TEFL/TESOL Practicum

Summer 2018 information coming soon!

Please see below for the general timeline and procedure based on our Summer 2017 offering.


To register for a summer session course, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1 and is due by April 15. For questions, contact 802-654-2684 or tesol@smcvt.edu. In order to register for this course, students must first apply to the Applied Linguistics Department.

The TEFL/TESOL Practicum is an intensive, four-week professional training program (120 hours) leading to a professional certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This TESL/TEFL Certificate covers all essential aspects of English language teaching from a practical classroom perspective and is comparable to CELTA and other schools' TESOL certificate programs. It offers concrete experience with methods and techniques, reflecting current communicative principles of language teaching and learning. This program is ideal for new entrants to the field, as well as for working teachers who wish to gain a professional qualification or to update their methodology. Although this is an undergraduate course, students who opt to complete an extended capstone project may also earn six credits of advanced standing toward the SMC MATESOL program, subject to all other eligibility requirements. Program dates for 2018 are to be determined.

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