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ESL Certificate Programs

GlobalStudy's "English Programs Around the World" is a Directory of English as a second language (ESL) program websites in the United >States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Ireland. The URL is


Some distance learning ESL courses

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The New School for Social Research in New York City offers two certificate programs: English Language Teaching and Teaching Adult Literacy Certificate. For more information:


The following list of TESOL Distance Learning programs is taken from a posting to Neteach on 29 Jun 1997 from Peter Nichols:

"I recommend reading Daniel Dunkley's "A Guide to British Master's Degrees in TESOL by Distance Learning" (The Language Teacher Online). It contains "A Check List" for evaluating Distance Learning programs. Thanks to Scott Rule, editor of TLT Online, for providing the URL

For a comparison of British versus American graduate programs, see Dr. Kitao's "British University Education-A View from a Japanese Scholar." Note this article does not discuss Distance Learning programs.

Aston University, Department of Languages and European Studies

City College Manchester
Distance Learning Programs

Deakin University
Faculty of Arts-Postgraduate

Indiana University
School of Education
Graduate level credit that will help meet certification and recertification requirements for elementary and secondary
reading and Language Arts curricula.

International Learning Centres

Macquarie University
School of English, Linguistics and Media
Department of Linguistics
National Centre for English Language Teaching & Research

University of Birmingham
School of English, Center for English Language Studies

University of Leicester
Continuing Professional Development Education Courses

University of Manchester
Centre For English Language

University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education, Language in Education Division
Spring and Fall Distance Learning courses available. Summer sessions onsite required.

University of Sheffield
Educational Studies
Adult Continuing Education
Distance Learning Unit
Distance Learning Courses
Education and English Language Teaching M Ed

University of Surrey
English and Applied Linguistics

University of York
Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Julio Rodriguez has a site containing distance education courses related to Applied Linguistics and Foreign Languages:

From a July 1998 thread on the topic:

"The New School" in New York offer a teaching certificate with a number (but not all) of the courses available through their online program. The website is <>

Maquarie University also has a distance MA; see

UCLA Extension has a certificate program (but not a M.A.) that is taught entirely online. See

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