Certificate in International Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Acquire the Skills to Instruct English Language Learners


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About this Program

[This program is currently undergoing revision.]

In this certificate program, you’ll prepare to teach English as a foreign language. You’ll study language acquisition theory, explore the latest research on teaching methods and learn to manage and organize your classroom and your classroom activities.

Note: This professional certificate is not equivalent to an endorsement or certification to teach in Washington state public schools.


  • Instructors of English language learners in K-12 and adult settings worldwide
  • Native speakers of English who wish to work internationally teaching English
  • International students studying in the U.S. who wish to teach English overseas
  • Current English teachers from any country



  • Completion of a practical portfolio of language teaching activities
  • Workshops with expert UW English language instructors and lecturers from the EFL field
  • Opportunities to interact with students from UW ESL classes
  • Fulfillment of the elective requirement for the UW MATESOL degree