TESOL: Professionalism

Cook School of Intercultural Studies

About this Course

This course is designed to teach future educators in the TESOL world about what it means to be an ethical and professional teacher. You will have opportunities throughout this course to reflect on previously held beliefs and absorb new ones about your personal sense of ethics and values and how that will shape you within the classroom. This course will also guide you through the process of finding a job or volunteer opportunity wherever that may be and describe the type of training and preparation you need to be successful. Being a good English language teacher is not just a matter of knowing teaching techniques or something about the English language. It's also about having the disposition of a teacher and approaching the task (whether in a paid or volunteer position) as a professional. This module helps you know what that entails. For those just starting out in TESOL, it provides job search tools. For those ready to go deeper, it suggests ideas for teacher development.

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.

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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.