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  • Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate

    Hours: 18 credits with minimum grades of C

    The TESL certificate is designed for students who want to teach English as a second language to adults, overseas or in the US. The certificate is open to students in any undergraduate program at UF.

    Required Courses

    • LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics *
    • LIN 3680 Modern English Structure (prereq: LIN 3010)
    • LIN 4721 Second Language Acquisition (prereq: LIN 3010) *
    • TSL 3360 Introduction to TESL
    • TSL 3378 Pronunciation for TESL (prereq: LIN 3010)
    • TSL 4940 Internship for TSL (prerequisite: completion of at least four of the courses above).

    * Linguistics majors can count only LIN 3010 and LIN 4721 toward both the major in linguistics and the TESL certificate.

    More information on the TESL website.​

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