TESOL is an exciting field with many possibilities for work overseas, in community colleges, Intensive English Programs, private language schools and public schools.

We strive to offer our students a strong foundation in theory with numerous opportunities for work in the field.

Several TESOL and TEFL courses have service-learning components. In addition, UCF offers study abroad opportunities with a focus on service learning. UCF has local and international practicum experiences in Spain, Taiwan, and Central America.

Our successful graduates have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant scholarships, English Language Fellowships, and obtained positions teaching overseas and here in the United States. Our faculty work hard to support our students as they develop their scholarship and teaching skills in preparation for a successful career in TESOL.

Our professors have diverse research interests and thrive on working with students to develop their professionalism in the field. Current research trends in the department include vocabulary, assessment, community engagement, Russian ESOL, and sociolinguistics.