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Fundamentals of TESOL

Course Description

Fundamentals of TESOL provides general theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for prospective and newly practicing ESL/EFL teachers. It familiarizes the participants with theoretical and practical aspects of language, language learning, teaching methodology, and classroom practice. The course runs for 10 hours per week for six weeks. It is offered twice each year.


17 June–28 July 2015 Sold out!
8 October–18 November 2015 Sold out!


June–July 2015: Miralyn F. Malupa-Kim, Alliant International University-San Diego
October–November 2015: Sheila Corwin, online teacher trainer

Who Should Attend?

Prospective and newly practicing ESL/EFL teachers and anyone needing a refresher on the the fundamentals of English language teaching.


TESOL members
Global members

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About the Instructors

Miralyn F. Malupa-Kim has been in the TESOL profession for 18 years. She taught ESL/EFL at university-based intensive English programs and government institutions in Texas, California, and language institutes in South Korea and the Philippines. She served as a language training supervisor at the Foreign Service Institute-Department of State. She has been working for the ETS Online Scoring Program (TOEFLiBT) for over eight years. Mira has a doctorate in education with TESOL concentration and a master’s degree in TESOL from Alliant International University-San Diego, where she currently works as a professor of TESOL. She holds an RSA/Cambridge CELTA certificate from St. Giles International-San Francisco.

Her research interests include teacher discourse, assessment (speaking), and computer-assisted language learning. Mira is also serving as a standing committee member of the TESOL Professional Development Committee.

Sheila Corwin has been involved with ESL/EFL for over 20 years. She has also taught English language learners and trained new and already practicing language teachers from all over the world.

Sheila lives in Florence, Italy where she served as the academic director and principal trainer for a teacher training and cultural center.  Currently, she works as an online teacher trainer for the TESOL International Association and a TEFL certificate course based in London, England.  In addition, she serves as a curriculum consultant and trainer for a teacher training organization in Mexico. In Florence, she leads several TEFL Teacher Refresher and Creative Classroom Courses for English and other language teachers per year.  She also developed and teaches a 20 hour Weekend TEFL course in Florence. In previous years, Sheila served as an English language instructor at the university level in Oaxaca, Mexico; and in a private language school in her home state, California, USA.

Sheila holds a TESL certificate from the linguistics department at Sonoma State University and a MA degree in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies both in California, USA. She is presently enrolled in an online doctorate program in educational psychology.

Her interests in TESOL include the correlation between culture and language and the use of authentic materials in second and foreign language classrooms.