100-hour Intensive TEFL/TESOL Certificate

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Summer 2024


To remain up to date on the program availability - use the contact form at the bottom of this page or email teachesl@arizona.edu

Note: This program is dependent upon minimum enrollment.
We are accepting applications until April 19th, 2024 and if enrollment minimum is met - tuition will be due April 22nd (see custom refund policy under costs).

This course is designed to train aspiring language teachers in the fundamentals of EFL teaching, as defined by the TESOL International Association’s position statement on TEFL/TESL/TESOL certificate programs. The curriculum is firmly grounded within contemporary teaching theories and best practices. It has been designed to not only give students the necessary knowledge required to be an effective teacher of English, but also the critical insights, understanding and awareness needed to apply these concepts in the classroom.

This is an in-person four-week course that is offered twice in the summer. Instruction is delivered on the University of Arizona campus by CESL faculty together with an online component. It consists of 70 hours of coursework and 30 hours of teaching Practicum. This course includes the following components:

  • a two-hour orientation the week before classes start
  • in-person classes from 5:30 to 8:30 pm every weekday (students take modules on Second Language Acquisition Theory, Methodology, Practicum Seminar, Classroom Management, and Assessment)
  • observations of at least 12 hours classes in CESL different ESL programs during the day
  • a teaching Practicum with actual English language learners from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the first three Saturdays
  • graduation ceremony on the last Saturday.

⇒ Students who need a minimum of 12o hour of training can supplement this course with a 20-hour Practicum or a 20-hour Online Extension. The 20-hour Online Extension can be completed at the same time as or within a month of completing the 100-hour Intensive TEFL/TESOL Certificate course. The 20-hour Online Extension consists of three modules on English Language Fundamentals, Language and Culture, and Trends in Language Teaching that are offered completely online and on a self-paced basis. Students are required to submit three assignments at the end of the course together with a reflective essay. Tuition for the 20-hour Online Extension is $135.00.

⇒ CESL also provides Notarization and Authentication services that are required for work visa processing, as well as job placement assistance for certain countries.

⇒ Need your certificate sooner? Apply to the 120-hour Online Self-Paced course!

Program Details


Summer 2024

Application Deadline: 

April 19

Program Duration

June 3
June 29

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