UM Online Course Offers Worldwide English-Language Adventures

August 23, 2019

Japanese students collaborate on a presentation at UM’s English Language Institute. MISSOULA – The English Language Institute at the University of Montana offers an online certificate program for those interested in teaching English to non-native speakers around the world.

The 12-week course is perfect for recent college graduates, current students, those interested in teaching abroad, international participants who meet proficiency requirements and current teachers looking to meet the needs of diverse learners.

The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate Program runs from September to December. It includes 100 instructional hours, 20 hours of observation and instruction, mentorship by English-as-a-second-language teachers and help pursuing a career in the teaching profession.

“Students who have successfully completed this program have gone on to teach English in Russia, Japan, Spain and Ecuador,” said Josh Rosenberger, an instructor with the ESOL program. “There is no better way to experience a new culture, learn a new language and travel the world.”

He said a combination of this certificate and a bachelor’s degree will satisfy minimum qualifications to teach English at most independent language schools worldwide.

The certificate program costs $1,300 and is conducted by UM’s School of Extended and Lifelong Learning. Register online at Email with any questions. Visit for more information about UM’s English Language Institute.


Contact: Josh Rosenberger, UM English Language Institute instructor, 406-243-2084,