English as Second Language class (ESL) taught by Berry College student Evan Perry.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

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Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) will give you a competitive edge when seeking top positions in education whether you teach at home or abroad. You’ll take a variety of courses designed to foster the linguistic, cultural and instructional skills needed to work with language learners at any level—inside and outside formal classrooms. You’ll work closely with faculty on a cultural immersion trip abroad or in a diverse area of the U.S., putting your training into action.

You’ll benefit from a variety of hands-on opportunities—teaching on campus in Berry’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program or completing your practicum abroad through the help of knowledgeable faculty who stay with you at every step. For example, professors have worked with students at practicum sites in Ecuador and China.

By graduation, you’ll be well prepared for a rewarding career. Berry students put their teaching into practice around the globe—in countries such as Haiti, Austria, Kenya, Japan, Ecuador and Spain. Many others, who also majored in teacher education, teach in districts with a high number of English language learners. Others choose to live and teach abroad through the Peace Corps, Fulbright Teaching Program, JET Program in Japan or EPIK Program in Korea.

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