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  • Certificate in Teaching English

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  • Program Update

    All summer and fall 2020 courses will be online only. The summer semester will run from June 1 to July 19.

    As we know, the ability to teach online is essential now and will continue to be in the future. Techniques in teaching ESL online as well as on-site will be covered.

    The New School's Certificate in Teaching English (CTE) program offers a path into a field of growing opportunity for students passionate about cross-cultural exchange, languages, teaching, travel, and community engagement. A leader in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) training for more than 25 years, we've refined our certificate-level training to give our students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in adult education programs, nonprofits, private language schools and tutoring centers, businesses, libraries, and community colleges.

    The certificate is designed for aspiring and working ESL teachers whose personal or professional goals don't require a master's degree. The five-course curriculum has a practical orientation based on the theory and techniques of communicative, student-centered, and culturally sensitive teaching. This program equips you with skills readily applicable to classroom teaching and tutoring here and abroad—where the demand for English language teachers has never been greater.

    Students can take courses on a noncredit basis, and matriculated students at The New School can take courses for undergraduate credit to earn the CTE while completing their degree. Please note that this program does not certify teachers for New York public schools.

  • Contact Us

    English Language Studies
    66 West 12th St., 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    elsc@newschool.edu
    Phone: 212.229.5372

  • Admission Events

    Information Session
    Friday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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