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Registration is open for our new Parsons Online Summer Intensive Studies and online Continuing Education courses.

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About This Certificate

Available online for Summer and Fall 2020, The New School’s Certificate in Teaching English (CTE) program offers you a path into a field of growing opportunity if you’re passionate about cross-cultural exchange, languages, teaching, travel, and community engagement. A leader in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) training for more than 25 years, we give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed teaching in adult education programs, nonprofits, private language schools and tutoring centers, businesses, libraries, and community colleges. The 5-course curriculum has a practical orientation based on theory and techniques of communicative, student-centered, and culturally sensitive learning. This program equips you with the skills for classroom teaching and tutoring here and abroad. 

Further, the ability to teach online is essential now and will continue to be in the future. Participants will learn techniques in teaching ESL online as well as onsite.  Online learning will be a combination of synchronous face-to-face video conferencing sessions and asynchronous weekly coursework that can be completed anytime.

Contact the English Language Studies at to learn more about enrolling in this program.

Timeline to CompletionThe CTE can be completed in one year (two semesters) of full-time study; it must be completed in two years. Optional short professional development courses are offered every semester for working ESOL teachers and others interested in this field. 

Enrollment Type: Credit and noncredit

Number of Courses: 5 courses, including at least 50 hours of student teaching.

Format: Online for Summer and Fall 2020; traditionally offered On-Campus

Course Sequence: Courses need not be taken in the order listed unless a prerequisite is indicated in the course description. 

Learn more:

TBD credit; $4,060 noncredit

  • Methods and Techniques of Teaching ELLs
  • English Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers
  • Assessment in the Language Classroom
  • Teaching the Sound System of English
  • ESL Teaching Practicum

For Curriculum and Schedule information please view this pdf:

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