SDSU’s American Language Institute has been training teachers of ESL/EFL since 1981. Teacher training programs include the TESL/TEFL Certificate and the TEFL Certificate for International Teachers of English. The ALI teaching staff has a broad base of experience in teacher training, ranging from Fulbright assignments in Costa Rica, Romania, and Japan to presenting teacher training courses in United States and abroad including Brazil, Korea, Japan, Mexico, and Jordan.
This 130-hour certificate program prepares novice instructors to successfully live and teach English overseas. Over 100 TESL/TEFL Certificate graduates have been employed in over 40 countries with the help of ALI's job placement assistance program. This program combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience. Specialized sessions – language acquisition theory, teaching specific language skills, effective second language teaching methods, understanding the English language learner, classroom atmosphere and management, lesson preparation, and materials development - provide participants the tools that they need to successfully apply for, and perform teaching assignments abroad.
For more information or programming questions, please contact Jason Greeno, Program Director, at [email protected].
|Number of weeks
|4 (daytime program) 11 (nighttime program).
|Hours of participation
|130 (including homework)
Daytime classes meet 9 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Nighttime classes are 6-9 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays (32 hours of observation and student teaching are required between the hours of 9 am-3 pm, Monday-Thursday).
|Bachelor's degree required for job placement assistance, all are eligible to apply, TOEFL 551/79 or oral interview if non-native English speaker.
|Students have access to résumé/CV writing assistance, job placement assistance, and mentorship program.
|See Calendar & Fees
One week notice and a full refund of deposit will be given if a minimum class size is not met.
For additional information on the TESL/TEFL Certificate program contact Jason Greeno, Teacher Training program director.