TESOL / TESL Certification in Seattle, WA

School of Teaching ESL – Seattle, WA and online:
Earn a Seattle Pacific University Post-Bachelor's TESOL Certificate via onsite four-week intensive classes, evening classes, or via online classes anywhere in the world. School of Teaching ESL in Seattle, WA (in cooperation with Seattle Pacific University) gives students several choices regarding professional development in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

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Offered via three study formats, our accredited TESOL program may be used to earn a Seattle Pacific University Post-Bachelor's TESOL certificate (12 credit or 24 credit options) or WA state ELL Endorsement offered at School of Teaching ESL. The credits you earn may also be applied to the MA/TESOL at Seattle Pacific University.

This solid project-based program taught by highly qualified professional teacher educators prepares you to teach in the U.S. or overseas. Since 1985, S-TESL has helped launch the careers of ESOL professionals. Lifetime access to the school’s employment resources.

Accreditation:

Photo of TESOL / TESL Certification in Seattle, WAAll classes taken through the School of Teaching ESL carry credits from Seattle Pacific University. Seattle Pacific University is fully accredited by the Washington State Board of Education and the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities.

Accredited TESOL Program, 100+ hours of instruction:
The School of Teaching ESL and Seattle Pacific University have created a cooperative agreement that gives students several choices regarding professional development in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

- Four-week intensive TESOL program - offered year round:
Upon successful completion of this program, you earn 12 credits, which can be applied towards a 12 credit certificate, a 24 credit certificate, or the 28 credit endorsement (incl. SPU required 5 credit field experience).

- Evening TESOL classes - four quarters per year:
Each class earns 3 credits, which can be applied towards a 12 credit certificate, a 24 credit certificate, or the 28 credit endorsement (incl. SPU required 5 credit field experience).

- Online TESOL classes - four quarters per year: 
Each class earns 1- 3 credits, which can be applied towards a 12 credit certificate, a 24 credit certificate, or the 28 credit endorsement (incl. SPU required 5 credit field experience).

What is the difference between S-TESL and other certificate programs?

Image of TESOL / TESL Certification in Seattle, WAEach certification program has a different emphasis and its own unique qualities. The School of Teaching ESL has the credibility of being affiliated with and monitored by an excellent university. People have praised the education they received at the School of Teaching ESL - on the last day of class, and years later from the field.

The School of Teaching ESL emphasizes decision-making, and the knowledge you need to make the many decisions you will be required to make in your teaching career. A well-seasoned instructional staff helps to prepare you for your next step in TESOL. The 900-level education credits from Seattle Pacific University and the Certificate in TESOL awarded by Seattle Pacific University will always be of value on your resume.

Will I get to work with ESOL students?
Your tuition at S-TESL supports a community ESOL class for refugees, immigrants, and short-term visitors living in the school's neighborhood. Students in S-TESL's Intensive I classes are required to observe and participate in the ESOL class. Students in S-TESL's evening program sometimes work together with the ESOL class when schedules permit.

The evening course Teaching English Pronunciation is designed to work with our ESOL class. These opportunities for interaction with ESOL students is quite often mentioned as the highlight of study at S-TESL. In addition, off-site observations of area ESOL classes are often a requirement in classes.

Convenient Location in Seattle:

Photos of School of Teaching ESL – Seattle, WA and onlineThe School of Teaching ESL is located in the Licton Springs neighborhood of Seattle, Washington State. Licton Springs is close to North Seattle Community College, numerous shops and restaurants, and the lovely Licton Springs park.

Student Testimonials:
"The content of this course was excellent. It was so nice to finally take a class filled with such practical knowledge. I will use so much of the content (activities, unit plans, lesson plans) in my actual classroom."
- From an evening class student

"This is a comprehensive course to set up a person to teach ESL. It covers the theory & background knowledge andthen all of the practical aspects or strategies & tactics of teaching."
- Graduate

"I would highly recommend this course Intensive TESL I because it has definitely prepared me to teach ESL students and has taught me to look at the world through different eyes. I feel that regular classroom teachers should take courses like this since the student population is always of mixed cultures."
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Liz B., Public school teacher in Alaska 

"Intensive TESL I is one of the best teacher instruction classes I have ever been in. The theories and ideas are taught, modeled, and incorporated into every aspect of the program."
- Norma G, Master's in Curriculum and Instruction candidate at Seattle University

"I enthusiastically recommend taking it! You can pretty well get certified to teach English anywhere in the world, but from what I understand many can be lacking in variety and contrast. The instruction at S-TESL was thorough and comprehensive. I had a delightful time and now feel confident about my abilities as a teacher. I've acquired a priceless wealth of knowledge - I feel every penny was worth it and well spent."
- Graduate

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