If you've been considering Arizona State University's TESOL Professional Certificate
, or if you think you might enjoy a career teaching English as a second or foreign language, this is a great opportunity to find out more!
Between now and September 3rd
you can post your questions about the TESOL Certificate below and Dr. Shane Dixon and Jessica Cinco will answer as many as they can on September 3rd. Here are some example questions they get asked a lot but feel free to come up with your own:
1. What does the TESOL Certificate qualify me to do?
2. Where in the world can I go with a TESOL Certificate?
3. Do I need a bachelor’s degree to get a TESOL Certificate?
4. What is the difference between a TESOL Certificate and a TEFL Certificate? A CELTA/DELTA?
5. What accrediting bodies exist for TESOL Certificates? Are they all the same?
6. How do I know who accepts a TESOL Certificate?
7. What if I have already been teaching English?
About the Q&A Guests
Dr. Shane Dixon
is a Sr. Global Educator at Global Launch, Arizona State University. His research interests include language learner autonomy, online design, and gamification. He has a PhD in educational technology and publishes articles and book chapters related to the intersection of language learning and educational technology. He has also conducted studies on international student success in U.S. universities. Dixon has designed on-ground, online, and blended TESOL programs for groups from China, Korea, Japan, Iraq, Peru, and Mexico and for companies such as General Electric (Brazil), LG (Korea), and Toyota (Japan). He is the author of five books, including 100 TESOL Activities (a former Amazon bestseller in ESL) and The Language Learner Guidebook: Powerful Tools to Help You Conquer Any Language.
is the co-instructor of “Teach English Now!” This is Arizona State University’s award-winning 150-hour TESOL Certificate course offered on Coursera with over 200,000 learners enrolled from all around the world. She has facilitated teacher trainings at ASU, in the Jiangsu Province, China and in Bhopal, India. Additionally, she has taught at Chosun University in South Korea, Beijing Normal University in China, Southeast Missouri State University in Missouri and has been teaching at Arizona State University for more than 6 years. She holds a Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Southeast Missouri State University and two undergraduate degrees from Truman State University: German and Communication. Her research interests are the integration and implementation of Dr. Brené Brown’s research on reducing shame-based behaviors and empowering teachers to create more empathetic, vulnerable spaces to promote both student and teacher motivation and engagement.