The English Gym

S-TESL is starting a new program, The English Gym, for busy people who want personalized help reaching their English language goals. Join us for Preview Events this week on Wednesday from 6-8pm and Friday from 10am-2pm. Sessions at those times continue through the month of April. In May, we plan to expand our offerings to several morning, evening and weekend sessions each week. Come as often as you like for a low monthly subscription fee. Email us at to sign up, or learn more about The English Gym online. Register for one of our Preview Events below:

Wednesday | 6 – 8pm

Friday | 10am – 2pm


Join our community ESL class

We offer community ESL classes as part of our teacher training and development program. As we are principally focused on teacher education and training, we are able to provide these classes at very affordable rates. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with multiple instructors at the same time, as TESOL trainees participate in the class as teacher assistants and co-teachers. The class is led by a professional ESL instructor and is designed for learners with an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in English. This class is NOT for beginners.

How to join the class

If you are interested in joining the class for the first time please email to be added to the waitlist.
We cannot give you an exact date of entry, as our rolling enrollment system allows students to start and end at different points. For newly added students the estimated earliest entry date is April/May 2017.
  1. Call (206) 781-8607 or email to check availability for new students. If the class is full, we will put you on a waitlist and contact you when space is available.
  2. Once space is available, come to the school from 5:15pm to 6:00pm on any day class is in session (schedule below).
  3. Register in class with the teacher. Registrations are not accepted by fax or mail, or taken by the office during the day.
  4. Pay the class fee. $40 per 8 classes (paid by cash or check only).

2017 Class Schedule:

JANUARY | 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

FEBRUARY | 2, 7, 9, 21, 23, 28

MARCH | 2, 7, 9, 14, 16

APRIL | 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

MAY | 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

JUNE | 1, 6, 8

JULY | 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

AUGUST | 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

SEPTEMBER | 19, 21, 26, 28

OCTOBER | 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26, 31

NOVEMBER | 2, 7, 9, 14, 16

DECEMBER | Winter break, no class

ESL Instructor


Taraji Belgacem

ESL Instructor / Teaching Practice Facilitator

Taraji facilitates teacher training in the Evening ESL class

BA in Cultural Anthropology, Colorado College; Masters in Teaching, Seattle University. Taraji Belgacem is a Seattle native with a background in cultural studies and children’s & family literacy. Her favorite things include meeting new people, learning new ideas/skills, and traveling. Along with teaching the evening ESL class at The School of Teaching ESL, she is an Instructor at North Seattle Community College in both the Intensive English Program and the ESL Program.

What our ESL students say

“I like that there are many teachers.”
“I like that there is no stress.”
“Everybody is friendly and remembers my name.”