smartquoterebecca-straboIt is very intense but well worth it because you get immersed in all aspects of teaching ESL. There is a lot of homework and long class hours, but it is carefully planned out and there is constant support from the teacher.
Rebecca Strabo, January 2016

4-Week Intensive

The 4-Week Intensive leading to a for-credit TESOL certificate was S-TESL’s core offering. It consisted of four 3-credit courses, 120 hours of face-to-face instruction and a minimum of six hours of field experience working with ESL students.

Classes ran Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm during each of the four weeks.

A 3.0 GPA was required to earn theĀ Seattle Pacific University Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in TESOL. Under certain guidelines, the credits earned could be applied to the WA State ELL Endorsement (for public school teachers) and/or protected for graduate status for a master’s degree.

The 4-Week Intensive program includes four pre-determined courses, with one courseĀ being covered per week:

  • Week 1: ELT 5530 Foundations of English Language Teaching
  • Week 2: ELT 5531 Approaches & Methods in ELT
  • Week 3: ELT 5532 Grammar in ELT
  • Week 4: ELT 5533 Materials Development & Resources in ELT
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One-Week Intensives

S-TESL offered One-Week Intensives for individual courses during Summer quarter and via the Jumpstart program, which allowed students to take the first week of a 4-Week Intensive and then either join a future 4-Week Intensive or join other course formats. One-Week Intensives were run Monday-Friday, 9am – 3pm with homework due the first day of class as well as the weekend after, with around 3-6 hrs of homework each night.

smartquotePaul SwoishThe intensive course was challenging and extremely rewarding. Completing the course gave me the confidence to move forward with teaching.

Paul Swoish, January 2016