2017 Summer Academy Dates: July 3-28, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
This 4-week intensive program provides a practical curriculum which covers lesson planning in structure, conversation, reading, pronunciation and writing. Learn how to teach students who vary in level from beginner to advanced, and learn how to deliver lessons using a wide range of effective teaching techniques. This is not a “sit back and observe” kind of class. From week one, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills on actual ESL students to help you build the confidence and training you need to become a successful teacher.
Individuals looking to teach English to students with a different primary language.
What You'll Learn
- How to plan and deliver effective lessons for beginner through advanced learners.
- How to teach language skills such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
- How to implement lessons with a wide range of effective teaching techniques
- How to explain the form and function of the English language.
- How to deliver lessons to real English language learners in the UCR Intensive English Program.
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Teach English in a country in which English is not the primary language.
Teach English online, in a growing and flexible environment.
Earn transferrable units to the Professional Certificate in TESOL or the Advanced Professional Certificate in TESOL.
“I joined the UCR Extension TEFL certificate program to gain the skills and knowledge needed to teach English abroad. A month after graduating, I landed a teaching job at a company in Beijing, China. I have only been there for two months, and it has already been the greatest experience of my life.”
English Language Teacher
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- High school diploma
- 18 years of age or older
- Non-native English speakers must score at least 600 TOEFL and 60 TSE
- Preferred college background, but not required
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Fundamentals of Teaching EFL
English Structure and Meaning for EFL Teachers
Teaching EFL Reading & Writing Skills
Teaching EFL Speaking & Listening Skills
EFL Teaching Practicum
“Teaching English abroad is an adventure, but it can be overwhelming if you are not well prepared. In the TEFL Program, I channel my empathy towards language learners and language teachers, and use my theoretical knowledge and practical background in the field to prepare new teachers for the experiences they are about to face. My goal is to prepare my teachers for a successful experience teaching English in a foreign country.”
TESOL Academic Coordinator
International Education Programs
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