COUNTRIES: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United States
DURATION: 07/01/1997 - 12/31/2025
FUNDER: Private and Public Sector Partners
PARTNER: School for International Training
CONTACTNatzinet.Ghebrenegus@worldlearning.org

Program Description

Join thousands of SIT TESOL Certificate recipients who teach, travel, and transform lives worldwide.

The SIT TESOL Certificate is a world-renowned English teaching certificate that gives you the specialized training and skills you need for a successful career teaching English as a second language (ESL) and as a foreign language (EFL) in secondary schools, colleges, and to adults.

Through this 130-hour course, you’ll develop the teaching, lesson planning, and classroom management skills essential to teaching English in the United States and abroad.

The SIT TESOL Certificate brings the recognition and prestige associated with the distinguished School for International Training (SIT), a leader in TESOL and English education for more than 50 years. Fully accredited, this certificate is accepted at Level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework and enables graduates to earn up to 5 credit hours toward a master’s degree at SIT.

The SIT TESOL Certificate can open doors to professional opportunities around the world. Alumni of the program have gone on to teach English at schools and universities around the world and serve as English Language Specialists for the U.S. Department of State.

The SIT TESOL Certificate is accredited by SIT Graduate Institute and administered by licensed training centers around the world, with training and certification provided by World Learning, a global nonprofit organization with a mission to build a better future for all people through education, development, and exchange programs.

Program Goals

By the end of the courses, participants will be able to:

  • Effectively teach learning-centered, engaging lessons, which continually build on students’ growing knowledge and skills.
  • Plan effective lessons to build students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, using frameworks and key TESOL terminology.
  • Analyze language in terms of its meaning, form and use, and the challenges students may have with it.
  • Plan and effectively teach lessons that encourage students to develop a greater understanding of the impact of culture and an awareness of cultural aspects of language, texts, and activities.
  • Reflect on how planning and teaching decisions affect students’ individual and group learning using key TESOL planning terminology.

Please visit the SIT Graduate Institute website for more information.

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Participants on the SIT TESOL Certificate course enroll directly with our partner organizations around the world. To apply, choose where you’d like to study from the list below and follow the link to their website or send them an email for more information.

Program Locations & Enrollment Schedules

February
February 1-February 26, 2021
Institute for Collaborative Learning
La Fortuna, Costa Rica | mary.scholl@i4cl.org

February 1-February 26, 2021
International Language Institute (ILI)
Northampton, MA United States | Macey@ili.edu

February 6- May 12, 2021
International Language Institute (ILI)
Northampton, MA United States | Macey@ili.edu

March
March 8- June 4, 2021
Institute for Collaborative Learning
La Fortuna, Costa Rica | mary.scholl@i4cl.org

March 22- May 14, 2021
Experiment in Living (EIL) Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador | tesol@eilecuador.org

April
April 5-April 30, 2021
Institute for Collaborative Learning
La Fortuna, Costa Rica | mary.scholl@i4cl.org

April 19- May 14, 2021
Rennert New York TESOL Center
New York, NY United States | tesol@rennert.com

May
May 3- May 28, 2021
International Language Institute (ILI)
Northampton, MA United States | Macey@ili.edu

May 7- August 27, 2021
Rennert New York TESOL Center
New York, NY United States | tesol@rennert.com

May 31- June 25, 2021
Rennert New York TESOL Center
New York, NY United States | tesol@rennert.com

June
June 7- July 2, 2021
International Language Institute (ILI)
Northampton, MA United States | Macey@ili.edu

June 7-July 2, 2021
Institute for Collaborative Learning
La Fortuna, Costa Rica | mary.scholl@i4cl.org

June 14-September 3, 2021
Institute for Collaborative Learning
La Fortuna, Costa Rica | mary.scholl@i4cl.org

July
July 5- July 30, 2021
Rennert New York TESOL Center
New York, NY United States | tesol@rennert.com

July 12- August 6, 2021
International Language Institute (ILI)
Northampton, MA United States | Macey@ili.edu

July 19- August 14, 2021
Rennert New York TESOL Center
New York, NY United States | tesol@rennert.com

July 23- August 20, 2021
Experiment in Living (EIL) Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador | tesol@eilecuador.org

July 24- August 20, 2021
Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA)
Guatemala City, Guatemala | halvarado@iga.edu

August
August 2-August 27, 2021
Institute for Collaborative Learning
La Fortuna, Costa Rica | mary.scholl@i4cl.org

September
September 3- December 11, 2021
Rennert New York TESOL Center
New York, NY United States | tesol@rennert.com

September 6-November 26, 2021
Institute for Collaborative Learning
La Fortuna, Costa Rica | mary.scholl@i4cl.org

September 6- October 1, 2021
Rennert New York TESOL Center
New York, NY United States | tesol@rennert.com

September 6- October 30, 2021
Experiment in Living (EIL) Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador | tesol@eilecuador.org

September 11- December 15, 2021
International Language Institute (ILI)
Northampton, MA United States | Macey@ili.edu

October
October 4- October 29, 2021
International Language Institute (ILI)
Northampton, MA United States | Macey@ili.edu

October 18- November 12, 2021
Rennert New York TESOL Center
New York, NY United States | tesol@rennert.com

November
November 13- December 10, 2021
Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA)
Guatemala City, Guatemala | halvarado@iga.edu

During the #TESOL2020 Virtual Convention & English Language Expo, World Learning has been honored by the U.S. Department of State as one of the Online Professional English Network’s partner institutions, for developing and implementing online courses for English language teachers!

“The SIT TESOL certificate course goes beyond the ‘how-to’ of teaching. Through experience, feedback, and reflection, participants journey into a personal discovery of who they are and who they can be as teachers. Each time I train, I see participants’ eyes light up as they begin to understand the possibilities of learning and growth open to them.” 

—Connie Tumavicus, trainer

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Please visit the SIT Graduate Institute website for more information.