Overview

11 CHAPTERS, 25 HOURS

This module consists of several lessons related to the topic of learning. Key lessons include: Classroom Values, Icebreaker Activities, Student Needs, Learning Styles, Proficiency Levels, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Language and Culture
  • 01

    Welcome to Module 1

    • What to Expect

      FREE PREVIEW
    • A few study tips

    • About the Workbook

    • Module 1 Workbook

    • About the "Fun Activities" booklet

    • Fun Activities for Teaching English

    • Module 1 Webinars

  • 02

    Classroom Values

  • 03

    Icebreaker Activities

  • 04

    Student Needs

    • Intro to this chapter

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    • English Teaching and Empire

    • Contexts: ESL, EFL, and World Englishes

    • Multilingual English Teachers

    • Motivation and Reasons for learning

    • Knowledge Check #1

    • The role of Self-esteem

    • Getting Gritty

    • How do you assess Student Needs?

    • Knowledge Check #2

    • Discussion: Case Studies

    • The Feed

  • 05

    Learning Styles

    • Intro to this chapter

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    • The VARK Modalities

    • What's your preferred learning style?

    • 1) Survey

    • 2) See the results

    • Research Learning Strategies

    • Padlet: Share your strategies

    • Takeaways

    • The Feed

  • 06

    Proficiency Levels

  • 07

    Go and Learn a Language

    • Intro to this chapter

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Start learning

    • 1) Six ways to grow

    • 2) Practicing how to practice

    • 3) Having a growth mindset

    • 4) Hacking language learning

    • Keep practicing

    • VoiceThread: Share a phrase

    • Discussion: Share your tips

    • The Feed

  • 08

    Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

    • Intro to this chapter

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    • We're off!

    • World SLA Conference

    • » Breakout Room 1: Skinner

    • » Breakout Room 2: Chomsky

    • » Breakout Room 3: Krashen

    • » Breakout Room 4: Hymes and Halliday

    • » Panel Discussion

    • Keynote Speech

    • Takeaways

    • The Feed

  • 09

    Language, Culture, and Worldview

    • Intro to this chapter

    • Learning a new culture

    • Brainstorm: What comes to mind?

    • What is Culture?

    • How we see the world

    • Culture and Language

    • Challenge: Other words for money?

    • How does language shape us?

    • What is Worldview?

    • VoiceThread: Color Your Worldview

    • Culture and Communication

    • Culture and Education

    • School Culture and Creativity

    • The Feed

  • 10

    Breaking Down The Wall

    • Intro to this chapter

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Invisible walls in our classrooms

    • Krashen's Affective Filter

    • 1) Brainstorm: A low-anxiety classroom

    • 2) See the results

    • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    • Padlet: Breaking Down The Wall

    • Discussion: The walls that separate us

    • The Feed

  • 11

    Reflection

“I loved my students! Their willingness to continue to learn and grow was inspiring."

A TEACHER'S STORY

In 2019, I taught English in a refugee camp with Middle East Refugee Relief. I loved my students, and seeing their willingness to continue to learn and grow after the horrors and hardships they had been through was inspiring. It was a privilege to help them in any way I could along that journey and TESOL gave me the tools to do so. — SHELBY, CLASS OF 2018

What's included with every module?

  • HD video lessons and tutorials

  • Interactive learning activities

  • Ready-to-use resources for your classroom

  • Personal instructor assistance

  • 1 credit and a TESOL Certificate Of Completion from YWAM's University of the Nations (except for Course Introduction)

  • This course leads to an internationally recognized Professional Certificate (Cert IV in TESOL) from the Australian College of Career Development

Meet Your Instructors

Andy and Cortnie Brooks are the TESOL Directors at YWAM Montana and have trained hundreds of teachers in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Islands

Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.

  • Is this course a good fit for me?

    If you want to be a teacher who inspires students in your community or around the world, then this course is for you! This course is for training and certifying professional English teachers, specifically, but the skills practiced in this course transfer to all kinds of teaching, ministry, and leadership. If you are looking for a way to support yourself overseas so you can travel, then this course is for you too! Many of our graduates support themselves with paid teaching positions in schools and universities, while others have become ‘digital nomads’ teaching English online. And many other graduates use their skills as volunteers who are making a difference every day in whatever classroom or space they find themselves in.

  • What does my schedule look like during the course?

    You get to decide! There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to interacting with the course and completing assignments. This course is self-paced in many ways, and this means you can access the course platform at any time during the week that suits your needs. If you prefer to do your work in the morning with a nice cup of coffee, go for it! At night with some cozy lighting and your favorite study music? That works too!

  • How many hours per week do I need to study?

    That depends on your situation and how much time you can commit each week. This course is designed with working or part-time students in mind, and our goal is to make it accessible to students who volunteer their time elsewhere, have jobs, have families, or have other responsibilities. Students can choose to complete the course in a few weeks or several months. In order to finish the course in 8 weeks, you should anticipate at least 10-15 hours of coursework each week. Students who need to take additional time to complete the course may do so, and they can finish the course in 12 months by working an average of 3 hours per week.

  • How interactive is the course going to be?

    There are many different kinds of online courses, but we have strived to make this particular course as engaging and interactive as possible. Together, our staff team has decades of experience with traditional face-to-face courses and online courses at the professional and university level. Whenever possible, we’ve included the same kind of interactive activities in this course that students enjoy in our more traditional face-to-face TESOL courses.

  • What kinds of activities and assignments?

    Each module consists of a wide variety of content that includes: short videos and reading assignments on each topic, interactive discussions, ungraded exercises to help you check your own understanding, and graded projects to apply what you're learning and put it into practice.

  • Are there any age or academic requirements?

    Anyone wishing to take the course must be 17 years of age and have completed year ten of secondary school. There are no other academic requirements for attending TESOL. (Students who do not yet meet these requirements can still access the course and complete the modules, but may not receive full credit until they have met the age and academic requirements.)

  • Can you help me find a teaching position?

    We have an extensive network of partner locations around the world that are in need of teachers. To learn more about these locations, explore the Partner Locations pages on our website where we’ve made it easy for you to connect with each location by email. And you can find classmates who are interested in those locations by going to the Communities pages in your Student Dashboard (available after you sign up for a course).

  • Do I need to be a native English speaker?

    No. We feel that some of the best teachers are those who speak multiple languages, and if that’s you, we know that you are going to make an excellent teacher. If you can speak and write in English and be understood by others, then you should be able to do well in the course.

Calendar

CURRENT SESSION ENDS JUNE 21st, 2022

  • Start together

    If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. We believe you will do better in the course if we can all start together. In the first two weeks of the course, you will have a chance to get to know your classmates. We will also begin offering weekly webinars and other features to give you additional support and learning opportunities. Join us at the starting line: June 21st, 2021

  • Finish at your own pace

    When you start the course, you can choose between two different tracks: The Fast Track gives you the option to finish in as few as 8 weeks (following the schedule outlined below), while the Extended Track allows you extra time to relax and finish the course at your own pace in under a year. You can take as much time as you need to finish the course!

  • Schedule for releasing modules

    Classes for Module 1 are scheduled to begin on June 21, 2021. Then a new module will be released every three weeks. (This schedule has been updated, send us a message or join the course for more details.)

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  • University Credits and Certificate (included)

    1 credit and a TESOL Certificate of Completion from YWAM’s University of the Nations (UofN) is given upon successful completion of each module. (All fees are included in the price of the course.)

  • Add a Professional Certificate (fee required)

    Graduates from Modules 1-4 and the Teaching Portfolio Module can also apply for an internationally recognized professional certificate for an additional fee of $200. (Note: This third-party fee is subject to change and includes an additional assessment process.)