Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Have you dreamed of traveling the globe after graduation, teaching English to people in different countries and learning about their cultures along the way? A TEFL certificate can help make that dream a reality. There is a huge demand for English language teachers in far-flung countries such as China, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Lesotho and South Korea. Pair this certificate with a major in linguistics, communications or business and set yourself up for a job right after getting your degree!

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

NCAA Division II student-athletes want to see you in the stands, cheering for the Wolves

Learning outcomes

  • Prepares students for professional opportunities to respond to and take advantage of the new challenges of a global economy
  • Positions students to work with English language learners who are learning English for educational, business or leisure reasons
  • Help provide students with pathways to a career teaching in their first international/cross-cultural position

Career opportunities

  • English teacher in foreign countries
  • English teacher in the United States
  • Social services worker
  • Linguistics program designer

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Phone: 503-838-8377

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