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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 acquisition—along with classroom methodologies and curriculum-design skills—so that you can be an effective teacher in a variety of environments.