Community ESL Classes

We offer community ESL classes as part of our teacher training and development program. 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.

Note: Unfortunately we cannot issue I-20s for international students needing sponsorship for an F1 (student) visa.

ESL Instructor

ESL Instructor Taraji-Belgacem

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.

Join the Class

  1. Call (206) 781-8607 or email steslinfo@spu.edu to check availability for new students. We are unable to provide an exact start date due to rolling enrollments. We will put you on a waitlist and contact you when space is available.
  2. Once you have been notified that 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

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

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."

Fall Pronunciation Course

Course dates: Sept 19 - Nov 14

In our pronunciation class, you will work with a professional instructor who will present and teach a particular pronunciation feature. Then, you will work individually and in small groups with teacher trainees who will prepare activities to help you practice the pronunciation feature.

If you are interested in joining this course, please contact steslinfo@spu.edu