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There has never been a better time to teach English in Mexico. The University of Dayton English Language Institute is proud to offer its Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate to those who wish to start or continue a rewarding career. The innovative program is designed specifically for teachers in Latin America and can give you the training you need in the foundations of teaching, language awareness, the principles of language teaching and learning, classroom practice and evaluation.

Why UD?


This program combines in-person training with digital, online modules, utilizing an array of techniques to assist you in your goals of furthering your ELT abilities.


The certificate training allows you to fully engage with the material through 160 hours of instruction, class engagement, and practicum.


This program provides you with the ability to begin in either August or January and access the materials at times that work for you and through your preferred means, giving you the flexibility you need.


You will directly connect with a community of English language educators, like yourself, while also having the support of the faculty from one of the US’s top-tier research universities.

Program Details


Community is at the core of everything we do at UD. Each individual has the support of the entire institution and the University facilitates relationships between individuals and across borders. By joining the program, you automatically become a valued member of our community.

• An average of 15 participants in each cohort
• Get to know your cohort during the in-person workshop
• Become a member of the University of Dayton community
• Receive support from the faculty at a top-tier university


Programs begin twice a year, in January and in August, and conclude after six months. The 160-hour program combines a blended observation format with a series of in-person and online course modules. It builds on teachers’ education and classroom experience through reflective practice to develop teaching excellence.

Module 1: Foundations of Teaching (Intensive, in-person workshop)
Module 2: English Language Awareness (Online)
Module 3: Principles of Language Learning & Teaching (Online)
Module 4: The EFL Classroom (Online)
Module 5: Evaluation & Assessment (Online and in-person)


Spans over the course of all five modules
Eight hours of practice teaching
Four hours of observation of a master teacher

Fundación SM can support your studies with scholarships


• Mexican citizenship and returnee, deportee or refugee status
• Strong English communication skills (CEFR B2 minimum)
• Access to a computer, Internet, webcam or other recording device
• Approximately 15 hours a week over 6 months.

Apply from April 11 to June 15 to be considered for August 24, 2018 start date.

Apply now!


If you have any questions regarding the program, contact us at: sconway@udaytonpublishing.com

To learn more about the University of Dayton English Language Institute, visit the UDEL page

If you don't have Mexican citizenship and returnee, deportee or refugee status, apply here to take the course on a self-pay basis.