School of Education
TESOL: Classroom Management
Learn more about classroom management strategies that will equip and reassure you from the beginning to the end of the class period.
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Overview

Managing an entire classroom by yourself may seem like an overwhelming and daunting task, but it need not be! This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of classroom management and how to present yourself and organize your classroom to create a safe and open learning environment. You will have opportunities to create classroom plans and codes of conduct to use for your future classroom, as well as learn new techniques to encourage your students to participate in engaging activities and gain the attention and respect of your class.

Classroom Management is part of a series of courses that make up the TESOL Certificate, designed to equip learners with the essentials of teaching the English language, often in an informal, non-academic setting. This course can be taken individually or as a part of the Professional Certificate. 

Not sure which TESOL track is right for you? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information

Explore other TESOL Courses:

  1. TESOL: Essentials
  2. TESOL: Teaching Speaking
  3. TESOL: Teaching Pronunciation
  4. TESOL: Professionalism
  5. TESOL: Classroom Management
  6. TESOL: Teaching Grammar
  7. TESOL: Teaching Vocabulary
  8. TESOL: Course Design

By taking this course you will automatically earn credit toward Biola LEARN’s TESOL Certificate. Individual TESOL courses will transfer over should you decide to pursue the Certificate, so you won’t lose your progress. Additionally, the price of TESOL course(s) you have purchased will be automatically deducted from the total cost of the Certificate. However, the Capstone cannot be purchased separately.

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Instructor
Kitty Purgason
School of Education

About the Course Author

Kitty Purgason brings to her classes in TESOL methodology, curriculum, materials and intercultural communication her years of experience living, studying, serving and teaching in India, Russia, Korea, China, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Mauritania, Indonesia, Kuwait, Oman, Tajikistan, Vietnam and Spain. She has received three Fulbright fellowships and the Biola Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. She has been a U.S. State Department English Language Specialist. Her professional interests include methodology in local context and professional ethics.

Purgason has presented on methodology and materials-related topics at more than 30 local, state and national TESOL conferences, and has spoken about TESOL at Urbana and other similar conferences. She is the author of Professional Guidelines for Christian English Teachers (2016), "Planning Lessons and Units" in Celce-Murcia, Brinton, & Snow (2013), "Classroom Guidelines for Teachers with Convictions" in Wong and Canagarajah (2009), and English Language Teaching in Theological Contexts (2010).

About the Course Provider

The Cook School of Intercultural Studies exists to equip students to communicate, live and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts to make disciples of all peoples and impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Learn more about Biola's Linguistic and TESOL programs.

Syllabus

In this lesson, you will learn about the...
Overview
Getting Started
Video
Classroom Code
Reflection
Student Name Plan
Reflection
In this lesson, you will learn about the...
Overview
Teacher Tasks
Video
Teacher Task Plan
Reflection
In this lesson, you will learn about how to...
Overview
Teacher Talk Part I
Video
Teacher Talk Analysis
Reflection
In this lesson, you will learn about additional...
Overview
Teacher Talk Part II
Video
Teacher Talk Analysis
Reflection
In this lesson, you will learn about how to...
Overview
Pair and Group Work
Video
Lesson 5 - Quiz
Quiz
Lesson 5 Quiz Answer Key
Misc
In this lesson, you will learn how rewards and...
Overview
Rewards and Consequences
Video
Rewards and Consequences Plan
Reflection
In this lesson, you will learn how to support...
Overview
Large and Multilevel Classes
Video
Lesson 7 - Quiz
Quiz
Lesson 7 Quiz Answer Key
Misc
In this lesson, you will learn about the...
Overview
Feedback
Video
End of Course Assignment
Reflection
Recommended Resources
Misc
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 1-2 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the reflection and discussion questions. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

Since the TESOL courses are self-paced, you will have no interaction with the professor(s). However, if you are planning to submit your course assignments to obtain the TESOL Certificate, we recommend that you save all your work in one document, which will be submitted at the beginning of the Capstone course. At that point, a professor in the TESOL department will evaluate your work and provide feedback.

Learners who complete an individual TESOL course will receive a digital badge which signifies the development of a specific skill or competency. We partner with Accredible to provide digital badges that can be viewed digitally, downloaded, and shared to showcase your achievement. Add your badge to your LinkedIn profile, resume, email signature and more! For more information on how to access and share your badge, visit the Accredible knowledgebase.

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Individual Courses: 
Biola LEARN offers a series of 8 individual TESOL courses designed for flexible study of specific topics relevant to TESOL teachers. If you are new to the world of TESOL, it is highly recommended you engage in the TESOL: Essentials course first. The courses available in this series are listed below in the recommended order of completion, however courses can also be taken in any order, as needed.

  1. TESOL: Essentials
  2. TESOL: Teaching Speaking
  3. TESOL: Teaching Pronunciation
  4. TESOL: Professionalism
  5. TESOL: Classroom Management
  6. TESOL: Teaching Grammar
  7. TESOL: Teaching Vocabulary
  8. TESOL: Course Design

Professional Certificate in TESOL:
Biola LEARN’s Professional Certificate in TESOL is designed to equip learners with the essentials of teaching the English language, often in an informal, non-academic setting. As you work through 8 TESOL courses and a final Capstone, you will learn a variety of methods to aid in your teaching, and you will apply these methods to create your own lessons.

By taking an individual TESOL course you will automatically earn credit toward Biola LEARN’s TESOL Certificate.
You can switch from the individual track to the Certificate at any time without losing progress! To unlock the Capstone and complete all requirements for the Professional Certificate you will need to register for the TESOL Certificate. However, the price of the TESOL course(s) you have purchased will be automatically deducted from the total cost of the Certificate.