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Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate


Undergraduates and graduate students can experience another culture while living and working overseas after earning the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate at Hamline. Through an interactive hands-on approach, students discover the principles and practices of teaching English as a foreign language. They learn how to create meaningful, contextualized lessons addressing language skills, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation for adults learning English as a foreign language. In addition, the coursework explores factors that affect second language acquisition. Hamline's nationally recognized graduate program was established in 1991 and over 1200 Hamline graduates have taught in more than 40 countries worldwide. The daytime TEFL course allows Hamline undergraduates to join them.

The TEFL course is by application only; undergraduates must be a junior or senior at the start of the course. Students must take TEFL Part I (EDU 5621) in the fall and TEFL Part II (EDU 5622) in the spring to be eligible for the TEFL Certificate. You can find the application on the TEFL webpage. Please contact Betsy Parrish via email or call 651-523-2853 for an interview and information on the application process.