Online ESOL Endorsement - Cultural Influences for English Language Learners (Course 1) (END18015)

Credits: 5 / Tuition: $350 / Non Middle Ga RESA Fee: $400.00 / No Show Fee: $0.00
Status: ADMIN / Maximum Size: 25 / Current Applicants: 24
Instructor: Amy Fouse
Date: 7/2/2017 thru 3/1/2018 Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: - Online class, (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 3/1/2018

Course Description


This 5 PLU course is required to add the ESOL endorsement to an existing level 4 professional teaching certificate or higher or to the service field of Speech & Language Pathology. It is the first course in the ESOL endorsement series.

Candidates will explore the nature of culture and the role of cultural factors in the teaching and learning of English as an additional language in U.S. schools. 
You have up to 12 weeks from your start date to complete the class.

Enrollment must be approved and submitted by Professional Learning Coordinator. Please click on the following link to print and complete the Endorsment Application Form needed for approval.    
Endorsement Application    Please have your Professional Learning Coordinator sign this form.  Also, attach a copy of your Teaching Certificate and
scan and email to

Required Texts:

Course 1

Noel, J. (2008). Developing Multicultural Educators ( 2nd Press.)

Davis, Bonnie M. (2012). How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press. 

Course 2

Ariza, E.; Morales-Jones, C.; Yahya, N.; Zainuddin, H. Revised 2010. Why TESOL? Theories and Issues in Teaching as a Second Language with a K-12 Focus. Kendall Hunt Publishing. 

Zainuddin, H.; Yahya, N.; Morales-Jones, C.; Ariza, E., Second Edition (2010). Fundamentals of teaching English to speakers of other languages in K-12 Mainstream classrooms. Kendall Hunt Publishing. 

Course 3

Echevarria, J., Vogt, M. & Short, D. (2007). Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. (Does not require CD-Rom)

Supplementary text: (not required but may be helpful) 

• Vogt, M, & Echevarria, J. (2008). 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners 
Class Notes

Since students are required to complete most assignments, candidate must begin course on or before March 1st.  Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.  It is the candidates responsibility to be finished by June 1st.


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Registration Policy:

Registration for courses must be received online prior to the registration deadline. Space is limited and is based on first come, first serve basis. Your registration status will remain pending until we receive the registration fee and approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. We currently accept credit cards (except American Express), cash, checks, or money orders.  If mailing your fee, please make payable to Middle Georgia RESA and send to:   

Middle Georgia RESA
Attn: Christina Pearson
80 Cohen Walker Drive, B-228
Warner Robins, GA  31088

For Substitute Teacher Training, we only accept cash or debit/credit cards (except American Express).

Registration Fees are posted for each course.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received by the registration deadline. Any cancellations received after the deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be returned. If cancellation is not made and registrant does not attend the course, the status will be "No Show" and payment will still be required.