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Specialization Modules

Specialization Modules

Types of Specialization Modules

20-Hour Practicum

This practicum is designed to provide you with the opportunity to put into practice the TESL theory and methodology from the course. During the practicum, you will observe, and be observed by, experienced language teachers and discuss classroom applications and the needs of various types of language learners.

Teaching Business English

English is the language of communication for international business. TESOL/TESL/TEFL teachers qualified to teach business English are in high demand overseas. This Specialization Module will give you the skills and strategies required to teach adults who use English in a professional environment. In this course you will learn how to relate business topics to teaching English. As a result, students do not need to have a business background to take this module.

Teaching English Online (Coming Soon)

The Teaching English Online module is in the process of being developed and is anticipated for release in Fall 2022.

Teaching English To Young Learners

Many overseas TESOL/TESL/TEFL positions require you to teach children, a task that is both challenging and fun. Compared to adults, children are more energetic, have shorter attention spans, and learn language according to their stage of development. The key to teaching English to children is knowledge of the principles of language acquisition and how to apply them to keep children motivated. This Specialization Module will provide you with a good foundation in classroom management techniques and supply you with interactive ideas for teaching to children of different ages and levels.

Teaching IELTS and TOEFL® Preparation

The IELTS™ (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL iBT® (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) measure how well non-native speakers can read, write, speak, and understand English. Passing the IELTS™ or TOEFL iBT® examination is a pre-requisite for international students hoping to study in North American post-secondary institutions. In addition, a student’s IELTS™ or TOEFL iBT® score may be used to determine job placement within the student’s home country. As a result, ESL students all over the world are seeking certified teachers trained in IELTS™ or TOEFL iBT® preparation. This Specialization Module is designed by experts in the field to provide you with strategies to help students successfully pass the exam.


After completing Oxford Seminars' TESOL/TESL/TEFL Teacher Training Certification Course, you become eligible to take up to four online Specialization Modules to enhance your teacher training. Each Specialization Module adds hours to your certificate, can be done at your own pace, and in the convenience of your own home.

Our specialization modules cost $300. This includes all online course materials, instructor feedback, the marking of all homework assignments, as well as the shipping and handling fees (within the United States) associated with the mailing the upgraded certificate awarded upon module completion.

Benefits of Completing a Specialization Module

By enhancing your teaching skills in the most requested areas of ESL teaching, you will be gaining a competitive edge over other ESL teachers applying for their first teaching jobs in this increasingly competitive field. Taking a Specialization Module will enable you to:

  • Become a more versatile teacher able to teach a wider variety of ESL classes
  • Earn more money by obtaining higher paying jobs and accessing more tutoring possibilities
  • Gain valuable additional expertise for ongoing guidance when teaching ESL abroad

Registration

Our specialization modules cost $300. This includes all online course materials, instructor feedback, the marking of all homework assignments, as well as the shipping and handling fees (within Canada and the United States) associated with the mailing the upgraded certificate awarded upon module completion.

Save $50 off the regular price if you enroll for a Specialization Module within two weeks of completing the certification course.


To enroll for a specialization module, please call 1-888-225-2480.
213-224-3930 (Los Angeles) / 646-921-1535 (New York)


20-Hour Practicum

20-Hour Practicum

This practicum is designed to provide you with the opportunity to put into practice the TESL theory and methodology from the course.  During the practicum, you will observe, and be observed by, experienced language teachers and discuss classroom applications and the needs of various types of language learners.

The practicum consists of observing ESL classes, planning lessons, teaching in a supervised environment, self-reflective exercises, and receiving scheduled feedback and guidance on your teaching.

Certification

An additional 20 practicum hours added to your TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate

Program Length

20-hour practicum to be completed within one year of registration

Prerequisites

Completion of the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL certification course

Enrollment

The 20-hour Practicum Specialization Module is affordably priced at $300 and includes all online course materials and instructor support, as well as the shipping and handling fees (within the US) associated with the mailing of the upgraded certificate awarded upon module completion.

To enroll for a specialization module, call 1-888-225-2480.

Course Objective

By completing the Oxford Seminars' 20-hour Practicum, you will:

  • Complete 10 hours of directed observations and 10 hours of supervised teaching practice;
  • Locate and organize suitable host schools, sponsor teachers, and language learners;
  • Document your supervised teaching practice hours using the Supervised Teaching Log, the Sponsor Teacher Supervised Teaching Report, and the Supervised Teaching Self-Evaluation Checklist;
  • Track your directed observation hours using the Directed Observation Log and Directed Observation Reports;
  • Act responsibly at all times throughout your directed observation and supervised teaching hours in accordance with the practicum conduct guidelines.
Recommended Background

This course is suitable for all graduates of Oxford Seminars’ TESL/TESOL/TEFL certification course.

Course Content
  • Finding a suitable host school and sponsor teacher;
  • Understanding the sponsor teacher requirements and submitting an approval form;
  • Completion and documentation of your 10 supervised teaching practice hours;
  • Completion of and tracking your 10 directed observation hours;
  • Submission of your Directed Observation Log, Directed Observation Reports, Supervised Teaching Log, Sponsor Teacher Supervised Teaching Reports, and lessons plans.
Course Evaluation

In this 20-hour practicum, you will complete the required directed observation hours, supervised teaching practice hours, and submit all required supporting documentation.

Employment Opportunities

Teachers who add the 20-hour practicum to their TESOL/TESL certification will observe ESL classes, plan lessons, teach in a supervised environment, complete self-reflective exercises, and receive scheduled feedback and guidance on their teaching. This practicum opens the door to teaching opportunities that require practicum teaching hours.

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Specialization Module: Teaching Business English

Teaching Business English

Complete the Teaching Business English module to enhance your TESOL/TESL/TEFL Teacher Training Certificate (adding 40 hours to your certificate) and find ESL jobs overseas teaching business English.

English is the international language – over half of all websites are in English, English is one of the official languages of the Olympic Games, and the World Trade Organization debriefs, meets, and publicizes primarily in English even if the representatives are from countries where English is not the native language

Teaching business English is your opportunity to teach the future leaders and business innovators of tomorrow how to effectively communicate in the most international language. Specializing in Teaching Business English will give you the skills required to teach adults how to correspond, communicate, and function in English within the global business community.

Pre-requisite
  • Completion of the Oxford Seminars’ TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course
  • No previous business knowledge or background is required
Enrollment

The Teaching Business English Specialization Module is affordably priced at $300 and includes all online course materials and instructor support, as well as the shipping and handling fees (within the US) associated with the mailing of the upgraded certificate awarded upon module completion.

To enroll for a specialization module, call 1-888-225-2480.

Early Bird Discount

Save $50 off the regular price if you enroll for a specialization module within two weeks of completing the TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course.

Objective

In completing the Oxford Seminars Teaching Business English Module, you will:

  • Gain a theoretical and practical overview of how to teach business English
  • Examine case studies and be provided with numerous practical lessons for teaching
  • Learn how to teach your class to feel calm and confident when speaking on the phone and within group settings, and how to better perform individual tasks
  • Gain a better understanding of business topics to discuss in an ESL classroom
  • Learn where to find useful teaching resources and materials
Content
  • Understanding business English, including specific challenges faced by adult learners
  • Strategies for designing icebreakers and motivating students based on the principles of communicative teaching
  • Case studies outlining common situations and difficulties business English teachers may encounter
  • How to develop and implement business English lessons and units
  • How to teach written and verbal communication skills in business English
  • Approaches to teaching business English vocabulary and useful expressions
  • Techniques for choosing and integrating business English resources
Evaluation

This 40-hour online module is to be completed within three months of enrollment.

In this module, you will complete readings, examine lessons, and complete an assignment that consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.

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Specialization Module: Teaching English To Young Learners

Teaching English To Young Learners

Complete the Teaching English to Children Module to enhance your TESOL/TESL/TEFL Teacher Training Certificate (adding 40 hours to your certificate) and find ESL jobs overseas teaching English to children.

As ESL is being introduced at a young age and becoming an essential part of school curriculum, many overseas teaching positions involve teaching children – a unique experience that is both challenging and fun.  Having the ability to engage a group of young learners in enjoyable activities that instill new language skills is an extremely valuable qualification for teaching positions abroad.

Our 40-hour Teaching English to Children Specialization Module expands upon teaching philosophies examined in the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course, and will prepare you to design and implement curriculum specifically for young learners of varying ages and skill levels.

Pre-requisite
  • Completion of the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course
  • No previous experience working with children is required to take this module.
  • Students should possess enthusiasm for childhood learning and development.
Enrollment

The Teaching English to Children Specialization Module is affordably priced at $300 and includes all online course materials and instructor support, as well as the shipping and handling fees (within the US) associated with the mailing of the upgraded certificate awarded upon module completion.

To enroll for a specialization module, call 1-888-225-2480.

Early Bird Discount

Save $50 off the regular price if you enroll for a specialization module within two weeks of completing the TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course.

Objective

In completing the Oxford Seminars’ Teaching English to Children Specialization Module, you will:

  • Gain a theoretical and practical overview of how to teach ESL to children
  • Examine the work of child development theorists Jean Piaget and Abraham Maslow, and language acquisition theorist Stephen Krashen
  • Investigate ways of incorporating the New Parade textbook, ideas, and methodologies within your own school curriculum
  • Gain a better understanding of how to teach phonics
  • Learn where to find useful teaching resources and materials
Content
  • Special considerations for teaching English to children
  • Investigation of theories of child development and learning
  • Introduction to multiple intelligences and learning disabilities
  • Approaches to planning units and structuring lessons for children
  • Teaching specific skills: vocabulary, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and literacy development
  • Innovative and interesting activities specifically designed to keep children interested
  • Examination of proactive classroom management techniques and classroom management issues specific to teaching children
  • Critical review and evaluation of teaching resources (books and websites)
Evaluation

This 40-hour online module is to be completed within three months of enrollment.

In this module, you will complete an assignment consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions based on all sections of the course book and corresponding textbook readings.

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Specialization Module: Teaching IELTS and TOEFL®  Preparation

Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation

Complete the Teaching IELTS and Teaching TOEFL® Preparation Module to enhance your TESOL/TESL/TEFL Teacher Training Certificate (adding 40 hours to your certificate). The IELTS and TOEFL® tests measure how well non-native speakers can read, write, speak and understand English. IELTS and TOEFL® teachers are in high demand since the results of this test can be a determining factor in a student’s future work and education.

The IELTS test stands for "International English Language Testing System." The IELTS is mainly offered in two forms, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The General Training version is designed for those who aim to work, train, complete secondary school studies in, or immigrate to, an English-speaking country. The Academic version is intended for those who wish to enter post-secondary studies, or undertake professional registration in, an English-speaking country. The Life Skills Test is the newest version of the IELTS™. This streamlined exam assesses two sections only (Speaking and Listening) and is completed in much less time. The IELTS Life Skills is for those who need to prove that their English speaking and listening skills are at Levels A1, A2 or B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), most often for family route migrants seeking to extend their stay in the UK.

The TOEFL iBT® test stands for “Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Testing.” Previously, the test was only available in paper-based testing (PBT) or computer-based testing (CBT) format, which is no longer available. Like with the IELTS, writing the TOEFL® is most often a pre-requisite for international students hoping to study in North American post-secondary institutions. In addition, the score is used by government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing agencies to assess English proficiency.

Graduates who earn the specialization in IELTS and TOEFL® Preparation for their TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification are in high demand among educational institutes. There is also the opportunity to teach one-on-one, since many job candidates, students, travelers, etc. require assistance in their studies. As English becomes a necessity for global communication, language proficiency testing is becoming more prominent and being qualified to assist in this process is a very marketable skill.

Pre-requisite
  • Completion of the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course
  • No previous exposure to IELTS or TOEFL® is required to take this course
Enrollment

The Teaching IELTS and TOEFL® Preparation Specialization Module is affordably priced at $300 and includes all online course materials and instructor support, as well as the shipping and handling fees (within the US) associated with the mailing of the upgraded certificate awarded upon module completion.

To enroll for a specialization module, call 1-888-225-2480.

Early Bird Discount

Save $50 off the regular price if you enroll for a Specialization Module within two weeks of completing the TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course.

Objective

In completing the Oxford Seminars Teaching IELTS and TOEFL®  Preparation Module, you will

  • Gain a better understanding of teaching for the IELTS and TOEFL iBT® tests, including administration, comparison of other various test formats, and content;
  • Learn general guidelines to follow when planning and preparing to teach IELTS and TOEFL®  preparation courses;
  • Review the major sections of the IELTS and TOEFL® : reading, listening, speaking, and writing;
  • Learn how to successfully teach and prepare students for each section of the test.
Content
  • Overview of the test and its administration, various test formats, and content;
  • Familiarization with the types of test questions and methods of scoring;
  • Review of language acquisition skills: listening, grammar, reading, writing, and speaking;
  • Focused guide and lesson samples for teaching the four principle components of the test;
  • Teaching exam preparation techniques (time management, test anxiety, review and recall, strategic guessing);
  • Teaching test passing techniques through sample questions and practice test.
Evaluation

This 40-hour online module is to be completed within three months of enrollment.

In this module, you will complete readings, examine lessons, and complete an assignment consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions.

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