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Learn How to Teach English Abroad through San Diego State University

San Diego State University will offer two sessions during spring for a program through its American Language Institute that prepares novice instructors to successfully live and teach English overseas.

The TESL/TEFL Certificate program will take place weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Jan. 23-Feb. 17 and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 31-April 20. This 130-hour program combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience.

Students will benefit from specialized sessions in language acquisition theory, understanding the English-language learner, classroom atmosphere and management, lesson planning, grammar for teachers, and more.

“The TESL/TEFL program at ALI exceeded my expectations,” said program graduate Barbara Van Dyken. “The instructors were knowledgeable and easy to follow. The opportunities for teaching and interacting with the ESL students were plentiful. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience.”

Added program graduate Zachary York: “During the time I spent at SDSU’s American Language Institute, I discovered the intersection of my passions and education. I embarked on my journey not knowing where I would land; sights set on using my skill set to better the world. ALI has given me the keys to the kingdom and the ability to unlock the potential of my abilities. I have found what I am to do; what makes my heart sing.”

More than 500 graduates have been employed in 40-plus countries with the help of this ALI program that offers worldwide job placement assistance. Cost of the program is $2,775.

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This is an SDSU Research Foundation program through the ALI, a division of SDSU’s College of Extended Studies.

The College reaches out to San Diego, the nation, and the world with a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities, and more than 50 certificate programs for career advancement. Topics range from contract management, construction, and craft beer, to grant writing, marketing, and human resources. And many programs are available online. The CES also offers one of the largest ESL programs in the U.S. through the American Language Institute; and university-quality courses to students age 50 and better through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Other opportunities include seminars, study abroad, corporate education and access to regular SDSU classes through Open University. For more information or to register, visit or call (619) 265-7378 (SD ...

News Release: Learn How to Teach English Abroad through San Diego State University
Submitted on: November 08, 2016 12:36:04 AM
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