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This 15-week Online Certificate program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is for English teachers and aspiring English teachers who will be teaching non-native English speakers of any age.

New courses start on the first Monday of every month.

  • Learn to teach English to non-native English speakers
  • Earn a TESOL Certificate online from an accredited university in 15 weeks
  • Developed and overseen by globally-acclaimed linguist Dr. David Nunan



"The professionals of Anaheim University’s Graduate School of Education are outstanding; it is rare to find in one place such a combination of qualifications, track records and a genuine interest in the success of students. Our internal satisfaction surveys show that Anaheim TESOL Certificate programs are without doubt the preferred online development option of our teachers. They are proud to hold this certificate."

- Lorraine DeMatos, President

Cultura Inglesa, the largest English school chain in Brazil

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David Nunan, Ph.D


Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute

David Nunan, Ph.D.David Nunan, Ph.D

President Emeritus
David Nunan TESOL Institute Director
Professor: TESOL

Dr. David Nunan is Past President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. David Nunan, Director of the Anaheim University David Nunan TESOL Institute and MA TESOL Director, was the founding Dean of the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education and served as President of Anaheim University from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Nunan is a world

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Fran Byrnes, Ph.D.


Fran Byrnes, Ph.D.Fran Byrnes, Ph.D.

Associate Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute
Professor: TESOL

Dr. Fran Byrnes has worked in the field of adult TESOL for over 30 years, in teaching and teacher training, and in the design and development of multimedia and online materials. Dr. Fran Byrnes received her Doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney. Her research interest and expertise lies in inter- and intra-cultural communication and in the theory and methodology of TESOL teaching a

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Rachel Bassett, MA

Rachel Bassett, MARachel Bassett, MA

Certificate Program Coordinator, David Nunan TESOL Institute
Instructor: TESOL

Ms. Bassett is a Dean's List honoree of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she earned her MA in English with an emphasis in TESL. She has seven years of teaching experience, including experience in the Shandong Province in China where she trained Chinese teachers to use practical teaching pedagogy to promote oral English proficiency in their classrooms. Ms. Bassett has pres

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  • Complete Anaheim University's online TESOL certification program in 15 weeks.
  • Begin Soon: New courses start on the first Monday of every month.
  • Link practice to theory and research through instruction in Exploring Skills, Exploring Language and Supporting the Learning Process.
  • Learn critical areas of practical language teaching techniques, strategies, and tips.
  • Take part in daily online free-time discussions with instructor & classmates worldwide, watch Dr. David Nunan's online video lectures, and complete online quizzes
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The objectives of the TESOL Certificate program are:

  • To introduce TESOL theory, research and practice to relatively inexperienced or unqualified teachers that is accessible and that is supported by a wide range of teaching materials, teaching ideas and classroom extracts
  • To encourage self-direction on the part of students through the provision of follow up resources and ideas
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to enable those students who desire it to go on to higher study
  • To present content through a range of print, audio and video media
  • To foster the development of higher level thinking skills such as the critical evaluation of pedagogical materials

Upon successful completion of the TESOL Certificate program, students will be able to:

  • discuss some of the research findings that have influenced language teaching methodology.
  • create instructional sequences that incorporate the pretask, task, and follow-up cycle.
  • demonstrate familiarity with a range of techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar.
  • demonstrate familiarity with cultural patterns at the linguistic, behavior, and content levels, and discuss how cross-cultural (mis)communication occurs.
  • design and edit language teaching dialogues and other spoken materials so that they are natural and realistic and focus more on discourse.
  • understand how different forms of content-based instruction apply to different student populations and instructional settings.
  • devise ways to adapt or supplement an activity for a specific group of learners by introducing supplementary material.
  • explain the importance of consciousness-raising activities, receptive activities, and productive activities when teaching about language differences.
  • explain how Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) can be used as whole class and small group activities.
  • identify major learning styles and strategies and explain why they are important considerations in second language teaching.
  • organize a project or series of classroom activities so that the students make choices and decisions about their learning.
  • develop classroom assessment tasks that are linked to learning outcomes.
 

The 15-week Online Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program offers students the opportunity of developing a solid pedagogical foundation through instruction in the following areas:

    1. Language teaching methodology
    2. Listening
    3. Speaking
    4. Reading
    5. Writing
    6. Pronunciation
    7. Vocabulary
    8. Grammar
    9. Discourse
    10. Content-based instruction
    11. Using coursebooks
    12. Computer-assisted language learning
    13. Learning styles and strategies
    14. Learner autonomy in the classroom
    15. Classroom-based assessment
    16. Cross-cultural communication

Online TESOL Certificate Course Schedule 2014

New courses begin on the first Monday of the month.

January 6, 2014
February 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
April 7, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 2, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 4, 2014
September 1, 2014
October 6, 2014
November 3, 2014
December 1, 2014

Teaching English to Young Learners Textbook by David Nunan

Title: Practical English Language Teaching

Author: David Nunan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Companies
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0072820624
ISBN-13: 978-0072820621

Description

"Practical English Language Teaching" offers a thorough yet practical overview of language teaching methodology for teachers and teachers in preparation. The principles outlined in each chapter are richly illustrated with vignettes and extracts from real classrooms so the reader can see what the principles "look like" when realized in classroom teaching. The book is divided into three sections: Exploring Skills, Exploring Language, and Supporting the Learning Process.Critical areas of language teaching are comprehensively addressed with a specific focus on practical techniques, strategies, and tips. World-class specialists like Neil Andersen, Kathleen M. Bailey, Mary Ann Christison, and David Nunan offer a variety of perspectives on language teaching and the learning process. Reflection questions invite readers to think about critical issues in language teaching while Action tasks outline strategies for putting new techniques into practice. Thoughtful suggestions for books, articles, and Web sites offer resources for additional, up-to-date information. Expansive glossary offers short and straightforward definitions of core language teaching terms.

The text is available from the Anaheim University Online bookstore.

Also available as an e-book. Click here for instructions.

TESOL Certificate Program Fees
Application Fee: $ 50
Registration Fee: $100
Tuition: $750
Student Tuition Relief Fund (CA residents only)+ $ .50
Certificate no charge
Replacement Certificate $ 100 (optional)
Course Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)
TOTAL: $900

+See the Policies and Procedures webpage for a description of the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (only for students residing in California).

IMG 0295Students are expected to complete the TESOL Certificate within the prescribed 15-week term. Students requiring a 15-week extension will be charged an additional $200 extension fee.

Note: The list of tuition fees does not include textbook fees. The Textbook is approximately $27 in traditional book format or approximately $9.99 in e-book format.

Payments can be made by check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard,American Express or Discover), money order or bank transfer (the student is responsible for any transactions fees imposed by the institution). The application fee must be paid at the time of application.

Join Anaheim University's Online MA in TESOL after Completing the TESOL Certificate: After completing the TESOL Certificate, continue into Anaheim University’s Online MA in TESOL or Online Graduate Diploma in TESOL program and you will be waived the tuition fee for two units of credit. Students must complete the TESOL Certificate with grade of B or higher, meet all entrance requirements for the MA or Graduate Diploma in TESOL and be accepted into the MA or Graduate Diploma in TESOL program.

US Military: Anaheim University's programs are approved for VA benefits.

Diplomatic and Military Service Discount: From January 1, 2006, those who have served their government through either diplomatic or military service may be eligible for a 10% discount.

An application for a TESOL Certificate must include the following:

    • Application form
    • Application fee ($50)
    • One recent color photograph (digital is okay).

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate college-level proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Degree from an accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit where the language of instruction was English (“C” average)
    ( Note: If the university does not routinely issue transcripts in English, original language records must be submitted with official English translations. We will accept translations issued by the university or a professional translating service. Translations must be exact and complete versions of the original records.)
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating a “C” or higher in an English composition class.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 500 PBT / 173 CBT/ 61 iBT.
  • A minimum TOEIC score of 625.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0.
  • A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 44.
  • A minimum BULATS Level 3 (60), accepted only for Cultura Inglesia in Brazil.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.

Once your application materials have been approved, you will need to submit an Enrollment Agreement and tuition payment to complete the enrollment process.

Internet Access All students are required to have access to a computer equipped with Internet access capabilities.

Entrance Examination There is no entrance examination required for admission to Anaheim University.

We currently do not accept students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, and Minnesota due to regulatory matters. For more information, please call our Admissions Director at 714-772-3330.

iconhowtoapply2The steps below are general guidelines for joining a program at Anaheim University. Just complete the following steps and, if approved, become part of Anaheim University's global community within 2 weeks.

ApplicationStep1

Read thoroughly through the pages of our website and catalog

ApplicationStep2 Click here to submit your application online
Click here to fill out a pdf version of the application and submit via email.
ApplicationStep4

The following documents are required for admission:

  • Application form (submit online)
  • Application fee payment (Submit credit card information online, mail check or send bank wire transfer)
  • One recent passport-size color photograph (submit online or mail original)
  • Official English language proficiency test score report if you are a non-native English speaker (mail original*)
  • Official transcripts.† (mail original*)
  • Official transcripts documenting at least one course in each of the following: accounting, finance and economics.†††† (mail original*)
  • Resume documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business††††
  • Resume †† (submit online)
  • Brief Statement.†† (submit online)
  • Resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing).+++(submit online)
  • An outline (1,000 words) of the possible research that the applicant envisions undertaking for the dissertation that demonstrates his/her research experience and abilities. +++
  • Three references attesting to personal and professional qualifications. One reference must be from each of the following:+++
    - A recent employer.
    - A TESOL professional who can attest to the applicant’s potential as a doctoral student.
    - A member of the academic faculty where the applicant completed his/her MA.

†††† DBA Only
††† Ed.D TESOL Only
†† MA TESOL Only
† Not applicable to TESOL/TEYL Certificate Programs
scanned copies are accepted to expedite application process while waiting for originals to arrive in the mail

ApplicationStep3

Pay the application fee of $75 (Doctoral or Graduate Degree program) or $50 (TESOL Certificate/TEYL Certificate/Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL program).


This fee may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, check or bank wire transfer.

ApplicationStep5 Send all required application documents you do not submit online by registered mail to the Office of Admissions at:
Anaheim University
Office of Admissions Room 110
1240 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806-5150
USA
ApplicationStep6 Upon receipt of application materials, a receipt for the application fee will be sent to you. In case your application materials are incomplete, please follow the directions issued by AU. When the Dean has approved acceptance of a student, an acceptance message and enrollment agreement form will be sent to the student.

Important Notes:

Official TOEFL or TOEIC score document

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate college-level proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Degree from an accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit where the language of instruction was English (“B” average for Ed.D, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates; “C” average for TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 PBT / 213 CBT / 80 iBT (Doctoral); 530 PTB / 197 CBT / 71 iBT (Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 500 PBT / 173 CBT / 61 iBT (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum TOEIC score of 800 (Doctoral, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 625 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (Doctoral, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 6.0 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 58 (Doctoral); 50 (Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 44 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum BULATS Level 3 (60), accepted only for Cultura Inglesia in Brazil.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.


Official transcripts
Request that each college or university which you have attended send a transcript of your record in a sealed envelope. The courses you have taken, grades received, and, if applicable, the date and title of the degree conferred must be listed on each transcript. Each transcript must have the official seal or imprint of the institution as well. (Note: If the university does not routinely issue transcripts in English, original language records must be submitted with official English translations. We will accept translations issued by the university or a professional translating service. Translations must be exact and complete versions of the original records.) You may either submit all of your sealed transcripts with your application form, or have them sent directly to the Anaheim University Office of Admissions in Anaheim, California. Non-official transcripts may be submitted if official transcripts have been requested and will be sent at a later date.

Ed.D in TESOL Program applicants must have official MA transcripts, in a sealed envelope from the awarding institution. Applicants to the Ed.D program must hold an earned MA degree from an accredited institution in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a relevant area of education, with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent from non-USA institutions).

The DBA program requires a Masters degree in business administration, in a functional area of business, non-profit management, public administration, a JD degree, or other degree relating to managerial functions from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and/or CHEA, or by the government of the country in which the degree was awarded, and with an overall GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent from non-USA Institutions.

Licenses or Certificates
Please include photocopies of any licenses or certificates you hold which relate to the degree program to which you are applying. Do not submit originals as these materials will not be returned.

Resume
Please submit an up-to-date summary of your academic and professional accomplishments. An Ed.D. applicant must present a resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing. A DBA applicant must present a resume documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business

Brief Statement
For MA in TESOL applicants, please write a brief (300 - 400 word) statement setting out why you have selected the Anaheim University program, what you hope to get out of it, and how it will help you in your present and future career.

Upon receipt of application materials, a receipt for your application fee payment will be sent to you. In the case that your application materials are incomplete, please follow the directions issued by AU. When the Dean has approved acceptance of a student, an acceptance message and enrollment agreement form will be sent to the student.