The Post-TESL Certificate Program is an online professional development opportunity for ELL practitioners. It addresses a need for targeted, in-depth post-TESL professional development for ELL practitioners who are working with newcomers. Six fully online courses are offered in the program.
The Post-TESL Certificate Program focuses on enhancing the instructional skills of ELL practitioners who have completed their TESL training and are working in the field of ELL. Each four-week course is fully online, facilitated by subject matter experts, and provides the opportunity to connect with other practitioners in the field. Course content is designed to increase instructor knowledge and encourage practical application in the ELL classroom.
A variety of courses are offered in the Post-TESL Certificate Program. Participants can enroll in the courses that best fit their professional development needs and interests. Participants who successfully complete four post-TESL courses will receive a post-TESL certificate.
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The School of Global Access is offering a series of post-TESL professional development courses. Each post-TESL course is designed to deepen subject matter knowledge, enhance instructional skills, and encourage connection amongst ELL practitioners. Each four-week course is:
Participants who complete four post-TESL courses will receive a post-TESL certificate.
Course fees: $295.00 per course
The post-TESL courses include:
“I strongly believe that this training will provide me with the necessary tools to maximize resources and be able to develop and create more effective materials to support my teachers and the students in our program.”
“This course was pivotal in reshaping how I feel about my teaching and how I need to adapt my practice to ESL Adult Literacy learners.”
“I am much better informed about practical strategies for engaging in trauma informed practice in the classroom and how incorporating these strategies will help my refugee learners be successful.”
“I am much more cognizant of the situation of refugees in my classroom. I’m definitely on the right path now. Thanks!” “It was an incredibly valuable course. I think it should be a required course for all ESL / LINC instructors.”
This course will support you to create effective learning materials for ESL literacy learners. You will explore principles of effective material design, engage with hands-on and text-based materials, and apply what you have learned to create learning material.
This course will introduce you to ten strategies for effectively meeting the needs of refugee learners and creating inclusive classrooms for all. You will examine the impact of trauma on learning and identify strategies for creating a safe physical learning environment.
This course will introduce you to highly practical strategies and approaches for differentiating and scaffolding reading and writing tasks for learners at different language proficiency levels.
This course will introduce you to inclusive teaching practices to better meet the needs of English language learners. You will examine concepts and strategies that help create inclusive learning and teaching environments.
This course will introduce you to considerations in the selection of materials, key teaching points, and methods of instructional practice to effectively and appropriately support workplace soft skill development.
This course will explore task-based language teaching within the context of competencies and communicative teaching approaches. You will examine task-based language teaching, the integration of language knowledge into tasks, effective assessment of task-based learning, and implementation of task-based learning in real-world classrooms.
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