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Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Why earn a TESOL certificate? Surveys report that job satisfaction is high among ESL teachers. Why? They see the impact of their work as their students’ English improves. Improved English skills connect with the primary goals of education: better job opportunities, access to better educational opportunities and quicker assimilation and integration into a new culture.

Learn how our certificate can prepare you to teach English abroad and gain marketable skills. Our certificate is recognized all over the world, especially in Latin and Central America, Asia and Southeast Asia.  Other employment opportunities include private tutoring, customized language training for international companies or nonprofits such as the International Rescue Committee, and Refugee Transitions, which provide English instruction to refugees and recent immigrants. 

You’ll also learn about the nuts and bolts of our TESOL certificate and how you can get started.

What We'll Discuss

  • Various employment opportunities
  • Certificate curriculum requirements
  • Course options
  • Your practicing instructors
  • What our graduates go on to do
  • Your next step


The University of California, Berkeley, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). UC Berkeley Extension—like all other UC Berkeley schools, colleges and departments—is accredited by WASC through the University.


Infosession Speaker

Keith Annis

Program Manager, Education