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TESOL Partners with Arizona State University to Offer TESOL Core Certificate Program

by David Cutler | 09/19/2016
Alexandria, VA (19 September 2016) – TESOL International Association has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to offer its TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) beginning in January 2017. The program will be offered five times a year, and each cohort will have 30 participants from all over the world who will choose electives in teaching adult or young learners.

Revamped to align with TESOL’s Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs and relaunched in January 2016, the TCCP is a 140-hour blended training program that provides a foundation in the theory and practice of English language teaching (ELT) for current or prospective teachers and administrators with little or no formal ELT training.

“TESOL International Association sets and maintains high standards for English language educators worldwide,” noted Dianna Lippincott, strategic innovation manager from Global Launch at ASU. “As experienced English as a second language professionals and teacher trainers, we are thrilled to partner with TESOL to reach even more professionals and beginning teachers with the TESOL Core Certificate Program.”

Julia Rosen, managing director at Global Launch, agreed. “This partnership between TESOL International Association, the global authority on English Language teaching, and Arizona State University will provide access to top-notch professional training to English teachers around the world,” she said. “TESOL International Association and ASU are both committed to providing high quality training for teachers which will ultimately impact students’ acquisition of English language, thus enabling them to thrive in the global marketplace.”

TESOL's partnership with ASU will expand its reach, enabling the association to offer the TESOL Core Certificate Program to a wider range of English language teaching professionals. Commenting on the newly formed partnership, TESOL International Association Executive Director Rosa Aronson stated, “TESOL is honored to partner on this project with ASU, one of the most innovative and creative institutions of higher education in the country. We look forward to offering this type of quality program that will build the capacity of future TESOL professionals.”  

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