Online TESOL Graduate Diploma

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.

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  • 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

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World-Class TESOL Faculty

  • Hayo Reinders, Ph.D. Hayo Reinders, Ph.D. Hayo Reinders, Ph.D. Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Director of Doctor of Education in TESOL Program, Professor:
    Dr. Hayo Reinders is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Director of the Anaheim University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL Program. Holding... Read More...
  • Rod Ellis, Ph.D. Rod Ellis, Ph.D. Rod Ellis, Ph.D. 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 Vice-President of Academic Affairs and former Dean of AU's Graduate School of Education, received... Read More...
  • David Nunan, Ph.D 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... Read More...
  • Kathleen Bailey,  Ph.D. Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D. Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D. TESOL Professor:
    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.... Read More...
  • Denise Murray, Ph.D. Denise Murray, Ph.D. Denise Murray, Ph.D. TESOL Professor:
    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,... Read More...
  • MaryAnn Christison, Ph.D. MaryAnn Christison, Ph.D. MaryAnn Christison, Ph.D. TESOL Professor:
    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... Read More...
  • Andy Curtis, Ph.D. Andy Curtis, Ph.D. TESOL Professor: Andy Curtis, Ph.D. The 2014-2015 President of the TESOL International Association, Dr. Andy Curtis is an expert in the field of Intercultural Communications. He has worked with teachers and learners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, North, South and Central America,... Read More...
  • Martha Cummings,  Ph.D Martha Cummings, Ph.D Martha Cummings, Ph.D. TESOL Professor: 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. Ken Beatty, Ph.D. TESOL Professor: 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. Brian Tomlinson, Ph.D. Professor: TESOL 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...
  • John Macalister, Ph.D. John Macalister, Ph.D. John Macalister, Ph.D.John Macalister is Head of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and immediate past president of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand. His work in language curriculum design and language teaching methodology... Read More...
  • Thom Hudson, Ph.D. Thom Hudson, Ph.D. Thom Hudson, Ph.D.Thom Hudson received his BS degree in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, and his MA degree in TESOL and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is professor of Second Language Studies (SLS) at the University of Hawai'i at... Read More...
  • Luke Plonsky, Ph.D. Luke Plonsky, Ph.D. Luke Plonsky, Ph.D.Luke Plonsky (Ph.D., Michigan State University) specializes in three main areas of applied linguistics and TESOL: second language acquisition, language pedagogy, and research methods. Recent and forthcoming work in these and other areas can be found in virtually all major journals in... Read More...
  • Craig Lambert, Ph.D. Craig Lambert, Ph.D. Craig Lambert, Ph.D.An expert in the field of task-based language teaching, Dr. Craig Lambert has worked with English teachers and learners in Japan for 22 years, and he has published several articles in academic journals as well as book chapters.  Read More...
  • Jo Mynard, Ph.D Jo Mynard, Ph.D Jo Mynard, Ph.D.,Professor: TESOL Jo Mynard, Ph.D. Originally from Wales in the UK, Dr. Jo Mynard is an Associate Professor and Director of the Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan.

    She completed her Doctorate in Education... Read More...
  • Natsuko Shintani, Ph.D. Natsuko Shintani, Ph.D. Professor: TESOL Natsuko Shintani, Ph.D. Natsuko Shintani obtained her PhD from the University of Auckland in 2011. She has worked as a language teacher in Japan and New Zealand, including in her own private language school for children. Her research interests include task-based language... Read More...
NunanRedAnaheimShirtCSUF-IMG 0529-400 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 = Just over one year
  • Earn your Diploma in TESOL while holding down a full-time job.

Graduate Diploma in TESOL How It Works

Anaheim University Online Diploma in TESOL Grading Structure

  • 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):

EDU 500 Second Language Teaching and Learning 4 units
EDU 510 Grammar for Language Teachers 4 units
EDU 520 Pronunciation for Language Teachers 4 units
EDU 530 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers 4 units
EDU 540 Second Language Acquisition 4 units
EDU 550 Classroom Management and Observation 4 units
EDU 560 Second Language Classroom Research 4 units
EDU 570 Classroom-Based Evaluation 4 units
EDU 580 Second Language Curriculum Development 4 units
EDU 590 Research Methods in Language Learning 4 units
     
  Total number of required units for 6-course Diploma in TESOL 24 units

Graduate Diploma in TESOL Course 2015 schedule

January 5 - March 8, 2015 EDU 560
Second Language Classroom Research
Professor Ellis Fri 5:00 - 6:30 pm
(California time)
EDU 510 Grammar for Language Teachers Professor Beatty

Fri 6:30 - 8:00 pm
(California time)

March 16 - May 17, 2015 EDU 500
Second Language Teaching & Learning
Professor Beatty Fri 6:30 - 8.00 pm
(California time)
EDU 590
Research Methods in Language Learning
Professor Plonsky Fri 5:00 - 6:30 pm
(California time)
EDU 600 Research Portfolio Professor Nunan No real-time classes.
May 25 - July 26, 2015 EDU 570 Classroom-Based Evaluation Professor Bailey TBA
EDU 580 Curriculum Development for Language Teachers Professor Plonsky TBA
August 3 - October 4, 2015 EDU 530 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers Professor Beatty TBA
EDU 540 Second Language Acquisition Professor Ellis TBA
October 19 - December 20, 2015 EDU 520
Pronunciation for Language Teachers
Professor Beatty TBA
EDU 550 Classroom Management and Observation Professor Lambert TBA
Graduate Diploma in TESOL Program Fees

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)
$ 75
Registration Fee
(Non-refundable after 5 days)
$ 100
Per Course Fees
Tuition Fee
($375 per credit x four credits)
$1,500 / course taken
Records Fee $ 200 / term
Per Course Fee Total: $1,700
Additional Fees
Transfer Credit Fee $ 125 / credit
Student Tuition Relief Fund (CA residents only)+ $ 5.50
Original Transcript No cost
Each Additional Transcript Copy $ 25
End of Program Fees
Graduation Fee $ 300
Diploma No cost
Replacement Diploma $ 100 (optional)
Diploma Program Total
Diploma Program Total++ $10,675*

 

*Assumes completion in 6 terms. Maximum cost of program is $12,475(records fees of $200 for each additional term up to 2.5 years from date of matriculation.

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

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. Our refund policy can be found in the Policies and Procedures section.

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 form
    • 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.
      ( 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.)
    • A resume.
    • 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 TOEIC score of 800.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  • 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 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.

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 Experiential Credit: Anaheim University will not extend experiential credit to any student.

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

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Click here to submit your application online


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

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The following documents are required for admission:

  • Application form 
  • One recent passport-size color photograph 
  • 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*)
  • documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business††††
  • Resume †† 
  • Brief Statement.†† 
  • Resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing).+++
  • 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 reference letters (on letterhead with contact information) 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 or MFA 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

 

Documents can be uploaded as part of the online application form, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted in the mail to the address in Step 5.  The complete list of Entrance Requirements for each program can be found here.  

 

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

  • emailing the Credit Card Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • posting a check or money order in the mail to the address in Step 5
  • contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on how to send a 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.

 

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