Teaching English as a Second Language

certificate

The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate is for students who want to teach English as a second language to adults, overseas or in the US.

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Department Information

The Linguistics Department offers the Ph.D., M.A. (both thesis and non-thesis), B.A., and two undergraduate minors (the Linguistics minor and the TESL minor). A TESL certificate is offered at the undergraduate level, and a SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) certificate at the graduate level. We currently have almost 30 faculty (combining budgeted and affiliated personnel), well over 100 undergraduate majors, and approximately 40 graduate students.
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P.O. Box 115454
4131 TURLINGTON HALL
GAINESVILLE FL 32611-5454
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 Curriculum

The certificate is open to students in any undergraduate program.

Students may earn either the TESL certificate or minor but not both.

Required Courses

LIN 3010Introduction to Linguistics 13
LIN 3680Modern English Structure3
LIN 4721Second Language Acquisition 13
TSL 3360Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language3
TSL 3378Pronunciation for Teaching English as a Second Language3
TSL 4940Teaching English as a Second Language Internship 23
Total Credits18
1

Linguistics majors may count LIN 3010 and LIN 4721 toward both the major in linguistics and the TESL certificate. 

2

Prerequisite: completion of at least four of the courses above. Fifth course must be taken simultaneously with TSL 4940.