Teaching English Language Learners (CTELL)
University of Colorado Denver
To meet the increasing needs of individuals seeking advanced training in teaching English as a second language, the English department at CU Denver offers a graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (CTELL).
The certificate program is designed to build the necessary skills to teach adults English as a second language through focused preparation. It is primarily aimed at native speakers of English who want to teach overseas, but may serve the needs of international students wanting to teach English in their home country or other countries.
Upon successful completion of the program, CTELL participants will be able to:
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.
The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
The course of study will typically last one academic year, including the summer session. You may begin in any semester. There is no fixed deadline for application for admission.
Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first time student, a transfer student, or an international student.
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.
ENGL 5171 - Language Theory
ENGL 5093 - Teaching of Writing
An alternative elective such as a special topic course (i.e., ENGL 5190 - Cross-Cultural Communication) approved by the program advisor. An internship approved by the program advisor.