Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Certificate

School of Education

Program Description

(21 credit hours)

All students pursuing the Missouri ESOL Certification or the Webster TEFL Certificate will be considered degree-seeking students and will have the option to pursue one of the MA TESL tracks within 5 years from the start of their TESL coursework

See also:

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Requirements

  • TESL 5230 Second Language Acquisition (3 hours)
  • TESL 5139 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Methods (3 hours)
  • TESL 5220 Curriculum Development in Second Language Classrooms (3 hours)
  • TESL 5350 Language and Culture (3 hours)
  • COMM 5750 Special Institute: Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers
    or COMM 5750 Special Institute: Teaching English Pronunciation (3 hours)
  • TESL 5040 Practicum in ESOL (taken at the end of the program) (3 hours)

Electives (3 credit hours):

  • TESL 5311 Principles and Practices of Language Testing (3 hours)
  • TESL 5030 Language History, Planning, and Policy (3 hours)
  • COMM 5750 Special Institute: Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers (3 hours)
  • COMM 5750 Special Institute: Teaching English Pronunciation (3 hours)
  • COMM 5340 Teaching Language and Language Issues (3 hours)
  • COMM 5344 Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours)
  • COMM 5199 Teaching Writing (3 hours)

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Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from the baccalaureate-granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Send all required admission materials to

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

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