Teacher Training Programs (TEFL)


The University of Arizona's Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) is proud to offer a range of programs to fit the needs of a diverse group of future English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers.



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Program Hours Location Duration Tuition* Dates and deadlines** Links
Full TEFL 100 CESL 4 weeks (intensive) $1600

June 13  - July 12, 2014
(Domestic application deadline June 6)
(International application deadline May 13)


July 11 - August 8, 2014
(Domestic application deadline July 3)
(International application deadline June 11)

100 hr TEFL Full Curriculum
TEFL Basic 50 Online 8 weeks $590

August 30 - October 23, 2014
(Application deadline August 22)

October 25 - December 18, 2014
(Application deadline October 17)

50 hr TEFL Basic Curriculum

50 hr TEFL Online FAQ

TEFL Advanced 50 Online 8 weeks $590

March 8 - May 1, 2014
(Application deadline February 28)

October 25 - December 18, 2014
(Application deadline October 17)

50 hr TEFL Advanced Curriculum

50 hr TEFL Online FAQ

TEFL Practicum 20 CESL 16 weeks or fewer $400 Year-round

20 hr Practicum Overview


Advanced Grammar for Teachers 30 Online 8 weeks $350 August 30 - October 23, 2014
(Application deadline August 22)

Advanced grammar for teachers curriculum


Classroom Assessment 30 Online 8 weeks $350

March 8 - May 1, 2014
(Application deadline February 28)

October 25 - December 18, 2014
(Application deadlone October 17)

Classroom-based assessment curriculum


* All courses require a $20 technology fee. Each submitted application incurs a $30 application fee. Multiple applications submitted as one transaction incur one application fee only.

** Application deadlines are at 5pm Arizona time. Unfortunately we are not able to accept late applications.

Note: hours designated reflect contact time with instructor and do not include time spent on homework or other outside assignments. All courses run pending enrollment.

Benefits of a TEFL Certificate

Benefits of earning a TEFL certificate include:

  • International job opportunities; see the world - travel and work. Most jobs require at least 100-hour TEFL certificate. See the links below.
  • CESL courses are offered both online and in class; teachers will have flexibiltiy in scheduling training.
  • Course work can be completed within four intensive weeks - including practicum.
  • Follow-up, on-line community discussions are available to encourage continued professional development.


All applicants should:

  • Have at least an Associate of Arts degree or international equivalent or 2 years of college-level coursework completed
  • Be competent in written and spoken English. Non-native English speaking students must demonstrate proficiency (B2 CEFR level) in one of the following ways: TOEFL iBT: 79 or TOEFL PBT: 550 or IELTS: 6.5 or Interview with coordinator
  • Be willing to work collaboratively
  • Have access to a reliable internet connection for online certificates

Discounts and additional information on costs

  • Early Bird Special 10% (must register and pay in full 5 weeks prior to first day of class)
  • UA affiliate discount is not applicable to TEFL programs
  • There are no discounts for the 40-hr and 20-hr TEFL Practicums
  • All fees and tuition must be paid in full by the discount deadline to be eligible for discounts
  • Discounts webpage
  • For refund and deferral policy, please click here.

Teacher Development Links and Articles

What should I do to begin? click here

What qualifications do I need to teach? click here

How do I choose a TEFL training program? click here

What should I look for in a job abroad? click here

Where can I find a job? click here

University of Arizona Degree Programs

Additional resources

CESL's Resources for Teachers Links

Research at CESL

Observing classes at CESL

TEFL Job Board

TEFL Mexico

TEFL Brochure

Customized Programs

Please see our Customized Programs page. We can tailor a program to fit the needs of your teachers.

Additional English Language Training at CESL Individuals or groups wishing to supplement their own personal English language skills may enroll in 4-16-week intensive English classes at CESL prior to starting the TEFL certificate program. Group discounts are available.


Angel Steadman, Teacher Training Coordinator


Phone: +1 (520) 626-8449

Apply for a TEFL Program

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