What is the foundation TESOL teacher certification?
It is the first mandatory part of the various TESOL programs offered by the ATA – TESOL College. For example, it is part 1 of the 2-part Program 1 (Advanced TESOL Teacher Certificate-120 Hours). It is classed as a 60-Hour course, and takes at least 60 hours to complete.
“These 5 day in-class intensives are practical, informative and fun and will boost your confidence for when you’re ready to stand in front of a class in your chosen destination.”
The Foundation Course (5 day course component) can be done In-Class, Online or Correspondence.
In-class TESOL course components:
28 hours of in-class instructor-led lecture and teacher training.
12 hours of out-of-class creative lesson planning, presentation preparation, readings and exercises during the week of the course.
20 hours of readings plus exam to be completed after the course at student’s convenience.
28 + 12 + 20 = 60 Hours of Study
The TESOL Foundation Certificate is awarded at the end of the in-class course. The 60-Hour elective course(s) are to be completed either online or by correspondence.
Standard TESOL Foundation Course
The Core “Standard TESOL Course” qualifies you to teach English overseas. Material covers TESOL communication, conversation, listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar, and overseas employment. Specifically, we will cover these topics: