ESOL: Applied Linguistics for Teaching ESOL (SD220111)
Credits: 5 PLUs / Tuition: $350 / Additional Fee for Non NEGA RESA: $25.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 20
Instructor: Shannon Hammond
Date: 9/3/2019 thru 11/8/2019 Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: - Barrow County PDC Winder, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 8/28/2019


Class Notes

The ESOL Endorsement is a HYBRID Cohort meeting online with three in-class meetings per class. Below are the dates and times for the Applied Linguistics Class:

Meeting 1: 9/12 4:30 - 7:30

Meeting 2:  10/3  4:30 - 7:30

Meeting 3:  10/24  4:30 - 7:30 

Course Description

The program consists of three courses:

  • Applied Linguistics for Teaching ESOL
  • Culture Issues in Teaching ESOL, and
  • Methods & Materials for Teaching ESOL

Each course consists of 50 total contact hours (5 SDUs). Participants must complete and pass all three courses to receive the ESOL Endorsement. Registration Requirements

To register for the ESOL Endorsement Program each applicant must complete and submit the following information:

  • ESOL Endorsement Program Application Form (click to download);
  • NEGA RESA Registration Form for course;
  • Written recommendation of current principal and one from appropriate supervisor in the employing system; Written statement of personal and professional characteristics that would indicate the likelihood of being successful in the work of an ESOL Teacher;
  • Candidate Self-Verification Form
  • System Verification Form
  • Memorandum of Agreement 
  • Copy of a valid clear, renewable Georgia teaching certificate; and
  • Copy of college transcript.

The above information must be sent to Brenda Mercer at Northeast Georgia RESA, 375 Winter Street, Winterville, GA 30683: All paperwork must be signed by school principal and system staff development coordinator. For additional registration information you may contact Brenda Mercer at

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