World Learning SIT Best Practices in TESOL Certificate

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A 5-week certificate course for non-native English speakers who (want to) teach outside of the United States (usually in their home country) and whose English proficiency is developing but functional.

This course is tailored to serve participants who share similar teaching contexts (e.g. middle school, high school or adult education) and who are able to function fully in an English speaking environment.

Our trainers assess applicants’ English through an extensive oral interview (conducted over the phone) and a written essay. We provide student-visa assistance.

Five-Week Intensive Course Dates:

  • TBA

Daily Schedule

Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are no classes or meetings on the weekends.

Course Fees

Program cost is $2,900, which includes a $300 non-refundable registration fee. The full payment is due no later than two weeks before the beginning of the course. If the candidate is not accepted or the course is cancelled due to low enrollment, the $300 deposit will be returned (along with the $125 housing search fee, if applicable).

Why study with us?

  • Our certificate is internationally recognized.
  • Participants teach real classes of adult learners of English for a minimum of 3 hours.
  • ILI’s trainers are certified by SIT and have Master’s Degrees in Teaching ESOL or related fields, Our trainers have worked together for more than 17 years and bring a wealth of practical teaching and cross-cultural experience to the course.
  • Participants develop skills in teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, intonation, vocabulary and cultural awareness.
  • Participants gain a foundation in reflective practice that will enable them to continue to grow as a teacher long after the course has finished.
  • Participants observe ILI teachers and their classes in action.
  • Student-visa assistance.
  • Host family option. Rent a private room within walking distance of the school (see “Home-stay Info“).

Obtaining the World Learning SIT Best Practices in TESOL Certificate

Acceptance into the course is not a guarantee that a participant will receive the certificate. If a participant has not successfully completed or mastered any segment of the course, or has not completed the written work satisfactorily, the participant will not be awarded the certificate. Instead, s/he will be awarded a Letter of Learning.

The Letter of Learning details each participant’s accomplishments in the course including a description of his/her ability to plan, implement and evaluate an effective ESOL lesson.