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Montgomery College is an academic institution that is committed to equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty and staff.

The Adult ESOL & Literacy Program, under the Workforce Development & Continuing Education Unit of Montgomery College is pleased to present the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Training Institute. The purpose of the Institute is to provide a high-quality innovative educational program that will enable individuals, in a supportive and challenging environment, to become highly competent instructors of adult ESOL. As a community of lifelong learners who aspire to the highest standards of instructional excellence, we seek to create career pathways for instructional leadership, service, and success in TESOL that significantly contributes to the highest standard of language teaching and teacher training in the region.

TESOL classroom

Highlights

The Institute provides:
  • Structured opportunities for participants to obtain theoretical and practical training in Teaching English to Speakers to Other Language (TESOL).
  • Theoretical training in the principles of linguistics and language pedagogy that underpin quality instruction
  • Practical training that includes the requirement in each class for participants to engage in classroom observations and/or volunteer or professional teaching for approximately ten hours per course.
  • A significant academic challenge for participants in a supportive learning environment
  • A career pathway for increased employment opportunities in the field of TESOL that include adult education programs at nonprofits, government educational, businesses, and overseas organizations.
The Institute requires:
  • A bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite to admission
  • A TOEFL score of 575 or higher for non-native English speakers
  • A deep commitment to providing quality instruction for ESOL learners
  • A significant willingness and preparedness to engage in challenging academic work
  • A commitment of personal time, energy, and resources
  • Successful completion of the three core noncredit courses and one additional course each running 40 hours, in:
    • Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Required)
    • Assessment and Evaluation in the ESOL Classroom (Required)
    • Understanding Second Language Acquisition (Required)
    • Teaching Reading Skills to ESOL Learners
    • Grammar and Linguistics Rules for an Integrated Approach to Adult ESOL
  • Successful completion of approximately ten hours of classroom observations
  • Completion of all classes with a grade of “B” or higher in order to earn a Certificate of Completion.
  • Additional coursework may be added to the program as the needs are identified.

Please Register Online for the TESOL Information Session

Register for Info Session
Information Session Dates
Event Date Time Location

Information Session

January 7th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

February 4th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

March 4th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

April 1st 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

May 6th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

June 3rd 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

July 8th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

August 5th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

September 9th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

October 7th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

November 4th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Information Session

December 9th 2017

9:00am-11:00am

Westfield South Suite 306

Location: Westfield South Office Building, 2nd floor, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, Md. 20902. Disability access for this leased site is on the same side as the movie theatre entrance. For more information regarding disability access at this site, or if any individuals are facing accessibility issues anywhere in the Westfield South Center, please call (240) 567-8841.

See Printable TESOL Information Session flyer.

Please do not bring children!

Contact Us:
  • TESOL Training Institute
  • 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 310
  • Wheaton, MD 20902

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD

240-567-5000

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