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You can become qualified to work anywhere in the world

When you earn your Graduate Certificate in TESOL from Moody Theological Seminary, you’re qualified to work anywhere in the world. You’ll learn about pedagogy, applied linguistics, and ministries related to teaching English—a significant way to serve Christ and witness to learners around the globe. Gain instructional strategies for teaching the English language, including current methodologies and best practices.

Earn your certificate on the Chicago campus.

You'll take these courses in the TESOL certificate:

  • Hermeneutics
  • Theology and Practice of Intercultural Ministry
  • Biblical Spiritual Formation and Biblical Spiritual Formation Lab
  • TESOL Instruction and Methodology I
  • TESOL Instruction and Methodology II
  • Theoretical Foundations of Second Language Acquisition
  • English Grammar, Syntax, and Morphology or English Phonetics, Phonology and Pronunciation
  • Moral and Spiritual Issues in TESOL

Program Plan

What you’ll learn in the TESOL certificate

As you study, you’ll:

  • Articulate theories and apply applied linguistics research to English language teaching
  • Learn teaching approaches to speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • Develop pedagogical skills in classroom management, lesson planning, and assessment
  • Explore the biblical, theological, ethical, and spiritual perspectives of TESOL

Get to know your TESOL program head

Take classes with Dr. Brad Baurain, TESOL program head. Dr. Baurain has taught English and trained teachers for more than 25 years in China, Vietnam, the United States, and Canada. He helps his students develop relationships with their students of English and prepares them to teach wherever God takes them.

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Financial Aid

A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $445 per credit hour (price subject to change per academic year). Our scholarships and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. You may also qualify for a Federal Loan.

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