TESOL for Business Certification Course Catalog

TESOL for Business Certification is a sixty hour self paced online course that gives you a general guide to the theoretical approaches of TESOL. Methodologies of TESOL are explored with focus on teaching English to business professionals. Topics covered include call center lesson plans, writing a business resume, and business plan presentation.


  • Examine the core knowledge of TESOL
  • Create ESL lesson plans
  • Assess and compare TESOL methods of teaching
  • Facilitate successful communication in the TESOL classroom


  • Correctly identify methods and approaches to TESOL.
  • Improvement of student achievement by creating a safe and shameless learning environment.
  • Improvement of teacher confidence.
  • Introduction to teaching ESL online.


  • Consistently provide a classroom environment that is supportive to the latest trends of TESOL.
  • Design and implement ESL lesson plans that reflect best teaching practices, and target student ESL learning needs.
  • Demonstrate high expectations of all students learning.
  • Monitor and assess student progress.


included are 3 e-Books, and the Barron's ESL Guide to American Business English textbook. All materials are included in the tuition price.

TESOL for Business Certification

Upon completion participants receive TESOL for Business Certification, and optional job placement teaching English abroad to adults.

TESOL certification issuance is based on successful completion of required assignments, lectures, quizzes, and final assignment.

Participation requirements include a high school diploma, and fluency in English. Internet access is required to complete online studies.

Online, participants access the TESOL Virtual Learning Center to interact live with American TESOL instructors, complete assignments, and view progress towards TESOL certification.


Introduction to TESOL & Teaching Business English

  • Reading Assignment - Pages 1 - 10, TESOL for Business e-book
  • Video Assignment - How to Teach Resource
  • Review of Acronyms Resource
  • What do the acronyms TESOL, SLA, L1 and L2 stand for?
  • Guide to acronyms.
  • Acronyms Quiz
  • E-book Reading Assignment
  • Learning Methods Quiz
  • Reading Assignment - Approaches to TESOL
  • In your own words, explain five teaching approaches/methods for TESOL, and which methods you think will work best for adult professionals.
  • Guide to approaches and methods

TESOL Methods

  • Guide to approaches and methods.
  • TESOL Methods & Approaches Quiz

Business Reading Assignments

  • Reading Assignment - Pages 11 - 20, TESOL for Business e-book
  • Wikipedia Reading Assignment
  • Guide to pedagogy
  • Define Pedagogy
  • Video Assignment - Observing Standards-in-Action: ESL Classroom Lesson
  • Guide to Lesson Planning e-book
  • Write a sample lesson plan for each of the five teaching approaches/methods.
  • Sample work sheets for use in business lesson plans.
  • Guide to ESL lesson plans

Creating Lesson Plans

  • Lesson Planning
  • Guide to ESL lesson plans
  • Understanding Connectionism, Morphology, and Syntax.
  • SEP Reading Assignment file
  • E-book Reading Assignment
  • Grammar, Morphology and Syntax Quiz

Lesson Plans & Resumes

  • Reading Assignment - Pages 21 - 30, TESOL for Business e-book
  • Reading Assignment - What is a Call Center?
  • Reading Assignment - Call Center Lesson Plan
  • Create a Lesson Plan for ESL Learners Working at a Call Center
  • Prepare to begin supporting business ESL students in resume format and creation skills.
  • Write A Business Resume
  • Sample Business Resumes

Business Presentations

  • Prepare to begin supporting business ESL students in preparation of business plan presentations.
  • Business plan presentation
  • Online Business Plan Template
  • Construct a sample business plan for opening a business overseas.
  • Guide to business plans

Business Interviews

  • Reading Assignment - Interview Lesson Plan
  • Make a lesson plan describing procedures for assisting students to practice interviews in the classroom. Be specific.
  • Guide to interviews

Financial Terms

  • Reading Assignment - Financial Terms
  • Review Financial Terms
  • Name and define at least 10 other key financial terms that were not mentioned in the text.
  • Guide to financial terms

Financial Term Lesson Plans

  • Using one of the learning approaches prepared in the beginning of the assignments, create a lesson plan that utilizes financial terms.
  • Guide to ESL business lesson plans.

Final Reading and Essay

  • Reading Assignment - Pages 30 - 45, TESOL for Business e-book
  • Reading Assignment - Barron's Guide to Business English
  • Final Essay

Get Started Today

  • Course Name: TESOL for Business Certification (ATIBE)
  • Clock Hours: 60 self-paced with 12 months to complete.
  • Cost: $295
  • Delivery Method: Online

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