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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


Winter 2017

Registration opens November 10


Jan 16 - Feb 10

Space Available

Feb 20 - Mar 17

Space Available


Meet once a week

ELT 5530 Foundations

TUE: Jan 10 - Mar 7
Space Available

ELT 5536 Cultural Issues

WED: Jan 11 - Mar 8
Space Available

ELT 5534 Reading/Writing

THU: Jan 12 - Mar 9
Space Available


Jan 12 - Mar 23

5530 Foundations

5532 Grammar

5537 Content-Based

5538 Young Learners

5542 Assessment

5545 Classroom Issues

5546 Advocacy/Leadership

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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.”

    Local Employer
  • “Based on my research of TESOL/TEFL Certificate programs, this one is in the top 5% in terms of quality.”

    4-Week Intensive Graduate