The ALI has been training teachers of English (EFL/ESL) since 1981, and is recognized worldwide by language schools, universities, ministries of education, governmental bodies, and top educational organizations. The following teacher training programs are currently offered.
- The TESL/TEFL Certificate is for those with little or no previous English language teaching experience who would like to teach English abroad. This program combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience.
The ALI teaching staff has a broad base of experience in teacher training, ranging from Fulbright assignments in Costa Rica, Romania, Japan, and Yugoslavia, to USIA and other seminars in the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. ALI guest lecturers and presenters from SDSU, other California universities and teacher-training institutes, and San Diego community organizations are chosen for the contributions that they can make to teacher training seminars and for their cross-cultural sensitivity.