Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Grammar

English Classes - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

This is the second of the Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program and is taken after successfully completing the TESOL – Basics course.

An overview of English language grammar, with special emphasis on structures most commonly taught in English language classes, is covered in this course. This is a hybrid course and is offered in the winter quarter only. The class meets weekly in person for three hours, and online self-study for 1.6 hours of instruction.


Required Textbook

Grammar for English Language Teachers, 2nd Edition (Martin Parrott, ISBN: 9780521712040, Cambridge University Press)


Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the role of grammar in second language instruction
  • Develop fluency in grammar-speak
  • Gain the ability to explain, present, and provide examples of various grammar points
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize and identify grammatical errors, and know how to fix them
  • Create a bibliography of credible grammar sources
  • Demonstrate an ability to talk about, work with, and teach grammar structures
  • Create several worksheets and two lesson plans to be used in future ESL classes
  • Become aware of the role that a TESOL certificate plays in employment in the field of teaching English to non-native speakers 


Who Should Take this Class?

  • Native Speakers of English who want to work internationally teaching English
  • International students who are studying in the U.S. and want to teach English overseas
  • Current tutors and teachers of English language learners at tutoring centers and nonprofit agencies



  • Successful completion of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – Basics
  • BA/BS degree from English speaking country
  • Non-native speakers must have a minimum score of 92 on the TOEFL iBT or 7 on the IELTS


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