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TESOL Certificate

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language

A 15-credit Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language is offered by the Linguistics Department, in collaboration with the ESL Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  This Certificate is intended to provide students with the foundation in linguistics and language teaching that they need to succeed as an English language teacher. It can serve as preparation for teaching English abroad, or for teaching outside the public school system here in the US (it does not provide certification or licensure for teaching in the K-12 context). A full description with requirements can be found at this web page: https://www.umass.edu/linguistics/certificate-teaching-english-second-or-other-language. For further information, contact the Linguistics certificate coordinator, Magda Oiry.