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    May 23, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 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 program is available in two formats. Students are encouraged to enroll in the yearlong day program (Part I in fall term and Part II in spring term, 4 credits each). There are also 8-credit intensive evening and summer options available.

Students must apply and be accepted to the TEFL Certificate program. 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,

The TEFL Certificate may be used towards the Applied Linguistics Minor with Advanced TEFL Certificate .


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