IGSL Trains English Teachers for Asia



TESOL Batch 2015

The International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL), in partnership with Asia’s Center for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will conduct an intensive, five-week course leading to a TESOL certificate at IGSL April 17 – May 19.

This certificate is endorsed by Cornerstone University of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. For the first three weeks the classes are Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4 pm. For the last two weeks, the classes are 8 am – 12 pm, followed by a two-hour practicum in the afternoon or evening. This totals 120 hours in class and 20 hours of practicum (10 hours observing and 10 hours teaching).

The course covers the following topics:

  • Basic linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Theories and styles of learning
  • Theories and methods of teaching:
    • Speaking
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Listening
    • Grammar
    • Pronunciation
    • Lesson planning
    • Learner needs analysis
    • Syllabus design and materials development
    • Use of media
    • Classroom management
    • Testing
    • Program design and evaluation

The lecture portion of the course is complemented by 20 hours of classroom observation and professionally supervised practice teaching. Students are required to assess the needs and proficiency of the language learners, develop a syllabus appropriate for them, and prepare daily lesson plans accordingly. The students’ performance during this portion of the course is assessed through their written lesson plans and observations of their teaching.

Applications are accepted until March 15, 2017.