Teach English as a Second Language/Teach English as a Foreign Language
This 130-hour certificate program prepares novice instructors to successfully live and teach English overseas. Over 100 TESL/TEFL Certificate graduates have been employed in over 40 countries with the help of ALI's job placement assistance program. This program combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience. Specialized sessions – language acquisition theory, teaching specific language skills, effective second language teaching methods, understanding the English language learner, classroom atmosphere and management, lesson preparation, and materials development - provide participants the tools that they need to successfully apply for, and perform teaching assignments abroad.
SDSU's American Language Institute has been training teachers of ESL/EFL since 1981. The ALI teaching staff has a broad base of experience in teacher training, ranging from Fulbright assignments in Costa Rica, Romania, and Japan to presenting a Brazil, Korea, Japan, Mexico, and Jordan.
Program Highlights and Goals
- Worldwide Job Placement Assistance
Job placement assistance is provided to graduates.
- Lesson Strategies and Plans
Students learn how to teach reading, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, and writing.
- Teaching Strategies
Students learn standardized test preparation (e.g., TOEFL), business English, and how to work with younger learners.
An experienced mentor teacher is assigned to each participant.
- Language Acquisition
A working knowledge of the theoretical aspects of language acquisition and communicative language teaching are taught.
- EFL Teaching Methodologies
Students learn the most effective methods to teach and present English grammar and explain structural patterns in ways that help improve international students’ communicative abilities.
- Résumé Assistance
Support is provided with the creation of international teaching curriculum vitae.
- Student-centered Techniques
Students learn how to manage a communicative classroom using small groups.
- Reflective Teaching
Students learn through peer teaching and actual classroom teaching with feedback from experienced teachers.
Participants learn about new technologies and practice using technology in the classroom.
For more information on this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Number of weeks
4 (daytime program) 11 (nighttime program).
Hours of participation
130 (including homework)
Bachelor's degree required for job placement assistance, all are eligible to apply, TOEFL 551/79 or oral interview if non-native English speaker.
Students have access to résumé/CV writing assistance, job placement assistance, and mentorship program.
Dates and Costs
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Last 12 months
Over 10 years
- Core Training
Language acquisition; communicative language pedagogy; speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation integration; English grammar; understanding the EFL learner; classroom management; lesson planning; the TEFL profession; and communicative language teaching.
- Specialized Modules
English as an international language; working abroad; teaching standardized exam preparation; teaching business English; and teaching younger learners.
Students facilitate in a variety of ESL classes and have the opportunity to teach in their mentor's class
For additional information on the TESL/TEFL Certificate program contact email@example.com.