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TESOL Summer Institute

TESOL Summer Institute

The TESOL Summer Institute at American University has evolved out of more than thirty years of English language teaching and teacher training expertise in the TESOL Program, Department of World Languages and Cultures

The goal of the Institute is to provide an opportunity for individuals from any academic discipline to take intensive TESOL courses over the summer. Participants can take one or several TESOL courses.

All TESOL Summer Institute courses can be applied toward a Graduate Certificate in TESOL. If Institute participants are not working toward a degree but simply wish to expand their knowledge of the field, they can enroll in Institute courses as a non-degree seeking student.

If you wish to begin the Graduate Certificate during the TESOL Summer Institute, you should apply through CAS Graduate Admissions. If you would like to enroll in Institute courses as a non-degree seeking student, visit CAS Academic Advising for the registration form. If you are a current AU student, you can register for Summer Institute courses through the myAU portal. If you are a Consortium student, you should complete your consortium registration at your home university.

Session 1: May 15 - June 29

  • TESL-627: Cultural Issues in the ESL/EFL Classroom
    Hybrid: Wednesday & online
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Session 2: July 3 - August 17

  • TESL-624: Reading and Writing in the ESL/EFL Classroom
    Hybrid: Wednesday & online

  • TESL-641: Teaching Grammar
    Hybrid: Tuesday & online

THREE-DAY INTENSIVE SUMMER WORKSHOP: on campus

The Double Challenge: Teaching ESL & Emergent Literacy with Dr.Martha Bigelow and Dr.Patsy Egan

    • TESL-096.N01 (0 credit)- Special Tuition Rate: $504; TESL-560.N01 (1 credit)- AU Graduate Tuition Rate; TESL-560.N02HB (3 credits)- AU Graduate Tuition Rate (also qualifies for Alumni Audit)
    • Instructional component (all credit options):
      •  Friday-Sunday, June 23-25, 9am - 5pm
    • Follow-up component (3-credit option only):
      • In-class meetings: June 26, 5:30-8:00pm; July 27, 5:30-8:00pm
      • Independent and online work with instructor of record: June 26 - July 27
    • Instructor of record: Sarah Knowles



 

Registration

Registration for the Summer Institute begins the second week of April 2017.

If you would like to begin a Graduate Certificate in TESOL during the Summer Institute, apply through CAS Graduate Admissions.

If you want to take Institute courses as a non-degree seeking student, visit CAS Academic Advising for the registration form and information.

If you are a current AU student, you can register for Summer Institute courses through the myAU portal.

If you are a Consortium student, you should complete consortium registration at your home university.

 Tuition

There is a special tuition rate for the Intensive Workshop's 0-credit option.

Tuition for all other Institute courses is equivalent to graduate tuition costs. Please keep in mind that all costs are subject to change.  Visit the registrar for more information.

Why register for the Summer Institute?

  • Earn credits towards a TESOL Certificate 
  • Learn from the diverse professional and international experiences of the TESOL faculty
  • Benefit from working with world-renowned TESOL experts
  • Access AU's library, computing and audio-visual resources, and have your own AU e-mail account

For more information, contact us at tesol@american.edu