Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

Already involved in ministry? The TESOL program provides you with an additional avenue for outreach. You’ll learn basic teaching theory and skills and gain an understanding of how language works as you prepare to teach English to adults.


After completing the program you will be able to:

  • Teach listening, speaking, reading, and writing at novice, intermediate, and advanced levels of proficiency
  • Develop and evaluate language teaching materials
  • Use English teaching as a ministry

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

This certificate program is not eligible for federal Title IV financial aid funds – i.e. Federal Direct Loans.

Degree Program Faculty

Joe LeTexier, TEFL Coordinator

Joe LeTexier

TEFL Coordinator

B.A., Crown College; M.A., M.Div. Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina


Tina Winchester, Adjunct Professor at CIU

Tina Winchester

Adjunct Professor, Practicum and Internship Supervisor, TEFL/ICS

M. Ed., Clemson University, TEFL Certificate, Columbia International University


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