Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) seminar, is an intensive 4-week course that can give you a certificate accepted around the world.

Training Overview

This course prepares students to be confident and equipped to teach English to other students of any age anywhere in the world.

 Instruction takes place in small groups and classroom settings; using activities, discussions, and in-class practice.

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TESOL will cover aspects of teacher training such as:

  • Methods and techniques of teaching English
  • Language acquisition issues
  • Course design
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom management
  • An overview of linguistics

Lecture Phase

Learn. Speak truth. Go forth and make disciples.

This school consists of interactive classes that will teach practical methods of teaching English in different settings and environments. To equip you to be ready in any situation or for any student.
Teaching English can open a door to share the Gospel and change the world.The aim of a TESOL class is not only about giving someone the gift of speaking another language, but an opportunity to experience Jesus.

  • Biblical principles for teaching
  • Linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Syllabus and curriculum design
  • Writing lesson plans
  • Teaching and integrating the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening, reading)
  • Teaching grammar
  • Classroom management
  • Program design and evaluation
  • Materials evaluation
  • Using the Bible in the ESL classroom
  • Dealing with culture shock and cross-cultural differences

Beyond the Lectures

We believe in formal and informal learning. Stretch your understanding in the classroom. Live what you learn in the YWAM Lausanne community and beyond.


Following the intensive seminar, there will be an opportunity for an internship to continue using your skills on-site in an English Learning for Missions school at YWAM Lausanne. There are many opportunities to network with other teachers around the globe wanting to be missionaries within the sphere of education.


We have many more schools to train and equip you for missions.

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