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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This fully-online program offers professional preparation in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals who wish to teach English to adult learners in the U.S.
  • Individuals who want a career teaching English in their home countries
  • TESOL teachers who want to update their methods and online strategies of teaching English.
  • Individuals who wish to teach English abroad

What you can learn.

  • Explore techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to English-as-second-language speakers
  • Learn formulation of lesson plans, writing objectives, teaching strategies, selection of classroom materials, and assessment design for English learners at all levels
  • Discover concepts of linguistics and knowledge of how linguistics’ principles impact learners of English as a second language
  • Acquire the use of instructional technology when teaching English as a second language

About this certificate.

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate at UCLA Extension prepares teachers to teach English as a Second, or Foreign, language to diverse populations of English Learners. The program covers applicable theory in linguistics and in second language development, methods in teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing, current technologies for teaching English, and cultural competency and cultural diversity understanding. 

This certificate program is completed 100% online. 

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a certificate program to others

Courses

Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
Students must first complete EDUC 825 
EDUC 825
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
EDUC X 425.05
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
EDUC X 425.01
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
EDUC X 425.02
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
EDUC X 425.04
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

140.00

Estimated Program Tuition

3100.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

20.00

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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