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General Information about International TESOL Certification

The International English Educational Research Association's TESOL Certification
Program is an intensive course which provides participants with professional knowledge
and skills in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) as well as
tools for their own reflection and growth as teachers. It is designed to be offered
intensively in four weeks or extensively over a longer period.

The course provides practical training through teaching demonstrations, lesson
planning and analysis, and practice teaching and feedback. Participants develop skills
in teaching, speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and culture. The course
begins with a brief look at second language acquisition through the experience of being
a learner. Participants then examine specific teaching areas each day, which they apply
in their daily practice teaching of adult ESOL learners. Participants gain skills in analysis
through examining their lessons with IEERA teacher trainers.

The innovative course curriculum was designed by IEERA faculty, based on humanistic,
experiential, and progressive teaching.

The IEERA's International TESOL Certification Program focuses on three main areas:

Participants engage in a language-learning experience in order to explore the
relationship between language learning, teaching, and aspects of second
language acquisition from the point of view of the learner. This experience
provides the foundation for the examination of teaching practices.  

Participants examine the theory and practice of planning, teaching, grammar,
culture, and assessing lessons in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading,
and writing) through experiential activities, teaching demonstrations,
discussions, lesson planning, materials development, and readings.  

Classroom practices
Participants put their new knowledge and skills into practice through daily
teaching sessions. Trainers observe and facilitate feedback sessions after
these lessons. Participants learn to reflect on and assess their own teaching
as well as to examine the teaching of their peers.

The IEERA's International TESOL Certificate is recognized worldwide. Graduates find
challenging teaching positions in the U.S. and abroad, or return to their current jobs with
new skills and greater knowledge, awareness, and satisfaction. To facilitate networking,
maintains a listserv that connects graduates of all IEERA courses.

The course is currently being offered at locations worldwide through IEERA partnerships
with host sites.


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