Anaheim University's Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) allows you to complete any 6 of Anaheim's 10 MA in TESOL courses and earn a Graduate Diploma in TESOL 100% online.
AU TESOL Prof. Dr. Ken Beatty
Customized study: Select 6 courses from a choice of 10
100% online: No residential attendance required
Study under the direction of world-renowned linguists by webcam in real-time
Tuition & Fees
How to Apply
World-Class TESOL Faculty
David Nunan, Ph.DDavid Nunan, Ph.D
Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dean, Graduate School of Education 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, Vice-President... Read More...
Rod Ellis, Ph.D.Rod Ellis, Ph.D.
TESOL Chair, Graduate School of Education Doctor of Education in TESOL Program Designer Professor of TESOL
Dr. Rod Ellis is a world-renowned thought leader in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Prof. Ellis, who is TESOL Chair of AU's Graduate School... Read More...
Dr. Hayo Reinders Dr. Hayo Reinders
Doctor of Education in TESOL Program Director Professor: TESOL
Dr. Hayo Reinders is Director of the Anaheim University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL Program. Holding a Ph.D. in Language Teaching and Learning from the University of Auckland, Dr. Reinders... Read More...
Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D.Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D.
Kathleen M. Bailey, a Past President of TESOL (1998-1999) and International Research Foundation for English Language Education Chair (TIRF), received her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (1976) and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics... Read More...
Denise Murray, Ph.D.Denise Murray, Ph.D.
Dr. Denise Murray served as President of TESOL from 1996-1997 and on the Board of Directors of TESOL for 7 years. TESOL Professor at Anaheim University, Prof. Murray is Emeritus Professor at Macquarie University, Australia, and at San José State... Read More...
MaryAnn Christison, Ph.D.MaryAnn Christison, Ph.D.
A past President of TESOL (1997-1998), MaryAnn Christison serves on the Board of Trustees for The International Research Foundation (TIRF). Holding a Ph.D. in English/Linguistics from the University of Utah, Dr. Christison has been teaching... Read More...
Andy Curtis, Ph.D.Andy Curtis, Ph.D.
An expert in the field of Intercultural Communications, Dr. Andy Curtis has worked with teachers and learners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, North, South and Central America, and he has published articles in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, TESL-EJ and System, as well as several... Read More...
Martha Cummings, Ph.DMartha Cummings, Ph.D.
Dr. Martha Cummings received her doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College. She has served on the Nominating Committee of TESOL and is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Diversity. Dr. Cummings has taught for The Monterey... Read More...
Ken Beatty, Ph.D.Ken Beatty, Ph.D.
Dr. Ken Beatty is an expert in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Dr. Beatty is the author/co-author of more than 100 textbooks for Pearson, Longman, Oxford University Press, Thomson, Heinle & Heinle and Hong Kong Educational... Read More...
Brian Tomlinson, Ph.D.Brian Tomlinson, Ph.D.
Dr Brian Tomlinson is considered to be one of the world's leading experts on materials development for language learning. In 1993 he established the world's first MA dedicated to the study of materials development for language learning (at the... Read More...
Gary Barkhuizen, Ph.D.Gary Barkhuizen, Ph.D.
Holding both a Doctor and Master of Education in TESOL from Columbia University's Teachers' College, Gary Barkhuizen is a TESOL Professor for the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education and an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied... Read More...
Jun Liu, Ph.D.Jun Liu, Ph.D.
A past President of TESOL (2006-2007), Dr. Liu is currently TESOL Representative in China and on the Board of Trustees of TIRF (The International Research Foundation for English Language Education. Dr. Liu is also Vice President of International Society... Read More...
In Remembrance: Ruth Wajnryb, Ph.D. (1948-2012)Ruth Wajnryb, Ph.D.
Former Professor Emeritus TESOL and Graduate School of Education Associate Dean
A renowned linguist known for her theory on "Dictogloss", Dr. Ruth Wajnryb served as the word/language columnist for Australia's leading newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald.
Anaheim University Graduate School of Education Dean Dr. David Nunan
Online Graduate Diploma in TESOL
6 x 9 week Online Courses
1 Course = 4 Credit Points
Graduate Diploma in TESOL = 24 Credit Points
Total duration = Half a year to a year
Earn your Diploma in TESOL while holding down a full-time job.
During each 9-week term you will be evaluated on your participation in the daily online discussion forum, eight 90-minute real-time online webcam classes and two assignments
Through the Online Discussion Forum, discuss questions regarding your readings with your professor and fellow students around the world
Join weekly 90-minute real-time webcam online classes (60 min. Professor led + 30 min. Student Host led) during the first 8 weeks
What you learn today can be used in your classroom tomorrow
Upon completion of the Diploma in TESOL program, students will be able to:
Carry out a detailed literature review using relevant bibliographical resources from print and online resources
Articulate current conceptual and theoretical trends, issues and concerns in the fields of applied linguistics and language pedagogy
Describe current research issues and concerns
Summarize significant research findings in the field
Devise and implement appropriate strategies for students’ own ongoing professional development
Anaheim University's Online Graduate Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) allows you to complete any 6 of the 10 MA in TESOL courses and earn a Graduate Diploma in TESOL
Select 6 courses from the following 10 (each course 4 units):
Real-time online classes are 90 minutes; the first hour is led by the professor and the final half hour is for student-led discussion. All times are California/Pacific Time. Please note the schedule is subject to change.
Affordable Pay-As-You-Learn System: Pay for only one course at a time, or receive a 10% discount on tuition by paying 100% of your program fees at the time you enroll.
Application and Registration Fees
Application Fee (Non-refundable after 5 days)
Registration Fee (Non-refundable after 5 days)
Per Course Fees
Tuition Fee ($375 per credit x four credits)
$1,500 / course taken *
$ 200 / term
Per Course Fee Total:
Transfer Credit Fee
$ 125 / credit
Each Additional Transcript Copy
End of Program Fees
$ 100 (optional)
Diploma Program Total
Diploma Program Total
Note: The list of tuition fees does not include textbook fees. Textbooks average approximately $100 - $200 per course. To maintain active status, the records fee must be paid even if skipping a term.
The above itemizes all of the fees and charges for which the student is responsible.
Each course is US$1,500.00 for tuition excluding books, materials and other costs as follows. Students must pay the required tuition fee prior to commencing their next course. The student is not required to pay this tuition fee until the student wishes to register for his or her next course.
An application for a TESOL Graduate Diploma must include the following:
Application fee ($75)
One recent color photograph (digital is okay).
Official undergraduate transcripts 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, in a sealed envelope from the awarding institution.
A brief statement (300-400 words) indicating 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.
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)
Transcript from an accredited institution indicating a “B” or higher in an English composition class.
A minimum TOEFL score of 530 PBT / 197 CBT/ 71 iBT.
A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 50.
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 B1 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.
Transfer Credits Anaheim University will accept up to two graduate semester classes or 8 units awarded by another institution toward a Masters of Arts in TESOL (MA) or TESOL Graduate Diploma at Anaheim University. The entering student will be required to clearly demonstrate the equivalency of a transfer course through relevant documents (syllabus, catalog, course outline) and justify its acceptance through petition. No course will be considered for transfer with a grade lower than a “B” or its equivalent. Petitions are directed to the specific Dean for the affected program. There is a fee of $125 per unit of credit transferred, and the overall program cost will be adjusted to reflect credit for the approved class(es). All petitions for transfer credit must be submitted as part of the student’s initial application to the University. Credits awarded as part of another degree will not be accepted for transfer.
Prior Anaheim University will not extend experiential credit to any student.
The 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.
Read thoroughly through the pages of our website and catalog
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)
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 research that the applicant envisions undertaking for the dissertation. +++
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.
††† Ed.D TESOL Only †† MA TESOL Only † Not applicable to TESOL/TEYL Certificate Programs
Pay the application fee of $75 (Degree/Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate program) or $50 (TESOL Certificate/TEYL Certificate).
This fee may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, check or bank wire transfer.
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
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.