[Edling] new online TEFL Certificate

Johnson, David C david-c-johnson at uiowa.edu
Mon Aug 10 18:56:12 UTC 2015


The Foreign Language and ESL Education program at the University of Iowa is now offering an online graduate-level Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate.

The Online Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language prepares current and future English language education professionals outside of the United States.
Four eight-week courses can be completed in one year. There is no designated meeting time. As long as deadlines for assignments are met, students are free to work at their own pace. The TEFL Certificate is organized around four competencies in foreign language teaching, which align with the TESOL International Association standards for English teacher education.


Theory

Students will examine the theoretical, conceptual, and sociopolitical foundations in second language learning and teaching and gain an understanding of the fundamentals in second language acquisition, educational linguistics, and applied linguistics.

Curriculum

Students will study foreign language curriculum design and materials development and develop plans for transposing prototypical curriculum units into classroom-ready forms.

Assessment

Students will understand the fundamental concepts, principles, processes, and dilemmas of language assessment; develop the ability to plan, construct, and interpret results of language tests; and recognize the synergy between language assessment and program evaluation.

Methodology

Students will explore approaches, methods, and practices in teaching English as a foreign language in K-12 school settings. Ethical issues concerning linguistically diverse learners will be covered with pedagogical implications.

www.education.uiowa.edu/TEFL<http://www.education.uiowa.edu/TEFL>
Email: educ-tefl at uiowa.edu

David Cassels Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Foreign Language and ESL Education

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
University of Iowa
240 Lindquist Center North
Iowa City, IA 52242-1529
(319) 335-6175
http://www2.education.uiowa.edu/directories/person?id=dcjhnson
New Book: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118308387.html


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/edling/attachments/20150810/824a45eb/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
_______________________________________________
Edling mailing list
Edling at bunner.geol.lu.se
http://bunner.geol.lu.se/mailman/listinfo/edling


More information about the Edling mailing list