TESOL Summer Workshops | School of Language Teaching


  • Each workshop is limited to 25 students. Register early to be sure of getting a place.

    The Resourceful Teacher

    Resourcefulness, one of the most important traits of a good teacher, is a skill that can be developed. This course explores a variety of practices that can help ESOL teachers become more resourceful in the classroom, working with their peers, and working in their communities. It also explores state-of-the-art ideas, theories, and practices in English language teaching and shows how they can be best adapted to different contexts worldwide.

    Teaching Young Learners

    Explore the latest developments in language teaching pedagogy oriented to children and adolescents (ages 4–18), such as Content and Language Integrated Instruction (CLIL), teaching English with technology, teaching language creatively, and fostering communication in the classroom.

    Teaching Teachers

    This course explores principles and practices of teaching language teachers. Topics include designing courses, seminars, and workshops; designing materials for teacher learning; supervising teachers; alternatives to traditional teacher education and training, and ways of supporting ongoing professional development. Prerequisite: prior experience in ESOL teacher training as a lecturer, director of studies, department head, mentor, supervisor, or cooperating teacher.

    Co-Curricular Program

    Speaker Series

    • Students and alumni in the MATESOL program at The New School share their research and best practices through workshops and presentations.
    • Talks by well-known ELT professionals.

    Site visits to New York City ESL classes in session

    Cultural Program

    Group field trips to historical places in New York City, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center

    "Teaching with..." workshops: choice of Metropolitan Museum of Art (social studies), Museum of Natural History (science), or the Museum of Modern Art (art and design).

    Night on Broadway: play and dinner; to be announced (optional; not included in tuition)

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