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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



Registration now open


July 11 - Aug 5

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Aug 8 - Sept 8

Space Available


Meet once a week

ELT 5530 Foundations

TUE: June 14 - Aug 2
Registration Closed


One week = 3 credits

ELT 5532 Grammar

June 27 - July 1
Registration Closed

ELT 5536 Culture

July 18 - July 22
Space Available

ELT 5542 Assessment

Aug 1 - Aug 5
Space Available

ELT 5533 Materials

Aug 8 - Aug 12
Space Available

ELT 5538 Young Learners

Aug 22 - Aug 26
Space Available


July 7 - Sept 15

5530 Foundations

5532 Grammar

5535 Pronunciation

5536 Cultural Issues

5537 Content

5542 Assessment

5545 Classroom Issues

5546 Advocacy/Leadership

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  • “The program 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.”

    Graduate Student
  • “This is probably one of the best programs you could ever attend. I apply what I learned to my classroom teaching on a daily basis. I strongly endorse S-TESL, but be prepared to work your rear-end off for 4 weeks! It is worth it, though.”

    4-Week Intensive Graduate