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Anaheim University's World-Class Online Education

Whether pursuing a career in English language teaching to children or adults, the online Diploma in TESOL degree program is designed to prepare students with the global language teaching skills to be successful in a position teaching English to non-native English speakers. Although the AU Diploma in TESOL program does not lead to a specific job position, careers that AU TESOL graduates have pursued include teaching privately, teaching in educational institutions ranging from private language schools to universities, and operating their own private language schools.

  • Advance your career in English teaching
  • Learn from professionals & colleagues from around the world – courses are 100% online
  • Recorded web content makes it possible to review lecture material as needed
  • Four 15-week courses; new courses begin on the first Monday of each month.
  • Earn your Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL in about 60 weeks

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David Nunan, Ph.D

Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute

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

MA in TESOL Designer and Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute Director, TESOL Professor:

Dr. David Nunan is former president of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. David Nunan, Director of the MA TESOL program and David Nunan TESOL Institute, is 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-renowned linguist and best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for Cambridge University Press...

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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 presented in several TESOL forums, including two key organizations where she holds professional affiliat...

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The AU Diploma in TESOL degree program allows you to study online while working full time and fulfilling your personal responsibilities. All four courses in the program are taught 100% online.

Each course is 15 weeks long. New courses begin on the first Monday of each month. The Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL program will take about 60 weeks to complete.

Below is a suggested guideline for weekly study:

Weekly Study Format
150 minutes video lecture & Powerpoint presentation (view video, review Powerpoint, take notes)
150 minutes background reading
120 minutes preparation of responses to discussion questions and tasks
90 minutes discussion forum
30 minutes online quiz
9 hours per week total
Duration: 15 weeks x 9 hours per week = 135-hour course


The Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages has two main aims: (i) to explore the structure, grammar and phonology of the English language and (ii) to help prospective teachers increase their knowledge and understanding of teaching techniques and methodologies and develop their teaching skills.

The non-credit program examines English language teaching in relation to methods, assessment and evaluation, and materials development by:

• developing knowledge of the structure and grammar of English for use in the language teaching setting
• increasing understanding of effective English language teaching methodologies
• examining principles, issues and trends in English language learning and teaching in a range of learning contexts.

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