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ESL Endorsement


Whether you are a full-time student athlete on the road, a busy working adult, or a parent working within the home, online learning offers a flexible and convenient way to expand your education. Many students enjoy the freedom of scheduling and independence they experience in online courses.

Online courses at Greenville College are designed with student engagement at the core. Online students are challenged with a variety of learning experiences both independently and cooperatively within the course. The amount of interaction varies by subject, but a well-managed study plan will help the online learner stay focused, on task, and involved. 

Like students enrolled in classroom-based courses, students enrolled in online courses should plan to devote approximately three hours of work per week per credit hour enrolled to get the most out of their learning experience. 

Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement

Greenville College's ESL program provides online courses to prepare you to teach English to individuals of whom English is not their primary language. You will also complete 100 hours of field experience needed to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements for ESL approval/endorsement. The program consists of seven courses:

  • Linguistics for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Methods and Materials for Teachers of English as a Second Language
  • Theoretical Foundations of Second Language Development and Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Equity in School and Society
  • Clinical Experience for Teaching English as a Second Language
    • This course will provide a 100-hour clinical experience in an ESL classroom environment. The ESL teacher will demonstrate techniques and strategies through authentic classroom experiences. These planned and supervised experiences must be worked out among the faculty coordinator, on-site supervisor, and student.

D2L, Greenville College's online learning management system, will be utilized for communication purposes, discussion boards, and online interaction beginning the first scheduled day of class. Once enrolled, students will receive login information for this system. Click here for the log in screen.

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