Certificate Details

The Certificate in TESOL equips students to teach English to speakers of other languages in the world as a certified TESOL instructor.

The TESOL Certificate is a 6-course, 20-week program. Most students interested in this program should apply for Undergraduate Admission status at Dallas International. If you have previously enrolled at Dallas International in Gateway status, you may need to change your admission status to qualify.

After completing this course a student will be able to:

  • demonstrate and apply to ESL instruction the interdependence between language and culture, a global awareness of cultural diversity, and the realtionship between cultural values and cultural beliefs to learning.
  • competently use assessment instruments to evaluate ELLs language skills.
  • demonstrate the ability to plan ESL instruction based on the on-going assessment of students and their needs.
  • competently use a wide range of instructional materials and pedagogies to produce language competencies of listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar for learners at different stages of English language development.

Course Requirements (18 credits)

Students enrolled in the BA in International Service may choose the Certificate in TESOL as their minor.