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Whether pursuing a career in English language teaching to children or adults, the online Diploma in TESOL degree program is designed to prepare students with the global language teaching skills to be successful in a position teaching English to non-native English speakers. Although the AU Diploma in TESOL program does not lead to a specific job position, careers that AU TESOL graduates have pursued include teaching privately, teaching in educational institutions ranging from private language schools to universities, and operating their own private language schools.

  • Advance your career in English teaching
  • Learn from professionals & colleagues from around the world – courses are 100% online
  • Recorded web content makes it possible to review lecture material as needed
  • Four 15-week courses; new courses begin on the first Monday of each month.
  • Earn your Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL in about 60 weeks

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David Nunan, Ph.D

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

President Emeritus
David Nunan TESOL Institute Director
Professor: TESOL

Dr. David Nunan is Past President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. David Nunan, Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Anaheim University, 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-

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Fran Byrnes, Ph.D.

Fran Byrnes, Ph.D.Fran Byrnes, Ph.D.

Associate Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute
Professor: TESOL

Dr. Fran Byrnes has worked in the field of adult TESOL for over 30 years, in teaching and teacher training, and in the design and development of multimedia and online materials. Dr. Fran Byrnes received her Doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney. Her research interest and expertise lies in inter- and intra-cultural communication and in the theory and methodology of TESOL teaching a

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Sharyl Keck, MA

Sharyl Keck, MASharyl Keck, MA

Certificate Program Coordinator, David Nunan TESOL Institute
Instructor: TESOL

Ms. Keck received her MA in TESOL from Anaheim University and has served as the university’s TESOL Certificate instructor since July 2008, soon after the Certificate program began. In these roles, her duties include conducting daily instruction as well as assisting with creation and revision of assessment measures and multimedia course content. Ms. Keck has ten years’ experience teaching Engli

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The AU Diploma in TESOL degree program allows you to study online while working full time and fulfilling your personal responsibilities. All four courses in the program are taught 100% online.

Each course is 15 weeks long. New courses begin on the first Monday of each month. The Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL program will take about 60 weeks to complete.

Below is a suggested guideline for weekly study:

Weekly Study Format
150 minutes video lecture & Powerpoint presentation (view video, review Powerpoint, take notes)
150 minutes background reading
120 minutes preparation of responses to discussion questions and tasks
90 minutes discussion forum
30 minutes online quiz
9 hours per week total
Duration: 15 weeks x 9 hours per week = 135-hour course

 

The Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages has two main aims: (i) to explore the structure, grammar and phonology of the English language and (ii) to help prospective teachers increase their knowledge and understanding of teaching techniques and methodologies and develop their teaching skills.

The non-credit program examines English language teaching in relation to methods, assessment and evaluation, and materials development by:

• developing knowledge of the structure and grammar of English for use in the language teaching setting
• increasing understanding of effective English language teaching methodologies
• examining principles, issues and trends in English language learning and teaching in a range of learning contexts.

Introduction to TESOL
This program is designed for language teachers, teachers in preparation or intending teachers. It offers a practical introduction to language teaching and links practice to theory and research. The program offers students the opportunity of developing a solid pedagogical foundation through instruction in the following areas: language teaching methodology, listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, discourse, content-based instruction, using coursebooks, computer assisted language learning, learning styles and strategies, learner autonomy in the classroom, classroom-based assessment, and cross-cultural communication.

English Language Teaching Methodology
When someone teaches, they usually employ a range of activities in certain conditions that form an approach. When an approach has a theoretical background to it, it is a methodology. In this course, we look at different methodologies for TESOL, with an emphasis on the theory, principles, and procedures of the Communicative Method. However, in practice, most teachers employ a range of methodologies.

English Language Teaching Assessment
Assessment is an essential part of the teaching and learning process. Assessment not only identifies learners’ strengths and weaknesses, it also identifies strengths and weaknesses in teaching and learning materials. In this course, we explore how assessment can be used in a formative sense, to help evaluate learners’ performance, as well as in the summative sense, where assessments are used to determine the effectiveness of teaching and learning. In this course, we review the role of assessment and examine ways to ensure that assessment is fair and effectively and efficiently reflects both teaching and learning.

Material Development in English Language Teaching
Materials development is concerned with all the resources available for helping the teaching and learning process. These resources include professionally printed products such as textbooks, activity books & teacher guides as well as CD-ROM, DVD, and online computer resources. Resources also include those materials created by teachers & students. In this course, we review various re- source options, discuss their advantages & disadvantages, and outline ways in which teachers can both use and create effective and efficient materials to help in the teaching and learning process.

Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL Course Schedule 2014

New courses begin on the first Monday of the month.

January 6, 2014
February 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
April 7, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 2, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 4, 2014
September 1, 2014
October 6, 2014
November 3, 2014
December 1, 2014
Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL Program Fees

Affordable Pay-As-You-Learn System: Pay for only one course at a time, or receive a 10% discount on tuition by paying 100% of your program fees at the time you enroll.

Application and Registration Fees
Application Fee
(Non-refundable after 5 days)
$ 50
Registration Fee
(Non-refundable after 5 days)
$ 100
Records Fee $ 200
Per Course Fees
Tuition Fee $750 / course taken
Per Course Fee Total: $750
Diploma No cost
Replacement Diploma $ 100 (optional)
Course Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)
Program Total
Program Total $3,350

* Please Note: Textbook fees are not included in the above fee schedule.

Tuition may be paid on a course-by-course basis. Students may make payment by check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), money order or bank transfer.

* An extension may be granted by the Dean to students requiring more time to complete the program. Students requiring a 15-week extension will be charged an additional $200 extension fee per course.

Diplomatic and Military Service Discount: From January 1, 2006, those who have served their government through either diplomatic or military service may be eligible for a 10% discount.

An application for a TESOL Undergraduate Diploma must include the following:

    • Application form
    • Application fee ($50)
    • One recent color photograph (digital is okay).
    • Official high school transcripts or equivalent (GED, certificate of high school equivalency, documentation of completion of state-approved home school program, DD214 military form indicating high school completion) from an accredited institution in a sealed envelope from the awarding institution.

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)
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating a “C” or higher in an English composition class.
  • 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 Inglesia 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, Maryland, and Minnesota due to regulatory matters. For more information, please call our Admissions Director at 714-772-3330.

iconhowtoapply2The steps below are general guidelines for joining a program at Anaheim University. Just complete the following steps and, if approved, become part of Anaheim University's global community within 2 weeks.

ApplicationStep1

Read thoroughly through the pages of our website and catalog

ApplicationStep2 Click here to submit your application online
Click here to fill out a pdf version of the application and submit via email.
ApplicationStep4

The following documents are required for admission:

  • Application form (submit online)
  • Application fee payment (Submit credit card information online, mail check or send bank wire transfer)
  • One recent passport-size color photograph (submit online or mail original)
  • Official English language proficiency test score report if you are a non-native English speaker (mail original*)
  • Official transcripts.† (mail original*)
  • Official transcripts documenting at least one course in each of the following: accounting, finance and economics.†††† (mail original*)
  • Resume documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business††††
  • Resume †† (submit online)
  • Brief Statement.†† (submit online)
  • Resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing).+++(submit online)
  • An outline (1,000 words) of the research that the applicant envisions undertaking for the dissertation. +++
  • Three references attesting to personal and professional qualifications. One reference must be from each of the following:+++
    - A recent employer.
    - A TESOL professional who can attest to the applicant’s potential as a doctoral student.
    - A member of the academic faculty where the applicant completed his/her MA.

†††† DBA Only
††† Ed.D TESOL Only
†† MA TESOL Only
† Not applicable to TESOL/TEYL Certificate Programs
scanned copies are accepted to expedite application process while waiting for originals to arrive in the mail

ApplicationStep3

Pay the application fee of $75 (Doctoral or Graduate Degree program) or $50 (TESOL Certificate/TEYL Certificate/Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL program).


This fee may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, check or bank wire transfer.

ApplicationStep5 Send all required application documents you do not submit online by registered mail to the Office of Admissions at:
Anaheim University
Office of Admissions Room 110
1240 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806-5150
USA
ApplicationStep6 Upon receipt of application materials, a receipt for the application fee will be sent to you. In case your application materials are incomplete, please follow the directions issued by AU. When the Dean has approved acceptance of a student, an acceptance message and enrollment agreement form will be sent to the student.

Important Notes:

Official TOEFL or TOEIC score document

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 (“B” average for Ed.D, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates; “C” average for TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 PBT / 213 CBT / 80 iBT (Doctoral); 530 PTB / 197 CBT / 71 iBT (Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 500 PBT / 173 CBT / 61 iBT (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum TOEIC score of 800 (Doctoral, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 625 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (Doctoral, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 6.0 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 58 (Doctoral); 50 (Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 44 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum BULATS Level 3 (60), accepted only for Cultura Inglesia 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.


Official transcripts
Request that each college or university which you have attended send a transcript of your record in a sealed envelope. The courses you have taken, grades received, and, if applicable, the date and title of the degree conferred must be listed on each transcript. Each transcript must have the official seal or imprint of the institution as well. (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 a professional translating service. Translations must be exact and complete versions of the original records.) You may either submit all of your sealed transcripts with your application form, or have them sent directly to the Anaheim University Office of Admissions in Anaheim, California. Non-official transcripts may be submitted if official transcripts have been requested and will be sent at a later date.

Ed.D in TESOL Program applicants must have official MA transcripts, in a sealed envelope from the awarding institution. Applicants to the Ed.D program must hold an earned MA degree from an accredited institution in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a relevant area of education, with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent from non-USA institutions).

The DBA program requires a Masters degree in business administration, in a functional area of business, non-profit management, public administration, a JD degree, or other degree relating to managerial functions from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and/or CHEA, or by the government of the country in which the degree was awarded, and with an overall GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent from non-USA Institutions.

Licenses or Certificates
Please include photocopies of any licenses or certificates you hold which relate to the degree program to which you are applying. Do not submit originals as these materials will not be returned.

Resume
Please submit an up-to-date summary of your academic and professional accomplishments. An Ed.D. applicant must present a resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing. A DBA applicant must present a resume documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business

Brief Statement
For MA in TESOL applicants, please write a brief (300 - 400 word) statement setting out why you have selected the Anaheim University program, what you hope to get out of it, and how it will help you in your present and future career.

Upon receipt of application materials, a receipt for your application fee payment will be sent to you. In the case that your application materials are incomplete, please follow the directions issued by AU. When the Dean has approved acceptance of a student, an acceptance message and enrollment agreement form will be sent to the student.