Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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Reach your career goals with a Certificate in TESOL
The University of the Potomac’s TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) program is a series of intensive academic-focused courses designed to prepare students with certification in teaching the language. The objective is to develop students’ linguistic and teaching competence by focusing on the language functions required for academic achievements and everyday life activities.
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TESOL Certificate Program Overview
While you have hundreds of cities to choose from, few can compare to Washington, D.C.’s abundant entertainment and recreational options, and its ethnically and culturally diverse population. There’s certainly plenty to do, from visiting the many museums along the National Mall to taking in a Washington Nationals baseball game to simply enjoying the cherry blossoms in springtime.
By providing weekly activities designed to help students better understand and engage with the dynamics of studying and living in the United States, the TESOL program helps you discover D.C.’s many facets of American culture.
University of the Potomac is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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“I liked the sense of a small community and the friendly staff support. I also liked the fact that students come from different parts of the world and the culture exchange. “
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TESOL CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
To receive an Associate of Science degree in Accounting, students must earn 60 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours.
Levels: 1, 2 & 3
Reviewed and approved by ELC®
Time to completion: 1 month per level.
- All course books
- Group lessons
- Supplementary teaching materials and self-access facilities
- Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the school
- End-of-course report and diploma
- Social activities
- Registration Fee of $50
- Campus housing (Local apartments and home stay options may be available)
- Excursions, certain activities, admission fees, and meals
- Health insurance (Required, $30 to $50 per month)
- Other miscellaneous fees
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Requirements & Outcomes
- Understand the structure of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse)
- Demonstrate an understanding of language variation and cross-linguistic differences
- Knowledge of first and second language development and the development of bilingualism/multilingualism
- Use theory as a lens for thinking critically about social inequities in local/global contexts.
- Be a knowledgeable consumer of educational research
- Be skillful in a wide range of instructional materials, approaches, and methods for learners at different stages of development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds
- Use a wide range of assessment tools for including informal/formal, individual/group, formative/summative instruments
Students will also gain:
- Academic Enrichment Skills
- Academic Advising Support and Assistance
- Career Advising Support and Assistance
- Interaction with Native English Speakers
- Access to Washington DC Activities
General Admission Requirements
- Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
- Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
- Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
- Submit a completed application
- Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
- Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
- Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
- Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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Bachelor in Accounting Jobs & Opportunities
Accounting positions are ranked #3 of best business jobs by U. S. News and World Report. This program enables students to experience the necessary education
required to analyze transactions, prepare journal entries and manage a
company’s payroll or books.
Bookkeepers, accountants and auditing clerks are an organization’s financial record keepers. Their duties are imperative to the survival of a business, no matter how large or small. They may update and maintain one or more accounting records.
They also tabulate expenditures, receipts, accounts payable and receivable and track profit and loss. They represent a wide range of skills and knowledge, from full-charge bookkeepers who can maintain an entire company’s financial records to accounting clerks who handle specific, individual business accounts.
Bookkeepers are responsible for recording a business’ financial transactions, including payments, invoices, checks and bills.
Accounting assistants use software programs to perform a variety of financial-related tasks, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, collections, and reconciliations.
Payroll clerks are responsible for assisting in managing employee compensation, including verifying hours worked, completing weekly payroll and process employee status and information changes.
Accounting technicians are responsible for assisting in the reporting and maintenance of financial accounting data, records and transactions.
Accounts receivable clerks process and reconcile financial transactions related to incoming receivables, including processing invoices, credit memos, payments, and deposits.
Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.
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Associate of Science in Accounting Frequently Asked Questions
Depends. Take as much time as you wish, but our associate degree program is specifically designed for busy, working adults who want to finish fast. At the University of the Potomac, you can earn your A.S. Accounting in as little as 24 months.