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Teaching English Internationally

This is a required course in the TESOL certificate program.

Course Description

English has become the most predominant language through which people communicate, connect, and transact business cross-nationally in the emerging global community of the 21st century. The increased fluidity of international borders, the relative ease of travel, and the advent of multinational corporations has made the demand for quality English language programs and qualified TESOL instructors higher than ever. This course is designed to provide support to individuals planning to seek international employment as English language instructors and it will help prepare participants for the international teaching experience by considering means of adapting to a new cultural milieu and examining a variety of international teaching contexts. Participants will learn how to go about finding international employment opportunities and will be guided in assessing employment options to acquire an optimum teaching position. Participants will investigate a country of interest to them and will learn how to evaluate international employment contracts

Students may take either EDUC_X485.8 Teaching in Adult Education Programs or EDUC_X485.9 Teaching English Internationally to fulfill the requirement. Please register for the course at least one week prior to the start date.

  • Details
  • $350
  • August 23, 2021 to September 12, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00146
  • ID/Units: EDUC X485.9  (1.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2021


Lesley Clear, Ph.D., is an educational consultant to UCI Division of Continuing Education. Dr. Clear has been an ESL instructor in Japan and Hungary and an EFL teacher trainer in Hungary, Ukraine, Chile and Argentina. She received the 1996-1997 UCI Division of Continuing Education Distinguished Instructor Award, and UCI Division of Continuing Education's Distinguished Service Award in 2004.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START08/23/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END09/12/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---