Van Lang University has cooperated with the City University of Seattle in training TESOL program

(Van Lang, February 19th, 2020) - Van Lang University signed a Memorandum of  Understanding (MOU) and a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the City University of Seattle (CityU) on comprehensive education cooperation, especially TESOL program, in 2019. On  the  basis  of  unifying  the  curriculum between  CityU  and  Van  Lang  University, learners attending the TESOL program at Van Lang University will receive CityU’s certificate recognized worldwide.

The TESOL program

(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an international certificate in English Language Teaching; is a teaching certificate that is recognized and widely used in 80 countries and is accepted by more than 1,000 schools and foreign language centers around the world.

Being professionally trained and getting a TESOL certificate, students have good job opportunities all over the world. In Vietnam, TESOL certification has become a requirement for English (Vietnamese and Native English Speaking) teachers at professional training institutions to ensure that teachers have advanced and effective teaching skills and methods according to international standards.

vlu tesol aVan Lang University delegation visited CityU for TESOL program

The TESOL program is for students who want to get TESOL certification, including: graduate students (at Van Lang and other universities), lecturers, native teachers teaching English in Vietnam,... 

Prestigious and experienced teaching staff from CityU: Christine Knorr - Director of the Washington Language Institute, Vicki Butler - Dean of School of Education, Dr. Phan The Hung – Dean of Foreign Languages Faculty of Van Lang University,...

TESOL Certificate

Duration in 5 weeks, at Van Lang University, with 4 subjects (12 credits): Principles of Language Learning and Teaching, Methods of Teaching Language, Teaching Grammar, Strategies for Teaching the Four Skills.

Students will take TESOL Professional Development Certificate of City University of Seattle which has international value. 

vlu tesol bLearning environment for interaction between students and lecturers is optimal with the number not exceeding 15 students/class.

Master of Education (M.Ed)

In this program, learners can study at the CityU of Seattle or at Van Lang University.

Duration: 1- 2 years, with 12 subjects (39 credits):

  • Foundational Core (12 credits): Graduate Research and Methodology; Practice of Diversity and Global Education; School and Community Engagement.
  • Specialized Study (24 credits): Principles of Language Learning and Teaching; Methods of Teaching Language; Teaching Grammar; Strategies for Teaching the Four Skills; Material Development and Selection; Teaching English to the Young Learner; Principles and Tools for 2nd Languge Assessment; Introduction to Applied Linguistics.
  • Capstone (3 credits): Master in Education Capstone Project.

Diploma: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Specialized Study: TESOL of City University of Seatle.

TESOL course (the tuition fee waiver of the first 4 equivalent subjects in Specialized Study) if they register for the Course Challenge applied for 4 subjects in the TESOL course.

If the students can pass the Course Challenge test, they will receive the subject completion certificate of CityU and continue to study Master TESOL certificate program of CityU with a tuition fee waiver of 4 equivalent subjects.

English requirements for all TESOL and M.Ed registered students/

TESOL Program: TOEFL iBT 76, IELTS minimum 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5), PTE: 51

Master of Education – M.Ed: TOEFL iBT 87, IELTS minimum 6.5 (with no skill below 6), PTE: 59

With many advantages of the training program, the total tuition fee of TESOL certificate program is 2.500 USD. With this tuition, students will be exempted from 4 subjects (12 credits) studied in TESOL Course if they continue to study the Master TESOL certificate program. If students choose study M.Ed at the CityU of Seattle, tuition is based on CityU’s regulations.

In Van Lang University, teaching activities are optimized according to the advanced teaching approaches which highlight performance and the practice of professional skills. Students are prepared and oriented to classroom situations which are organized flexibly with the integration of language experience activities, helping them apply practical situations into real-life communication environments.

To register for the course, please contact:
- The Faculty of Foreign Languages at Van Lang University: address: Floor 6, 45 Nguyen Khac Nhu street, Co Giang Ward, District 1. Tel: 028.7109 9249, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Program Manager of CityU in Viet Nam - Tel: 0917.220.706, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- The Department of International Cooperation & Scientific Research (Van Lang University) - Tel: 028.7109 9229, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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