Course

TESOL: Course Design

Cook School of Intercultural Studies

About this Course

Have you been asked to start a conversation class for English language learners? Are you in charge of the English camp your church is hosting this summer? Are you teaching in a school where you have the freedom to do whatever you want? For various reasons, teachers often have to design courses from scratch. This course will help you do that.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Gain an overview of the course design process from needs assessment to articulating goals to materials selection and more
  • Be led through the details of choosing course content, selecting materials, and formulating objectives
  • Receive a variety of resources to help with this process


This course is part of a series of nine 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. If you are new to the world of TESOL, it is highly recommended you engage in the TESOL: Essentials course first. The other 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

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.