Teaching English as a Second Language, Certificate
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (330003C)
This program is designed to introduce the student to central issues in the theory and practice of teaching English to non-native speakers through courses in modern and applied linguistics, in second language pedagogy, and in related disciplines.
Dr. Grace Zhang
Associate Professor, Department of English
The following information has official approval of the Department of English and the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.
The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record. This program is intended for those who seek training in the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) at the elementary or high school level or who wish to obtain an initial qualification in teaching ESL in order to teach in settings other than the Ohio public school system. For Ohio certification in teaching ESL, see TESOL Validation requirements at www.uakron.edu/achieve/tesol.dot. Students who do not have English as a native language must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English with a valid TOEFL score of at least 550. The awarding of this certificate is not contingent upon completion of a degree program.
|3300:473||Theoretical Foundations and Principles of ESL||3|
|3300:478||Grammatical Structures of Modern English||3|
|5500:487||Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language||3|
|3300:371||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|or 3300:466||Linguistics and Language Arts|
|or 3300:486||Learner English|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|History of English Language|
|Field Experience: Teaching Second Language Learners|
|Spanish Linguistics: Phonology|
|Teaching Literacy to English Learners|
|Language Science & Acquisition|
|Aspects of Normal Language Development|