About the program

E4 – ESL for Educators is a short intensive program targeted at educators who teach any subject matter where the language of instruction is in English. The goal is to enhance their ability at teaching in English. The program includes classroom sessions that educate participants about the latest in TESOL methodology. In addition, it immerses them in American culture, society, and history to further enhance their pedagogy.

Why E4 – ESL for Educators?

Our program utilizes an immersive approach to education. It allows educators to explore New York and experience it from various perspectives: culture, history, society, and entertainment. The experiences consist of visiting cultural sites, educational and inspirational meetings with community leaders, educators, as well as interacting with everyday citizens. Educators will have the opportunity to refine their English language skills everyday in real-life situations. This allows them to expand their pedagogical skills by refining and strengthening their grasp of the English language, improving their accent, and gaining cultural understanding. The ultimate goal is to empower them with a deeper level of the English language and culture, which they can use to drive their lives forward and tap into more opportunities in life.

Program Details


Each day participants will explore the connection between language and culture while experiencing the sites in New York City. These cultural and historical sites will provide the context for critical analysis, discussion, comparison, and understanding in and out of the classroom. Activities and exercises are designed to maximize communication skills and include presentations, blog postings, and interactions with professors and New Yorkers.

Pronunciation, vocabulary building, and language usage will be highlighted as needed. This methodology course will focus on current best TESOL practices, including lesson-plan development and delivery, and evaluation and assessment tools, with an emphasis on the use of technology.

Why St. John’s University?

St. John’s is a global, metropolitan university with campuses in Queens and Manhattan and on Staten Island, NY, and in Rome, Italy, and locations in Hauppauge, NY; Paris, France; and Limerick, Ireland. It offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate majors to a multinational and multiethnic student population. Our Queens campus is located in one of the most diverse places in the country.

All instructors and administrators in St. John’s University’s language programs have earned a master’s or Ph.D. in TESOL, linguistics, or closely related field. They also have extensive experience teaching international students. Faculty are also well-versed in working with teenagers, and understand the importance of infusing fun into each lesson.

Program Information

Program Duration: The program is generally two weeks long, however it is customizable and longer durations are available. Start dates are available throughout the summer.

Accommodation: Participants are safely housed in St. John’s University dormitories on campus. Linens and cleaning services are provided. Laundry facilities are also available on campus. There is Wi- Fi access throughout campus. There are many options available for meals, both on and off campus.

Additional Program Services:
1. Pre-departure Orientation.
2. Entry to all off-campus attractions
3. Travel Insurance while in the United States.
4. MetroCards (for travel within New York City on public transportation)
5. Group airport transfer between John F. Kennedy International Airport or LaGuardia Airport and St. John’s Queens campus
6. St. John’s Ambassador Program

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