Boston University School Of Education:
Boston University School of Education is located on Commonwealth Ave. in the heart of Boston, MA, and offers a Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Students who pursue the TESOL certificate may already hold a master's degree and do not wish to pursue another degree at this time. Some are making mid-career changes while others are already volunteering or working in this field. Boston University's TESOL graduate program produces innovative teachers who are well versed in theoretical and applied teaching principles. Our program prepares you to work in college and adult language programs in the United States or to work for college, adult, primary, or secondary school programs abroad. Admission to our program is competitive, and international students must submit a TOEFL score for admission.
The TESOL Program prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages at the college and adult levels. Students are required to take courses in linguistic theory, applied English grammar, second language acquisition, methodology of TESOL, and cross-cultural studies.
- Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Current theories of second-language teaching, analysis of materials, and practice in adapting and expanding textbook lessons. Focuses on adult, college, and international teaching.
- Linguistic Problems in TESOL: Application of linguistic concepts to the teaching of English as a second/ foreign language. Includes description of contemporary English grammatical structures that pose problems for learners and teachers.
- Introduction to Language and Linguistics: An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonological and syntactic theory, sociolinguistics, first- and second-language acquisition, and discourse theory. Also covers applications of various branches of linguistics to education, including issues of different cultures in the classroom, the role of language in education, and the development of literacy.
- Second Language Acquisition: Research and theories of second language acquisition. Includes the research on naturalistic and classroom second-language learning.