Feb 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

TESOL/TEFL Certificate

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The TESOL/TEFL Certificate is an intensive, four-week professional training course (120 hours) offered each summer for prospective teachers of English as a Foreign Language or to Speakers of Other Languages. It covers all essential aspects of English language teaching from a practical classroom perspective. It offers concrete experience with methods and techniques reflecting current principles of communicative language teaching and learning. This program is ideal for new entrants to the TESOL/TEFL field, as well as for working teachers who wish to gain a professional qualification or to update their methodology. Saint Michael’s College undergraduate students are eligible for four undergraduate credits (AL410), and with the additional completion of a capstone paper, all successful applicants to the MATESOL program  are also eligible for six credits of advanced standing toward the degree. Please note  the Certificate with capstone completion does not guarantee admission into the MATESOL program; other eligibility requirements must also be met.

Admission Requirements for TEFL/TESOL Certificate Program

  • Completed application form.
  • Official transcript from highest educational level attained (High School graduation required.)
  • One-page statement of purpose explaining your interest in the TESOL/TEFL Certificate.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people qualified to assess your academic/professional potential for the program.

International students must also include

  • Affidavit of financial support and financial documentation.
  • Official TOEFL score report from the testing agency.  The minimum score for admission is 530 pBT.
  • Photocopy of passport page showing correct spelling of name and date of birth.

Course Structure

The program comprises 90 hours of instruction and 30 practicum hours of classroom observation, teaching, and reflection.  Students observe and teach class with experienced teachers in Saint Michael’s Intensive English Program or other local ELL settings.

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