"I feel competent and educated in the field and have a lot to offer people."

Nora Mitchell

Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

The increasing use of English throughout the world means career opportunities for teachers of English as a second language (ESL). But teaching ESL well requires more than fluency in English and a lesson plan. UC Berkeley Extension's Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language provides a foundation in linguistics and second-language acquisitionalong with classroom methodologies and curriculum-design skillsso that you can be an effective teacher in a variety of environments.