Teaching English as a Foreign Language


2015-2016 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2015 through 31 May 2016

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--This page was modified on 10 September 2015. Please see the Graduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.--

 

Graduate Certificate
21 Hours

This program offered by School of Education

Program Description

All students pursuing the the Webster TEFL Certificate will be considered degree-seeking students and will have the option to pursue the MA in TESL - Adult Tract within 5 years from the start of their TESL coursework

This program is offered online, at the St. Louis home campus, and at the Kansas City campus.

See also:

Requirements

  • TESL 5230 Second Language Acquisition (3 hours)
  • TESL 5139 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Methods (3 hours)
  • TESL 5220 Curriculum Development in Second Language Classrooms (3 hours)
  • TESL 5350 Language and Culture (3 hours)
  • TESL 5710: Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers
    or TESL 5720: Teaching English Pronunciation (3 hours)
  • TESL 5040 Practicum in ESOL (taken at the end of the program) (3 hours)

Electives (3 credit hours):

  • TESL 5311 Principles and Practices of Language Testing (3 hours)
  • TESL 5030 Language History, Planning, and Policy (3 hours)
  • TESL 5710: Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers (3 hours)
  • TESL 5720: Teaching English Pronunciation (3 hours)
  • COMM 5340 Teaching Language and Language Issues (3 hours)
  • COMM 5344 Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours)
  • COMM 5199 Teaching Writing (3 hours)

Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from the baccalaureate-granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Essay: Describe your teaching philosophy in terms of the kind of knowledge and values that will make a teacher a more effective English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language instructor.

Send all required admission materials to

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

--This page was modified on 10 September 2015. Please see the Graduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.--