CESL Application

Welcome to the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), University of Arizona!

We appreciate that you have decided to complete the 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate with us. Please make sure you read the course information and admission requirements provided below before you start the application. Please note that payment is required with this application. Upon completion of the application and payment, you will have access to the course within 5 minutes.

Course Information

The 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate course consists of a series of modules offered completely online and at your own pace; furthermore, you can start and finish the course at any time. Modules consist of a series of videos and readings, and are organized into units. At the end of each unit, you need to take a quiz and obtain a minimum score of 75% in order to progress to the next unit. You will also complete an assignment for each unit in which you apply the knowledge acquired in the different modules.

Upon completion of the coursework, you will be required to submit a Final Portfolio with a collection of assignments and a reflective essay. The portfolio will be reviewed by CESL faculty who will determine if a TEFL Certificate should be awarded. Certificates will not be issued unless you have submitted to CESL all the supporting documentation required in this application.

Your 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate, which bears the University of Arizona logo and seal, will be mailed to you via FedEx within 10 days of submission of the Final Portfolio. A $15.00 mailing fee will be charged to students with U.S. addresses ($60.00 for international addresses).

Other information: CESL provides notarization and authentication services that are required by many countries in order to issue a work visa. CESL can notarize your TEFL Certificate in order to prove its veracity and take it to the Arizona Secretary of State for authentication before it is delivered to you. A $40.00 fee is charged for both services. You will need to provide the name of the country where you will request a visa; if you don’t have that information yet, you can request these services later. If you need CESL to send the TEFL Certificate to a third party, you will be asked to provide a formal authorization to release student records to third parties.

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate course, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Provide an official identification document;
  • Have at least the equivalent of two years of college coursework;
  • Have reliable internet connection;
  • Be proficient in English. If your first language is not English, you need to prove that you have at least a B2 (very independent) English proficiency level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This proficiency level can be demonstrated with a score report from an internationally recognized English exam, such as TOEFL (>71), IELTS (>6.0), Cambridge (>160), that is not more than two years old. Other accepted documentation includes: proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, copy of a degree from or proof of current enrollment in an English-speaking university.

If you have questions about the admission requirements, please contact us at cesl@email.arizona.edu.

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