50-Hour Online TEFL 1

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The first 50-hour online TEFL course, or Fundamentals of English Language Teaching, looks at broader issues in EFL training, such the fundamentals of the English language, how language and culture are intertwined, and how first and second languages are acquired. It then focuses on the language classroom and examines issues such as the teacher’s role in the classroom, how to manage classes and groups of learners, and the interconnection of assessment with teaching and learning. 

TEFL Certificates options:

  • This course can be combined with 50-hour TEFL 2 for a 100-hour Basic TEFL Certificate.
  • This course can be combined with 50-hour TEFL 2 and 50-hour TEFL 3 for a 150-hour TEFL Certificate.

Next courses, dates, and deadlines:

  • Fall I: August 20th to October 12th, 2018 (Deadline: Sunday, August 12th)
  • Fall II: October 12th to December 7th, 2018 (Deadline: Sunday, October 7th)


All applicants should:

  • Have at least an Associate degree or international equivalent or 2 years of college-level coursework completed.
  • Have access to a reliable internet connection. 
  • To be accepted into any Teacher Training Program, applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate very independent English proficiency (B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference [CEFR]).


$495 tuition + $30 application fee + $20 technology fee

  • A 10% discount on tuition applies for all UA Affiliates and those who pay in full 5 weeks before the beginning of classes.


At the end of this program, trainees will be able to:

  • describe the fundamental aspects of language (e.g. syntax, lexis, etc.), as well as learning English as an international language
  • analyze the interconnection of language, identity and culture and how they affect language learning and teaching
  • identify and analyze various SLA models and approaches, and how they support and inform language teaching
  • describe the qualities of a good teacher and how to use learner-centered teaching to create a communicative classroom
  • create successful learning environments for students by understanding the influences and issues related to classroom management, and how to deal with them
  • understand the interconnection of teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the purposes, functions, and types of languages assessments and tests
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If you need assistance with the application, please contact us at cesl@email.arizona.edu or (520) 621-3637.

"Even though I have lived in Tucson for ten years, this is the first time I have really studied English."