Language Teaching Programs | The New School in NYC

Language Teaching

  • English is the language of global communication, and demand for professional teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) continues grow worldwide. For more than 20 years, The New School has been educating English teachers to work in all parts of this field, including at universities and other public and private schools; for international corporations, governments, and NGOs; and in community programs and private practice in the U.S. and abroad. Our graduates are teaching English to people of all ages and conditions of life, administering ESOL program, creating new programs, and developing new teaching methods.

    The School of Languages offers a variety of training and credentials for prospective and working English language teachers. Both our degree and certificate programs include a rigorous practicum requirement and are highly reputed in the field.

    Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    MA TESOL with two concentrations: Teaching and Curriculum Development. The New School program is neither U.S.- nor UK-centric but reflects the global reality of the English language teaching profession today. The program can be taken online from anywhere in the world or with a combination of on-campus and online courses.

    Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    This short but rigorous program is offered for prospective teachers who are not prepared for or do not need a master's degree. The certificate curriculum can be taken on a noncredit basis or for undergraduate credit.

    Continuing Education Workshops

    Short professional development courses are offered every term for working teachers of ESOL and others interested in this field. You can register for these courses online, but email or call 212.229.5372 for advising before you register.

    A Renowned International Faculty

    The New School's TESOL faculty and course developers are among the best, most experienced, and highly respected ESOL professionals in the field.

    Public Programs

    The Department of English Language Studies regularly presents public lectures and other events that bring noted ESOL experts, researchers, writers, and practitioners to The New School.