2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Mar 31, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

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The TEFL Certificate prepares individuals to become effective teachers of English to speakers of foreign languages.  Our faculty follow an interactive and hands-on approach that enables you to discover the principles and practices of teaching English as a foreign language. During workshops and lectures, you will learn valuable and practical teaching methods and techniques. You will then apply what you learn as you and your peers work together to plan and teach lessons with a class of non-native English speakers. TEFL graduates have taught in over 50 countries around the world.


  • The 8-credit program may be completed in different formats. Students are encouraged to enroll in the yearlong day program. taking TEFL Part I (ESL 6621, 4 credits) in fall term and TEFL Part II (ESL 6622, 4 credits) in spring term. There are also intensive evening and summer options (ESL 6620, 8 credits) available.
  • This program is by application. If you are a Hamline University undergraduate student, you must have junior or senior status at the start of the program, submit a short statement of purpose, and complete an interview with the lead faculty member, Betsy Parrish. Please email Professor Parrish for more information, bparrish@hamline.edu.
  • TEFL may be used towards the minor in Applied Linguistics and Advanced TEFL:  Applied Linguistics Minor with Advanced TEFL Certificate .

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