ESL Teacher Training


ESL Teacher Training Program

This four-course certificate program is for people who are interested in teaching adult English Language Learners (ELLs), are currently teaching adult ELLs and want to improve their skills and become more marketable, or are instructors from other content areas who would like to better serve the adult ELLs in their classes.

You will be taught how to incorporate dynamic and interactive teaching methods into your lesson plans, how adults acquire a second language, the characteristics of English language learners in the U.S., and teaching best practices.

You will complete four blended courses that include both face-to-face and online components. Courses may include classroom observations and practice teaching in ESL classes at PGCC. Classes are held on Saturday mornings at University Town Center in Hyattsville, MD and meet in-person five or six times.

Students who successfully complete the following courses with a grade of 75% or higher will be eligible to receive the certificate.

  • ESL 392: Getting Started in ESL (must be taken first in the sequence)
  • ESL 391: Second Language Acquisition
  • ESL 628: Know Your English Language Learners
  • ESL 629: Evidence-Based Best Practices for ESL

The tuition rate for each class is $195. For PGCC employees, consult your department about the college’s employee tuition waiver program.

Contact Information

Sara McDonough



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