American Language Institute TESL/TEFL Certificate Program*
If you are interested in traveling the world and earning a living at the same time, San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies has a short-term program that trains teachers of English and assists them in finding work.
College graduates who can teach English in foreign countries are in high demand in today's interconnected world. SDSU has a leading program that helps in the job search for qualified graduates. The TESL/TEFL Certificate program only takes 130 hours (four weeks) to complete. Graduates will be equipped to teach English throughout the world. TESL/TEFL Certificate grads have taught in 40 countries.
The American Language Institute, one of the largest and most highly regarded university-based ESL programs in the U.S., has been training teachers of ESL/EFL in the latest TESOL methodologies since 1981.
We offer a concrete education and theoretical background in TEFL methodology, mentoring by veteran teachers, and observed practice teaching experience. After completing the TESL/TEFL Certificate, our graduates are well prepared to enter the international job market with a toolset of skills and a solid foundation in TEFL methodology on which they can build their career.
Visit us online at ali.sdsu.edu or contact the ALI at (619) 594-5907.
"Taking the TESL/TEFL program at the American Language Institute prepared me above and beyond for my teaching experiences here in Poland. The students here are energetic and enthusiastic to learn and the school is professional in every regard. This experience so far, as well as the program at SDSU, has exceeded all of my expectations."
- Alicia Wszelaki, former TESL/TEFL student, now a world traveler
*Fomerly known as amTEFL.
The College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.