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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Discover how to best guide English-language learners to find their voice.


Alliant's graduate & certification programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offer current and aspiring TESOL professionals the opportunity to become global leaders in our increasingly connected world.

Explore our TESOL programs below.


TESOL Degrees


TESOL Programs


Hands-On Experience Degree Programs

Our graduate & certification programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) place an emphasis on hands-on training so that you’re armed with the tools you need to succeed as soon as you step off of our commencement stage. Reach the far corners of the world with a TESOL Degree from Alliant’s California School of Education.

Become a Global Leader in TESOL Education

Alliant's TESOL program alumni contribute to educational practice and policies in the US and
countries around the world. Settings and roles include:

  • Adult education programs
  • College and university-based ESL and EFL programs
  • Community colleges
  • ESL and vocational English programs
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • English as a Foreign Language programs
  • International businesses and foundations
  • Fulbright Scholar appointments
  • Government offices on educational policies
  • TESOL-related publishers

Global Partnerships for TESOL Education

The TESOL degree programs at Alliant have benefited from important partnerships both locally
and internationally:

  • University of California, San Diego Extension, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Program
  • Universities and/or Ministries of Education in China, Oman, Taiwan, and Vietnam
  • Cisco Learning Institute and MEPI Grant U.S. Department of State - a three-year U.S. Department of State initiative with the Kingdom of Jordan
  • Alliant-UIN (Indonesia Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University) Initiative
  • Alliant-Anaheim University Retreat and Workshop Series
  • Stella Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education

Tips of the Trade: TESOL Classroom Aides

As a TESOL teacher, you can make your impact through enabling students to communicate, express and advocate for themselves. TESOL teachers give the gift of voice, and online resources complement classroom learning, so here are some of our favorite resources for TESOL learners.


TESOL learners of all ages will enjoy Lanternfish, which offers vocabulary flashcards, crossword puzzles, worksheets for young learners, vocabulary-boosting videos, quizzes, phonics, and even role-playing lessons to build interview and job search skills.

Dave’s ESL Cafe

Here’s a resource for students and teachers. At Dave’s ESL Cafe, you can find TESOL jobs all over the globe, network with other teachers, and interact with English language learners. Your students will find comprehensive lessons plus student forums.

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

You can have fun, prepare TESOL students for everyday life in America, and help learners master their conversation skills with audio lessons. Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab provides audio clips and quizzes to reinforce comprehension. TESOL learners not only boost their English comprehension, they can better comprehend topics that are pertinent to their lives.


Where will you make your impact?