Teaching and Assessing Adult Learners, Self-Study


You can register for Teaching and Assessing Adult Learners at any time. You have three months from the time of enrollment to complete the course.

Who Should Attend?

Teaching and Assessing Adult Learners is a new online course designed for current or prospective teachers and administrators on the fundamentals of teaching and assessing adult language learners. This self-study course allows you the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

You will learn
  • the principles of adult education
  • techniques and methods for teaching language skills, vocabulary, and grammar to adult learners in ESL and EFL contexts
  • assessment approaches and tools to evaluate student learning.

More About This Course

This six-week online course gives you an overview of teaching and assessing adult learners. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to
  • discuss the types of activities that support adult learners’ language acquisition
  • identify the key elements of effective adult ESOL instruction
  • use different types of assessment tools for evaluating learners’ proficiencies in various skill levels
The course is divided into six modules, each with several tasks and a culminating activity:

Module 1: Overview of Adult ESOL Instruction
Module 2: Reading & Literacy
Module 3: Listening & Vocabulary
Module 4: Speaking & Pronunciation
Module 5: Grammar
Module 6: Writing

Note: Self-study courses do not count toward the TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP). If you’re interested in the TCCP, please visit the TESOL Core Certificate Program webpage or contact TESOL Professional Learning.



TESOL Member: $385
Global Member: $160
Nonmember: $440

Refund Policy

No refunds or transfers will be issued and all sales are final.

How to Register

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Course Requirements

TESOL courses are asynchronous, which means that you can log in at any time. You should plan to spend approximately 10 hours in each module for a total of 60 hours. Each module includes a variety of learning materials, including PowerPoint guides, video clips describing the objectives and goals for each module, readings, and quizzes. You must score 80% or higher on each module quiz before moving on to the next module.

When you finish the course, you will receive a certificate of completion listing the hours of professional development you spent on the course.

All course materials are available on TESOL’s online course platform. Cost for the materials is included in the registration fee.


Contact TESOL Professional Learning.