ESL certification in California: TESOL in San Diego, TEFL certificate programs, accredited ESL teacher training. Apply for TESOL diploma & certificate courses to teach English abroad as a foreign language.
1.American Language Institute, San Diego State University
Courses / Programs
A division of San Diego State University, the American Language Institute (ALI) provides quality TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) courses to students from around the world. ALI's 4-week, 130-hour TEFL certificate is specifically designed for those with little / or no teaching experience who want to teach English abroad. We provide dedicated global job placement assistance, as well as ongoing support long after the course ends.
Over 100 TEFL Certificate graduates have been employed in 38 countries with the help of ALI's job placement assistance program. The ALI, one of the most internationally regarded campus-based EFL programs in the U.S., is a "living EFL laboratory" where innovative practices are tested, adapted, and utilized on a daily basis. Graduate credit option. Bachelor's degree / interview required.
TESOL Training International is one of the leading teacher training schools in Southern California, and was established with the goal of training English teachers to be effective in teaching English to learners from around the world. We offer an International TESOL Program which is I-20 approved at our San Diego - Hillcrest location, and a native English speaker course in San Diego, Orange County, San Luis Opisbo, CA, & Washington D.C.
We also offer a distance education TESOL course (either online or by correspondence) where you can study in the convenience of your own home, at your own pace.
Our graduates work around the world, some for years, teaching English and living a life that they barely imagined before. We started TESOL Training International in part from necessity – there are close to 1 billion English language students around the world (200 million in China alone). We match teachers from all walks of life to their dream jobs teaching English abroad, and we can match you with yours.
UC San Diego Extension’s TEFL Professional Certificate program provides aspiring ESL educators with the necessary skills to become a resourceful and confident teacher of English. We offer a high-quality curriculum of in-class and online courses which provide specialized training to people interested in teaching English in the U.S. or overseas.
Our TEFL certification courses provide an opportunity for international students and American students to study side-by-side, developing their knowledge of applied linguistics and their teaching techniques for the various English language competencies. Students will take many courses to strengthen their ability to teach English grammar, listening skills, pronunciation and fluency, speaking, writing, reading, and vocabulary development. The TEFL Practicum provides the chance to observe classroom teaching in action, and to develop and deliver a portfolio of effective lessons plans which are extremely useful when searching for employment.
Whether you are looking to begin a new career, change careers, live and work abroad, travel overseas, or volunteer in the local community, our TEFL programs will help you to become a successful English teacher.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate Programs:
- TEFL Professional Certificate
- Summer/Winter Intensive TEFL Professional Certificate
- Special Studies in TEFL
- Teaching English Grammar (TEG)
- Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL)
- TEFL Proficiency
- Courses are designed for students who would like to focus on the development of effective classroom teaching skills and modern English language teaching techniques.
Situated in San Diego, California, StudyCELTA offers Cambridge University teacher training courses including the world-renowned CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) course.
Our CELTA programs are available all year round and can be taken full-time (4 weeks). San Diego is the ideal place to take the CELTA course while having a fun and memorable experience.
CELTA is an initial English teaching qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience. StudyCELTA is a young and dynamic team of professionals working in the field of English language teaching since 1999. Our experience ranges from working as language teachers to management roles in language schools all around the world.
Courses are offered through our partner training center, IH San Diego. We're here to help and give you our advice based on personal knowledge of San Diego and of English language teaching as a career.
Accommodation can be arranged by the Teacher Training Center for trainees from outside San Diego.