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English Language Programs

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate


  Important Dates:

Summer 2024 begins May 20th
Last day to register May 10th

  Total Cost:

$1900 per Clemson-affiliated student
$2400 per non-Clemson affiliate
$100 to register and reserve your space

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10 weeks
120 hours of online coursework
20 hours of practicum, self-paced

What is TEFL?

Program Features

TEFL is a certification program for students proficient in English who are interested in teaching English abroad or online.

  • Intensive online modules taught by Clemson instructors
  • Curriculum to introduce you to the profession and prepare you to teach
  • Classroom management and lesson plan development informed by Second Language Acquisition theory
  • Teaching practicum with local and international students
  • Job placement advising

Clemson TEFL student poses with a group of elementary school students displaying their artwork
  • Why Choose TEFL

    The following are testimonials from past TEFL graduates:

    “I’m currently working for TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France) at 3 primary schools in the Amiens region of France. My contract ends in a month but the experience has been amazing culturally. The hardest part of leaving will definitely be saying goodbye to my kiddos, all of whom are so sweet and eager to learn.”
    Abby Rich, Psychology
    TEFL 2021 Graduate

    “I absolutely recommend it to everyone! I would say this is a fantastic opportunity that has the potential to radically change your life.”
    Hannah Burns, English
    TEFL 2022 Graduate

    “The staff for the TEFL program are amazing. I have stayed in touch with them and they have helped me a lot especially during my job search. They are so supportive and care about you which you don't find anywhere.”
    Logan Radwanski, International Business and German
    TEFL 2021 Graduate

    “I am currently teaching English abroad in France! It has been so helpful because I use plenty of resources shared with me through this course and work that I did to graduate the course. Everything I did through this program helped me get to where I am. Every part of it was necessary.”
    Student in Language and International Business
    TEFL 2023 Graduate

    “If you are interested in teaching full time or perhaps working with non-profits who work with international students this could be a wonderful stepping stone in the right direction.”
    Emily Danuser
    TEFL 2023 Graduate

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English Language Programs | Jennifer Brondell, Director