Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Career Certificate
Cost
$6,028*

Go forth and teach English

Help others comprehend English language with this certificate from College of Lake County. You can teach others to communicate clearly and efficiently in the four domains of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Upon program completion, you’re ready to share this valuable knowledge in classroom or one-on-one settings.

What can you do with a Certificate in TESOL?

This certificate provides you with job-ready skills.

With it, you’re ready to serve in these roles:

  • assistant language teacher (either in the United States or overseas)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor

With additional education, you can fill these ESL positions:

  • English as Foreign Language teacher overseas (may require bachelor's degree)
  • community program instructor (usually requires a bachelor's degree)
  • K-12 teacher (usually requires a bachelor's degree)
  • college faculty member (usually requires a master's degree or higher)

Highlights

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    EDU 121 3
    ENG 262 3
    ENG 265 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code EDU 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 262
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 265
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 127 3
    ENG 128 3
    ENG 261 3
    • Course Code ENG 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 128
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 261
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 127 3
    ENG 267 3
    ENG 268 3
    • Course Code CMM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 267
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 268
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 271 3
    • Course Code ENG 271
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

32


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TESOL at CLC

Get the bigger picture

A certificate is just one possible way to study TESOL. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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