S-TESL Online TESOL Certificate Programs

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School of Teaching ESL – Seattle, WA and online:
Located in Seattle, WA, The School of Teaching ESL (S-TESL), in cooperation with Seattle Pacific University, offers an accredited TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Certificate via online classes anywhere in the world. The credits you earn may be applied to the 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. Your credits may also be applied to the MA/TESOL at Seattle Pacific University. Onsite study options are also available: an intensive four-week course or evening classes.

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Photo of S-TESL Online TESOL Certificate ProgramsAll 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. 

Our Students:
While the majority of our online students are from Seattle, Washington State and nationwide, our international online students also live in countries that include, for example, Puerto Rico, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia.

Qualified & Experienced Teachers:
Our project-based program is 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 who all have lifetime access to the school’s employment resources.

Accredited Online TESOL Certificate Program (120+ hours):

Image of S-TESL Online TESOL Certificate ProgramsOur online Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) classes are asynchronous and consist of nine modules completed over a ten week quarter, and are designed for those who prefer the flexibility of online study.

Assignments are due on weekly bases and there is regular feedback from the instructor. Classes begin winter, spring, summer, and fall quarters.

TESOL courses include:- Foundations of English Language Teaching: Theory and Application
- Approaches and Methods in English Language Teaching 
- Grammar in English Language Teaching
- Materials Development and Resources in English Language Teaching
- Reading and Writing in English Language Teaching
- Cultural Issues in English Language Teaching
- Content-based English Language Teaching
- Introduction to Linguistics for English Language Teachers 
- Assessment of English Language Students 
- Focus on the Learner in English Language Teaching
- Classroom Issues and Management in Teaching English Language Learners 
- Pronunciation in English Language Teaching 
- Curriculum Development for English Language Programs 
- Technology in English Language Teaching
- Professionalism, Advocacy, and Leadership in English Language Teaching
- Young Learners and English Language Teaching
- Teaching English for Specific Purposes

Student Testimonials:

Photos of School of Teaching ESL – Seattle, WA and online"I have learned that I enjoy teaching English as a Second Language. I was very nervous about beginning this program and teaching ESL and had no idea whether or not I would be able to do it. Now I can honestly say that I'm enjoying it very much and am perhaps getting as much out of it as are the students.

This class has helped so much in being able to teach English and in giving me the confidence necessary to continue even when i'm intimidated by what I'm trying to do."
- Jason

"The on-line format was very interesting. I felt a certain freedom that is absent in a regular classroom setting, but there was still a healthy amount of accountability that kept me on top of things. The instructor did a wonderful job of replying to questions and assignments in a prompt manner."
- Online Student

"It was well organized and delivered. The instructor was very competent and I was secure in her ability to teach and evaluate me in the course content. The online classes are new to me and I have really enjoyed taking them. I plan on taking as many as I need. It is a great program and I appreciate all the effort it has taken to get it started."
- Online Student

"I thought the class was extremely well organized. The material was very useful to me in the teaching that I am currently doing. I think that I personally learned more from this class than many of the others I have taken to get my teaching degree. The class was challenging but fun."
- Online Student

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Address: 9620 Stone Ave. North, Seattle, Washington , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-01-03 were from:

Nj;   Seattle;   Kent, WA;   Van Nuys;   the woodlands TX;   The Woodlands, TX;   South Korea;   Columbia;   Spring;   Rosemead;   and more.