Currently being offered and accepted worldwide, the Best Practices in TESOL Certificate upholds the highest standards
in TESOL training. The certificate is issued by World Learning's SIT Graduate Institute university
(SIT), a prestigious American university that is a global leader in language teaching instruction. It is an
internationally recognized TESOL qualification especially designed for Intermediate to High-Intermediate speakers of English
who plan to teach, or are currently teaching, in their home countries. SIT has a great reputation all around the world. For
example, the Best Practices in TESOL Certificate course is on the Korean Ministry of Education's official register
of approved TESOL professional development courses.
Over a period of six weeks, participants gain professional competence as English teachers through interactive workshops,
guided lesson-planning, practice teaching with real ESL learners, and comprehensive peer and trainer feedback. This
intensive, challenging program offers a minimum of 210 hours of instruction and requires that participants teach for
six hours to actual adult students. Due to the immersive, well-structured nature of this course, you will learn the
practical teaching skills equivalent to many more weeks of study in other less intensive courses.
The course is very practical and hands-on. The small class sizes (maximum 10 participants per trainer) allow for
optimal involvement in the learning process. Guided lesson planning, practice teaching and post-teaching feedback
sessions are an integral part of the course. In the practicum, you will teach real adult ESL students who live in,
or are visiting, New York City. Your students will be from all around the world. You will learn in an English-speaking
environment and be able to say that you taught English in America. This is an important, fun and useful experience
to have and to include on your resume!
The course is suitable for both future English teachers and current English teachers who want to gain additional
skills in communicative language teaching and a TESOL qualification that will give them a competitive edge to teach
in their home country. While most people take the course to learn about English teaching and improve their English-teaching
skills, people have also used their TESOL Certificate to get a job in a related field, such as education publishing,
corporate training, early childhood teaching and/ or administration, jobs in multinational companies, etc. In addition, although the course
is a teaching course and we will focus on teaching you how to teach, many people on the course say that they have also
learned how to better learn English themselves, and that they have also learned things about the English language that
they didn't learn in school. You will practice using your English every day and may gain confidence in speaking
because you will have to teach English in English!
Due to the demanding nature of the course, potential students are required to complete an application and have a
phone/Skype/in-person interview with a member of the staff before they are accepted. Possible students' educational
backgrounds, reasons for taking the course and English proficiency will all be evaluated during the application process.