice working with non-native speakers. feel more confident in front of a class. know why you are doing what you are doing. understand why some things work when you try them. be able to correct your mistakes. contribute to a positive image of the English language profession. You won’t… embarrass yourself in front of students and colleagues. earn the disdain of the administration. contribute to the idea that anyone can teach English if they can speak it.
SOME SUGGESTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING TRAINING…… Arrange to visit a local ESOL classroom. Arrange to volunteer (contact a local community college, library, or nonprofit) Search job-related ESOL websites to learn about the job market. (www.eslcafe.com, or www. transitionsabroad.com, for example) Talk to people working in the field. Talk to S-TESL students or graduates. Schedule an appointment for in-person advising or a classroom observation by calling the office.
WHAT S-TESL GRADUATES HAVE TO SAYWHAT S-TESL GRADUATES HAVE TO SAY “ This program is far more comprehensive than other courses on the market. A lot more is expected from you, but you will leave with the knowledge, confidence, and ability to teach. It’s much more than just a certificate.” “The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and encouraging. The content is excellent, and the staff is very concerned about preparing you for a job search at the conclusion of the course.”