• TEFL Program Information


    Our experienced faculty follow an interactive and hands-on approach that enables you to discover the principles and practices of teaching English as a foreign language. During workshops and lectures, you will learn valuable and practical teaching methods and techniques. You will then apply what you learn, as you and your peers work together to plan and teach lessons with a class of non-native English speakers.



    Fall 2017 (One term, 8 credits) 
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 7 to December 14, 20176:00 to 9:00 p.m.  AND 
    Saturdays, September 16, 30, October 7, 21, November 4 and 18, 20179:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

    Spring 2018 (One term, 8 credits) 
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 1 to May 10, 20186:00 to 9:00 p.m.  AND 
    Saturdays, February 10 and 24. March 10 and 17. April 14 and 21. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  


    Extended Daytime Option

    Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 (Two terms, 4 credits per term) 
    Mondays, September 11 to December 11, 2017 & February 5 to May 14, 2017, 12:40 to 3:40 p.m. (+ 3 additional hours per week spring term, times to be arranged)

    Course Content

    The certificate program covers two fundamental areas for the TEFL practitioner, as follows:

    The Context of Language Learning

    • Factors that affect second language acquisition
    • Understanding cultural traits and norms—your own and others'
    • Learning theories

    Language Teaching Practices

    • Analyzing students’ needs
    • Teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing
    • Teaching grammar in context
    • Teaching pronunciation
    • Teaching vocabulary
    • Teaching English for special purposes
    • Lesson planning
    • Using classroom aids
    • Error awareness and correction
    • Classroom management
    • Assessing teaching effectiveness

    Learn More

    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about how you can pursue a TEFL certificate.

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