Online Certificate in TESL



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  • Department of Linguistics




English is a global language, a symbol of Western culture, ideals, creativity, and prosperity. It is a commodity in such high demand worldwide that nearly any speaker of English can sell this commodity with the right credential, the most common of which is the Certificate in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language).

(Note: The content, length, and instructors for a certificate are not regulated in the field of Teaching English as a second or foreign language. For this reason, certificates are distinguished by the institution awarding them and by the number of contact hours involved in earning the certificate. The Certificate in TESL from the Department of Linguistics at UIUC is a 300 contact-hour credential. See Frequently Asked Questions for more detail. Those wishing to teach ESL in a U.S. public school setting should see ESL Endorsement.)

For more information describing the Certificate in TESL offered by the oldest TESL MA program in the United States and presented by TESL specialists of international stature, visit the Online Certificate in TESL webpage.

This fully-online Certificate in TESL for graduate students provides a solid foundation for teaching English as a second or foreign language in the U.S. or abroad.

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