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Past Virtual Seminars

TESOL Introduces Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs


​10 November 2015 
10:30 am–11:30 am ET



Jan Dormer
Rosario Giraldez
Natalie Kuhlman
Seyed-Reza Mazloom-Farzaghy
Richmond Stroupe   


Cost: Free for members and nonmembers

Register Online


Program Description

This webinar will introduce you to TESOL’s newly-developed “Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs.” You will learn about the overall organization of the standards, and the three strands: 1) Candidate Standards, 2) Curriculum and Instructor Standards, and 3) Organization and Program Management Standards. An overview of the standards within each of the three strands will be provided, along with a description of the program assessment.

What Will I Learn?

At the completion of the webinar, you will understand
  • the rationale on which the standards are based, and the scope and purpose of their development
  • how the standards are organized and the three main strands
  • how the standards can be used in different contexts for different (internal and external) purposes
  • how to use the Program Assessment

​Who Should Attend?

  • TESOL certificate program directors, instructors, and students
  • Accreditation/regulatory agencies
  • Ministries of Education
  • Anyone interested in creating a TESOL certificate program