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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) - Online

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Enhance Your English Teaching Skills at Yale

This course is designed for English as a foreign language instructors who are interested in exploring American teaching methods. The course provides an examination and discussion of the basic principles of planning, implementing, and managing instruction in the EFL academic classroom. Through a variety of exploratory activities accompanied by careful readings on American culture and the philosophy of education, participants will form a strong foundation in attitudes, beliefs and values that are reflected in most American communicative approaches to language instruction.

Please note that the TEFL Seminar is intended for non-native English speakers.

Date: Program dates: Session B, July 4 -August 5, 2022

Application opens: January 18, 2022

Application deadline: May 9, 2022

TEFL Seminar Daily Schedule*

Class Days Times
TEFL Seminar MTWTHF 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Students are expected to attend live synchronous courses daily. Additional assignments will be completed in preparation for these classes.

TEFL Seminar Online

This online course provides opportunities for self-reflection, peer teaching and observation of on-going online English language classes at Yale Summer Session. The format of the program is mainly seminar and workshop, with opportunities for one-on-one meetings with our instructors. 

Throughout the course, participants will be asked to reflect on their own styles of teaching and to share their ideas and activities in an on-going conversation with colleagues and the instructors. Participants will also be assigned both reading and writing assignments as well as photographic assignments so that they can document their own learning experience.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic theories and concepts of second language instruction.
  • Use communicative language teaching techniques in their own classrooms, and have a deeper understanding of their own teaching styles.
  • Use a variety of learning styles and learning skills in every lesson.
  • Critique and apply the assigned readings to their own pedagogy and academic scholarship.

This seminar offers practicing and aspiring teachers the opportunity to develop their confidence in classroom English and learn new techniques for teaching.

Tuition and Fees

Item Amount
Tuition - TEFL Seminar Online $1,350
Application fee (nonrefundable) $75
Technology Fee $85

For other fees and residential costs, please visit our Tuition and Fees page. All tuition and fees, including room and meal charges, must be paid in full three weeks before the program begins.

Financial Assistance

Yale Summer Session only offers financial assistance to Yale College students. Financial assistance is not available for visiting students at this time. Visiting students should contact the financial aid office at their home institutions to discuss their options for financial assistance.