Randy and Katy Smelser

Americans living in Germany but citizens of heaven

December 2016

Randy's Certificate

Randy has been teaching English in Peine since 1992 but has never had an official certificate saying he can teach English. He got into the VHS (Adult Education Center) way back when because he was a native speaker and he had a MA. More and more this is no longer sufficient. While at Katy's graduation, he was able to talk with the director of the TESOL program at Biola and she suggested that he take the Intro to Adult TESOL. After this intro class he could get a department certificate of TESOL. So Katy finished the Spring semester and Randy enrolled in the Fall semester. It was not easy finding the time. The program is challenging and he gained even more respect for Katy's 5 years of studying. Randy is now officially qualified to teach English. When he sent a copy of the certificate to his boss at the VHS, the boss remarked cooly, "I already knew you could teach English."