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TESOL Online Certificate

The published price per course is $389. All four courses are needed to earn the TESOL Certificate through the Online program. Textbooks not included in the course price. Courses run for six weeks with a one week break between class starting times. A schedule of courses will allow you to complete the program in six months (maximum allowable is 24 months.) Combine with classroom courses to complete in a shorter time. You will have a live instructor who provides feedback and moderation throughout the course. Financial aid is available. Contact our registration department for more information at 770-423-6765, or via email at

Overview by Course

Tesol Online - Issues of Culture and Language
Covers role of context (social, cultural, and linguistic) in intercultural relations and examines the complex relationship between culture and communication.

Textbook: “Exploring Culture: Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures” by Gert Jan Hofstede, Paul B. Pedersen, and Geert Hofstede. Intercultural Press, ISBN: 1877864900 (available on Kindle and in paperback,*

Learning Outcomes:

  • Awareness of the differing cultures, and implications in the ESL/EFL classroom environment.
  • How to structure a classroom a successful academic experience for this diverse population.
  • Understand the nature and role of culture in language learning.
  • Explore the complex relationship between culture and communication, and techniques for managing situations that may arise in the classroom.
  • Become more informed about specific ESL/EFL learners’ cultures.
Tesol Online - Elements of Linguistics and Language Acquisition
Immersion in the elements constituting language: phonology, morphology, phonetics, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and how language is learned across age levels.

Textbook: “An Introduction to Language,” (9th Ed), Fromkin, Rodman, Hyams. Heinle/Cengage publishers, ISBN: 1428263926 as eBook (in print, ISBN: 9781428263925)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify 50 key linguistic terms
  • Post 6 journal reflections on weekly topics
  • Prepare a two-page paper on self language analysis
  • Prepare a summary of a linguistic research project
Tesol Online - Teaching Grammar
Develop and refresh your knowledge of English grammar, focusing on how to effectively and communicatively teach grammar in an ESL/EFL context.

Required text: Fundamentals of English Grammar Interactive, Azar (Pearson), Online Version Student Access & Student Book with Answer Key, ISBN: 9780132465366   Recommended text: Grammar Practice Activities by Penny Ur (Cambridge University Press)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Tenses, Gerunds and Infinitives
  • Nouns and Pronouns, Count and Noncount Nouns
  • Modals and Auxiliaries
  • Asking Questions, Passive Sentences, Making Comparisons
  • Connectors and FANBOYS
  • Adjective, Noun and Adverb Clauses
  • Quoted and Reported Speech, Using Wish and If, Sentence Types
Tesol Online - Methods and Materials for Teaching ESOL
Focuses on effective methods for teaching Grammar, Pronunciation, Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Presents techniques and strategies for teaching English as a second language, including how to locate, evaluate, and adapt materials for specific ESL/EFL classroom environments. Becomefamiliar with lesson planning procedures and assessment tools for all the skill areas. Also observe and summarize ESL/EFL classroom teaching in your local area.

Textbook: Methodology in Language Teaching: An Anthology of Current Practice by Jack C. Richards Jack C. Richards (Editor) › Visit Amazon's Jack C. Richards Page Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author Are you an author? Learn about Author Central and Willy A. Renandya. Adobe Ebook Reader ISBN: 9780511500411 Order the textbook here.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify 30 classroom methodology concepts
  • Observe and summarize interaction in 2 ESL/EFL classes
  • Develop 2 lesson plans in 5 different skill areas (10 total lesson plans)
  • Evaluate 3 online resources &/or textbooks for learning ESL
REGISTER online, in person, or by phone: Follow the link to the main page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on COURSES. Select your course from the Course Listings. Then complete the online registration and application. You may also register by phone at 770-423-6765, or register in person at KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144.

Our credentials: Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education is in its 12th year of teaching TESOL courses for those who wish to teach English abroad and with organizations and private schools in United States. Students who currently hold a clear renewable Georgia teaching certificate may choose to use what they have learned in our TESOL Certificate program to pass the GACE testing to become certified with an ESOL Endorsement. We are not university accredited, therefore we don’t qualify for GaPSC-Endorsement, but our courses closely correlate to other Endorsement courses, and our former TESOL Certificate students have successfully passed their GACE to receive a Georgia ESOL Endorsement.

Why take our course? Personalized feedback and interaction with qualified instructors, Master’s level instructors with years of hands-on real world experience teaching ESL, courses modeled on successful classroom delivery of quality content developed by the College, simplified sign-up and interaction with your course delivery online, administrative assistance with technology issues (real people help when you need it), reputation for quality programs, instructors and satisfied students (references gladly supplied), SACs accreditation, IACET/ANSI standards, 12 PLUs, pathway to GACE tested ESOL Endorsement.

* Required textbooks are available in a digital and print format. Any required or recommended texts are the responsibility of the student.

TESOL Online Course Schedule - 2013

College of Continuing & Professional Education * 3333 Busbee Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30144 * *770-423-6765