Washington Academy of Languages at City University of Seattle offers an internationally-recognized graduate level TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program for teaching English here and abroad. Candidates may choose between two levels of certification: the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-Advanced. A Bachelor’s degree and English proficiency are prerequisites for admission to the program. We also offer a Master of Education in Adult Learning with a TESOL Emphasis.
What Will I Learn?
The TESOL Program gives participants a foundation in second language acquisition theory, linguistics, language teaching methods, and cultural issues related to teaching a diverse student population. Participants acquire hands-on experience utilizing contemporary instructional methods. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of teaching.
Where Can I Teach?
Most program graduates find work teaching English to adult learners overseas. Others apply their learning to classrooms in the U.S. or use their knowledge in administrative roles with English acquisition organizations in the U.S. or abroad.
How will I learn?
Our graduate certificate is available fully online. We also offer 5 week intensive courses over the summer in Seattle and Puebla, Mexico (based on demand).