Academic Programs

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching You the Language of Success

The TESOL certificate program trains students in the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language. TESOL certification is the ideal path for individuals interested in teaching English as a second language (ESL) at language institutes, teaching English for specific purposes (ESP) in a community agency or adult education environment, and to those who plan to teach English as a foreign language abroad. The certificate is also an excellent way to diversify an undergraduate degree or complement a graduate degree.

teaching-english-to-speakers-of-other-languages-tesolThe TESOL certificate program is open to non-degree seeking students, as well as degree-seeking students in any UWest major. Undergraduates interested in pursuing TESOL certification must declare a minor in TESOL and will receive the certificate upon completion of the TESOL curriculum.