Hampshire Summer 2017 Program students concluded their studies with a day of presentations modeled after Division III showcases
June 4-29, 2018
A TESOL certificate is a ticket to the world! Having a TESOL certificate will open many academic and professional doors. Thinking of applying for Fulbright or another scholarship program? Having a TESOL certificate makes you a competitive, informed, and educated applicant.
The Hampshire College TESOL Teacher Training Institute is a four-week, 180-hour intensive certificate summer program designed for students and community members hoping to volunteer, teach English, pursue a new career path, or travel the world.
This TESOL program is unique, drawing from the Hampshire College philosophy of interactive, collaborative, and experiential education. Our program allows participants to be a teacher, student, and linguist. Together we explore the different elements of the TESOL field, build your language teaching skills, and volunteer to teach English within the larger Hampshire County community. Participants who successfully complete this course will leave with a Hampshire College TESOL certificate, professional development materials (CV, professional portfolio), a collection of co-created lesson plans, a teaching cohort, a variety of teaching opportunities, and much more.
Learn more about the 2018 TESOL program by checking out this summer's syllabus. Please note that this syllabus is still in draft format and is subject to change.
Just a month after completing the 2017 TESOL Teacher Training Institute, student participants accomplished the following:
Aside from professional development, this course has reminded me of how much of what shapes me as both a student and educator comes from within. Both learning and teaching are journeys of self-exploration that affirm, challenge, and negate our beliefs and values.
2017 TESOL Participant