Curriculum

TESOL Courses and Curriculum

Western’s interdisciplinary TESOL Certificate Program is designed to provide training in linguistics, grammar, second language acquisition, and methodology. Participants receive hands-on experience with language learners, culminating in a mentored teaching practicum, which students can complete in their home community or internationally.

Most students finish in 3 academic quarters (9 months), but the program easily allows for extension to up to 2 years. Check out the below for some options.

Coursework can also be integrated into undergraduate or graduate programs at Western. Undergraduates can earn a minor in TESOL and important upper-division credits. Linguistics and American Cultural Studies welcome a concentration in TESOL within the majors. The master’s degree in Adult & Higher Education allows TESOL credits to be used as program electives under advisement. The program provides recognized academic credit that may be transferable to other institutions. Contact us for details!

Program Curriculum

See the TESOL section of the University Catalog for additional information.

Required Courses (27 credits)

Students are also required to demonstrate study of another culture (gained through experience, or the minimum of 3 credits of approved course work) and complete the equivalent of one year of college-level foreign language study (consult with the program director for more information and for options).

See TESOL catalog and course descriptions.
 

2019-20 Tentative TESL Schedule

Sample Schedules

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer
1

TESL 401 Face-to-Face

TESL 420 Face-to-Face

TESL 405 Online

TESL 406 Online

TESL 421 Face-to-Face

TESL 410 Face-to-Face

TESL 432 Face-to-Face

TESL 435 Face-to-Face

 

 

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer
1

TESL 401 Face-to-Face
TESL 420 Face-to-Face

TESL 410Online

TESL 421 Face-to-Face

TESL 405 Online

TESL 406 Online

TESL 432 Face-to-Face

TESL 435 Face-to-Face

 

 

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer
1  

TESL 401 Online

TESL 405 Online

  TESL 420 Online
TESL 421 Online
TESL 406 Online
 
2  

TESL 432 Online

TESL 435 Online

TESL 410 Online

   

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer Summer in Mexico
1    

TESL 401 Face-to-Face

TESL 410 Face-to-Face
 

TESL 406 Face-to-Face

TESL 405 Face-to-Face

TESL 420 Face-to-Face

TESL 421 Face-to-Face

TESL 432 Abroad

TESL 435 Abroad

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer
1 TESL 410 Online TESL 401 Online   TESL 420 Online
2
 
TESL 405 Online
TESL 406 Online
  TESL 421 Online
3 TESL 432 Online
TESL 435 Online