2022-2023 Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED COPY]

TESOL Certification

The TESOL certification program provides additional career opportunities and an extended focus on internationalization for GGC graduates.
By successfully completing a set of six courses, graduates will be able to teach English as a second or foreign language effectively to
learners in foreign countries or in domestic intensive English program settings. Students will have a solid understanding of effective
approaches to teaching English meaningfully, and help learners increase their awareness of linguistic properties in oral and written
Note: This certification does not lead to a teacher certification in the K12 setting in the U.S.

For additional information you can contact:  TESOL@ggc.edu

Program Outcome Goals

Students will thoroughly understand, articulate, demonstrate, and effectively evaluate:

  • The fundamental models of second language acquisition theory and the teaching methods that are most flexible and effective in using such models
  • The components and purpose of language instructional techniques and strategies as well as consideration for their application within the classroom
  • The application of language learning and language teaching in the form of practical and sustainable lesson plans and activities in the classroom
  • The location, creation, and adaptation of language learning materials and available technology for effective instruction’
  • Appropriate forms of assessment of language proficiency

After completing the course, the TESOL Certification Students should be able:

  • To plan effective instruction for students who speak English as a new language
  • To integrate and utilize technology in the instruction of ESL students
  • To differentiate the definitions and relationships between theory and method as they relate to TESOL
  • To differentiate between first and second language learning and the relationships between first and second languages
  • To describe common beliefs about developmental sequences of English language learning
  • To identify the myths and misconceptions concerning second language learning and bilingual education
  • To identify specific ways teacher position learners to language and teaching/learning activity
  • To coordinate ESL instruction with subjects other than English for integrating content area concepts and skills into ESL classes
  • To apply a variety of teaching/assessment approaches to inform instruction and align with national and international TESOL standards

Required TESOL Courses (18 credit hours)