Introducing the 30-Hour TESOL Certificate for K-12 Educators

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We are excited to announce a new course offering in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)!

Our new 30-Hour TESOL Certificate for K-12 Educators

While our flagship 150-Hour TEFL Certificate course remains a great fit for most of our audience, experienced educators found that parts of it overlapped with the general teacher training they already had. 

We took this feedback seriously and created a course offering tailored to better serve this audience: the 30-Hour TESOL Certificate.

This shorter, specialized course leaves out introductory teaching topics like classroom management and focuses on strategies for supporting multilingual learners in existing classrooms. After all, inclusive classrooms benefit everyone.

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Response from Educators

Our inaugural 30-Hour TESOL students loved the course! They praised the content, instructor support, interactive experiences, and the opportunity to apply their learnings directly:

“I appreciate CIEE designing a TESOL certification program for teachers who are not new to the profession. Even though I am already a second language teacher (French), I found the content interesting and engaging.” - Lynn M.

“The content of the course was very useful. The instructor did an excellent job supporting us – very quick replies to emails and the live tutorials were well organized and helpful.” - Mabel M.

Join Our Growing Community

We're thrilled to offer this new option alongside our 150-Hour Certificate course. The next TESOL course begins on July 8th, with more upcoming start dates to be released soon. Learn more about the 30-Hour TESOL Certificate

Are you hoping to get TEFL certified? Get in touch and let's explore how CIEE TEFL can help you achieve your goals. Reach out to us at