WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:05.000 [music] 00:00:05.000 --> 00:00:12.000 TROYER: English is an international language, and there are many countries where people want native speakers to teach English, 00:00:12.000 --> 00:00:17.000 but being a native speaker isn't good enough. You need to have background in how to teach 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:20.000 and how the language works if you're going to teach it well. 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:24.000 The TEFL certificate is a 26-credit hour program 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:30.000 in which you take courses in linguistics and teaching methodologies in a practicum 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:35.000 and after those 26 hours you earn Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate. 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:42.000 SHRESTHA: Most native speakers are unaware of their linguistic abilities. They're very unaware of their own language. 00:00:42.000 --> 00:00:46.000 They're unaware of the structure of their language. So by taking TEFL, 00:00:46.000 --> 00:00:52.000 the students can be aware of their own structure. So while they're teaching English as a foreign language 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:57.000 to other students, then they can teach them effectively. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:64.000 TROYER: As part of the TEFL certificate, students will be in a 2-credit practicum course and they will gain firsthand experience 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:11.000 reading students' papers and seeing the challenges that they have dealing with English as a second language to produce academic papers. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:16.000 HARGREAVES: Another great thing about the certificate is that it combines automatically with a minor in Linguistics. 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:20.000 So when getting the certificate you will also be a earning a minor. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:25.000 For many students this will be the opportunity to travel and work at the same time. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:32.000 When I was in Egypt I traveled through Africa and the Middle East. When I was in Thailand I traveled throughout Asia and Southeast Asia. 00:01:32.000 --> 00:01:35.000 You'll also have the chance to experience cultural differences 00:01:35.000 --> 00:01:41.000 as you work one-on-one with students from China and Saudi Arabia and other countries throughout the Middle East of Asia. 00:01:42.000 --> 00:01:49.000 SHRESTHA: English is an international language, and there are 70 different countries that have English as an official language. 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:52.000 And English is being widely used. So with this certificate, 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:59.000 our students will have opportunities to reap benefits of this global economy. 00:01:59.000 --> 00:01:66.000 [music] 00:02:06.000 --> 00:02:09.000 [music ends]