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 or an intensive 2 quarter (6 month) option with our intensive option. Check out the sample schedules 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.
 

2018-19 Tentative TESL Schedule

Sample Schedules

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer
1 TESL 401 Face-to-Face
TESL 410 Face-to-Face
TESL 420 Face-to-Face
 

TESL 404 Online
TESL 405 Online
TESL 421Online
 

 

TESL 432 Online
TESL 435 Online

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer
1 TESL 410 Online
TESL 420 Online
TESL 401 Online
 

TESL 404 Online
TESL 405 Online
TESL 421 Online
 

 

TESL 432 Online
TESL 435 Online

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer
1   TESL 401 Online TESL 410 Online TESL 420 Face-to-Face
TESL 421 Online
TESL 404 Face-to-Face
TESL 405 Face-to-Face
2     TESL 432 Online
TESL 435 Online
 

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer Summer in Mexico
1     TESL 401 Face-to-Face
TESL 410 Face-to-Face
 

TESL 404 Face-to-Face
TESL 405 Face-to-Face
TESL 420 Face-to-Face

TESL 421 Abroad
TESL 432 Abroad
TESL 435 Abroad

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer
1     TESL 401Online  
2 TESL 410 Online
 
TESL 420 Online TESL 404 Online
TESL 405 Online
 
3     TESL 421 Online TESL 432 Online
TESL 435 Online