English schools in the USA and Canada
The Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to improving international communication through education, located in Seattle, Washington. The Teaching English as a Second Language Program (TESL) has an established reputation for combining practical skills with theory enabling graduates to become confident, creative, and effective instructors.
We offer an internationally recognized TESL Certificate Program for those who want to teach English abroad and an ELL Endorsement for certified teachers.
All classes are offered onsite in the evening, during the day in our Summer Intensive program, and online. For details regarding time and locations, please read Course Formats in our course description section.
The courses required for WAL's TESL and Bilingual Education Certificates meet all state requirements for the ELL and Bilingual Endorsement. Credits are awarded by Seattle Pacific University and/or Pacific Lutheran University. SPU is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Washington State Board of Education. PLU is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Washington State Board of Education.