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Three-month program

Special Studies in TEFL from University of California, San Diego is a full-time three-month program of select courses to enhance your preparation and expertise in teaching English. 

You must enroll in a total of 15 UC San Diego Extension units, with the advice and approval of the TEFL Coordinator.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description

      1 or 2 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Best Methods in Teaching Listening
  • Best Methods in Teaching Speaking 
  • Games for the EFL Classroom 
  • Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language 
  • Music in the EFL Classroom 
  • Oral Presentations for Language Teachers 
  • Teaching TOEFL Prep Classes: Paper and Internet 
  • Visual Media in the EFL Classroom

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Copy of your transcripts in English for the two most recent years of your academic studies
  • A one-page statement explaining why you would like to take any TEFL Certificate program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5950 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    5950 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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