Engaging in the Foreign/Second Language Classroom

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Apply Your TESOL Learning to the Classroom

This course provides opportunities for the professional development of TESOL candidates through teaching practice.  The focus of the course is to link theoretical knowledge and understanding of issues and research in the field of English as a Second Language (ESL)/English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to practice through reflections, written in-class assignments, and classroom experience.

Course Details

Number of Units:  2.0 units of graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for recent college graduates, career changers, and educators who wish to develop their competencies in field of TESOL.

Course Materials: No textbook requirement

Technical Requirements


The successful completion of the four TESOL courses, ELTS-X701 through ELTS-X704, is highly recommended before taking this course.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
ELTS-X705 – 035 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $317

Engaging in the Foreign/Second Language Classroom

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Andreea Corona

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Evaluate current research in the field of ESL/EFL
  • Apply theories in the field of ESL/EFL to practical application of TESOL
  • Create a pedagogy toward TESOL that incorporates best practices and relevant research


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  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
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