ILI has many requests to observe classes. Participants in our TESOL program and tutors in our Volunteer Tutor Program may do this without charge, after which they process their observations in their respective programs.
For those not part of TESOL or the Volunteer Tutor Program, the procedure for independent observers is the following:
- Submit the short observation application form, which you can download here.
- Upon receipt of the application, an ILI trainer will arrange a class for the observer to watch. Upon confirmation from the teacher, the ILI trainer will notify the observer and discuss the observation process.
- For a single class observation: after the class, the trainer and observer will talk again to process the observation. (This can also be done by email.) The charge for this is $50.
- For a block of 20 hours: the observer will meet with the trainer at the beginning, twice during the observation time frame, and once at the end. The observer may, upon a teacher’s agreement, teach a 20-min. observed lesson. The charge for a 20-hr.- observation block is $400.