SDSU's American Language Institute has been training teachers of ESL/EFL since 1981. The ALI teaching staff has a broad base of experience in teacher training, ranging from Fulbright assignments in Costa Rica, Romania, and Japan to presenting teacher training courses in United States and abroad including Brazil, Korea, Japan, Mexico, and Jordan.

Courses

2019 Summer2019 Fall2020 Spring
2020 Spring
TEFL 0001 TESL/TEFL Teacher Training - Day
This program prepares novice instructors to successfully live an teach English overseas. Over 100 TESL/TEFL Certificate graduates have been employed in over 40 countries with the help of ALI’s job placement assistance program. This program combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience. Specialized sessions – language acquisition theory, teaching specific language skills, effective second language teaching methods, understanding the English language learner, classroom atmosphere and management, lesson preparation, and materials development – provide participants the tools that they need to successfully apply for and perform teaching assignments abroad.
Course Date(s)
January 21 - February 14
$2,775
2020 Spring
TEFL 0002 TESL/TEFL Teacher Training - Night
This program prepares novice instructors to successfully live an teach English overseas. Over 100 TESL/TEFL Certificate graduates have been employed in over 40 countries with the help of ALI’s job placement assistance program. This program combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience. Specialized sessions – language acquisition theory, teaching specific language skills, effective second language teaching methods, understanding the English language learner, classroom atmosphere and management, lesson preparation, and materials development – provide participants the tools that they need to successfully apply for and perform teaching assignments abroad.
Course Date(s)
January 28 - April 16
$2,775