Public Engagement

Summer Intensive

  • MA TESOL students interested in studying on site at The New School's Greenwich Village campus can expedite their studies by taking up to 12 credits (four courses) in our eight-week summer intensive program. This is an opportunity to meet and learn from our distinguished instructors, interact with your classmates face-to-face, and experience a summer in New York City. If you are not a native speaker of English, it's an opportunity to be completely immersed in the language and apply your language skills in a vibrant, cosmopolitan setting.


    Affordable housing is available in university residence halls. You must apply separately for university housing. Email and identify yourself as a TESOL summer intensive student.

    For information about registration and answers to your questions, contact the English Language Studies office: 212.229.5372 or

    Co-Curricular and Extracurricular activities

    The summer intensive curriculum includes seminars, guest lectures, field trips, and workshops. We encourage you to take advantage of the cultural opportunities New York offers beyond the classroom in your own time: See a Broadway play, enjoy a concert in Central Park or at a jazz club, and explore the historical sites, landmarks, and ethnic neighborhoods vital to the city's character.

    MA TESOL Summer Course Schedule 

    Four-Week Course Sessions: June 20-July 14 and July 18-August 11, 2016

    Eight-Week Course Sessions: June 20-August 11, 2016

    Orientation for summer TESOL is held in June and repeated in July.

    Four-Week Course Sessions

    Language Analysis: Phonology, Lexis, and Syntax
    Intercultural Communication
    Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL/EFL: Systems

    Language Analysis: Grammar and Discourse
    Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL/EFL: Skills

    Eight-Week Course Sessions

    Teaching Practicum
    Principles of Language Teaching and Learning

    Learner Assessment

    Student Teaching: New School Outreach Program

    TESOL students teach ESOL students in the New School Summer Outreach Program, an on-site teaching practicum. The program provides valuable classroom experience for teachers in training while helping meet the great need in New York City for free English language classes for immigrants.