This Certificate in TEFL course consists of a series of 18 modules organized in 8 units completed entirely online and on a self-paced basis. Students have access to the course site as soon as they complete the application and payment process. This course does not have a start and finish date, and students have up to 180 days to complete all coursework. This course is suitable for those who need to complete their TEFL/TESOL Certificate in a short period of time or by a specific date.
Students receive a “120-hour TEFL/TESOL Certificate” upon receiving a “Pass” grade. Students who need or would like to add classroom experience can supplement this 120-hour TEFL/TESOL Certificate with a 20-hour Practicum offered onsite at CESL.
The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) has been in operation at the University of Arizona since 1968 and is part of the College of Humanities. The University of Arizona is located in sunny Tucson, in the Sonoran Desert and less than an hour from the U.S.-Mexico border.
CESL is the only language center in the State of Arizona accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and was recently granted re-accreditation at the center level, including its Teacher Training Program valid until 2029. We have offered TEFL/TESOL Certificate courses since 2006 and our graduates have taught all over the world. All CESL faculty have graduate degrees in TESOL, SLAT or Education and have years experience teaching English in the U.S. and abroad to students of all ages in all types of educational institutions.