Summer Institute: Earn a TESOL Certificate Online!
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 online TESOL courses over the summer. Participants can complete a Graduate Certificate in TESOL during the Institute; alternatively, they can just take one or several TESOL courses.
All TESOL Summer Institute courses can be applied toward an MA/MIP or 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 complete 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.