Foundation TESOL Teacher Certification Course

at TESOL Training International CA - Downtown Berkeley

Course Details
$1,095 15 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Feb 19, 5:30pm - Feb 23, 5:00pm (5 sessions)

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Downtown Berkeley
2015 Center Street
Btwn Milvia St & Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California 94704
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Bryan Whitman

What you'll learn in this teacher training course:

The Foundation TESOL Teacher Certification Course is equivalent in academic content and quality whether studied in-class or by distance education.

Industry specialists have designed our unique foundation course, in addition its contents are reevaluated each year to match changes in the market. It is the first mandatory part of the various TESOL programs offered by the Tesol Training International.

Taught by our highly qualified, university trained TESOL instructors they are able to share with you their extensive knowledge of teaching abroad and in North America.

In Class Foundation Teaching Schedule:

Day 1
  • Instructor Introduction
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Introduction to the Specializations:.
  • ESL/ EFL Acronyms
  • Approaches, Methods and Techniques
  • ESL/ EFL Student Levels: Characteristics of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Students
  • Demonstration Lesson
  • Lesson Planning
  • Presentation Preparation & Topic Assignment
Day 2
  • Using Games as Warm-ups & Ice-breakers
  • Philosophy of Teaching
  • How to Teach Children
  • How to Teach Adults
  • The Rassias Method
  • How to Teach English Vocabulary
  • Presentation Preparation
Day 3
  • Using Music in the Language Classroom
  • Using Video for Language Learning
  • Teaching Listening Comprehension
  • The Total Physical Response Method
  • Teaching Linguistics
  • Challenges of Teaching Pronunciation Internationally
  • The International Phonetic Alphabet
Day 4
  • Warm-Ups for Visual Learners
  • How to Teach Reading
  • Global Language Test
  • How to Teach Writing
  • ESL/EFL Student Assessment Techniques
  • TESOL Student Lesson Presentations
  • JET: A Year of Exploration
Day 5
  • Warm-Ups for Tactile Learners
  • TESOL Student Lesson Presentations
  • Peer Evaluations
  • How to Teach English Grammar
  • Grammar Quiz and Resources
  • How to Teach Idiomatic Expressions
  • Overseas Job Guide Presentation
  • How to Write a Teaching R?sum?
  • How to Live Overseas 
In-Class TESOL Course Components:
  • 35 hours of in-class instructor-led lecture and teacher training
  • 5 hours of out-of-class of creative lesson planning, presentation preparation, readings and exercises during the week of the course
  • 20 hours of readings plus exam to be completed a fter the course at student’s convenience
  • 35 + 5 + 20 = 60 Hours of Study
  • TESOL Foundation Certificate is awarded at the end of the in-class course
  • The 60-Hour Specialization course(s) that you registered for are to be completed either online or by correspondence
*Please note that students will receive their program certificate or diploma only upon submission and passing of the Foundation Final Exam, as well as having successfully completed their first specialization.

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Refund Policy
There is a $50 fee to transfer your registration to a later course. All transfers must be requested at least seven (7) business days prior to the start of the course, and are subject to availability. There is no transfer fee if you transfer to an earlier course, or if you transfer from online to in-class, or from in-class to online.

Online Classes are non-refundable.

Due to the nature of how our TESOL Training Program is delivered TESOL Training International Inc. can not offer refunds. However, we are willing to work with the teacher trainee to make the program as simple and as easy to work with as possible.

If a cancellation is made less than 14 days before the start of a course a $250.00 cancellation fee will be added.

Due to our small class sizes If a cancellation is made less than 7 days before the start of a course no refund will be given.

If the In-Class TESOL program is canceled, here's how the refunds is calculated:
For example, the In-Class program cost: $1,095
—Class Cost $450.00 (Refundable if class was canceled) 120 TESOL Certificate On-line program will be offered at no cost
—Job-Placement Cost $445.00 (Refundable if we did not start the job placement process)
—Materials Fee $100.00 (Refundable if canceled before obtaining login / Password)
—Registration Fee $200.00 (Non-Refundable)
Refund amount will be: $450.00


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