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Preparing you to teach English


In cooperation with Seattle Pacific University, The School of Teaching ESL offers specialized bachelor and graduate programs leading to a number of English language teaching credentials, including TESOL/TEFL Certificates, ELL and Bilingual Endorsements, and graduate credit options for MA-TESOL and MA Teaching degrees at SPU.


Our full-service program is known for its professionalism and quality. We offer a range of study options to cater to your individual needs. Our experienced instructors build your knowledge while focusing you on the practical skills to teach English. Our director provides resources and tools to help you transition to employment. We can help you launch a career or take yours in a new direction.


We are always available to conduct face-to-face advising or speak with you over the phone. We will work with you one on one to determine the best study plan to suit your needs. Contact our office where one of our dedicated staff members can answer your questions and get you started!

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Upcoming Events


Fall 2016

Registration opens Aug 10


Oct 24 - Nov 18

Space Available


Meet once a week

ELT 5535 Pronunciation

TUE: Sept 20 - Nov 15
Registration Closed

ELT 5530 Foundations

WED: Sept 21 - Nov 16
Registration Closed

ELT 5532 Grammar

THU: Sept 22 - Nov 17
Registration Closed


Sept 29 - Dec 8

5530 Foundations

5532 Grammar

5533 Materials

5538 Young Learners

5542 Assessment

5545 Classroom Issues

5546 Advocacy/Leadership

5547 Bilingual Education

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  • “Lively teachers who are genuinely concerned about student learning. The faculty is committed to staying abreast of research and current topics in ELT.”

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  • “I have found that the S-TESL students far outshine others in terms of preparedness to teach immediately, and the ability to be creative and flexible … S-TESL graduates are strongly prepared with the materials, theory, practice and confidence that others lack. This makes S-TESL graduates stand out in a field that is inundated with qualified candidates.”

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