This program is the same as the one-month, intensive 130-hour teacher-training course that provides participants with the practical skills and confidence they need to be successful in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classroom. This course meets one Saturday a month and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for three months.
Course Dates and Fees
The class meets the one Saturday each month, from 10am – 5pm (Lunch from 1 – 2pm). And, every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:30 – 9pm.
- September 11 – December 16, 2021 (No class 10/11, Indigenous Peoples’ Day)
- Saturday Meetings: 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4
- February 5 – May 11 (No class 2/21, Presidents’ Day)
- Saturday Meetings: 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 4/30
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
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.