The TESOL Certificate through TCU’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies
To enroll in the TESOL Certificate, go here!
And “if you’re looking to volunteer, TESOL certification, also called a TESL (teaching English as a second language) or TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) certification should work just fine”; click here. And here: “There are a multitude of work-exchange-English-teaching-volunteer-gigs that will compensate you with food and lodging. Volunteering is incredible and it gives you an amazing experience. The countries above are all very popular volunteering destinations, with enormous opportunities to exchange English lessons for free lodging and maybe even free food.”
The Certificate and its courses are described here: TCU’s Courses and Certificate in TESOL
The approved course list is here: 227 Courses to choose from (Registrar Prefixes)
To find the course schedule to register, go here.
Undergraduate degree program students may earn elective credits for courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL, formerly ENFL). For information, consult the TCU catalog.
The Intensive English Program
The courses are Spoken English and Written English. They meet twenty hours each week total. From August to December and from January to May, the courses run 16 weeks. From May to July, they run 8 weeks.
In each course, students are placed into one of three levels (or groups) according to measured proficiency (or academic success). A course group consists of at least five students and never more than fifteen.
The courses are for non-degree credits and are recorded on the official TCU transcript. However, when both courses are passed with a grade of at least B after a 16-week semester, they are counted for 3 undergraduate degree program “elective” credits once the TCU student in the IEP is admitted to the Bachelor’s degree program and commences her or his first semester. Furthermore, the advanced level Spoken English course and the advanced level Written English course satisfy the TCU core requirements of Written Competency and Spoken Competency for the TCU Bachelor’s degree program.