American TESOL

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【4 weeks class】

128 hours (32hours/week)
Schedule : 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (Monday to Friday)
Program fee : $3,420 (Registration fee $100, Class tuition fee $3,200 and Textbooks $150)

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TESOL Testimonials

The classes have a high practical content so you get plenty of opportunities to plan your own lessons and give presentations yourself.

Naokatsu Torimoto 
American TESOL

I really enjoyed the program. The tutors were always courteous and thorough. They shared some of their own stories and experiences with us, and this made the classes more enjoyable.The TESOL program is structured so that you learn psychology and the theory of teaching, and apply this on a practical basis in class.The classes have a high practical content so you get plenty of opportunities to plan your own lessons and give presentations yourself. You sit in on language classes and pick up hints and tips, and then at the end you have to plan and give your own simulated lessons. There is a lot of practical content, like selecting the right teaching materials to match your students' abilities, structuring the classes, and setting learning goals. You try these for yourself and get to see what works well and what doesn’t.On these occasions you also get detailed feedback from other TESOL participants and lecturers. That helps you move to the next stage of your learning development.

There were lots of different people on my program so I was able to build up a useful network of contacts. If you’re looking to become an English teacher you get to learn teaching methods you wouldn’t normally learn in your own country. Even if you don’t actually become a teacher, the course is useful for helping you to communicate and work with people in an English speaking environment. TESOL is a well-known qualification. If you’re interested in a more interactive-focused teaching approach, where you can compare your own English language skills with others, this is the course for you.You pick up skills that can be applied across a whole range of scenarios and situations. I’d really recommend it!

The American TESOL program was very interesting. The classes were very interactive.

Tsubasa Ubagai 
American TESOL

The American TESOL program was very interesting. The classes were very interactive. I really felt that all the activities we did would be useful for becoming a teacher in the future. Salma, my tutor, was very experienced in teaching English. She helped me learn so much about being a teacher, using approaches and activities that I wouldn’t have learned back at home.

Part of the program involves observing and sitting in on how the NYEA teachers teach and run their classes. Observing classes objectively in a professional capacity as a teacher means you pick up on things you don’t notice just from participating in class as a student. The final part of the program involves giving simulated lessons to the other students. Teaching a class with students of different nationalities is very nerve-wracking, but it was an eye-opening experience for me. The whole program and all the classes are conducted in English. The American TESOL program doesn’t just show you how to be an effective teacher, it’s also a great way to develop your all round English language skills. I’d strongly recommend it.

I learned that how to do in the class, not only that, I learned a lot more things.

HaeJee Chung 
Class : American TESOL

It is my honor to take a TESOL course in NYEA. I did not expect such a wonderful class. I learned that how to do in the class, not only that, I learned a lot more things. Teachers who helped a lot tired to interact with us. Although it is not a master’s degree, but it is sure that American TESOL certificate helps us improve our thinking about teaching English. Thank you so much!!

The teachers are so professional and friendly.

Rim Rouissi 
Class : American TESOL

Studying TESOL in New York English Academy is very beneficial and helpful. The teachers are so professional and friendly. It was a great experience , encourages me to study more about teaching English.

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Student comment : American TESOL Program Students

Hi guys! We are American TESOL students from Japan. Half of us are college students who want to be English teachers, and the others are teaching English to Japanese students. We all have teaching experience and want to improve our teaching skills. American TESOL is the course where students learn how to teach English in the “communicative approach.”

We have a common hope to make a change or bring about something new for Japanese education. Kakeru has a dream to establish an English institution in Japan. Through this course, he wants to know if teaching fits him.

Yoko is now teaching kids and adults, but sometimes she feels that Japanese students need new methods to improve their English. Keiko has her own business and teaches her students privately but she thinks that her knowledge is limited. Mayuko majors in English education and has a strong will to take some actions to English education. Kohei wants to learn pedagogical approaches different from ones applied in Japan.

We believe that the American TESOL program gives us inspiring ideas for our future classes which will help our Japanese students improve their English.

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Introducing New York English Academy’s TESOL Program for American English

The New York English Academy TESOL program is inspired by the most renowned TESOL programs in the world, such as the Cambridge University CELTA and the Trinity College TESOL certificate. What will make NYEA’s TESOL program unique is that it is focused on American English -- a recognition of the distinct cultural and linguistic character of a language built over centuries by an international community of immigrants. NYEA’s TESOL program will show teachers how to teach The American Language.

Each teacher will concentrate on 8 areas:

  • Becoming an effective teacher of American English
  • Understanding the rules and conventions of The American Language
  • Teaching the four basic skills of American English: reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  • Understanding the difference between American and non-American English
  • Lesson planning for The American Language
  • Observing master teachers of American English
  • Observation and evaluation by master teachers of American English
  • Student needs analysis and customizing programs for American language learners

7 Points of American TESOL

Point1) Why American TESOL ?

You may know that the most prominent internationally-recognized programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are British programs: Cambridge University CELTA and the Trinity College Certification. But with America as the world’s leading business, economic and cultural center, there is growing recognition of the importance of the American English language. Demand for this language of international commerce and popular culture is growing stronger all the time.

Point2) What kind of methodology will we learn from American TESOL ?

There are a wide variety of approaches to TESOL methodology. American TESOL will give teachers an overview of all of the most relevant approaches with special emphasis on the contemporary Communicative Language Teaching Method and Content-Based approach.
Through a content-based approach, students learn by doing--utilizing the language in realistic settings.

Point3) Learn about classroom activities and methodologies to enhance communication skills.

  • Role-Play: Language students act out real life situations
  • Pair and Group Work; Pair and groups doing small projects together
  • Discussion and Opinion Sharing: Help English students express themselves in English
  • Impromptu Speaking and Free Writing: Build English students’ speed and fluency

Point4) Learn from teacher colleagues and mentors.

After studying teaching methodology, TESOL student move to classroom observation and production of details analysis of teacher practices. As teachers watch the methodology put into practice, they begin to envision how they might deliver lessons in the classroom.

Point5) Learn how to run a class with the American TESOL method:

  • Create syllabi with goals, learning objectives, and performance outcomes
  • Prepare detailed lesson plans with daily objectives, activities, outcomes and assessment
  • Designed custom supplementary materials and activities
  • Professional teacher mentors to act as guides

Point6) Finally, deliver lessons to a real-world ESL class of volunteer students!

  • Teachers mentors provide valuable feedback and observations

Point7) Assignment as Benchmarks of Learning

  • Written assignment analyzing one unique aspect of American English.
  • Analysis of one of the four sub parts of language learning skills with particular attention to the split between comprehension and production.
  • Paper describing the Communicative Language Teaching methodology in the context of other past and contemporary methodologies discussed in lectures.
  • Graded ESL lesson plans.
  • Short, observed demo teaching practice.
  • Report on ESL methodologies observed in an NYEA ESL class.
  • Student Subject Report: profile a student and devise an academic plan.

American TESOL Learning Objectives

American TESOL 1

1 To understand the origins and evolution of the American English Language.
2 To understand the current variations between American British English and other “World English”.
3 To become familiar with the Production and Comprehension Language skills in the context of American English Language acquisition.
4 To become acquainted with basic ESL teaching strategies and how those strategies are utilized in the context of American English Language acquisition.
5 To acquire the ability to produce high quality lesson plans for an ESL class.
6 To be able to observe and evaluate ESL teaching methodology in a live teaching environment.
7 To be able to independently execute an ESL lesson plan in a real-life ESL classroom setting.

American TESOL 2

8 American TESOL students will be able to plan and teach a full-length ESL class of volunteer ESL students.
9 Students will gain the ability to implement and refine curriculum and class syllabi.
10 American TESOL students will produce a detailed profile and academic plan for a current NYEA ESL student subject.
11 American TESOL student will gain the ability to evaluate the needs of a real-world ESL class at and adapt to the needs of the students.

American TESOL 3

12 To become a competent and independent ESL teacher capable of refining course content according to ESL students’ particular needs.
13 To become a competent and independent ESL teacher capable of independently building a syllabus.
14 To develop a personal teaching philosophy based on research and empirical evidence.
15 To develop the ability to competently observe and evaluate beginning American TESOL 3 students.
16 To be able to independently produce a week’s worth of ESL lesson plans for a real-life ESL class.
17 To be able to independently execute a 2 week-long ESL course and deliver 2 week’s worth of ESL lesson plans.

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