Teaching English Grammar
Who should take this program?
If you are already enrolled in the full-time Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Professional Certificate program or the Special Studies in TEFL certificate program, and you are interested in attaining additional competencies in teaching grammar, you may also take the Specialization in Teaching English Grammar (TEG) certificate.
This specialization includes 2 required courses (3 units each) and an additional 6 units of electives. The required courses and electives are not all offered in one quarter. It may take up to three quarters to complete this specialization, and you will need to pay for additional units that are not included within the full-time TEFL and Special Studies in TEFL certificate programs.
What this program includes
The required core courses are:
- Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure I (3 units)
- Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure II (3 units)
Students can choose 6 units from the following courses:
- Grammar and Editing I or II (3 units each)
- Advanced Grammar Seminar (3 units)
- March 30 - June 11
- June 29 - September 10
- October 12 - December 10
- January 4 - March 18
- March 29 - June 10
- July 5 - September 16 (July 4 is a holiday)
- October 4 - December 9
View a complete list of all program dates.
Below, please find the minimum requirements for acceptance to this program. We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that those admitted into the Teaching English Grammar (TEG) program will have a successful experience. TEG participants must be enrolled in a full-time TEFL certificate program to be eligible to take this concurrent specialization.
2021 Language Proficiency Requirement
You must have one of the following scores to participate in this program:
- TOEFL paper-based: 525
- TOEFL internet-based: 69
- IELTS: 5.5
- Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Exams: Pass
- CEFR: B2
- Duolingo English Test (DET): 85
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): 47
- TOEIC: 690
- GTEC CBT: 1126
- EIKEN: Pre-1
- Recommendation letter from UC San Diego ELI Academic Advisor for prospective students who excelled in ELI courses and programs (in place of obtaining an official language proficiency score)
2022 Language Proficiency Requirement
- TOEFL iBT: 79
- IELTS: 6.5
- CEFR: B2/C1
- Cambridge Scaled Score: 180 - C1 Advanced
- Duolingo English Test (DET): 110
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58
- Listening: 445
- Reading: 420
- Speaking: 170
- Writing: 165
Additional Admission Requirements
- Copy of your transcripts in English for the two most recent years of academic studies
- A one-page statement explaining why you would like to take any TEFL Certificate program
There are no final application deadlines to apply for this specialization, but all programs close when they are full. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis until all seats available are taken by the most qualified applicants.
All enrolled students are required to complete an online pre-arrival orientation before starting the specialization in Teaching English Grammar (TEG).
- Monday – Thursday, occasional Saturdays
- Afternoon and evening courses; no morning courses
- Schedule varies
All classes are held on the UC San Diego Extension campus.
Cost (in U.S. dollars)
- TEG certificate Fee: $95 (non-refundable)
- It is possible to take some or most TEG classes as part of your Special Studies in TEFL or TEFL Professional Certificate. Additional classes cost $450 each.
- Books/Materials: Approximately $200-$800 per quarter (Payment CANNOT be made in advance. Books and materials must be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)