HomePrograms International Students SMU/YL (Eng) Overview


Apply Now

Redefine Your Tomorrow


Non-Koreans are welcome in both SMU-TESOL and YL-TESOL, including the Live Online blended options.

* Visa support is NOT available.

SMU-TESOL/YL-TESOL Admissions Requirements

- Qualifications: bachelor’s degree from a 4-year university

- Interview & writing test

SMU-TESOL Curriculum

- Methodology/Practicum
- Second Language Acquisition
- Intercultural Communication
- Academic Skills Development

SMU-TESOL Benefits

- Transfer credits to MA programs in 30 overseas cooperating universities
- Most respected TESOL certificate in Korea
- Evolving, current, and constantly updated curriculum focused on real teaching practice
- Digital literacy skills development
- Possible exemption (and fee reduction) from Academic Skills Development (pending placement test results)
- Guest lectures, job fair, and other extras offered free of charge

YL-TESOL Curriculum

- Language Acquisition Theories and Practice
- Child Development and Teaching
- Curriculum Design and Lesson Planning
- Literacy Development
- Classroom Management and Application
- Classroom English

YL-TESOL Benefits

- Transfer credits to Sookmyung MA TESOL and other collaborating universities abroad
- Curriculum specifically focused on teaching children age 6 to 12
- Reading Specialist Certificate
- Practicum opportunities (community centers, after-school programs, winter/summer camps)
- Guest lectures, job fair, and other extras offered free of charge