Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Certificate

(Code 550-601)

Advisor:  K. Kong (Languages).

The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate provides course work designed to provide the basics for future EFL teachers including a required teaching experience by taking FLG 375.

Required courses (minimum of 15 credits)
CSD 262Phonetics: Theory and Application3
ENGL 221Introductory English Linguistics3
FLG 378Second Language Acquisition Theory3
ES 405Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
FLG 375Internship Experience (or fulfill the requirement via an approved alternative credit-based experience)3-6

Note: Courses cannot be counted in both the major and the certificate program.

Program Learning Outcomes

 Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes: 

  • Apply knowledge of language acquisition, linguistics, student learning, and pedagogical theory to instructional design.
  • Plan, implement and reflect on teaching practices using appropriate resources. 
  • Engage learners in interactive activities through various differentiated teaching approaches.