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In this highly practical Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program from the School for International Training, you’ll learn theory and how to use it. You’ll use tested tools and tap into your own creativity to develop new tools that work in your classroom. Some of the key topics you’ll cover include:

  • Personal, psychological, socio-cultural, biological, and linguistic factors that influence language development
  • The intercultural and identity dimensions of language and cultural learning
  • Multilingualism, linguistic and cultural diversity, and plurilinguistic pedagogies
  • The regularities, meanings, and underlying systems of language, focusing on the phonology, grammar, and lexicon of English
  • The theory underlying the teaching of the “four skills” — reading, writing, listening, and speaking — and how to design course lessons that develop and integrate learning in these skills
  • A variety of approaches to language teaching, such as the Silent Way and Community Language Learning
  • How to integrate past and present learning and teaching experiences in a variety of contexts
  • How to design and assess curriculum


Students in this program go on to work in the field in a variety of areas including study abroad offices, NGOs, nonprofits, and government agencies. Find out some of the career paths that may be open to you.

The SIT TESOL network is an effective and dynamic professional tool with global reach. SIT TESOL graduates are working around the world in universities, language institutes, nonprofits, government agencies, and the private sector. More than 3,000 alumni have built a reputation you can count on. Employers look for teachers who have been trained at SIT.

The program prepares working professionals to be leaders in the field of TESOL in a variety of capacities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Approaches to Teaching Second Languages 
  • Teaching the Four Skills 
  • Intercultural Communications for Language Teachers 
  • English Applied Linguistics 
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Priority deadline is January 31, 2019, and rolling thereafter
    • I-20 Deadline for Student Visas is March 30
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    34 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MA in TESOL program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • US bachelor's degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability
  • Demonstrated English language ability
  • Intercultural and professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26760 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26760 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Brattleboro

  • 1040 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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