Program Details

Time Commitment

The TEFL Certificate Program consists of 100+ hours related to classroom instruction, 10+ hours related to observations, and 10+ hours related to teaching.  By the time you finish the program, you will have a solid foundation on which to continue to build your TEFL skill set.

Classes will meet online several evenings a week over the course of 14 weeks. The in-person practicum and practice teaching times are TBD. If you are concerned about conflicts, please email Besides your scheduled classes, observations, and teaching opportunities, you will have homework. You should expect a couple of hours of homework for each course.

Program Structure

You will be enrolled in three classes: TEFL Fundamentals, Grammar for TEFL, and Skills Teaching.  Classes will include the following modules:

TEFL Fundamentals:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Language Acquisition
  • Types of Learners
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Adapting Materials
  • Professionalism
  • Error Corrections
  • Using Textbooks
  • Using Technology
  • Testing & Assessment
  • Culture
  • Language-Specific & Culture Specific Teaching
  • Job Opportunities
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Grammar for TEFL:

  • Language Overview
  • Parts of Speech
  • Sentence Structures
  • Pronouns & Demonstratives
  • Adjectives & Adverbs
  • Nouns & Quantifiers
  • Articles
  • Verb Forms
  • Verb Tenses

Skills Teaching:

  • Teaching Vocabulary & Reading
  • Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Listening
  • Teaching Speaking
  • Teaching Pronunciation

In addition, you will have 3-4 sessions devoted to culture and cross-cultural communication.


You will clock over 10 hours related to observations. You will observe experienced instructors teaching in the Applied English Center’s Intensive English Program, and you will also observe your peers. You will submit journal entries to reflect on what you observed.


You will accrue a minimum of 10 hours related to teaching. These hours include teaching preparation, meeting with mentors to go over your plans, actual teaching, and de-briefing sessions. Your teaching will be done under the supervision of experienced instructors. You will submit journal entries to reflect on your teaching experience.