Program Details

Welcome to the Part-time Teacher Training at ILI

What is the part-time TESOL teacher training course? Spread out over 3 months, the online program delivers the same curriculum as the intensive program, qualifying you to teach ESOL anywhere in the world.

Doing a deep dive into the key concepts of language instruction and acquisition, you gain the practical skills and confidence to succeed as an ESOL instructor. Your SIT-certified teacher trainer guides you through a comprehensive set of modules: learning, teaching, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Just like the in-person intensive TESOL course, the part-time teacher training includes 6 hours of practice teaching, preceding by group planning and followed by reflection.

Using the Zoom platform, the course meets one Saturday a month and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for three months. Since the part-time TESOL program is the same as the one-month, intensive 180-hour course, graduates receive the same valid internationally recognized TESOL Certificate. You may also choose to pursue graduate credit, but need to decide before the course begins.

Program Info

Tuition Fees $2,500
Location ?
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Online

Taking classes online means receiving live lessons with your ILI teacher via a video call at a pre-scheduled time.

In-person

In-person lessons take place at our campus in downtown Northampton, MA and require your physical attendance.

Online / In‑person
Minimum age 17

Group Size

Average 6
Maximum 12

Course Timings

Duration 15 weeks
Study time 180-hours

Our TESOL Trainers

In a TESOL part-time teacher training course, a group of people in a video call are waving their hands.
TESOL instructor Brian in a training session with 6 participants.

Our SIT-certified teacher trainers bring decades of teaching experience and commitment to international education.

Feedback

“This course was absolutely amazing and I saw improvements immediately, especially regarding my confidence level.”

Henry Reeder

Benefits of the Part-time TESOL Certificate Course

  • Balance your studies with work or other commitments while pursuing certification.
  • Spread the workload over three months, allowing for a more manageable pace of learning.
  • Reflect on your learning between sessions and apply concepts in real-world teaching situations.
  • Benefit from the convenience of online learning while still having access to interactive discussions, activities, and feedback from instructors, creating a dynamic learning environment.
  • Continue working or pursuing other professional endeavors while enhancing your teaching skills.

Graduate Credit

Five Graduate Credits are available through the World Learning SIT TESOL Certificate.

You have the choice of whether or not to pursue graduate credit, but need to decide before the course begins. Regulations state that once the course has begun there is no reconsideration on the part of the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute Registrar’s Office. If you wish to pursue graduate credit you will be given a link by the Training Center at which you have enrolled in the course, and will register for credit on an online World Learning SIT registration site.

Choosing the credit option means that you will pay an additional $500 fee directly to World Learning SIT, and upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded five graduate credits. Ordinary payment method is by check, but as a convenience, SIT offers the choice of credit card online payments by Master Card, Visa, or Discover with a flat convenience fee of $50 per transaction for payment of the registration fee.

In submitting the graduate credit application you indicate that you have chosen to take the course for graduate credit, and that you understand that if you change your mind or fail to complete the course credit requirements the cost of credit will not be refunded.

For more information please contact German Gomez, TESOL Operations Manager, at the SIT Graduate Institute: german.gomez@worldlearning.org

Telephone: 202-464-5242

Please note:
The World Learning SIT TESOL Certificate is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Credits earned from the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute are transferable only at the discretion of the receiving school.

Program Info

Tuition Fees $2,500
Location ?
X

Online

Taking classes online means receiving live lessons with your ILI teacher via a video call at a pre-scheduled time.

In-person

In-person lessons take place at our campus in downtown Northampton, MA and require your physical attendance.

Online / In‑person
Minimum age 17

Group Size

Average 6
Maximum 12

Course Timings

Duration 15 weeks
Study time 180-hours

Format

Online part-time TESOL training classes with ILI

The class meets live on Zoom. The content and curriculum are the same as the intensive TESOL course. Whether you complete the TESOL course online, in-person, part-time, or intensively, you earn a valid TESOL Certificate.

Not everybody has the time and mental bandwidth to devote 180 hours over 4 weeks in a classroom or at computer to do the intensive TESOL teacher training. Our part-time extensive option accommodates a busy schedule, spreading out the curriculum over the course of three months.

Northampton, Massachusetts is in the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and observes daylight saving time (DST). You can join our online TESOL Certificate course from anywhere in the world, so long as you’re comfortable with the regular times the classes run. You can check out the compatibility of your time zone here.

If you’re not sure which option is best for you, please contact us and we can discuss this with you.

Dates & Fees

Course Dates (online)

  • Fall Extensive: September 14 – December 18 (part-time: Tues/Thurs evenings + 4 Saturdays: 9/14, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14)

Schedule

The schedule is one Saturday each month, from 10am – 5pm (Lunch from 1 – 2pm), and every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:30 – 9pm.

Program Fees

Program cost is $2,500, which includes a $300 non-refundable application fee. The full payment is due no later than one week 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.

Looking for financial aid for your training? The TESOL Certificate Course is an approved training course for the following programs in Massachusetts:

Individual Training Account (ITA)
Career counselors at MassHire Career Centers can help you apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA), which provides financial support to job seekers who need occupational skills training in order to successfully re-enter the workforce. Eligible individuals choose from a pre-approved list of training courses, and tuition costs are paid directly out of the ITA. To find out if you are eligible for an ITA, please contact a MassHire Career Center.

Financial aid is available for Vermont residents through VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation).

If SIT TESOL Certificate graduates later pursue a Master’s degree in TESOL at the SIT Graduate Institute, a $2,000 discount will be applied to their tuition.

Questions

Got a question?

We’re here to help make it as easy as possible for you to get from where you are now, to studying English in Massachusetts with ILI.

Here are some questions other students have asked us:

Selected FAQs

Five Graduate Credits are available through the World Learning SIT TESOL Certificate.

You have the choice of whether or not to pursue graduate credit, but need to decide before the course begins. Regulations state that once the course has begun there is no reconsideration on the part of the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute Registrar’s Office. If you wish to pursue graduate credit you will be given a link by the Training Center at which you have enrolled in the course, and will register for credit on an online World Learning SIT registration site.

Choosing the credit option means that you will pay an additional $500 fee directly to World Learning SIT, and upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded five graduate credits. Ordinary payment method is by check, but as a convenience, SIT offers the choice of credit card online payments by Master Card, Visa, or Discover with a flat convenience fee of $50 per transaction for payment of the registration fee.

In submitting the graduate credit application you indicate that you have chosen to take the course for graduate credit, and that you understand that if you change your mind or fail to complete the course credit requirements the cost of credit will not be refunded.

ILI does not offer financial aid for the TESOL Certificate Course. However, the TESOL Certificate Course is an approved training course for the following programs in Massachusetts that may offer grants:

Individual Training Account (ITA)
Career counselors at MassHire Career Centers can help you apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA), which provides financial support to job seekers who need occupational skills training in order to successfully re-enter the workforce. Eligible individuals choose from a pre-approved list of training courses, and tuition costs are paid directly out of the ITA. To find out if you are eligible for an ITA, please contact a MassHire Career Center.
Section 30
Section 30, also known as the Training Opportunity Program, allows you to enroll in an approved training program while collecting unemployment insurance benefits, and may enable you to collect up to an additional 26 weeks of benefits. Section 30 does not provide funding for tuition, however.

Financial aid is available for Vermont residents through VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation).

If SIT TESOL Certificate graduates later pursue a Master’s degree in TESOL at the SIT Graduate Institute, a $2,000 discount will be applied to their tuition.

Program cost is $2,500, which includes a $300 non-refundable application fee. The full payment is due no later than one week 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).

Participants teach 6 hours during the program, with group planning sessions before every class taught and group processing sessions afterwards.

If you are a prospective or novice teacher, the course offers practical teaching techniques to help you enter the classroom with confidence, even if you have never taught before.

If you are an experienced teacher, you will explore a wide range of teaching and classroom management techniques. Through a process of reflection, you will critique your teaching, deepen your practice and principles, and implement positive changes in a supportive environment.

There is a minimum of 4 participants required for ILI to run the SIT TESOL Certificate course. However, ILI may offer the ILI TESOL Certificate for 3 or fewer participants. This course is very similar to the SIT course in that student-centered teaching is also the focus. The same trainers provide both courses.

With fewer participants, the ILI course offers even more individual attention and more practice teaching hours. In the ILI course, participants also examine existing methodologies and investigate integrated activities while looking at the components of a lesson. Like the SIT course, the ILI course covers the cornerstones of language teaching: Eliciting, materials, error correction, feedback and evaluation, as well as grammar (how, when and why we teach it), pronunciation, intonation, speaking styles, and understanding and recycling vocabulary. Both courses address learning styles and provide suggestions for multi-level classrooms.

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Refund Policy

TESOL Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you decide not to attend a course to which you have been accepted, you may apply the $300 non-refundable deposit to another course within 6 months.

If you are not accepted or the course is cancelled due to low enrollment, the $300 deposit will be returned (along with any tuition paid, and the $125 housing search fee, if applicable).

  • Intensive Program: If you withdraw in the first two days of the program, ILI will retain 50% of the tuition ($1100) and the $300 non-refundable deposit. There will be no tuition refunded after the first two full days of the course.
  • Part-time Program: If you withdraw in the week of the program, ILI will retain 50% of the tuition ($1100) and the $300 non-refundable deposit. There will be no tuition refunded after the first week of the course.

If you must withdraw mid-course for serious medical reasons or because of a family emergency, and can provide a doctor’s certificate confirming the situation, you can re-enroll within 6 months without payment of further fees. There will be no refund.

Ready to get started with our Part-time Teacher Training Course?

Registering for the ILI Part-time Teacher Training Course (TESOL Certificate) couldn’t be easier! Simply follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Apply for our Part-time Teacher Training Course (TESOL Certificate) program by completing the application form.
  2. A trainer will contact you to set up an interview to discuss the course expectations and answer your questions.
  3. Upon acceptance, you will receive a confirmation email and invoice.

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  • We operate as an equal opportunity organization.
  • We nurture relationships beyond the classroom.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality language instruction and teacher training.
  • We promote intercultural understanding and celebrate the diversity in our local communities.
  • We work collaboratively to build and sustain the communities we serve.
  • We believe in life-changing teaching and learning.

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