SIT Language Teacher Education

Building capacity in English language education to support global access and opportunity

World Learning is an internationally-recognized leader in providing English language teaching programs that help government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals remain competitive in today’s global market. Through its accredited SIT Graduate Institute, World Learning offers quality education programs for teachers and trainers that strengthen their capacity to deliver more effective, learning-centered training. Our programs engage participants through experiential learning, reflection, and relationship building. Such instruction is critical to developing a highly-skilled workforce able to use the English language — an essential component of economic growth and global engagement. At the regional and national levels, World Learning prepares stakeholders to identify and to remove systemic barriers to educational reform, ensuring that they can take control of their own development and achieve long-term goals.

SIT Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL MA)
SIT’s Master of Arts in TESOL is designed around students’ professional goals in teaching within the US or internationally, and includes programs for both current and new teachers.

SIT TESOL Certificate
Recognized worldwide, the SIT TESOL Certificate course is designed for candidates with little or no teaching experience, as well as for in-service teachers who wish to acquire a modern, learning-centered teaching approach.

SIT Best Practices in TESOL Certificate
Offered as professional development for English language teachers, the Best Practices in TESOL certificate enhances participants’ understanding of effective language teaching principles and how to implement them.

  • Best Practices in TESOL for Younger Learners Certificate
    A companion program to the Best Practices in TESOL Certificate, this course focuses on strengthening the knowledge and skills of professionals teaching English as a Foreign Language to students under 16 years of age.
  • Best Practices for Supervisors
    The Best Practices for Supervisors course is designed to professionalize the skills and knowledge of those charged with supervising English teachers, specifically those using a competency-based curriculum. 
  • Best Practices for TESOL Teacher Educators
    The Best Practices for TESOL Teacher Educators course strengthens the capacity of university faculty to prepare the next generation of English language teachers.

International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM)
The International Diploma in Language Teaching Management course offers teachers and new managers alike the skills they need to bridge the gap from classroom to business management.

Representative Clients and Activities

  • Ministry of Education, Algiers, Algeria
    Educational Reform in English as a Foreign Language
    World Learning has worked with Creative Associates under the Middle East Partnership Initiative in Algeria since 2005. World Learning assists the ministry in implementing educational reform as part of the Partnership in Schools Project. Designed to bring about systemic change, the project links ministry stakeholders in the reform process through activities including:
    • Creating competency-based middle and high school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) curricula and frame-works for teacher competency and student evaluation
    • Training national EFL inspectors, teachers, and curriculum developers
    • Training higher education faculty in pre-service teacher education programs
    • Creating a national online resource and forum for teachers and administrators

  • Burma American Center Project
    World Learning’s Burma American Center Project has worked to improve the quality of English language teaching in private Burmese institutions and to increase access to English language learning materials. Since 2004 the project has:
    • Trained over 1,000 language teachers throughout Burma
    • Designed language curriculum and assessment systems for the American Center
    • Made English language learning materials available to over 10,000 Burmese through the creation of a Self- Access Center
    • Provided workshops and other short courses to teachers and other professionals Massachusetts Department of Education

  • World Learning worked with 40 Massachusetts school districts over a two-year period to implement sheltered English instruction. The project raised awareness of English language learners’ needs in primary and secondary school content classes, and offered teachers practical techniques and approaches to address those needs. World Learning is also delivering an in-service Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages training project that has prepared more than 100 content teachers to become effective and licensed English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers. The program includes input sessions, class observation, online course work, coaching and peer mentoring, practice teaching, and a clinical ESL class review.

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