Will you teach me English?
English-speaking Christian workers are often asked this question. English has become the world’s common language, and throughout the world, non-English speakers are anxious to learn. Many English-speaking workers have attempted to teach English, only to discover that being a native speaker does not in itself make one a good teacher of English.
Our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course includes six weeks of intensive training in basic theories and methods of teaching English, intercultural communication for teachers, classroom management, how to work with different learning styles, testing, principles of language acquisition, as well as the sounds and grammar of English. An integral part of the training is the opportunity to practice teach during the course.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a TESOL certificate and supporting documents. These will become the key for opening opportunities to teach English in many settings, worldwide. Meet real needs of internationals within English-speaking countries… of residents in non-English speaking nations worldwide. Acquire a job skill that opens doors to hard-to-enter countries… one that reaches people with whom you are already working.
The TESOL school does not allow time to teach the English skills. It focuses on the skills of teaching, so the students must be proficient in English pronunciation and grammar in order to be successful. You do not need to be a native English speaker.
There is no formal testing requirement; we expect that you will know if your English is adequate to be a teacher. Some non-native English speakers do well in TESOL; others struggle. We will work with you as much as possible to help you to succeed.
Completion of a Discipleship Training School (DTS) is not required.
The cost of the 6-week TESOL course: $1,700 USD. ($100 deposit for books is due on acceptance and 1600 is due on the first day of class)
The tuition includes lectures, practicum expenses, housing and meals for the duration of the course. There is a non-refundable application fee of $40.
Note: Arrive by 5:00 PM on Sunday before school starts and depart on Saturday after school ends. We do not observe holiday breaks. We cannot accommodate early arrivals.