This course will explore the complexities of English language structures and how and when they are used (pragmatics). There will be special emphasis on those areas of syntax which are unique to English and most troublesome to non-native speakers, including both prescriptive and descriptive forms.
Become familiar with the different types of listening needs and tasks, as well as the best techniques and methods for helping your ESL and EFL students become more skillful listeners in English. By the end of the course, you will know how to integrate the listening skill and practice into reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary instruction.
Features of English phonetics, phonology, stress, and intonation will be drawn on to enrich instruction in best practices for teaching and learning pronunciation in a TEFL environment. Specific techniques for accent reduction, plus important information on body language for clear communication in English, will be presented. Lastly, the course will emphasize the integration of pronunication instruction and practice in all types of lessons.
Learn the best methods for getting ESL and EFL students to speak English and which tasks encourage meaningful interaction. This course will address types and idiosyncrasies of the spoken language as well as micro skills of speaking that are factors in the oral code. This course will suggest fluency and accuracy activities that can be used in and out of the classroom.
This TEFL certificate course will treat in-depth the discourse features of successful writing in English, in particular for academic and professional communication in the U.S. and around the world. Through this course, you will review the rhetorical and formal conventions of good writing, and the most effective ways to share that knowledge with your ESL and EFL students in helping them develop successful writing skills and rhetoric. Using process strategies (prewriting, composing, revising, and editing) will also be discussed as an integral component in effective writing instruction.
Become acquainted with the most generally accepted theoretical and methodological models of English language teaching and learning in this TEFL certificate course. You will build a repertoire of ESL and EFL classroom activities firmly embedded with well-established principles of language acquisition in a step-by-step approach to interactive language teaching.
- Theory and Methods of Reading Instruction (3 units)
In this TEFL course, you will receive an overview of various theoretical approaches as they apply to reading in the ESL and EFL classroom, and connection of theory and research to the teaching and learning of reading. You will be provided with a thorough understanding of the reading process and the ways in which to build and assess reading skills, particularly academic and professional material. There will be an emphasis in how to best teach vocabulary and idioms through reading in an ESL and EFL context.
We offer a variety of one-unit workshops and three-unit elective courses. You will need to choose 3 units of electives, depending on what is offered each quarter. Some examples are:
TEFL Practicum: Best Methods in Developing and Delivering Lesson Plans (3 units) -strongly recommended
Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure II (3 units)
Games for the EFL Classroom (1 unit)
Grammar and Editing I or II (3 units)
Teaching English to the Intermediate Young Learner (ages 8-11) (3 units)
Teaching Language Through Art (1 unit)
Teaching TOEFL Prep Classes (1 unit)
Teaching Young English Learners in the Primary Grades (ages 4-7) (3 units)
Duration: 2 Quarters
Delivery Method: In-person
Visa: F-1 student visa
Schedules vary depending on language level of the student and course selections.
Language Proficiency Requirement:
TOEFL iBT: 79
B2 First (Cambridge English: First-FCE): B2/C1
C1 Advanced (Cambridge English Advanced-CAE):180-C1 and C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English Proficiency-CPE): 180-C1
Duolingo English Test (DET): 110
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58
TOEIC (all four subjects are required):
- ELI level (8-week programs): 7 or higher
For questions regarding alternative English proficiency exams, please email email@example.com.
Additional Admission Requirements
All enrolled students are required to complete an online pre-arrival orientation before starting the TEFL Professional Certificate.
My favorite part of studying in UC San Diego Extended Studies TEFL program is that it consists of not only international students but also local students. The TEFL Practicum class has been my most enjoyable experience so far. We created lesson plans each week and gave mini lessons to the other members of a small group. We gave feedback to each other and shared wonderful ideas.
To maximize your TEFL training, you can add a specialization to the TEFL Professional program for an additional cost. View more information about the two specialization options we offer by clicking below. Students who successfully complete all the required courses for the specialization will receive an additional “award of completion” (certificate).