120-Hour TESOL Certificate

This introductory certificate program is designed for individuals who are interested in teaching English as a foreign language, and have minimal to no teaching experience. You must have at least a bachelor’s degree and an intermediate level of English proficiency.

The program is ten weeks in duration, delivered entirely online and allows you to gain an understanding of the academic background in TESOL and its practical application. If you decide later you would like to pursue a master’s in TESOL, four graduate credits in this certificate program apply toward the MA in Education, TESOL Option at CSUSB.

You will learn how to:

  • Apply best practices in language development and learn theory to promote English proficiency
  • Teach English skillfully, employing a variety of principle-based methods
  • Create lessons that support active learning
  • Demonstrate understanding of the structure of English
  • Select and develop successful materials in EFL/ESL
  • Relate the importance of the native and target cultures in language learning

Our comprehensive curriculum covers the following areas:

  • Teaching methodology in speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Language development and acquisition
  • Fundamentals of English grammar
  • Linguistics for teachers
  • Innovative approaches to teaching
  • Practical applications


  • June 21 - August 29, 2017
  • 10-week program
  • Only offered during the summer and winter quarters


  • $1,800

Important Fee Information: The College of Extended Learning makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased to meet the operating costs of delivering these courses and programs. Therefore, the College of Extended Learning reserves the right to increase or modify fees, without notice. All College of Extended Learning fees are subject to change.


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Housing Options


  • Residence halls and apartments
  • Meal plan available

Living on campus is one of the easiest ways to become involved at CSUSB.
The Villages offers on-campus housing for students in three residential environments: Serrano Village, Arrowhead Village and University Village. Living on campus is a significant part of the CSUSB experience for approximately 1,500 students.

Visit Housing and Residential Life for more information.


Homestay for 120 hours tesol certificate

  • Improve English, learn American culture
  • Become a member of the family
  • Families provide three meals per day, transportation to and from campus, a bedroom and utilities (except phone)

International students can participate in the Homestay Program where they live with American families to improve their English and learn American culture firsthand. Host families are proud to explain American ways of life, Students can learn new things, taste new foods and see new places.

The IEP Homestay Program gives IEP students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay Program, you will be able to share your tradition and lifestyles while broadening your own cultural experiences.


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The IEP Homestay Program gives IEP students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay program, you will be able to share your traditions and lifestyle while broadening your own cultural experiences.

Homestay Benefits

  • American culture and language in a family environment.
  • Invaluable education to both students and host families.
  • Creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Homestay Includes

Host families are expected to provide students with:

  • A safe environment
  • A private room
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from the California State University, San Bernardino campus.

Host families are encouraged to include students in family activities in the evenings and on weekends. These activities enrich the students' stay and give them a true picture of American culture.

Homestay Fees

Fees Academic Year
Homestay Application Fee $120.00
Homestay Fees (per month) $900.00
Homestay Fee (per night) $30.00

Apply for Homestay

  1. Download Homestay application.
  2. Submit your application, photos and payment.
    • Mail: send your completed Homestay application form, photos and check by mail to:

      Homestay Coordinator
      International Extension Programs
      California State University, San Bernardino
      5500 University Parkway, Room SH-134
      San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 USA

      Please make check payable to: "CSUSB"
    • E-mail: send your application to iep@csusb.edu, mail your check separately, e-mail or mail your photos.
    • Fax: send your application form by fax to (909) 537-5905 and mail your photos and check separately.

Visa Requirements

California State University, San Bernardino is authorized to issue I-20 forms (Certificates of Student Eligibility) for full-time intensive English study. Students may then enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa obtained from the American Embassy or consulate.

F-1 visas are issued on the basis of full-time study. This means that you are expected to attend your scheduled classes every day that you are enrolled in ELP. After three quarters of full-time study, you are eligible for one quarter off.

If you are planning to study in the U.S., you must apply for an F-1 visa.

Download Application for I-20 (Student Visa) Form

Students applying for ELP's Intensive English Program should complete the financial statement located on the application form. Students accepted for study will receive the I-20 form so that they may obtain an F-1 student visa at the nearest U.S. consulate. Students accepted for study will be issued the I-20 form so that they may obtain an F-1 student visa at the nearest U.S. Consulate. Please follow these steps to receive documents from CSUSB.

Health Insurance

Student health center

Effective August 1, 1995, all F-1 visa applicants must agree to obtain and maintain health insurance as a condition of enrollment and receiving an I-20 for the International Extension Programs at California State University, San Bernardino.

All students* are required to purchase insurance through Wells Fargo Insurance. Students may purchase quarter or annual coverage based on their individual need. Please download the brochure for more information.

*Students on a government scholarship that provides insurance are excluded.

Steps to enroll in coverage:

  1. Go to Wells Fargo insurance
  2. Select your school - CSU San Bernardino
  3. Enroll in coverage
  4. Choose your term/coverage

Coverage prices:


TERMS OF COVERAGE ANNUAL 9/17/16 - 9/16/17 FALL 9/17/16 - 1/2/17 WINTER 1/3/17 - 3/27/17 WINTER/SPRING/ SUMMER 1/3/17 - 9/16/17 SPRING 3/28/17 - 6/16/17 SUMMER 6/17/17 - 9/16/17 SPRING/SUMMER 3/28/17 - 9/16/17
Student only $1,203.46 $367.10 $288.75 $852.36 $279.08 $314.53 $578.61
NOTE: Costs below are in addition to the student premium. Dependents must be enrolled for the same term of coverage as student.
Dependent enrollment in this plan is voluntary.
Spouse only $1,203.46 $367.10 $288.75 $852.36 $279.08 $314.53 $578.61
One Child (Age 0-25) only $1,203.46 $367.10 $288.75 $852.36 $279.08 $314.53 $578.61
Two or more Children (Age 0-25) only $2,390.77 $718.42 $561.99 $1,688.35 $542.56 $613.80 $1,141.36