Learn to teach English in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Offered through the School for International Training Graduate Institute and World Learning.
The SIT Graduate Institute offers a wide range of MA programs in teacher education and international development
Berkeley LTC is proud to offer the World Learning SIT certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. (This is also often referred to as ESL, EFL, TESL, TEFL, ESOL, and English language teaching). Our internationally recognized certificate is 130 hours and provides participants with professional knowledge and skills as well as tools for their own reflection and growth as teachers.
The course provides practical training through teaching demonstrations, lesson planning and analysis, and practice teaching and feedback. Participants develop skills in teaching, speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and culture. The course begins with a brief look at second language acquisition through the experience of being a learner. Participants then examine specific teaching areas each day, which they apply in their daily practice teaching of adult ESOL learners (6 hours total). Participants gain skills in analysis through examining their lessons with SIT teacher trainers. All trainers have a minimum of five years of teaching experience, an MA TESOL or equivalent, and have gone through a rigorous program through SIT to become licensed trainers.
The innovative course curriculum was designed by SIT faculty, and is based on the ideas of experiential learning, building reflective skills and developing intercultural understanding.
Our course provides:
Upon successful completion of the course you will have:
What is World Learning and SIT?
World Learning and the SIT Graduate Institute have an international reputation and have been involved in teacher education and international development for over 40 years. For frequently asked questions about World Learning and the SIT TESOL Certificate, please click on the links below.