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ESL Endorsements And Institutes

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TESL 3210: Methods
TESL 3220: Structure
TESL 3230: Culture
TESL 3240: Curriculum

TESL Summer Institute

Expand your skill set and boost your resume by earning an English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement!

Tulane's TESL Summer Institute provides in-service and pre-service teachers the content and skills needed to become qualified to teach English as a Second Language, both in the United States and overseas*. 

This program can be completed through just four courses offered every summer on Tulane University’s Uptown Campus. Courses are offered two at a time for three week sessions each.

These courses are also offered during the academic year at normal tuition rates and enrollment policies.


TESL Endorsement Required Courses:

TESL3210: Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language

TESL3220: Structure of English for Language Teaching

TESL3230: Language and Culture in the Classroom

TESL3240: Curriculum Design for the Multicultural Classroom


Summer 2018 Dates:

Session 1:

TESL3210 – M-F 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, May 29th – June 15th 2018

TESL3230 – M-F 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, May 29th - June 15th 2018


Session 2:

TESL3220 – M-F 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, June 18th – July 6th 2018

TESL3240 – M-F 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, June 18th - July 6th 2018


*Completion of all four TESL courses at Tulane meets the requirement for an English as a Second Language endorsement in the state of Louisiana. Requirements necessary for employment vary depending on individual employers.

May 29-June 15


TESL 3210

May 29-June 15


TESL 3230

June 18-July 6


TESL 3220

June 18-July 6


TESL 3240

The Summer Institute price for Summer 2018 is $609 per class or $2,436 for all four courses (each course counts as 3 academic credits). Students not currently enrolled at Tulane must apply through Summer School prior to course enrollment.


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Intercultural Intern Trainee Program

   Tulane ESL is searching for a dozen American high school students 16-18 years old who are interested in learning about other countries and cultures.  Intercultural Intern Trainees  would interact with peers from other countries who traveled to Tulane for summer programs.      

    Intercultural Interns Trainees would develop a better ability to work and learn internationally without the risk and expense of travel abroad.  Working as a team with their international counterparts, they would learn how to design activities to introduce culture and language to each other.  As a training program, this non-credit program has an emphasis on applying knowledge and involves more active engagement with international visitors and little time spent in the classroom.  

     Due to donor program generosity, the cost is free with some meals provided.  Local and out-of-state applicants will both be considered, with housing available on campus for out-of-town applicants.  The program runs from June 25 to July 13, with some local candidates able to extend part-time until August 17.

      Interested applicants should submit their interest by January 31.  They will receive an application in February that is due February 28.  Successful candidates will be notified by March 31.  Express your interest by filling out the following form:


Conversation Partner Program

The Conversation Partner Program pairs an international student with an American student or fluent English speaker to allow them to practice their English in casual, conversational setting and to help them adjust to life here at Tulane. This program helps to bridge the gap between the International and American communities on campus. Partners are created within the first few weeks of every semester, and pairs are expected to meet at least five times per semester, for at least an hour each time. This is a great way to meet people you wouldn't ordinarily meet and help an international student have the full Tulane experience. For more information, contact us at

For the Spring semester, partners will be paired February 1st on a first come, first serve basis.

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Helpful Information

Full Time Teachers
Full-time teachers in all other school systems can receive half off the continuing studies tuition in the academic school year for the TESL Endorsement Courses. Teaching English as a Second Language is a high needs area. This endorsement can make you a competitive employee, especially in cases of reduction in force and retire/rehire situations.
Jefferson Parish Teachers
If you are a full time teacher interested in the TESL Endorsement courses, contact Becky Brown, the tuition reimbursement coordinator. The Jefferson Parish School System may be able to directly pay your tuition. This is a high needs area, which can make you a competitive employee, especially in cases of reduction in force and retire/rehire situations.
Undergraduate Students
The Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement is a great way to have an edge in your post-graduate career, especially if you plan on teaching either abroad or domestically. The endorsement can make you a more competitive applicant for international fellowships and programs like Peace Corps and Fulbright ETA. If you are participating in the Peace Corps Prep Program, this endorsement can also help you fulfill your requirements.


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