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The SMU-TESOL Certificate Program is an MA level two-semester program, condensed into five months. The curriculum consists of 4 core subject courses- Intercultural Communication, Methodology I & II and Second Language Acquisition, and two support courses, Academic Skills Development and Methodology Practicum. All courses are taught in English by highly qualified and experienced native speaking faculty.

Content(4) Courses

Methodology I :
Methods and Techniques in Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Emphasis on Teaching Reading and Listening. This course is designed to introduce SMU-TESOL students to key concepts in language teaching and learning, understanding classroom interaction, and reflective practices in teacher development. The course guides students through the process of planning and teaching state-of-the-art interactive communicative lessons, with special emphasis on the input phases of the lesson and comprehension skills (reading and listening)..
Methodology II :
Methods and Techniques in Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Emphasis on Teaching Speaking and Writing. This course continues directly from Methodology I, and changes focus to the output phases of language lessons. Contextually appropriate modern instructional strategies and techniques for the teaching of speaking and writing are provided through instructor demonstrations and video, lectures, readings, and microteaching, and class discussion. Materials adaptation and development, and techniques for assessing speaking and writing are also examined. This focus provides teachers with numerous strategies and opportunities for improving their learners’ examination and communicative performances. Individual and group projects focus on microteaching in Korean contexts.
Second Language Acquisition for EFL Teachers:
This course examines issues in second language acquisition (SLA,) especially in EFL and EIL instructional settings. Topics to be covered include: language components and their importance in language teaching general approaches to the study of SLA the role of input, output and interaction theories of language and the role of affective factors in the language learning process. The implications of SLA research to the practice of teaching will receive attention whenever possible. Topics will be explored through readings, class discussions, presentations, microteaching, written assignments.
Intercultural Communication:
As English has become an international language and is used for communication across cultures, it is important that the EFL teacher in a country like Korea become more aware of the role of culture in language use and communication. Therefore, this course has been designed to lead students toward a greater understanding of culture through examination of themselves as cultural beings and teachers of English. To accomplish this goal, students will be introduced to many activities intended to develop their intercultural awareness and competence as well as motivate them to put their cultural knowledge into practice through lesson planning and microteaching activities. Students will leave the course with sample lessons and frameworks they may adapt to provide their students opportunities to become English users with intercultural sensitivity.

Supplementary Courses

Academic Skills Development:

This course is designed to develop the advanced writing skills needed for students to succeed in their core content courses. In particular, students will sharpen the academic writing skills necessary to produce a variety of well-formed documents. The core content courses emphasize developing confidence in students’ spoken proficiency; the ASD course helps students feel more confident in their ability to put words onto paper. Attention is devoted to formal academic writing and personalized academic writing which asks students to synthesize their personal experiences with the content of their core courses.

[SMU-TESOL Practicum]

  1. Community Volunteer Teaching Project (☞ more information click!)
    1. 1) To provide an opportunity for quality English language education to young learners who would not have access to it otherwise.
    2. 2) To provide opportunities for authentic interaction with learners for English teachers in training.
  2. Teaching elementary school students in an after school program.


  1. SMU-TESOL Certificate
  2. Practicum opportunities in Community Volunteer Teaching Program
  3. Credit transfer to Sookmyung MA-TESOL or collaborating universities abroad
  4. Workshops, seminars and special lectures offered
  5. Job Fair and Study Abroad sessions hosted


교과서 표
Course Title of the book Author/Publisher Image







「Learning Teaching」

-3rd Edition







Scrivener, Jim (2011)/






Current reading packet By SOOKMYUNG TESOL

Intercultural Communication =ICC

Current reading packet By SOOKMYUNG TESOL  







Longman Academic

Writing Series 4: Essays

-5th Edition

Alice Oshima, Ann Hogue/









Current reading packet



「Learning Teaching」

-3rd Edition

Scrivener, Jim (2011)/



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