Demonstrate basic foundational principles, recognize second or foreign language learning theories, and design and plan lessons to teach English as a second or foreign language effectively.
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.
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How long does it take to complete the TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in three to four months. After taking the second specialization, learners can earn a TESOL Certificate from Arizona State University.
Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Interest in English as a second or foreign language instruction. No prior teaching experience necessary.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Foundations of Language: THEORY Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be able to do upon completing the TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization?
You are encouraged to take the second specialization. With these two Specializations, you qualify to take the final capstone project. Upon successful completion of the capstone, you will receive a TESOL certificate from Arizona State University. Such a certificate can help veteran teachers attain better employment, or new teachers to enter the field.