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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 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.

Download the Summer Institute flyer here.

Session 1: May 11 - June 25

All classes meet 5:30-8pm


Session 2: June 29 - August 13

All classes meet 5:30-8:15pm

  • Three-day Intensive Summer Workshop
    •  Language Teacher Education, with Karen Johnson and Paula Golombek from the Pennsylvania State University
    • TESL-096.N01 (0 credit); TESL-560.N01 (1 credit); TESL-560.N02HB (3 credits)
    • Instructional component (all credit options):
      •  Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 9am - 5pm
    • Follow-up component (3-credit option only):
      • In-class meetings: July 2, 5:30-8:00pm; July 30, 5:30-8:00pm
      • Independent and online work with instructor of record: June 29 - July 30
    • Instructor of record: Polina Vinogradova



 

Registration

Registration for the Summer Institute begins the second week of April 2015.

If you would like to obtain 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 a TESOL Certificate in one summer
  • 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