Share the Beauty of Language
Embrace your passion for language with our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate certificate. Offered in-person and fully online, our 18-hour program prepares you to teach English to bilingual and multilingual learners. Earning your TESOL certificate opens doors to education and more. Our program fulfills the SACS requirements, allowing you to teach on the collegiate level. This certificate is ideal for those who currently hold a master’s degree or are in the process of completing one. If you are not currently a graduate student at A&M-Commerce, our master’s degree in Applied Linguistics may be the better path for you. Become a language teacher and make your impact today!
No foreign language credits required
No thesis required
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Graduate Certificate:: Feature Courses
An advanced survey of linguistics covering phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
This course focuses on the various aspects of human behavior and sociocultural interaction that affect language structure, use, learning, and acquisition. Topics discussed include sociolinguistic methodology, interactional sociolinguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, language and gender and language and ethnicity.
A survey of the cognitive, affective and developmental constraints on language acquisition and use. Topics include multilingualism; language, mind and brain; language processing and comprehension; first and second language acquisition; and research tools.
This course focuses on the linguistic, psychological, and socio-cultural foundations for teaching English to native speakers of other languages. It surveys historical as well as current trends in the methods and materials of ESL, of language testing, and of language-program evaluation.