An application for a Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) Certificate must include the following:

  • Application form
  • Application fee ($50)
  • One recent color photograph (digital is okay)
  • A scan of a current, government-issued photo ID

 

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate college-level proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Degree from an accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit where the language of instruction was English (“C” average)
    (Note:  If the university does not routinely issue transcripts in English, original language records must be submitted with official English translations. We will accept translations issued by the university or by the following professional translation services: Accredited Language Services; Berlitz; Liaison Linguistics; Josef Silny & Associates; American Evaluation & Translation Services (AETS); and Education Evaluators International. Translations must be exact and complete versions of the original records.)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 500 PBT / 173 CBT/ 61 iBT.
  • A minimum TOEIC score of 625.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0.
  • A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 44.
  • A minimum BULATS Level 3 (60), accepted only for Cultura Inglesa in Brazil.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.

 

Once your application materials have been approved, you will need to submit an Enrollment Agreement and tuition payment to complete the enrollment process.

 Internet Access: All students are required to have access to a computer equipped with Internet access capabilities.

Entrance Examination:  There is no entrance examination required for admission to Anaheim University.

We currently do not accept students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island due to regulatory matters. For more information, please call our Vice President of Administrative Affairs at 714-772-3330.

Teaching English to Young Learners Certificate Program Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable after 7 days): $ 50
Registration Fee (non-refundable after 7 days): $100
Tuition: $750
Certificate no charge
Replacement Certificate $ 100 (optional)
Replacement Cover $ 50 (optional)
Course Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)

TOTAL: $900

 

IMG 0295Students are expected to complete the TESOL Certificate within the prescribed 15-week term. Students requiring a 15-week extension will be charged an additional $200 extension fee.

Note: The list of tuition fees does not include textbook fees. The Textbook is approximately $27 in traditional book format or approximately $9.99 in e-book format.

Payments can be made by check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard,American Express or Discover), money order or bank transfer (the student is responsible for any transactions fees imposed by the institution). The application fee must be paid at the time of application.

Please note that students who register and pay for the course seven days or less before the scheduled start date will pay an expedited registration fee of $40. 

Join Anaheim University's Online MA in TESOL after Completing the TESOL Certificate: After completing the TESOL Certificate, continue into Anaheim University’s Online MA in TESOL or Online Graduate Diploma in TESOL program and you will be waived the tuition fee for two units of credit. Students must complete the TESOL Certificate with grade of B or higher, meet all entrance requirements for the MA or Graduate Diploma in TESOL and be accepted into the MA or Graduate Diploma in TESOL program.

U.S. Military:  Anaheim University's programs are approved for VA benefits.

The objectives of the Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners are:

  • To introduce TEYL theory, research and practice to relatively inexperienced or unqualified teachers that is accessible and that is supported by a wide range of teaching materials, teaching ideas and classroom extracts.
  • To encourage self-direction on the part of students through the provision of follow up resources and ideas.
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to enable those students who desire it to go on to higher study.
  • To present content through a range of print, audio and video media.
  • To foster the development of higher level thinking skills such as the critical evaluation of pedagogical materials.


PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the Teaching English to Young Learners Certificate program, students will be able to:

  • discuss the practical implications of learner characteristics at different developmental stages between birth and puberty.
  • discuss the effect of chronological age on second language acquisition.
  • state key principles in the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation to young learners.
  • adopt, adapt or create a range of tasks for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation to learners at different ages and stages of development.
  • discuss the teaching of styles to younger language learners.
  • articulate the importance of emotions in language learning.
  • suggest strategies for building parental relationships and educating parents about their children’s learning.
  • suggest techniques for creating a positive classroom atmosphere.
  • state the benefits of realia and visuals in the language classroom.
  • explain a number of different models for using Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in the language classroom
  • describe the purposes of assessment, and say how the purposes will determine a range of other factors including techniques for assessment.
 

Online Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners Course Schedule 2020

New courses begin on the first Monday of the month.

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January 6, 2020

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July 6, 2020

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February 3, 2020
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August 3, 2020
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March 2, 2020
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September 7, 2020
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April 6, 2020
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October 5, 2020
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May 4, 2020
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November 2, 2020
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June 1, 2020
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December 7, 2020
"What I liked best about the program was the integration of the reading from Dr. Nunan’s book, the video/lectures that supported the reading and vice versa, plus having Professor Marie Webb encouragingly responding to what I wrote and giving me further resources/thoughts to consider in my teaching. I felt very fortunate to have such dedicated attention from Professor Webb in answering questions or comments. The online experience was very convenient and well-paced for my fairly busy schedule.” – Kwansei Gakuin University Elementary School (Japan) English Staff Ryan Fujii

 

David Nunan, Ph.D


Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute

David Nunan, Ph.D.David Nunan, Ph.D.

Master of Arts in TESOL Designer & David Nunan TESOL Institute Director
Senior Professor: TESOL

Dr. David Nunan is former president of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. David Nunan, Director of the MA TESOL program and David Nunan TESOL Institute, is the founding Dean of the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education and served as President of Anaheim University from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Nunan is a world-renowned linguist and best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for Cambridge University Press...

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Marie Webb, M.Ed.

Marie Webb, MAMarie Webb, M.Ed.

Certificate Program Coordinator, David Nunan TESOL Institute
Instructor: TESOL

Marie Webb is a graduate of the University of San Diego where she earned her Master of Education in TESOL, Literacy and Culture. She has been teaching since 2010 in a wide range of settings including California community colleges and universities, and has international teaching experience in Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo, Japan, and Macau, China. In addition to her ESL teaching, Marie has also taught Master's level coursework at the University of San Diego's Master of Education in TESOL program. ...

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