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The program for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Northeastern Illinois University has a long history of preparing professionals in TESOL who work in the Chicago area and beyond. It is aligned with the professional standards of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

The TESOL Graduate Certificate Program will provide practical skills and knowledge to individuals who wish to teach adult English language learners. It is designed for individuals who want to work at community colleges, community-based organizations, or language schools in the U.S. or abroad. The Certificate consists of 6 courses (18 credits), including a 60-hour practicum.  It prepares individuals to create lessons, develop materials, and assess English language learners.  It is designed to be completed in 2 semesters or 1 or 2 years, depending on which of the 4 scheduling options is chosen.

The TESOL Graduate Certificate Program courses are held at Northeastern's new El Centro Campus. It is conveniently located off the 90/94 Kimball exit and two blocks from the Belmont Blue Line.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Graduate Certificate in TESOL and the courses offered toward the degree.

TESOL, Graduate Certificate

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

About Northeastern 

Northeastern Illinois University is home to more than 10,000 students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

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