Undergraduate Certificate In Teaching English As A Second Language TESL
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Not applicable
Next Start Date
Jan 18, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Pursue Your Passion for Travel and Teaching with Liberty’s Online Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

Liberty University’s online Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) is designed to prepare you to be more effective and competitive as an English instructor at home and abroad. Our online teaching certificate will prepare you to face the challenges you may encounter in cross-cultural and cross-linguistic settings. With this certificate program, you can add to your work experience or bachelor’s degree to receive the training you need in teaching English as a second language.

English is quickly becoming the world’s dominant language in business, education, and society as a whole. You can meet the need for teaching English to those who cannot speak or write it. You can teach in the states or travel abroad to Asia, the Middle East, or various other regions of the world. A career as an ESL teacher is an exciting and rewarding experience. Travel abroad and learn about new cultures while you share and educate other nations about your culture.

Why Choose Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language?

Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language can be completed 100% online. While you study in the comfort of your own home or office, you will complete courses that have the same rigor and advanced training as our residential courses. If you are currently overseas, then this certificate will be just as convenient as it is for those that are state-side!

You can complete this undergraduate TESL certificate in just 2 semesters, enabling you to gain the knowledge and skills you need to teach English to other cultures and nations without putting your life on hold in the process.

What Will You Learn in our Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language?

In this TESL certificate program, you will gain comprehensive knowledge in applied grammar, linguistics, and second language acquisition. It is important that you know not only English but also the syntax and phonology of the major languages of the world. This training will enable you to prepare a curriculum with your student’s language in mind.

You will also learn about the various activities and class exercises that will help you not only become a better instructor but also enable you to make your teaching fun for students from any culture.

Required Courses

  • LING 301 – Introduction to Linguistics
  • TESL 333 – Modern Grammar
  • TESL 373 – Applied Grammar
  • TESL 403 – Second Language Acquisition
  • TESL 405 – Issues and Practices in TES/FL
  • TESL 499 – TES/FL Internship
Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language Highlights

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • You can complete our online Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) in about 2 semesters.

Online Undergraduate Certificate in TESL Information

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set log in times

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Applicants must have a 1.5 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended and complete the High School Self-Certification form. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**Please note: You cannot be accepted for this program until Liberty has your official transcripts.