TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Total – 56 Credits\520 hours. NQF level 6
2B Language Learning and Practise
University\bachelor’s degree entrance certificate or equivalent with 50% or more for English Home language (L1). Students who do not have English as their L1 will need to demonstrate competence in English.
Applicants with a CELTA, PGCE with language didactics, or an equivalent qualification may apply for credit for TESOL 1A Introduction and do any of the advanced modules.
TESOL 1A Introduction: 12 credits\120 hours of teaching and learning.
This module starts on the 8th of February and runs, once a week for 15 weeks.
It may also be offered as a one-month intensive module in June and as a 15-week semester module starting on the 8th of February 2021.
For details on TESOL 1A for 11 January 2021 see below,
- 15 weeks. TESOL introduction 120 hours
- Course start date – 08 February
- Apply by 11 January 2021 with R325 application fee.
- Pay full fees by 31 January 2021
TESOL 1A & B and 2A & B may be taken as part of the BA or BTh or as stand-alone subjects, part-time, over 1 or 2 years. In each of the four modules, students will complete a practicum.
TESOL 1A. Introduction. (12 credits) This is designed as a stand-alone module as well as an introduction to the TESOL elective within the BA and BTh. Students are introduced to the four language skills, namely; listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as grammar and vocabulary systems. Method, language learning theory, classroom dynamics and learner needs are explored. While the focus is primarily on teaching adults some attention will be given to teaching L2 (FAL) to young learners. Trainees learn to plan, execute and evaluate a short lesson. At least 10 hours will be spent observing in a language classroom.
TESOL 1B. Method. (12 credits) Various language teaching methods will be presented and evaluated. Students will develop their own eclectic teaching philosophy and will learn how to apply their understanding of method, learner needs and teaching tools, to plan and execute learner centred lessons.
TESOL 2A. Skills. (16 credits) This is an advanced module in the theory and practice of teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary and a special focus on grammar.
TESOL 2B. Language Learning and Practice (16 credits). This module will complete the process of preparing students to continue to grow as professionals and to make a contribution to the TESOL profession. Some skills needed to thrive in a cross-cultural context will be explored.