Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate

Certificate Program

Teacher Training for EFL Teachers (6 weeks)

This 140-Hour, non-credit TEFL Certificate program is designed for prospective EFL teachers who want to gain training and experience for teaching English abroad. It is offered once per year in the summer for 6 weeks. (16 CEUs)

The Summer 2020 TEFL course will run from June 29-August 6, and live class sessions will be held from 2-5pm, Monday-Thursday on Zoom. Other observation and teaching/tutoring session times will be scheduled outside of live class time.

  • Preparing to teach English abroad to adults or children
  • Starting a new career as an EFL teacher
  • Gaining real-world experience with teaching in an ESL classroom setting
  • Learning in a supportive community of fellow teachers
  • Developing confidence as a teacher
  • Researching job opportunities abroad
  • Building your teaching resume
  • Teach English without knowing the native language of your students
  • Plan and execute effective and meaningful lessons on all language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening)
  • Modify materials and create your own materials for teaching
  • Develop a stronger foundation in the structure of the English language (grammar)
  • Give meaningful feedback to individual students on their language ability
  • Write an effective teaching CV
  • Develop an e-portfolio to highlight your experience and strengths as a teacher
  • Interview effectively via video-conference
  • Research job opportunities abroad
  • Prepare for moving abroad and transitioning to a new culture
  • Practice with both teaching and one-on-one tutoring
  • Hands-on training and teaching experience with international students in the ALI
  • Guest lectures and panels from professionals in the field of TEFL and TESOL
  • Guidance with job hunting and creating and e-portfolio
  • Professional headshots and pictures of your teaching
  • Interaction with international job recruiters
  • Final program evaluation with individualized feedback from instructors
  • One year student membership to CATESOL
  • Successfully complete all assignments, projects and teaching hours
  • Be present for all class sessions

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate

Watch this video to find out how taking the TEFL program at CSULB can help you get a job teaching English overseas.

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