The Summer TESOL/ TEFL Practicum (Certificate), AL410, is an intensive, four-week professional training program (120 hours) leading to a professional certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). This program 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 and reflects 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. The 2019 Summer TESOL/TEFL Practicum (Certificate) will run from July 1st – July 26th.

To register for a summer session course, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar’s Office Forms page. In order to register for this course (AL410), students must first apply to this program through the Applied Linguistics Department.

Registration begins March 1 and is due by April 15. For questions, contact 802-654-2684 or


4+1 Accelerated Master’s Degree in TESOL

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