The purpose of this program is to provide teacher training in English as a second or foreign language. The intensive three-week program provides instruction in the most current techniques and strategies for teaching English as well as opportunities to teach and tutor international students on the Concordia campus. Student who complete the program receive an internationally recognized official TESOL certificate.
Introduction to ESL Teaching
Introduction to ESL Teaching provides an overview of the latest theories of second language acquisition, methods, and teaching philosophies.
ESL Teaching Methods
ESL Teaching Methods explores traditional and innovative methods of teaching English to non-native speakers.
Teaching the Four Skills
Teaching the Four Skills provides practical suggestions and methods for teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Classroom Practicalities examines lesson planning, classroom management, and assessment and testing.
The Role of Grammar in ESL
The Role of Grammar in ESL: In addition to providing students with a thorough review of English grammar, this course also covers the latest theories on the role of grammar in language learning.
Electives: Each term there will be courses that specialize in a particular area of ESL teaching such as pronunciation, teaching children, designing ESL programs, teaching low literacy populations, and understanding cross-cultural values.
Practicum gives students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques they learn in their classes. Students will observe various ESL classes and get hands-on experience teaching non-native English speaking students.
Program Dates for 2017: June 19 – July 7, 2017
On campus housing is available. The cost of housing is approximately $165-$200 per week, depending on the type of room. To request campus housing, please download the summer housing contract and submit it with the TESOL application form.
Special Scholarship Opportunity for Summer 2017
The Asian Pacific Rim Outreach Society (APROS) has generously come forward with a substantial scholarship for CU students who are interested in taking the summer TESL Certificate course: June 19 – July 7, 2017. The total cost of the TESOL Certificate course is $1,450. Students may request scholarship up to $1,000 from APROS. At this time, there is no deadline to apply for the scholarship, but students should apply as soon as possible to ensure approval.
The requirements to receive scholarship are as follows:
- Plan on using the TESOL Certificate within a year of receiving it.
- A desire to share the Christian faith sensitively while teaching internationally.
- Agreement to meet with an APROS teacher to discuss best practices for sharing faith.
- Communicate with APROS at least once while teaching abroad.
- Share the teaching experience with the APROS Board of Directors.
Click HERE for a pamphlet on the program.
Click HERE for the application form.
The APROS contact in Portland is Dr. Norman Metzler: email@example.com. For questions specific to the TESOL Certificate program, please contact Linda Rountree, Director of the TESOL Program and International Studies Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
This course is offered as continuing education. To apply, students need to complete the TESOL application form, the essay describing their goals and objectives for taking this course, and a $200 deposit, paid by check or cash. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Concordia University.
Students who have deposited and need to cancel their application, will receive a full refund if they withdraw 30 days before the start of the program. If it is less than 30 days, students will receive a refund of half of their deposit.
For more information:
Linda Rountree, Director International Studies
2811 N.E. Holman
Portland, Oregon 97211