TESOL Teacher Training at EIL Ecuador
EIL Ecuador shares our love of language learning with Ecuador and the world!
Since August 2006, we´ve been offering World Learning’s SIT TESOL Certificate. World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute is located in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA and is accredited by the New England Board of Colleges.
World Learning’s SIT TESOL courses take place at our center in Quito:
January 9 - February 6, 2015
April 10 - May 8, 2015
June 26 – July 24, 2015
July 31 – August 28, 2015
October 23 – November 20, 2015
Why the SIT TESOL course?
We first became interested in offering a qualification in teaching English as a second language some time ago, and investigated many of the certificate programs currently available. We decided that the SIT course was the best course for our purposes for several reasons. One is that class sizes are small (12 participants to a course.) Another is SIT’s focus on experiential learning and reflective teaching practice; the abilities that we feel are most essential to help new teachers of EFL/ESL continue growing and developing, not only during the course, but for as many years as they continue to teach.
Who should take this course?
This course is intended for participants who wish to learn to teach English as a foreign language or to expand their skills in this area. It is appropriate for both beginning and experienced ESOL teachers interested in developing and improving their abilities through the School for International Training's approach to reflective practice.
While it is anticipated that the majority of applicants will be native speakers of English, this is not a requirement. However, all participants are required to have a level of English high enough to be credible teaching all language areas (reading, writing, speaking, listening) to very advanced students. Teaching experience is not required, but a love of learning language is helpful.
What is the course like?
This 130-hour intensive course will take up all of your time for 4 calendar weeks. Participants will be introduced to many aspects of EFL/ESL teaching, through a variety of experiences, assignments, observed practice-teaching, observation, and reflection on practice teaching sessions.
Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is important that participants have good organizational skills, as well as the interpersonal skills required to be an active, supportive member of a teaching team.
Cost and what is included?
The training course costs $1.600 ($1.100 for Ecuadorians)
EIL Ecuador also offers accommodation (homestay or hostel), meals, and Spanish instruction at additional costs.
I´m interested in the program. What should I do now?
If you feel that the SIT TESOL Certificate course through EIL Ecuador may be right for you, please write to Karie Pieczynski. She will send you a package of application materials and course information, and will respond to any questions that you have. In order to hold your place, we ask that you make a payment of $500 after you are accepted to the course.
Karie Pieczynski: email@example.com