• 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 2019 (One term, 8 credits) 2019 
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 10 to December 12, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  AND 
    6 Saturdays, September 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 30, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


    Spring 2019 (One term, 8 credits) 
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 5 to May 9, 20196:00 to 9:00 p.m.  AND 
    Saturdays, February 9 and 23. March 9 and 30. April 13 and 27. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  


    Extended Daytime Option

    Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 (Two terms, 4 credits per term) dates coming soon
    Mondays, September 9 to December 9, 2019 & February to May, 2020, 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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