English as a Second Language


The English as Second Language Program will prepare you to teach English language learners who wish to demonstrate their own commitment to learning an additional language.

Why Study English as a Second Language at Eastern?

We are committed to excellence and student success.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Small Class Sizes

Most classes are limited to 15-25 students, which allows professors to devote time to individual students.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

Careers in English as a Second Language

Earning a degree or minor in English as a Second Language from Eastern Washington University leads to many career opportunities:

Corporate Instructor

Private Tutor

School Teacher

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Gina Mikel Petrie, PhD

Program Director; Associate Professor
Patterson Hall 133H

Gina Petrie has an MA TESOL from Indiana University and a PhD in Education from Washington State University. She has worked in a wide variety of environments with English language learners throughout her career. She carries out research exploring the sociocultural contexts that teachers and students work in with her most recent work focusing on teacher education in Nicaragua. She is an English Language Specialist with the U.S. State Department, supporting teachers globally with teaching English for Specific Purposes.