[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.


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.


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


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.


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.

Email: educ-tefl at uiowa.edu

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

University of Iowa
240 Lindquist Center North
Iowa City, IA 52242-1529
(319) 335-6175
New Book: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118308387.html

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