Online Teacher Training Course
Participants start teaching the first week of class with ESL students from around the world and learn techniques to use in both a physical and virtual classroom. Our World Learning SIT Graduate Institute course provides practical skills and confidence needed to be a successful teacher.
Upcoming Course Dates
October 10 – November 4, 2022
- February 6 – March 3, 2023 (No class 2/20, Presidents’ Day)
- June 5 – 30, 2023
Based on a core philosophy of experiential learning and reflective teaching, ILI’s four-week intensive TESOL Certificate program provides the essential teaching tool kit for an effective ESOL instructor.
SIT-certified trainers guide participants through a comprehensive curriculum with the following modules: learning, teaching, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Participants experiment with and reflect on key teaching frameworks, core TESOL concepts, and multiple language acquisition tools.
Participants teach 6 hours during the program, with group planning sessions before every class taught and group processing sessions afterwards. Graduates receive an internationally recognized TESOL certificate.
Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm. Lunch from 1 to 2 pm. Afternoon from 2 to 5 pm. There are no classes or meetings on the weekends.
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).
Looking for financial aid for your training? The TESOL Certificate Course is an approved training course for the following programs in Massachusetts:
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, 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.
ILI TESOL Certificate (3 or fewer participants)
This course is offered, instead of the SIT TESOL Certificate course, when 3 or fewer participants register. 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.