Certificate in TESL/TEFL

The 12-hour TESL/TEFL certificate offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

For more information, contact the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics or Dr. Leslie Barratt (812-237-2677; Leslie.Barratt@indstate.edu).

For UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE:

Course Requirements:

LING 311: Linguistic Analysis of English - 3 hrs.
LING 316: Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - 3 hrs.
LING 420: Language Acquisition - 3 hrs.
One Elective chosen in consultation with Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics advisor appropriate to student's background and needs.

Applied Experience Requirement:

This requirement is fulfilled by doing one of the following:

  1. 2 years study (or equivalent fluency) of a non-native language
  2. Experience living in a non-native culture (3 months minimum)
  3. ESL/EFL teaching or cross-cultural experience (3 months minimum)

Application Form

Application Form for Undergraduate Certificate can be found HERE

For GRADUATE CERTIFICATE:

NB: If you already have an Indiana teaching license, you can add the ENL licensure by completing our Graduate Certificate in TESL/TEFL. Licensure will be for the level of your original license.

Course Requirements:

LING 601: English Syntax - 3 hrs.
LING 520: Language Acquisition - 3 hrs.
LING 613: Teaching English as a Second Language - 3 hrs.
One Elective chosen from LING 513, LING 514, LING 515, LING 517, LING 621, and LING 792 - 3 hrs.

The Certificate can be earned during another graduate program by taking one of the courses each semester for 2 years, or it can be completed in 1 year by taking two courses each semester. These courses are also usually available online during the summer.

Applied Experience Requirement

This requirement is fulfilled by doing one of the following:

  1. 2 years study (or equivalent fluency) of a language that is not the student's native language
  2. Experience living in a culture that is not the student's native culture (3 months minimum)
  3. ESL/EFL teaching or cross-cultural experience (3 months minimum)

Application Forms