Public Engagement

English Language Teaching

  • English is the language of global communication, and demand for professional teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) continues to grow worldwide. For more than 25 years, The New School has been preparing English teachers to work at universities and other public and private schools; for international corporations, governments, and NGOs; and in community programs and independent practice. Our graduates teach English to adult students in the United States and abroad, create and administer ESOL programs, and develop new teaching methods and materials.

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

    Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    The MA TESOL program offers two concentrations: Teaching and Curriculum Development. The 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 through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

    Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    The rigorous TESOL Certificate program is for aspiring and working ESOL teachers whose personal or professional goals don't require a master's degree. The five-course certificate curriculum can be taken on a noncredit basis or for undergraduate credit.

    Professional Development Workshops

    Short professional development courses are offered every term for working ESOL teachers and others interested in this field. You can register for these courses online at Open Campus.

    Renowned International Faculty

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

    Public Programs

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