SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS AND TEACHER-TRAINERS
SIT-TESOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
SHORT-TERM PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION COURSES IN LA FORTUNA, COSTA RICA
The U.S. Embassy's Centro Franklin is pleased to announce an exciting new program for English language teachers in the Dominican Republic looking for short-term continuing education to improve their professional qualifications. This program is part of the U.S. Embassy's commitment to foster English language teaching and learning worldwide.
This is an unique, one-time opportunity for a total of three (3) Dominican teacher-trainers and two (2) Dominican teachers of English to earn the internationally-recognized TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification from now through July 2012 in the relaxed setting of Centro Espiral Mana in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, a small town in the center of the country.
There are two types of programs: Four one-month TESOL certificate courses for English language teachers (minimum one year experience and TOEFL score of 550 or higher) and three two-week sessions for teacher-trainers (minimum five years experience, have presented three workshops/seminars to teachers over the last three two years, TOEFL score of 550). Please refer to the schedule below for the training dates.
Successful candidates selected will receive a scholarship covering the tuition and room and board at the SIT-TESOL training center. Candidates (or their teaching institutions) only pay for the round-trip flight from Santo Domingo to Costa Rica (approximately USD 400.00). The Centro Franklin may be able to pay the international airfare for those qualified applicants who can demonstrate that their institution is unable to pay their travel.
For more information on the SIT-TESOL certification, please visit: http://www.sit.edu/graduate/5191.htm
For more information on the SIT-TESOL training center in Costa Rica, please visit: http://www.tesoltrainingcostarica.org/
For application forms, please click the on the forms under the Application Forms box on the right side.
The application deadlines for the sessions are listed below. Please send all applications by e-mail only to the Centro Franklin at email@example.com. The Centro Franklin will pre-screen applications (5 days) before forwarding them to the SIT-TESOL program coordinators in Costa Rica, who will conduct a telephone interview and make the final selection of candidates.
World Learning’s SIT TESOL Certificate Course (intermediate/advanced teachers)
1. November 13 – Dec 10, 2011
2. January 15 – February 10, 2012
3. February 26 – March 24, 2012
4. April 29- May 26, 2012
Skills and Principles in Language Teacher Training (teacher trainers):
1. February 12 – February 25, 2012
2. May 13- May 26, 2012
3. July 8 – July 20, 2012
Application deadline for all courses: December 12, 2011