TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (10 weeks: 180 hours)
The TESOL Certificate program is only offered at the Manhattan, New York, campus.


Program Goal

TEFL/ TESL Teacher training program is to provide out students with the highest quality of training and guidance that enables them to seek out teaching opportunities across the globe, or further education.


Outcomes of the Program: TESOL Certificate

At the end of the program, participants will be able to

 ·  Demonstrate an understanding of how language is learned.

 ·  Identify current language teaching methodologies and their advantages and disadvantages, and effectively apply practices into use.

 ·  Evaluate, select, and use appropriate materials for language skill being taught.

 ·  Create a comfortable learning environment.

 ·  Evaluate own teaching effectiveness.


Course Description

  Module One: Introduction to language and language learning

This module provides an overview of how language is learned, and how second language learners best learn language. Learners gain an understanding of how age impacts language learning, as well as how one’s first language impacts the acquisition of another language. Additionally, learners also gain an understanding of linguistic terminology.

  Module Two: The English Language

This module provides an overview of English grammar, lexis and vocabulary, and pronunciation.

  Module Three: English language teaching

The module covers common teaching methodologies and activities used in ESL and EFL instruction. Students learn to identify which methods are best used at a particular level, or to teach a particular skill area.

   Module Four: Teaching language skills and lesson planning: reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking, pronunciation

This module provides learners an overview of the four skill areas: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking involved in EFL/ESL instruction, how to develop effective lessons within a skill area, and methods and approaches commonly used to instruct.

   Module Five: Assessment

This module provides learners an overview of the two main types of assessment: formative and summative. Participants learn how to develop assessments based on student learning outcomes, and how to effectively create and use a variety of assessment scales, such as rubrics.

   Module Six: Practicum: Observations

This module provides learners an opportunity to observe a wide variety of ESL classes.

   Module Seven: Practicum: teaching and tutoring

This module provides learners an opportunity to work with experienced teachers. Students will work on generating effective lesson plans, and instructing small or large groups of students.


  1. Fill out the application form below and submit the application form below
  2. For international student, send the proof of standardized test scores (iBT TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC) to admission@amlotus.edu 
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