COUNTRIES: Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Africa, Turkey, United States
DURATION: 07/01/1997 - 12/31/2018
FUNDER: Private and Public Sector Partners
PARTNER: School for International Training

Program Description

The SIT TESOL Certificate is a 130-hour teacher accreditation course for those looking to teach English as a second or foreign language, either in the U.S. or abroad.

Established in 1997, the SIT TESOL Certificate is accredited by SIT Graduate Institute and accepted at Level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework. Based on the principles of experiential learning, the certificate builds on SIT’s 50-year history as a leader in the fields of TESOL and teacher education.

Designed for both new and experienced teachers, the SIT TESOL Certificate is delivered by licensed trainers at centers around the world, including the U.S., Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Turkey, and South Africa.

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.