TESOL Diploma Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to TESOL

Teaching, Learning and TESOL
Teaching ESL
Philosophy of Teaching Statement
Professional Teaching Conduct
Fundamentals of Linguistics
Intercultural Awareness and Communication
Factors That Affect Language Learning
Approaches to Second Language Learning
Acronyms

Unit 2: Classroom Management

Teaching Styles, Learning Styles, and Personality Types
Strategies for Establishing a Healthy Learning Environment
Rules, Routines and Schedules
Managing Disruptive Behavior
The Role of Punishment
Teaching Age-Specific Groups
Additional Resources Regarding Classroom Management

Unit 3: Assessment

Classroom Testing
Assessing Language Skills
Proficiency Testing
Teacher Assessment

Unit 4: Planning Lessons

Curriculum Planning
Identify Learning Objectives
Develop an Introduction
Develop Specific Learning Activities
Prepare to Check for Understanding
Prepare a Conclusion and a Preview
Develop a Timeline
Presentation and Evaluation of Your Lesson Plans
Tips for Planning Lessons
Additional Resources Regarding Lesson Planning

Unit 5: Teaching Spoken English

Techniques for Teaching Speaking Skills
Strategies for Developing Speaking Skills
Designing Speaking Activities
Pronunciation and Phonetics
Prosody: Stress, Rhythm, and Intonation
Phonetics
Assessing Speaking Skills
Additional Resources for Teaching Speaking Skills

Unit 6: Teaching English Vocabulary

Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary
Suggested Activities for Learning Vocabulary

Unit 7: Teaching Reading in English

Techniques for Teaching Reading Skills
Reading Aloud
Strategies for Developing Reading Skills
Developing Activities for Facilitating Reading
Assessing Reading Proficiency

Unit 8: Teaching Listening in English

Techniques for Teaching Listening Skills
Strategies for Developing Listening Skills
Developing Listening Activities
Assisting Listening Proficiency
Additional Resources for Teaching Listening

Unit 9: Teaching Writing in English

The Writing Process
Approaches for Teaching Writing
Strategies for Writing
Assessing Writing Skills
Spelling and Punctuation

Unit 10: Teaching English Grammar

Techniques for Teaching Grammar
Strategies for Learning Grammar
Developing Activities for Teaching Grammar
Using a Textbook to Teach Grammar
Additional Resources for Teaching Grammar

Unit 11: Teaching English Grammar Part 2

What is Grammar?
Different Approaches to Teaching Grammar
Different Methods of Teaching Grammar
Procedures for Teaching Grammar
Classroom Materials

Unit 12: Teaching Adults

What is an Adult Learner?
What do we Teach Adult Learners?
CEFR Levels
How to Teach an Adult Learner
Difficulties with Teaching Adult Learners
Activities and Photocopiable Resources

Unit 13: Teaching Teens and Young Adults

What is a Young Adult?
Theories of Learning
How to Teach Teenage Learners
Tips for Teaching Teenagers
Activities and Photocopiable Resources

Unit 14: Teaching Young Learners

What is a Young Learner?
Developmental Stages of Young Learners
Teaching Skills
Teaching Language
General Characteristics of Teaching Young Learners
Disciplining Young Learners
Activities and Photocopiable Resources

Unit 15: Teaching TOEFL

What is the TOEFL Exam?
Parts of the TOEFL Exam
Difficulties for Students
The TOEFL Classroom
Activities and Photocopiable Resources

Unit 16: Teaching IELTS

What is the IELTS Exam?
Parts of the IELTS Exam
Difficulties for Students
The IELTS Classroom
Activities and Photocopiable Resources

Unit 17: Teaching Beginner-Level Students

What is a Beginner Student?
Teaching Literacy
The Beginner Classroom
Strategies for Teaching Beginner-Level Students
How to Teach Beginners
Difficulties with Teaching Beginners
Activities and Photocopiable Resources

Unit 18: Teaching Advanced-Level Students

What is an Advanced Learner?
What to Teach an Advanced Learner
How to Teach Advanced Learners
Difficulties of Teaching Advanced Learners
Activities and Photocopiable Resources

Unit 19: Teaching English Online

Teaching Online vs. Traditional Classroom
Advantages and Disadvantages of Teaching English Online
Who Can Teach English Online?
What Will You Teach, What Will You Teach, and How Will You Teach?
How to use Props
How to Plan an Online Lesson
Finding an Online Teaching Job
Working for an Online School
Working as an Independent Online Teacher
Activities and Photocopiable Resources

Unit 20: Teaching Business English

Introduction
Socializing
On the Phone
Meetings and Presentations
Negotiations
Technical Terminology
Classroom Management
Assessments and Evaluations

Additional Teaching Tools

Icebreakers
Games
Humor
Music and Other Media

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