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Undergraduate Certificate Teaching English As A Second Language

The certificate in Teaching English As A Second Language at Portland State University is for students interested in working abroad after graduation. Completion of this program will give you the skills to help meet the changing needs in education throughout the world while immersing yourself in a new culture.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, March, September
Tuition Fee: $29,837 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The certificate in Teaching English As A Second Language at Portland State University helps you develop skills and knowledge to teach English internationally without the commitment of a two-year master’s degree. If you already have a master’s degree in another field, completion of this program may qualify you to teach English as a second language in community colleges across the United States.

Career

Most of our graduates go on to teach English outside of the United States, working in private language schools, high schools, middle schools, and corporations in Central and South America, Asia, Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa — or even online.

Many students return to do the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) degree, which provides them with more thorough training for a career as a language professional.

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Courses Included

  • Structure of the English Language
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Understanding the International Experience
  • Methods
  • Community ESL Practicum