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Why this Certificate

The goal of the Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (CTEFL) program is to enhance the professional knowledge and practical skills of in-service and pre-service classroom teachers in Armenia and the region. It is designed to meet the needs of those current and future teachers who may not have the time or aspiration to pursue a Master’s degree, but who do want to keep up with the latest developments in the field, and expand and improve their own teaching.

The CTEFL program follows an intensive format lasting from four to eight weeks during the months of June and July. Classes take place in the mornings and afternoons at the AUA campus and in partner schools for fieldwork assignments.

Certificate Completion Requirements

To complete a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (CTEFL), students must successfully complete the CTEFL courses/modules with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. CTEFL graduates who wish to pursue further study towards the MA TEFL program, may transfer their CTEFL courses towards the MA TEFL Program.

Key topics and learning experiences include:

Teaching language skills

Teaching English grammar and vocabulary

Activity design and lesson planning

Classroom assessment and feedback

Differentiated instruction

Classroom management

Classroom observations

Shadow and independent teaching

Enrollment Requirements

To be considered for acceptance, applicants must:

Submit a complete Application for Enrollment in Certificate Programs at including all required supplements as outlined in the instructions.

Present valid and official results confirming English Language Proficiency typically through the TOEFL iBT (target score of 79*) or IELTS Academic (target score of 6.5*). Native and near native speakers are eligible for a waiver.

Hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited or licensed institution of higher education having obtained an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 5-point scale. Students in their final year of studies are also eligible to apply.

Demonstrate interest and potential to become a successful TEFL professional.

*The Admissions Committee may, at its discretion, admit an applicant who does not meet the target requirements but who otherwise demonstrates the potential to successfully pursue a degree at AUA.

Fall 2018 CTEFL Application Submission Deadlines

If a deadline date falls on a non-working date, the deadline will be moved to the following working day.

January 31 – Early Application

April 30 – Regular Application

Fees are calculated per credit unit, as per university policy.

Application Procedure

For information regarding application to CTEFL, visit the Admissions website.