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Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate

The TEFL Certificate program will train teachers to use differentiated teaching methods and special techniques to rapidly increase their students’ proficiency and fluency. There is an emphasis on linguistics and contrastive analysis to increase the teacher’s knowledge of the most advanced nuances in English grammar, usage, style, and meaning. There is also an emphasis on global English and cultural competency in international communication, to increase the TEFL teacher’s effectiveness in training students who are bound for a wide variety of professional and academic uses of English in their own countries and around the world.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Courses (All courses listed are required for the certificate.)
Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure I
LING-40045
3
L L L L
Best Methods in Teaching Listening Skills
LING-40048
3
L L L L
Best Methods in Teaching Pronunciation and Fluency
LING-40047
3
L L L L
Best Methods in Teaching Speaking Skills
LING-40050
3
L L L L
Teaching Writing for Academic and Professional Purposes
LING-40044
3
L L L L
Theories and Methods of Language Teaching and Learning
LING-40110
3
L,O L,O L,O L,O
Theory and Methods of Reading Instruction
LING-40046
3
L,O L L,O L
Electives (Three units required)
Academic Writing
WCWP-40000
3
Schedule Varies
Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure II
LING-40075
3
L L L L
Advanced Pronunciation & Fluency
LING-40083
3
L L L L
Advanced Topics in Academic Writing
LING-40116
1
  L    
Bookmaking for the EFL Classroom
LING-40095
1
L L L L
Business Writing for Non-Native Speakers
WCWP-40219
3
L L L L
Cross-Cultural Issues in Language Teaching
LING-40064
3
L   L L
Effective Oral Presentation
LING-40081
3
L L L L
Games for the EFL Classroom
LING-40063
1
L L L L
Grammar & Editing I
LING-40041
3
  L   L
Grammar & Editing II
LING-40101
3
L   L  
Grammar Workshop I for EFL
LING-40059
1
L   L L
Grammar Workshop II for EFL
LING-40060
1
L   L L
Grammar Workshop III for EFL
LING-40061
1
  L   L
Grammar Workshop IV for EFL
LING-40062
1
  L   L
Grammar/Vocabulary Building
LING-40082
3
L L L L
Introduction to Pronunciation and Fluency for Language Teachers
LING-40098
3
L L L L
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language
LING-40096
3
L L L L
Introduction to Teaching Writing
LING-40097
3
L L L L
Music in the EFL Classroom
LING-40067
1
L L L L
Oral Presentations for Language Teachers
LING-40099
3
L L L L
Pronunciation & Fluency
LING-40076
3
L L L L
Pronunciation Workshop: Special Needs in the Asian Classroom
LING-40066
1
L   L  
Scientific and Technical Writing for Non-native English Speakers
WCWP-40045
3
L L L L
Teaching TOEFL Prep Classes: Paper & Internet
LING-40068
1
L L L L
TEFL Practicum: Best Methods in Developing and Delivering Lesson Plans
LING-40111
3
L L L L
TEYL Focus on the Classroom
LING-40100
3
L   L L
TEYL Focus on the Learner
LING-40094
3
L L L L
TEYL Focus on the Teacher
LING-40091
3
L L L L
Topics in Writing Mechanics
LING-40117
1
    L  
Workplace EFL: Teaching Engl in Int'l Business and Industry
LING-40069
1
  L   L
Visual Media in the EFL Classroom
LING-40087
1
L L L L
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Register in the Certificate Program

Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Certificate Section ID: 100526 Add to Cart
Application Fee: $60
Contact: International Programs - Bldg. A, (858) 534-7418
E-mail: tefl@ucsd.edu

Conditions for Admission

* Native speaker of English or one of the following language proficiency scores: 550aper-based TOEFL; 80 internet-based (iBT) TOEFL; 760 TOEIC; 6.5 IELTS; or “pass” on the FCE or Advanced Cambridge exams. *In addition, students must submit an application for candidacy.

Certificate Guidelines

Students may begin the TEFL certificate program in any quarter of the year, and it can be completed in two quarters. If students would like to complete the program in 1 quarter, this option is only available during the Summer quarter.

State Requirements

Certificate Advisors: Dr. Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe, System-wide Director of TESOL, Alliant International University; Dr. Grant Goodall, Professor, University of California San Diego, Department of Linguistics; Ms. Heather Giammona, Academic Director for EC Language Schools

Industry Requirements

This certificate provides in-depth study and training in best practices and methodology for teaching EFL students, which involves (a) teaching English to non-immigrants in a multilingual classroom, and (b) teaching English in an overseas monolingual classroom. The major goals are to provide training which results in highly advanced knowledge and skills in explaining the English language -- its use both by native speakers and as a lingua franca – and to provide training which provides and increases skills in facilitating students’ acquisition of English as a foreign language.

Please Note

Students may take the courses without enrolling in the certificate program.

Advisors

Kim Lawgali
TEFL Coordinator

Lori Serocki
Program Representative and TEFL Advisor
tefl@ucsd.edu / (858) 534-7418