TESOL Trainers Inc

Empowering teachers to empower students

K-12 Professional Development Reimagined

There’s a reason over fifty thousand educators have fallen in love with TESOL Trainers’ virtual and in-person programs. Work with TESOL expert Dr. John Kongsvik and experience a truly fun and engaging course that will set you up for success teaching ELs, non-native English speakers, and disadvantaged student populations.

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Our practical programs
set educators up for success

TESOL Trainers offers not only traditional training or online professional development, but also courses, staff development, and programs to help English learners succeed.

English Learner Institute
English Learner Institute
  • Virtual
  • 1-Day
  • 2-day
  • SIOP
We provide K-12 teachers with a clear understanding of how to support English Learners with SIOP Strategies and TESOL Techniques.
K12 PD Workshops
K12 PD Workshops
  • In Person
  • Virtual
  • Customizable
TESOL Trainers provides educators with engaging, experiential K-12 staff development on on a wide variety of themes.
SIOP
SIOP
  • Onsite
  • Customizable
  • TOP
SIOP {Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol} provides teachers with a set of guidelines for planning and teaching in a way that supports non-native & native English speaking students in the K-12 classroom.

There’s simply no
comparison to TESOL
Trainers

Unlike other “sit and get” programs, no one comes close to the practical knowledge, engaging lessons and useful information you get with TESOL Trainers. You’ll be on the edge of your seat the entire time.

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Engaging

Our K12 professional development keeps all participants engaged 100% of the time.

5 Star Rating
"John's mix of passion and expertise leave educators on the edge of their seats for the entire adventure and their students jumping!"
Victor

Experiential

Everything we do uses the Experiential Learning Cycle as a model for delivery, reflection, discussion, and action.

5 Star Rating
"Thank you John for creating a virtual learning opportunity that felt like it was being delivered face to face."
Martha D.

Empowering

Our interactive teacher training workshops scaffold all participants into mastery.

5 Star Rating
"Incredible training with John! Walked away with strategies and ideas to use in class immediately. Highly recommend to anyone who teaches children in any capacity!"
Lindsay D.

Educators and organizations
worldwide love working with us

5 Star Rating
"Excellent job presenting strategies to work with EL and all students. I have many take away that I can implement in the classroom right away, my favorite was the compare and contrast using sticky notes."
Ana Anaya
5 Star Rating
"Our instructor, John, was extremely knowledgeable and made it easy to understand the SIOP model! There was a lot of information but he was able to deliver it to us with ease."
Kay Lopez
5 Star Rating
"This training reinvigorated me on how to incorporate more listening and speaking in the lessons. Dr. Kongsvik did a great job engaging students in how easy it is to learn!"
Jill Pro
5 Star Rating
"The immediate application of the lessons are fantastic. I was very grateful for the time invested by John Kongsvik. I believe I'm walking out of this training a better teacher than when I walked in. Great training!"
Joey L Morales
5 Star Rating
"John Kongsvik is the best trainer. in my 12+ years of teaching and having PD this is by far the best i have ever had. His passion and energy is unmatched. His knowledge is great, useful and relevant. Great Job John."
Keith Gantman Gant
5 Star Rating
"I recently switched from teaching electives to core subjects and have been struggling to connect with some of my kids. This workshop was fabulous!!! Lots of strategies I can use for historical themes, vocabulary, grammar etc."
Jerelyn Saiz

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You have questions, and that’s okay!

What kinds of professional development do you offer?
TESOL Trainers offers all types of professional development from SIOP and TESOL specific training sessions to workshops on integrating the four domains of language, vocabulary acquisition and much more?
Do you offer a professional development program on SIOP?
Yes, both our onsite and online SIOP programs are considered the best professional development programs in the world. During both the short and long term versions, teachers will acquire practical strategies and techniques that will have a profound impact on all students, especially the English Learners?
Do you design trainings according to our needs?
Yes, we tailor-make K-12 professional development according to the needs of the school districts that that hire TESOL Trainers.  Dr. Kongsvik and his team work together to make sure that the workshop you get is exactly what you need to set your teachers and their students up for success.
Do you train K-12 teachers on how to become better at engaging their students?
Yes, our workshops on student engagement can help teachers engage their students 90-100% of the time.  These are practical strategies that any teacher can master.  They aren’t gimmicks, just good teaching practices.
Do you offer K-12 professional development workshops on metacognition?
Yes, we do.  TESOL Trainers offers one of the most powerful PDs on metacognition for K-12 teachers that you can find.  Just like everything we do: the strategies are experiential, engaging, and empowering.
Do you provide anything other than professional development workshops?
Yes, we do.  We have a widely popular peer coaching program, iCOACH™.  It is so popular that it takes up about half of our training resources.  One of the reasons it is so sought after is that boosts implementation of PD content to over 90%. 
Do you give motivational speeches to K-12 audiences?
Yes, we have headline a number of speaking venues each year.  One of the most popular themes we are asked to discuss is the role that risk taking has in both teaching and learning.
Do you do any long-term, multi-year contracts with school districts?
Yes, most of our oldest clients have been with us for more than 5 years.  We work with them on an on-going, continuous basis.  In fact, some of our clients ask us to train all of their new teachers.  That way, they always start off facing in the right direction?
Does TESOL Trainers do any work with colleges and universities?
Dr. John Kongsvik has worked with many colleges and universities in the USA and abroad.  Helping university faculty understand how to make atomic changes in the design and delivery of their lessons to make content comprehensible has been an on-going theme of his career.
Do you provide onsite and online training?
Yes, TESOL Trainers provides K-12 teacher training workshops both onsite and online.  We also offer hybrid staff development sessions that meet part of time time onsite and part of time virtually.
Does TESOL Trainers provide certificates for those who attend their training sessions?
Yes, we provide all participants who successfully complete our training sessions with a certificate that states the type of training they attended and the length of the workshop in contact hours.
What is the education and experience background of the people who work for TESOL Trainers?
All trainers have PhDs in TESOL or related areas.  They are all considered experts in their fields.  All trainers have at least 10 years of training experience.  They have no equals.
Do you work with any schools outside of the USA?
Yes, we do.  We have clients in Asia, Africa, and South America.  In addition to working with them virtually, we also travel to these educational institutions and training their teachers.

Still have a question?

Contact John Kongsvik!

Now go explore our programs!

English Learner Institute
  • Virtual
  • 1-Day
  • 2-day
  • SIOP
We provide K-12 teachers with a clear understanding of how to support English Learners with SIOP Strategies and TESOL Techniques.
K12 PD Workshops
  • In Person
  • Virtual
  • Customizable
TESOL Trainers provides educators with engaging, experiential K-12 staff development on on a wide variety of themes.
SIOP
  • Onsite
  • Customizable
  • TOP
SIOP {Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol} provides teachers with a set of guidelines for planning and teaching in a way that supports non-native & native English speaking students in the K-12 classroom.

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