TESOL Refresher Course

Looking for affordable and effective professional development that you can put on your resume? We are offering a second TESOL Refresher Course this summer! The course will be taught by Denny Sargent, June 19 -23, Mon-Fri, 9am – 3pm.

Eventbrite - S-TESL 'TESOL Refresher' Course, June 2017

We ran this course for the first time in December 2016 and it was a great success – we’re hoping to further improve the course based on feedback. One thing that we plan to inject more of into the course is lesson planning support. We have had multiple students request this, both in the prior course and for the upcoming session, so we realize this is a huge priority for many of you. If you are interested, feel free to register using the link above or contact us with any questions you have.


TESOL Instructor Denny Sargent

Denny Sargent

4-Week Intensive Instructor

Foundations / Methods / Grammar / Materials / Culture

M.A. History (Cross-Cultural Studies), Western Washington University; TESOL Certificate, The School of Teaching ESL. Denny has taught ESL at ELS Language Center in Seattle and in Japan at Sundai Junior College. He worked at American Cultural Exchange in Seattle as Center Director and as Director of Marketing.

Additional Information

Course Specs

Mon-Fri, 9am – 3pm, 30 hours of instruction, non-credit course with certificate of participation.


Renew, refresh, revise, revitalize, and re-think your roles and strategies in ELT. This course is designed to be student-driven and based on your experience trying to implement course concepts (i.e. focus on functional language, ARPEE, appropriate sequencing, etc.) in your classrooms.


  • Goal setting, sharing of issues/solutions
  • General review of problem-solving strategies, methods, techniques and ‘rules of thumb’
  • Brainstorming ‘out of the box’ solutions for teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Effective classroom procedure tips, ideas and strategies with English learners

Pre-Course Work

The instructor will send you any pre-course work assignments via email once you have registered. This will likely entail gathering some prior lessons plans and reflecting on particularly challenging situations you’ve faced in the classroom.


Expect 1-2 hrs of homework each night maximum.

Registration Deadline

Registration is due one week prior to class start date, June 12th.

Refund Policy

Refunds granted up to a week prior to class start date, minus Eventbrite fees. No refunds granted after June 12th.