Learning to teach English, by Makoto Kawamura

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My goal is to become an English teacher in Japan.  The TEFL Professional Certificate at UC San Diego Extension International Programs helps me create lesson plans focusing on speaking, reading, writing, and listening.  Because many of the teaching methods covered are not common in my country, I am constantly learning new ways of teaching.  I am majoring in Korean language at my university in Japan.  When I return to Osaka, I plan to get a teaching license for teaching Korean as well as English.  Many of the techniques I am learning in the TEFL Professional Certificate will help me teach not only English, but other languages as well.

I highly recommend the TEFL Professional Certificate to prospective teachers and ESL students.  Students without teaching experience can become ready to be a teacher and students who already have teaching experience can modify and improve their teaching methods.  ESL students who have not decided to be a teacher can still develop their English skills in many TEFL classes.

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TEFL Professional Certificate classes are remarkably interesting.  Plus, there are events for all Extension International Programs students, so I have been able to find many friends who are taking other programs.

-Makoto Kawamura

TEFL Proficiency and TEFL Professional Certificate student

 

 

Learning to teach English, by Makoto Kawamura

Makoto11edited

My goal is to become an English teacher in Japan.  The TEFL Professional Certificate at UC San Diego Extension International Programs helps me create lesson plans focusing on speaking, reading, writing, and listening.  Because many of the teaching methods covered are not common in my country, I am constantly learning new ways of teaching.  I am majoring in Korean language at my university in Japan.  When I return to Osaka, I plan to get a teaching license for teaching Korean as well as English.  Many of the techniques I am learning in the TEFL Professional Certificate will help me teach not only English, but other languages as well.

I highly recommend the TEFL Professional Certificate to prospective teachers and ESL students.  Students without teaching experience can become ready to be a teacher and students who already have teaching experience can modify and improve their teaching methods.  ESL students who have not decided to be a teacher can still develop their English skills in many TEFL classes.

Makoto3edited_best

TEFL Professional Certificate classes are remarkably interesting.  Plus, there are events for all Extension International Programs students, so I have been able to find many friends who are taking other programs.

-Makoto Kawamura

TEFL Proficiency and TEFL Professional Certificate student

 

 

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Professional Certificate Program Offered Online!

shutterstock_116494684Unable to take a full 6 months off to complete UC San Diego Extension’s Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Professional Certificate program? Good news! Now, you can complete 12 units of the 27-unit program online, from your home country, and 15 units here, at UC San Diego.

You read that right! The following four required core TEFL Professional Certificate courses (12 units) are now available online, and may be completed before or after your studies here, at UC San Diego:

  • Best Methods in Teaching Listening Skills (3 units)
  • Teaching Writing for Academic and Professional Purposes (3 units)
  • Theories and Methods of Language Teaching and Learning (3 units)
  • Theory and Methods of Reading Instruction (3 units)

To receive the official Professional Certificate in TEFL, students must complete all 27 units within one year.

We still have space available for our Summer 2016 intake. Interested in applying? Contact our TEFL Advisor, Chad Baldwin, at tefl@ucsd.edu. Not sure if this is the right program for you? Contact us and let us convince you!

Teach(ing) English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) for the Adventure of a Lifetime!

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Yakahiro Yamamoto, Japan

“My goal is to be an English teacher who can effectively teach communication skills. The traditional English education style in Japan focuses primarily on grammar and reading; I would like to integrate listening and speaking so that my students can communicate well in English. During the Professional Certificate in TEFL program, I had many opportunities to demonstrate an English class based on a lesson plan that I had developed. After each demonstration, the instructors gave me very helpful feedback, which made me a more competent and confident future English teacher. I strongly recommend this program both to students who already have experience teaching and to students with no experience teaching.” – Yakahiro Yamamoto

UC San Diego Extension’s Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Professional Certificate Program trains teachers to teach English as a second language to ESL/EFL students around the world or in their local community. UC San Diego Extension’s TEFL Certificate programs offers online and in-class courses which provide specialized training and skills to future teachers interested in teaching English in the U.S. or overseas.

The TEFL Professional Certificate Program courses offers the unique opportunity for international students to study side-by-side with American students, while focusing on applied linguistics and refining skills and methodologies for teaching the core language skills such as grammar, listening, pronunciation and fluency, speaking, writing, reading, and theory. Our TEFL Practicum course offers the chance to observe teacher trainer classrooms and develop and deliver a portfolio of effective lessons plans.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) students who are interested in specializing in the field of TEFL, may take Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL) Certificate Program or courses specializing in teaching English to kindergarten, elementary, and middle school-aged (K-12) children. These courses include field trips to local schools (if available) and teacher specialty stores such as Lakeshore to obtain the latest and most effective education material.

Whether you are looking to begin a new career, change a career, live and work abroad, desire to travel, or volunteer in your local community, our TEFL certificate programs will help you to become a successful, resourceful, and confident English teacher in any educational setting.

Want to apply for Summer 2016 quarter that begins on June 21, 2016? Contact us!