Summer Intensive TESOL Program

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE || INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA - The TESOL Professional Certificate Program prepares candidates for language teaching both in North America and overseas. The emphasis is on readying candidates for the "real-world" classroom by means of a highly practical approach to English Language teaching.

This program is perfect for...

Individuals wishing to teach or work with ESL/EFL students in a variety of settings, teachers with some practical experience but little formal training, and teachers of EFL from other countries who seek to enhance their formal English teaching
qualifications in an English-speaking environment

What you'll learn

A solid grounding in the principles of communicative English language teaching and learning
Practitioner skills and strategies suitable for the ESL and the EFL classroom
Direct and creative application of content knowledge and strategies in authentic teaching contexts


Required Courses: (3 Courses) Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
LING X402 Introduction to TESOL and the Learning Context 1       Ventura
LING X425 Language Analysis, Awareness, and Teaching Techniques for TESOL 3       Ventura
LING X426 TESOL Teaching Practicum 3       Ventura
LING X427 Lesson Planning and Resources for TESOL 1       Ventura
LING X428 Teaching Language Skills for TESOL 3       Ventura
LING X430 Classroom Practicalities for TESOL 1       Ventura
LING X431 Professional Development for TESOL: USA and Overseas  1       Ventura

Ventura Online       UCSB UCSB        UCSB  / Ventura Blended        Ventura Downtown Santa Barbara

  • Individual courses are open to students who wish to study specific subjects without pursuing the certificate.
  • Contact us at after you've completed all required courses to request your TESOL Certificate
  • All classes will be offered remotely through Fall 2020. Please check back in the Fall to confirm the mode of delivery for Winter '21 and beyond.
  • For more information about course starting dates, visit the UCSB Approved Academic Calendar


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OR  Enroll by phone - 805.893.4200 | Mon-Fri - 9am-5pm PST 


Minimum of 13 total units to complete this professional certificate
Earn no less than a "C" in any particular course to be eligible for the certificate

Program Costs

UCSB Students/ Community
Individual Courses
$250 - $600
Complete Certificate Cost

"I highly recommend this program to aspiring English language teachers. After completing the TESOL Certificate through UCSB Extension, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia where I made daily use of the practical classroom skills and background knowledge I gained. Now, as TESOL graduate student, that strong practical pedagogical foundation continues to give me a leg up."
- Nicolas Morales