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TESOL Training Institute


Montgomery College
TESOL Training Institute

The Adult ESOL & Literacy Program, under the Workforce Development & Continuing Education Unit of Montgomery College is pleased to present the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Training Institute. The purpose of the Institute is to provide a high-quality innovative educational program that will enable individuals, in a supportive and challenging environment, to become highly competent instructors of adult ESOL. As a community of lifelong learners who aspire to the highest standards of instructional excellence, we seek to create career pathways for instructional leadership, service, and success in TESOL that significantly contributes to the highest standard of language teaching and teacher training in the region. 


The Institute provides:

  • Structured opportunities for participants to obtain theoretical and practical training in Teaching English to Speakers to Other Language (TESOL).
  • Theoretical training in the principles of linguistics and language pedagogy that underpin quality instruction
  • Practical training that includes the requirement in each class for participants to engage in classroom observations and/or volunteer or professional teaching for approximately ten hours per course.
  • A significant academic challenge for participants in a supportive learning environment
  • A career pathway for increased employment opportunities in the field of TESOL that include adult education programs at nonprofits, government educational, businesses, and overseas organizations.

The Institute requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite to admission
  • A TOEFL score of 575 or higher for non-native English speakers
  • A deep commitment to providing quality instruction for ESOL learners
  • A significant willingness and preparedness to engage in challenging academic work
  • A commitment of personal time, energy, and resources
  • Successful completion of the three core noncredit courses and one additional course each running 40 hours, in
    • Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Required)
    • Assessment and Evaluation in the ESOL Classroom (Required)
    • Understanding Second Language Acquisition (Required)
    • Teaching Reading Skills to ESOL Learners
    • Grammar and Linguistics Rules for an Integrated Approach to Adult ESOL
  • Successful completion of approximately ten hours of classroom observations
  • Completion of all classes with a grade of “B” or higher in order to earn a Certificate of Completion.
  • Additional coursework may be added to the program as the needs are identified.

For more information, please call 240-567-8169, email Program Coordinator Nancy Newton at, or attend an information session.

Information Session Schedule

Information Session May 16, 2015 9:00 am Westfield South, Suite 306
Information Session June 20, 2015 9:00 am Westfield South, Suite 306
Information Session July 18, 2015 9:00 am Westfield South, Suite 306
Information Session August 15, 2015 9:00 am Westfield South, Suite 306
Information Session September 19, 2015 9:00 am Westfield South, Suite 306
Information Session October 17, 2015 9:00 am Westfield South, Suite 306
Information Session November 14, 2015 9:00 am Westfield South, Suite 306
Information Session December 12, 2015 9:00 am Westfield South, Suite 306


Location: Westfield South Office Building, 2nd floor, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, Md. 20902. Disability access for this leased site is on the same side as the movie theatre entrance. For more information regarding disability access at this site, or if any individuals are facing accessibility issues anywhere in the Westfield South Center, please call 240-567-8841

See Printable TESOL Information Session flyer.

For more information, please call 240-567-8169 or email Nancy Newton, Program Coordinator

Please do not bring children!

Montgomery College is an academic institution that is committed to equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty and staff.

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Mailing Address
Montgomery College
Workforce Development & Continuing Education
TESOL Program
Office: 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Room 210
Wheaton, Maryland 20902


Contact Us:
Nancy Newton, Program Director
Phone Number : 240-567-8169

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