Build Your Career to Teach English at Home or Abroad

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 prestigious four-module training program designed for individuals who want to teach English in a non-public school setting within or outside of the United States. This interactive online program will provide you with a solid theoretical foundation to work as a teacher, trainer, tutor, or cross-cultural communicator at home and abroad.


Format: Online

Hours: 120

Credits: 12 CEUs

Cost: $450 per module


The four course modules in this online program will provide you with a solid theoretical foundation for teaching English at home or abroad. You will learn about intercultural communication, linguistics, and curriculum and lesson plan development. Each module includes research, projects, engaging discussions, and portfolio development.

You may take these modules in any order:

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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

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$450 – Individual module
$1,800 – Full certificate program

Some modules require student to purchase a textbook. 

Sarah Anne Shope, PhD, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching English to other languages. She has been active in developing and facilitating Global TESOL training courses and programs, and her area of expertise includes applied linguistics, issues of culture, methodology for teaching English as a second language and/or as a foreign language, and creative professional writing. As a professional writer, Shope has considerable commercial, literary and academic publication credits.