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Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Credits Required: 15 Credits

The TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate provides fundamental training for HPU undergraduate students who are interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages abroad. HPU’s TEFL Certificate involves 160 hours of in-person instruction including feedback on teaching practice.

The TEFL Certificate is awarded upon or after the student’s graduation from a bachelor’s degree.      

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate will be prepared to demonstrate A.S.K.:

ATTITUDES of a professional: They are collegial toward their peers, enthusiastic toward the profession, and thoughtfully reflective about their teaching practices. They display personal, professional, and cultural sensitivity toward their students.

SKILLS of an effective language teacher. They possess excellent spoken and written English skills. They can, at a basic level, evaluate ESL or EFL texts, prepare and teach lessons, apply general principles in assessment and feedback, and respond to student needs in a given class.

KNOWLEDGE of the English language, language learning processes, and pedagogical principles: They can base their teaching on knowledge of the English language; the stages of second language learning; and communicative language teaching methods.