Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate

Georgetown University's Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate Program is an innovative program that combines the flexibility and convenience of an online course with the dynamic interaction of an in-person practicum. This intensive program is designed to prepare trainees for TEFL instruction, either for a new career in the TEFL field or for additional teaching qualifications.

The TEFL Certificate Program consists of two units: TEFL Online, a 19-week online course that can be taken from anywhere in the world at the convenience of your own schedule, and the TEFL Practicum, a 5-day intensive program that takes place at Georgetown University and includes teaching observation and teaching practice.

The curriculum, taught by expert faculty with years of experience in the field, emphasizes Communicative Language Teaching and focuses on the practical application of foundation theory. At the end of the program, our graduates are able to enter the job market or postgraduate programs with a certificate from Georgetown University, as well as a substantial teaching portfolio that clearly demonstrates the skills and knowledge acquired.

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Information Sessions

We welcome potential students to attend an online information session to learn more about the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate program. We have several upcoming information sessions for the Spring 2016 program.

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