UC San Diego Extension’s Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Professional Certificate program provides aspiring ESL and EFL educators with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a resourceful and confident teacher of English as a second language or English as a foreign language.
We offer a high-quality curriculum of in-class and online courses which provide specialized training and necessary skills to people interested in teaching English in the U.S. or overseas.
UCSD Extension TEFL certification courses provide a unique opportunity for international students and American students to study side-by-side, developing their knowledge of applied linguistics and their teaching techniques for the various English language skills and competencies. Students are given just enough theory to provide a good foundation while taking courses which focus on the successful application of information about the English language and pedagogical principles for student-centered language teaching.
If you are interested in a TEFL specialization, our Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL) program offers courses focused on teaching English to kindergarten to middle school-aged children (K-8), and includes field trips to local schools and teacher specialty stores to learn how to obtain the latest and most effective educational materials.