Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Introduction
The TEFL Introduction Program offered by the English Language Center (ELC) provides students with a basic introduction to language teaching and cross-cultural awareness they can study at their own pace. The online, self-study program was created for potential study-abroad students, study-abroad returnees who seek ways to apply their cultural experiences, and those interested in applying for related US contexts and overseas placements, such as the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program.
Please note: The TEFL Introduction Program does NOT offer a TEFL certificate or other credentials.
The core of the program is three components
- Using Cultural Competencies in Teaching
- TEFL Approaches, Methods, and Materials
- Guided Lesson Planning
Currently enrolled VU students who are in good academic standing and VU affiliated scholars interested in teaching non-native English speakers.
The program may be particularly beneficial for students who want to participate in:
- the JET Program
- the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program
- other teaching-abroad opportunities
This course is offered in Summer 2020 from May 1 through August 31 at no cost. The final deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Apply for Enrollment (Summer 2020 only).
For TEFL Intro content information, please contact: