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Whether you go overseas or teach in the United States, teaching English as a second language can be a rewarding career!

What is the training?

Students complete five noncredit courses including three online, one face-to-face class and a single course practicum that includes classroom observation. Students will learn current theories of second language learning, adult learning theory, lesson planning and instructional techniques. Total Hours: 130

What courses will I take?

  • ESL-380 Introduction to Teaching ESL
  • ELL-381 ESL Teacher Practicum
  • ESL-382 Teaching ESL/EFL Vocabulary (online)
  • ESL-383 Teaching ESL/EFL Grammar (online)
  • ESL-384 Teaching ESL/EFL Reading (online)

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion of all five courses, students earn an AACC continuing education certificate. Once you successfully complete all the course requirements of the certificate program with a passing grade or higher, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate.

What are the requirements?

Students must demonstrate eligibility for ENG 111 - Composition and Introduction to Literature or obtain permission from department chair. For more information about this requirement contact the program coordinator.

How do I enroll?

Register online, by mail or in person. Use certificate code CE.TEACH-ESL.


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