Travel the world with a certificate in teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL). Choose from diverse job opportunities, including business, travel, publishing and teaching. Create a new career in countries where English is spoken only as a foreign language or where English is the dominant language.
Get a head start on your California teaching credential to teach in local adult schools, or enroll in courses that contribute to a master's program in TESL and teach at a community college. TESL professionals can hone their skills and methodology in advanced courses to meet their needs. Learn the nuances of teaching a second language and discover communicative methods of teaching with courses for the experienced educator.
Whichever path you choose, you learn innovative classroom methods, cross-cultural communication skills and solutions for specific pronunciation and grammar challenges. You also get hands-on experience in classroom teaching techniques, lesson planning and classroom management.
Examine the values, customs, mores and communication styles of cultural groups, with emphasis on their implications for teaching. Learn more.
Get an introduction to the concepts in linguistics and sociolinguistics relevant to the teaching of English as a second languageLearn more.
Review basic grammar topics that have particular importance in the ESL classroom. Learn more.
Learn traditional and innovative classroom techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to speakers of English as a second language. Learn more.
Teaching English as a Second Language (EDP 202127)
The increasing use of English in the world has opened career opportunities for teachers of English as a second language (ESL). ESL educators work all over the world in fields such as business, travel, publishing and education. Learn more.
Learn more about UC Berkeley Extension—without making a commitment. Come to a free information session to discover how UC Berkeley Extension can help you achieve your goals. Learn more about courses and programs, meet other prospective students, talk to instructors and staff and ask questions.
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16th-Annual Student Reading Series
Come hear students in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing share their works of poetry, nonfiction and fiction at our annual student reading series.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 11, 4 pm
Location: Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Date and Time: Sunday, May 19, 3 pm
Location: Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave, Oakland
LASER: Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (EDP 055392)
The LASER series, chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, is a local forum for art and science
projects that are creative, original and interdisciplinary in nature. Each evening program features
a medley of four artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors and scholars who are
working on projects that expand existing paradigms.
Dates and Times: Wednesdays, June 5 and Aug. 7, 6:30–8:30 pm
Location: Berkeley Campus
Moderated by author Piero Scaruffi—with individual presentations and a panel discussion by distinguished Bay Area practitioners in art and design—this event ranges across the contemporary art and design field to underscore the importance of creativity for business, technology and the way that people live.
Date and Time: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7–8:30 pm
Location: San Francisco: Art and Design Center
View "Story Hour in the Library" videos at webcast.berkeley.edu.
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