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Guide to MS, MA, re interested in learning more about programs for teaching ESL, we ve provided a list of some popular, accredited schools below.

What is ESL or TESOL certification and do I need it?

If you want to teach English to non-native speaking students in the U.S. or in other parts of the world, you need to meet ESL or TESOL certification requirements. The U.S. requires prospective educators to meet both national and state certification requirements. Below are the typical steps to follow to becoming an ESL teacher:

1. Research ESL Programs and Requirements

Start by researching schools and degree options in ESL to determine which route fits your interests and career goals. If you want to teach at the secondary level, you ll want to look for a program that prepares graduates to work with high school students. The same goes for elementary and adult education.

ESL teachers can hold an undergraduate degree in nearly any major, but some may be more beneficial than others, such as English, education, or linguistics. Some students choose to minor in education as a way to explore teaching within your subject area.

ESL teachers must earn the right certification through an accredited undergraduate program, community college, language institute or online course. If you want to teach abroad, you ll need a work visa. To teach in the U.S. need to meet licensure and/or certification requirements as determined by your state.

A master s degree is often a requirement for ESL teachers in community colleges or universities. Public school ESL teachers may need to earn a master s degree to work for some employers after they re hired.

For international employment, you can research openings by joining online job boards or working with a foreign language institute. For jobs in the U.S. you can look for regions that are hiring, attend job fairs, or substitute teach at a local school. Community college and university teaching positions are typically posted on a school s website or third-party website.

Which master s degree is right for me?

A master’s degree will greatly expand your career options, including opportunities to teach at a university, a community college, or at an intensive language center abroad or in the U.S.

The degree options listed below focus on education with an emphasis in ESL, with the last option designed for those hoping to teach English as a second language to non-English-speaking students in an ESL or an EFL context.

  • MA Master of Arts. Completing a four-year bachelor’s degree program is required before beginning a master’s degree program. Students who have obtained a master’s degree are highly educated in their chosen area of study.
  • MEd Master’s in Education. Graduates of a MEd program are well-educated in their areas of study to the point that they are also able to teach that subject to others.
  • MAT Master of Arts in Teaching. Similar to a MEd, but students in a MAT program learn more about the tools and methods used to teach others.
  • MA in TESOL Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This is a specific degree program that specifically teaches students how to teach English to ELLs. Graduates of this degree program will be able to teach English to students without knowledge of the students’ languages. In this program, students frequently have the option to pursue a public school (PK-12) ESL state teaching certification.

What do all the ESL acronyms mean?

If you are new to the world of language teaching, you may feel intimidated by all the acronyms related to ESL. That s why we put together a list of the most common acronyms you re likely to come across in the ESL field to prevent confusion:

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. This acronym refers to educating English learners. The acronyms TESL, TEFL, ESOL, and ELL, all fall under the TESOL umbrella.

Teaching English as a Second Language. TESL and ESL are the same, and refer to teaching English to non-native speakers in public or private PK-12 schools, colleges and universities, tutoring organizations, or any company. Some states also refer to this as ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), while others differentiate between TESL/ESL and ESOL.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This acronym is used when an educator is teaching English in a country where English is not the primary language, and are often employed by universities and international organizations.

English to Speakers of Other Languages. Can be used interchangeably with TESL/ESL, but it is more commonly used when referring to a program beyond an elementary-high school setting. These are also known as English as Second Language programs, and they all teach ELLs colloquial terms in addition to basic vocabulary and grammar.

English Language Learner. ELL students are those who are still in the process of learning English and are not yet fluent or proficient. The ELL acronym refers to any student in a TESL/ESL or ESOL program anywhere.

Online resources for teaching learning ESL

If you’re interested in learning about ESL, we’ve provided a list of some useful links below to help you find reliable information about the field:

  • Leading Sources for Teaching Learning ESL. Our guide of over 100 sources offers free tools and paid lessons, general tips and specific exercises, and much more information to make teaching and learning ESL as fun and easy as possible.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics Salary Stats. Here you ll find salary information and an industry profile for English language and literature teachers, as reported by The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Scholarship and Grant Opportunities. Are you looking for financial assistance to help with the costs of your master s degree? If so, our guide provides a wealth of useful information on how to find and apply for grants, scholarships, and other forms of aid.
  • Salary Information with a Master s in ESL. Check out our guide with even more salary and career information for ESL teachers at all levels.

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    Course Description

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that comes packaged with the Microsoft Office family of software products. Just like the other programs by Microsoft, Excel can be used for a wide variety of purposes such as creating an address book, grocery lists, tracking expenses, creating invoices and bills, accounting, balance checkbooks and other financial accounts, as well as any other purpose that requires a spreadsheet or table.

    This course will cover the many features of Excel 2016 and will teach you how to use them, starting with the simple and working to the most complicated. The good news is that Excel 2016 makes everything easy. By learning how to navigate the program and where to find each feature, operating Excel can become a breeze.

    This course will teach you how to:

    Create a spreadsheet

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    Enter data into a spreadsheet

    Use formulas and functions for math, accounting, and totaling.

    Create formulas and functions

    Calculate data

    Create charts and diagrams for your data

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    Lesson 1: Introduction to MS Excel 2016

    Excel can be used for a wide variety of purposes such as creating an address book, grocery lists, tracking expenses, creating invoices and bills, accounting, balance checkbooks and other financial accounts, as well as any other purpose that requires a spreadsheet or table.

  • Lesson 2: Navigating Excel 2016

    In this lesson, we’re going to focus on the major elements of Excel 2016 and take a few minutes to become familiar with their purpose.

  • Lesson 3: Worksheets and Workbooks

    Worksheets are stored in workbooks, and workbooks are the files that you actually save.

  • Lesson 4: Entering Information into MS Excel 2016

    Starting to enter information is as simple as clicking on a cell in the spreadsheet and typing, but there are some things that are helpful to know – and that you can do – before you ever type that first letter or number.

  • Lesson 5: Introduction to Working with Cells, Rows, and Columns

    If you want to move data from its original location and relocate it somewhere else, you must cut the data, then paste it somewhere else. You can cut or copy cells, rows, columns, or entire worksheets.

  • Lesson 6: Formatting Data and Cells

    Taking the time to format a worksheet can take it from the black and white page of data and gridlines to something that looks professional and attractive.

  • Lesson 7: Formatting Rows and Columns

    In Excel 2016, the width of a column is determined by how many characters that can be displayed within a cell.

  • Lesson 8: Editing Cells, Rows, Columns, and Worksheets

    Excel 2016 makes creating – and editing – spreadsheets a lot easier because correcting errors is easy mess free.

  • Lesson 9: Introduction to Formulas and Calculations

    If you use spreadsheets to do accounting for a business, track totals, invoice customers, or anything that requires mathematics, Excel’s ability to calculate formulas is going to save you errors and headaches.

  • Lesson 10: Working with Formulas and Functions

    In Excel, a function is a predesigned formula that does a certain calculation. This can make it easier because you don’t have to construct every formula yourself.

  • Lesson 11: Maintaining Worksheets

    It’s important to learn how to maintain your worksheets to help you keep on top of all the information.

  • Lesson 12: The What-If Analysis

    A what-if analysis lets you explore possibilities by entering possible values into the same equation so you can see the possible outcomes in the cells of your spreadsheet.

  • Lesson 13: Adding Images and Graphics

    You’ve already learned how to format a worksheet and enter information into Excel. Now we’re going to show you how to add elements such as graphics and images.

  • Lesson 14: Charts and Diagrams

    Charts and diagrams are tools you can use to visually represent the data in a worksheet.

  • Lesson 15: Creating Data Lists

    A data list or a database table are types of worksheets that aren’t used to calculate values, but to store information, such as names and addresses of clients or perhaps a library of books.

  • Lesson 16: Managing Data

    A form is simply a dialog box that lets you display or enter information one record (or row) at a time. It can also make the information more visually appealing and easier to understand.

  • Lesson 17: Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts

    A pivot table sounds more difficult and confusing than it really is. Most people say they don’t like pivot tables, or they don’t understand them. In truth, they’re not that difficult at all.

  • Lesson 18: Printing Worksheets and Workbooks

    Headers appear at the top of a worksheet. Footers appear at the bottom. Both can contain page numbers, and headers often contain the title of the worksheet and perhaps the date.

  • Lesson 19: Templates

    Templates are worksheets that are already designed for you.

  • Lesson 20: Protecting, Saving, and Sharing Workbooks

    Add protection to worksheets so that they can’t be edited by other people. You can lock cells or an entire worksheet.

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    Course Title: Excel 2016

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    • TOEFL: A score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 72 (internet) minimum requirement on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or successful completion of Level 112 at an English Language School (ELS) unless English is the native language, and an unqualified recommendation from an ELS program director is provided. (International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States do not need to submit TOEFL scores.)
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    Effective Communication 101

    Lesson 1: Recognizing and Understanding Communication Styles

    This lesson will help recognize four of the major communication styles. Each style serves a different purpose, and you will be able to identify those and understand which is the most effective.

  • Lesson 2: Verbal Communication

    This lesson will break down verbal communication into various subcategories. It will help to find key areas for improvement when misunderstandings arise.

  • Lesson 3: Nonverbal Communication

    This lesson will help you learn to use nonverbal cues to better understand others. Likewise, you can hone these skills to be sure you are effectively communicating your ideas.

  • Lesson 4: Communicating in Writing

    This lesson will address the different components of written communication. It will enable individuals to use writing to maximize their ability to communicate for personal and business reasons.

  • Lesson 5: Cultivating Conversational Skills

    This lesson teaches the most important skills required to use conversation as an effective form of communication. Mastering conversational skills makes you more interesting, and more likely to truly experience two-sided communication.

  • Lesson 6: Group Communication

    In this lesson, you will learn more about group dynamics and how to use them to your advantage. Groups have very specific ways of interacting, and anticipating this can be invaluable in making sure the group actually is effective.

  • Lesson 7: Communications Technology

    In this lesson, you will learn more about the technology currently available to make communication faster and easier. You will also learn what kinds of repercussions this access to instant communication has on business and personal relationships.

  • Lesson 8: Barriers to Communication

    The goal of this lesson is to learn to recognize where there might be breakdowns in communication. By knowing what problems you are facing, you are more prepared to avoid them altogether.

  • Lesson 9: Cultural Aspects of Communication

    In this lesson, you will learn about the field of cross-cultural communication. You will discover what types of barriers to expect, and what you can do to overcome them.

  • Lesson 10: Disagreements and Conflicts

    In this lesson, you will learn how to handle disagreements before and after they occur.

  • Lesson 11: Negotiation

    In this lesson, you will learn the basics of negotiation. It will also pull together some of the skills you have learned throughout this course and show you how to utilize them to reach a specific goal.

  • Lesson 12: Constructive Criticism

    In this lesson, you will learn how to offer and receive constructive criticism. You will also learn the dynamics of the critical relationship.

  • Additional Course Information

    • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
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    Course Title: Effective Communication 101

    Course Number: 7550121

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Recognize and describe various communication styles.
    • Define verbal communication.
    • Define nonverbal communication.
    • Demonstrate proper techniques when communicating in writing.
    • Demonstrate techniques for improving conversational skills.
    • Demonstrate techniques for improving group communication.
    • Describe techniques for improving communications with technology.
    • Define barriers to communication.
    • Compare and contrast cultural aspects of communication.
    • Describe communication strategies to resolve disagreements and conflicts.
    • Describe negotiation strategies.
    • Describe how to receive and deliver constructive criticism, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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