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If you have the desire to teach English to speakers of other languages, enhance your career with UGA's Global TESOL Certificate program.

The Global TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate is a 120-hour training program designed for individuals who want to teach English in a non-public school setting within or outside of the United States.


Format: Online

Hours: 120 hours / 12 CEUs

Cost: $1800

The four course modules in this online program will provide you with a solid theoretical foundation for teaching English. You will learn about intercultural communication, linguistics, and curriculum and lesson plan development. Successful completion of the program will prepare you to work as a teacher, trainer, tutor or cross-cultural communicator both at home and abroad. The modules – each of which include outside research, projects, engaging discussions, and portfolio development – can be taken in any order.

Individual modules include:

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Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Teachers, instructors or trainers
  • Au pairs
  • Translators

Individuals who are interested in gaining proficiency with younger learners in public school teaching settings should visit the UGA College of Education's Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The College of Education program can lead to teaching certification in public schools.

Course Information

Course Format: 
Course Fee(s): 

$450 – Individual module
$1800 – Full certificate program

Some modules require student to purchase a textbook. 

Continuing Education Information: 

Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia
12 CEUs