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The Certificate In TESOL offers you effective methods and techniques for teaching English to speakers of other languages. Students will observe teacher/student classroom interaction and apply lessons to real-world teaching contexts.

Why Enroll?

In the U.S. and countries around the world, teaching English to speakers of other languages is in high demand and language learning is fundamental to educational development. The Certificate In TESOL at Hunter’s Continuing Education provides careful study and consideration of current theory and its practical application. This intensive teaching program prepares participants to teach students whose skills range from low literacy to college level. Classes integrate science theory and teaching practice in an ESOL classroom enabling teacher-trainees to apply what they have learned immediately. The program includes 12 hours spent observing, interning, assisting, and teaching in ESOL classrooms.


Prospective students should be aware that this program does not certify teachers to teach ESL in U.S. public schools. Students learning under an F-1 visa must complete the entire program, including observing hours, in one semester to meet the 18/hours a week required by law to maintain their visa status.


Registration and Tuition

This certificate consists of 8 core courses including a teaching practicum. Tuition for the Certificate In TESOL is $4,000 plus a one-time $35 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually plus the registration fee per semester.


You may schedule an appointment with an advisor and complete the online application below. To register for courses online, visit our online registration portal where you can browse courses and register as a new or returning student. Certificate students, please visit or contact the registration office to select your course schedule per semester.


Native speakers of English should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with at least 60 college credits will be considered. Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate oral competency and score at least 80 on the TOEFL exam, including at least a 20 on the verbal section. IELTS score of 6.5-7.0+ is accepted in place of TOEFLibt. All applicants must complete the online application form, including a 300-word writing sample explaining your interest in teaching ESL, and email a college transcript.


View or download the TESOL course schedule below and check out 'General Information' to learn more about the benefits of registering for Continuing Education certificate programs.


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