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Specialize in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language and earn a 150-hour TEFL certificate of completion to teach English anywhere in the world or in the U.S. Our program allows you to tailor and design your own schedule of courses based on your career interests. This flexibility provides students with the opportunity to focus on skills such as pronunciation, speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar and more.

The TEFL market has become more specialized and students are looking for unique and competitive advantages. This program gives you the tools, experience, and skills to fulfill a niche market in ESL and make yourself more employable in a diverse work environment.

Learn more about the Special Studies in TEFL program at our free information session.
Can't make it to our in-person information session? Please try our 10-minute online information session!

The 12-unit program can be completed full-time in 3 months. Most students complete the program in 1-2 years.

Choose any 12 units from the course list below that interest you. This program allows you to completely customize your learning experience!

How much does the program cost?

  • Approximate tuition cost: $1,580

  • Estimated textbook cost for entire program: $300-$400

  • Program Fee: $100

Course tuition is paid as you enroll in each course. No upfront fees must be paid in advance. The Program Fee can be paid at any time and is not required to begin enrolling in classes. 

Contact Us

Department
English Language
Phone
(858) 534-7418
Email
tefl@ucsd.edu

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