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Graduate Credits for Via Lingua Trainees

MATESOL: OnLine + OnCampus at Saint Michael's College

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Via Lingua Certificate holders who have been accepted into the MATESOL Program at Saint Michael’s College will qualify for 6 credits (2 courses) of advance standing toward their MATESOL coursework. The 6 credits will be applied to waive coursework within the 36-credit MATESOL Program. Students choosing the  OnLine + OnCampus option may complete the program in as little as 14 months, with two summers on campus and the remaining courses online (see course sequence below).

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Via Lingua Program Details

Via Lingua's internationally recognized and externally moderated course is delivered through a combination of workshops, seminars and demonstrations, and is designed to ensure you take an active role in your development as an EFL teacher. With 130 hours of training, and including 10 hours of assessed teaching practice, the Via Lingua course exceeds all professional guidelines for the regulation of international TEFL certificate courses. This academic rigor, combined with our experiential training principles, makes Via Lingua one of the most practical global TESOL course providers in the world today. To achieve this aim, our course is delivered around established principles of foreign language teaching and equips you with the most up-to-date language teaching techniques. The cycle of "doing," "reflecting," "hypothesizing," and "testing" is employed in all aspects of this course. Throughout this process, you will be encouraged to make reference to the pre-course experiences of yourself and others in the group. The trainers recognize that the ideas and concepts which are explored with trainees should be firmly grounded in an awareness of established pedagogogical research and practice. Reference will be made during the sessions and in recommended reading tasks to the theoretical base underpinning the content of input sessions.

Course sequence - OnLine + OnCampus

online interaction with studentsOn Campus - Summer 1 (9 credits)

  • GSL 500 Foundations of Linguistics
  • GSL 506 Master's Seminar
  • GSL 542 Theory and Method in Second Language Teaching 

Online - Fall/Spring (12 credits)

  • GSL 520 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • GSL 544 Teaching Reading and Writing in ESOL
  • GSL 606 Curriculum Design
  • GSL 689 Special Seminar in TESOL

On Campus - Summer 2 (9 credits)

  • GSL 502 English Grammar
  • GSL 543 Teaching Oral Skills in ESL/EFL
  • GSL 620 Principles of Testing and Assessment in Language Teaching

Other MATESOL Programs and Sequences

Graduate Credits for UC Irvine Extension Trainees

MATESOL: OnLine + OnCampus at Saint Michael's College

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Students who are accepted into the Saint Michael's College MATESOL program, who have also earned the Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate from UC Irvine Extension are eligible to apply 6 transfer credits toward the MATESOL degree. Students choosing the OnLine + OnCampus track may complete the program in as little as 14 months, with two summers on campus and the remaining courses online (see course sequence below).

UC Irvine Extension's Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate provides up-to-date knowledge and practical skills to be an effective ESL teacher. Created and taught by experts in the field, the UC Irvine Extension TESL program has an excellent reputation worldwide. TESL certificate holders have found teaching opportunities with intensive English language programs, adult schools, community colleges, private ESL schools, corporations, and overseas English schools.

Saint Michael's College gives you the flexibility to pursue your Master's Degree in TESOL in as little as 14 months. Spend two summers on our beautiful campus in Vermont, and take the remaining courses online wherever you live and work in the world.

Course sequence

UCI_Teacher_StudentsOn Campus - Summer 1 (9 credits)

  • GSL 500 Foundations of Linguistics
  • GSL 506 Master's Seminar
  • GSL 542 Theory and Method in Second Language Teaching

Online - Fall/Spring (12 credits)

  • GSL 520 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • GSL 544 Teaching Reading and Writing in ESOL
  • GSL 606 Curriculum Design
  • GSL 689 Special Seminar in TESOL

On Campus - Summer 2 (9 credits)

  • GSL 502 English Grammar
  • GSL 543 Teaching of Oral Skills in ESOL
  • GSL 620 Principles of Testing and Assessment in Language Learning

Other MATESOL Programs and Sequences

Graduate Credits for Sookmyung Women's University Trainees

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Students who have completed TESOL certificate courses at Sookmyung Women's University  and have been accepted into the MATESOL Program at Saint Michael's College qualify for 12 credits (4 courses) of advance standing toward their MATESOL coursework. The 12 credits will be applied to waive coursework within the 36-credit MATESOL Program.

Sookmyung Women's University Program Details

Sookmyung Women's University is synonymous with excellence in language education. Over the past decade, Korea's burgeoning English education community called for qualified, skilled language educators prepared to meet the needs of thousands of students nationwide. With our innovative and interactive TESOL certificate program, SMU-TESOL answered this call in collaboration with Saint Michael's College.

Sookmyung Students

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Through its remarkable network of 10,000 alumni, SMU-TESOL's stellar reputation for training excellent language teachers continues to spread. Our graduates continue to influence the public and private sectors of language education, and, as a result, SMU-TESOL's on-site and online programs have continued to grow.

Course sequence

Fall (9 credits)

  • GSL 500 Foundation of Linguistics
  • GSL 506 Master's Seminar
  • GSL 685 Practicum I: Seminar/Observation

 Spring (9 credits)

  • GSL 502 English Grammar
  • GSL 543 Teaching of Oral Skills in ESOL
  • GSL 689 Special Seminar in TESOL 

 Summer (6 credits)

  • GSL 544 Teaching Reading and Writing in TESOL
  • GSL 620 Principles of Testing and Assessment in Language Teaching
  • Capstone Paper

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