TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The acronym represents the academic certification itself, as well as the international organization that advocates for best practices in TESOL education. You’ve likely seen other acronyms like TEFL and TESL that refer to teaching English to non-native speakers, so how is TESOL different?

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This TEFL certification prepares you to teach English in another country to students who don’t speak it. Some TEFL certificate programs allow you to complete your coursework overseas, and will help place you in a teaching position once you’ve completed your certificate program. TESL – Teaching English as a Second Language – is a separate certification that qualifies you to teach English to non-native speakers in the United States.

There is a lot of overlap. You sometimes see online job listings for “TEFL/TESOL,” as if the acronyms are interchangeable. But the TESOL program actually encompasses both TEFL and TESL. Getting a TESOL certification or TESOL credential equips you to teach both in the U.S. and overseas where English is being taught to people of a different native language. This means that having TESOL certification can potentially open more doors to teaching experience and employment.

TESOL International Association points out “6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners”:

  1. Know the students you’re teaching. The more you know their backgrounds and interests, the better you can engage with them.
  2. Make the classroom environment conducive to learning. Do whatever you can to make your students feel comfortable.
  3. Use scaffolding and other lesson aids that maximize student comprehension. This includes facial expressions, modeling, and visual media.
  4. Continually assess comprehension and adapt lessons accordingly. Assessments can be as simple as students giving a thumbs up or down to communicate whether or not they comprehend the material.
  5. Regularly monitor progress and provide feedback. Gather data so you can track student achievement. 
  6. Foster a strong learning community among your colleagues. When teachers collaborate and are professionally engaged, their teaching improves.

 Mind Boosters provides with excellent training for TESOL Examinations. The program is offered at affordable rates handled by experienced faculty.

In this course, teachers will learn how to teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, as well as vocabulary learning and teaching, and grammar and sentence structure. They  will learn how to manage your classroom with your classroom set up. You will also learn how to manage behavioral Issues.

 By the end of this course they will understand the importance of collaborating with co-workers and management as well as facilitating group work in your class to achieve second language acquisition objectives and goals. 

Finally, they will be able to differentiate between different learners, teachers, levels, contexts.

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A typical TESOL/TEFL certification course for teaching English abroad entails at least 100 hours of training and coursework in addition to 6-20 hours of live practice teaching (practicum), which is equivalent to a full-time 4-week intensive course.

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