summer intensives seattle

Preparing for the one-week intensive

When considering any intensive course, be sure to read “Is a One-Week Intensive Right for Me?” (below) to help you determine if this format suits you.

  • One-Week Intensive courses may be combined with other online and/or evening courses towards TESOL certificates and/or the Washington State ELL Endorsement.
  • Credits earned may be protected for graduate status.
  • Each One-Week Intensive has a preferred registration deadline of two weeks before the class begins, and a hard deadline of one week before the class begins.
Registered students must obtain required textbooks by this time in order to complete pre-class homework assignments.

All students, including continuing students, must be advised before registering for any intensive class. Please contact the S-TESL office for information.

One-Week Summer Intensive Schedule

  • ELT 5530 is a prerequisite for some One-Week Intensive classes.
  • One-Week Intensives generally have homework due the first day of class as well as the weekend after class. Please schedule your time accordingly.
  • Classes meets Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • Expect 3 – 6 hours of homework daily.
  • Tuition information can be found on the Tuition & Fees page.
Amy Fenning

June 26 – 30
ELT 5532 Grammar in ELT  (3 credits)

Amy Fenning

Sally Thomas

July 10 -14
ELT 5536 Cultural Issues in ELT  (3 credits)

Sally Thomas

Cheryl Harrel

August 7 – 11
ELT 5542 Assessment of English Language Students  (3 cr)

Cheryl Harrel

Ellen Barrett

August 14 – 18
ELT 5538 Young Learners in ELT  (3 credits)

Ellen Barrett

Is a One-Week Intensive Right for Me?

When considering an intensive format, thinking about the following statements may help you determine if this format suits you:

I am…

  • in good mental and physical health.
  • able to work effectively in group situations.
  • able to meet or communicate with classmates after class hours as needed.
  • able to attend evening observations as required.
  • able to commit to the full one or two week schedule, which requires being in class from 9:00 am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday
  • able to remain calm under pressure and handle stressful situations in a professional manner.
  • able to handle a fast-paced environment.

I have…

  • good organizational skills (including time management).
  • the support of my family and/or friends.
  • basic computer skills (word processing, email, and internet) and daily access to a computer and printer for writing and printing assignments. (computers/printers not available at S-TESL)
  • daily access to telephone, internet, and email as needed to communicate with the school, instructor and classmates.

I understand that…

  • I cannot be working, or taking any other classes, during the time I intend to study in an intensive class
  • there are from three to six hours of required homework each day (including weekends).
  • there are many working lunches which require me to come to class prepared for the day and that require me to stay on-site during lunch.
  • there is weekend homework, some of which may require group-work.
  • there are pre-class assignments due the first day of intensive classes. I understand that I must be able to purchase my textbooks prior to class. In addition, there may be required homework the weekend after class.

To discuss the intensive format in more detail, please contact the school at (206) 781-8607 or email steslinfo@spu.edu. In-person advising and/or class observations are available during the day.