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PLU has a long history of helping to create exemplary educators in Washington state. Through our continuing education programs, we expand out this tradition to include school nurses, physical educators, administrators, and anyone who wants to teach and is looking to expand their skills or meet certification requirements.

Contact Partnerships and Professional Development for information about courses for teachers and principals:


  • TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Fee: $2,200.00
    Item Number: ESL202348O1
    Dates: 2/12/2024 - 11/22/2024
    Times: Arr
    Days: Arr
    Sessions: 0
    Instructor: Ibtesam Hussein

    REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. This class is already in session.

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    Students will learn:

    • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Methods of Teaching ESL
    • Assessment in TESOL
    • Teaching Grammar, Reading, and Writing to English Language Learners
    • and will create a practicum portfolio.

    This certification course is broken down into 5 separate online mini-sessions:

    1. 2/12 -3/29
    2. 4/8 - 5/24
    3. 6/3 - 6/28 (SELF PACED)
    4. 8/12 - 9/27
    5. 10/7 - 11/22

    A TESOL Certificate is one of the tools that can help people qualify to teach English to non-native English speakers either abroad or in English-speaking countries. Though a TESOL Certification is not required in all teaching jobs for English language learners, it certainly opens the doors to many more opportunities. Successful completion will result in students' receiving an internationally recognized (non-credit) TESOL Certification.

    According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ESL learners number over 5 million students and comprise about 10%  of the entire student body in U.S. K-12 classrooms. In addition, more than one billion people are learning English worldwide. So the demand for ESL teachers with TESOL credentials is very high.

    This course is divided in 5 mini sessions, all online, all predominately self-paced. 

    Part 1: DATE TBD
    Part 2: April 8 - May 24
    Part 3: June 3 - June 28 (self paced)
    Part 4: Aug 12 - Sept 27
    Part 5: Oct 7 - Nov 22

    PLU students/staff/alumni receive a $200 discount at registration. Please email for information.

    Payment plan available.

    Please review our Deadlines & Refunds policy, as well as our Withdrawal process.


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