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TESL

Teaching English as a Second Language

Overview

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers beginning professional development in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) through an undergraduate certificate or minor administered by Linguistics.

The 18 credit-hour TESL certificate is open to undergraduate students in any undergraduate program at UF. The TESL Certificate is designed for those who wish to teach English in a variety of settings, either overseas or in the US. This program should not be confused with the State Department of Education’s endorsement in Bilingual/ESOL for teaching in Florida public schools. For this, please contact UF’s College of Education.

Students must register for the TESL certificate program in order to be eligible to enroll in the final internship course and receive priority seating in certain required courses. Students are strongly encouraged to register at least two semesters before they plan to graduate. See the TESL certificate program webpage for more details about the program.

The TESL Minor is equivalent to a TESL certificate minus a 3-credit internship. Students interested in this option will need to obtain approval from the Linguistics Undergraduate coordinator prior to submitting the Application to Add a Minor to the CLAS college advising office. Students are encouraged to add the minor after taking LIN 3010 and/or TSL 3360 so that they may receive priority seating in certain required courses.  See the TESL minor webpage for more details about the minor.

Students are allowed to enroll in both the minor and the certificate.

Contact

For further information contact the TESL Coordinator:
Dr. Paula Golombek
4131F Turlington Hall
PO Box 115454
Gainesville, FL 32611
Telephone: (352) 294-7459
Email: pgolombek@ufl.edu

or the Linguistics Undergraduate Coordinator:
Dr. Paula Golombek
4131F Turlington Hall
PO Box 115454
Gainesville, FL 32611
Telephone: (352) 294-7459
Email: pgolombek@ufl.edu

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