Business English and Translation Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
All courses offered fully online. Apply here.
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree and an advanced level of English proficiency in all skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening)
Demand for teachers of English as a second, additional, or foreign language is strong and growing. The five courses of the fully online Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages provide candidates with the theoretical background and practical, hands-on teaching skills necessary to work in the highly rewarding field of teaching English as a second or foreign language. In addition to asynchronous course work and the practicum, students will have opportunities to observe experienced language teachers in action—via Zoom—as a practical resource for their training.
Courses can be taken individually or stacked to earn the certificate. This program is a great fit for recent university graduates who want to explore the field, as well as experienced teachers seeking to enrich their practice and advance their careers. It is ideal for those interested in intercultural communication, global engagement, and community service. Students who complete the certificate will be prepared for opportunities to teach adults in a variety of educational settings throughout the world. Students walk away with a digital portfolio to showcase their skills and experience to employers. View portfolio samples: Student 1 | Student 2.
This certificate must be completed within three years of taking the first certificate-eligible course. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the five required courses, which include a practicum.
Email us at ELI@nyu.edu for more information.
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You'll Walk Away With
- A digital portfolio to showcase your work for potential employers
- The ability to structure a course, write a syllabus, and create lesson plans for teaching English
- The knowledge to identify appropriate teaching materials and modify them as needed
- Effective classroom-management skills
- The skills to incorporate regular assessment, analysis, and redesign into the teaching and learning process
- Current teaching methods for creating a learner-centered classroom