Berry College offers an ESOL endorsement to an existing Georgia teaching certificate. This program is designed to provide a knowledge base of research, theory, values and methodology to prepare individuals to teach youngsters whose native language is not English.
Upon completion of the ESOL-endorsement course sequence, candidates will demonstrate these competencies:
- Knowledge of the nature of language, and of the phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of the English language;
- Listening, speaking, reading and writing English;
- Knowledge of and experience in second-language acquisitions across age levels;
- Knowledge of the effects of cognitive, affective and sociocultural variables of language learning;
- Language-assessment techniques and instruments and the evaluation of students;
- Curriculum planning and instructional methods for teaching English as a second language;
- Study of sociocultural and characteristic features of linguistic/minority cultures.
To Add the Endorsement
An applicant shall be working toward or possess a professional certificate at the bachelor's or higher certification level in a teaching field, or in the service field of school counselor (provided that a teaching-field prerequisite has been established) or in speech and language pathology.
Course Requirements (Minimum 7 hours)
EDU 662 - Applied Linguistics for ESOL teachers - 2 credit hours
EDU 663 - Language and Culture in Education - 2 credit hours
EDU 664 - Methods of Teaching in Bilingual/ESOL Settings - 3 credit hours
For more detailed information contact the Graduate Education Office at 706-368-5712.