• American TESOL

    TESOL for Business Certification

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification

  • Summary

    TESOL for Business
    TESOL for Business Certification is a sixty hour self paced online course that gives you a
    general guide to the theoretical approaches of TESOL.  Methodologies of TESOL are explored with focus on teaching English to business professionals. Topics covered include call center lesson plans, writing a business resume, and business plan presentation.
  • Objectives

    • Examine the core knowledge of TESOL
    • Create ESL lesson plans
    • Assess and compare TESOL methods of teaching
    • Facilitate successful communication in the TESOL classroom


    • Correctly identifying methods and approaches to TESOL.
    •  Improvement of student achievement by creating a safe and shameless learning environment.
    •  Improvement of teacher confidence.
    •  Introduction to teaching ESL online.
  • Competencies

    •  Consistently provide a classroom environment that is supportive to the latest trends of TESOL.
    • Design and implement ESL lesson plans that reflect best teaching practices, and target student ESL learning needs.
    • Demonstrate high expectations of all students learning.
    • Monitor and assess student progress.
    TESOL Certification Course Book


    TESOL for Business Certification includes 3 eBooks, and consists of assignments and readings from the Barron's ESL Guide to American Business English textbook. All materials are included in the tuition price.
  • Modules

    Introducation to TESOL & Teaching Business English
    Reading Assignment - Pages 1 - 10, TESOL for Business e-book
    Video Assignment - How to Teach Resource
    Review of Acronyms Resource
    What do the acronyms TESOL, SLA, L1 and L2 stand for?
    Guide to acronyms.
    Acronyms Quiz
    E-book Reading Assignment
    Learning Methods Quiz
    Reading Assignment - Approaches to TESOL
    In your own words, explain five teaching approaches/methods for TESOL, and which methods you think will work best for adult professionals.
    Guide to approaches and methods.

    TESOL Methods
    Guide to approaches and methods.
    TESOL Methods & Approaches Quiz

    Business Reading Assignments
    Reading Assignment - Pages 11 - 20, TESOL for Business e-book
    Wikipedia Reading Assignment
    Guide to pedagogy
    Define Pedagogy
    Video Assignment - Observing Standards-in-Action: ESL Classroom Lesson
    Guide to Lesson Planning e-book
    Write a sample lesson plan for each of the five teaching approaches/methods.
    Sample work sheets for use in business lesson plans.
    Guide to ESL lesson plans.

    Creating Lesson Plans
    Lesson Planning
    Guide to ESL lesson plans
    Understanding Connectionism, Morphology, and Syntax.
    SEP Reading Assignment file
    E-book Reading Assignment
    Grammar, Morphology and Syntax Quiz

    Lesson Plans & Resumes
    Reading Assignment - Pages 21 - 30, TESOL for Business e-book
    Reading Assignment - What is a Call Center?
    Reading Assignment - Call Center Lesson Plan
    Create a Lesson Plan for ESL Learners Working at a Call Center
    Prepare to begin supporting business ESL students in resume format and creation skills.
    Write A Business Resume
    Sample Business Resumes

    Business Presentations
    Prepare to begin supporting business ESL students in preparation of business plan presentations.
    Business plan presentation
    Online Business Plan Template
    Construct a sample busines plan for opening a business overseas.
    Guide to business plans.

    Business Interviews
    Reading Assignment - Interview Lesson Plan
    Make a lesson plan describing procedures for assisting students to practice interviews in the classroom. Be specific.
    Guide to interviews.

    Financial Terms
    Reading Assignment - Financial Terms
    Review Financial Terms
    Name and define at least 10 other key financial terms that were not mentioned in the text.
    Guide to financial terms.

    Financial Term Lesson Plans
    Using one of the learning approaches prepared in the beginning of the assignments, create a lesson plan that utilizes financial terms.
    Guide to ESL business lesson plans.

    Final Reading and Essay
    Reading Assignment - Pages 30 - 45, TESOL for Business e-book
    Reading Assignment - Barron's Guide to Business English
    Final Essay

    TESOL for Business Certification

    Upon completion participants receive TESOL for Business Certification, and optional job placement teaching English abroad to adults. 
    TESOL certification issuance is based on successful
    completion of required assignments, lectures, quizzes, and final assignment. 
    Participation requirements include a high school diploma, and fluency in English. Internet access is required to complete
    online studies.
    Online, participants access the TESOL Virtual Learning Center to interact live with American TESOL instructors, complete assignments, and view progress towards TESOL certification.

    American TESOL Institute

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    Tampa, Florida 33637
    Email: info@americantesol.com
    Telephone: +1 - 813 - 975 - 7404
    Fax: +1 - 813 - 464 - 8032
    Toll Free: 1-877-748-7900
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