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TESOL Teacher Training Institute Frequently Asked Questions

Who should participate in the TESOL Teacher Training Institute?

The TESOL Teacher Training Institute is targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-B.A. students, and is open to students from any concentration, major, or area of interest.

What skill(s) I will gain from this program?

There are several skills you will gain from this program some of which include developing transferable skills needed when teaching and interacting with others who may not speak English; applying for an international scholarship such as Fulbright; creating professional artifacts (CV, teaching philosophy, online portfolio) to prepare for a career in teaching, education, community development, and linguistic justice; gaining teaching and tutoring experiences necessary to get a teaching job in the USA or abroad; and creating a TESOL cohort for future collaboration and support.

All students who successfully complete the course will receive their Hampshire College TESOL certificate. This certificate is a great stepping stone into the world of teaching English to speakers of other languages both in the USA and abroad.

Are prerequisites required?

We encourage anyone with a strong interest/background in the topics covered during the program to apply.

What is the application timeline?

2018 application review will begin in early February 2018. After this date, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the faculty selection committee. Once students are accepted to the program, they will be required to make a $400 program deposit. Please note that the full tuition balance is due by May 18, 2018.

Is there financial aid available for this program?

Students can learn more about our financial resources for summer programs by visiting our Financing Your Summer Experience page. Additionally, we encourage students to contact their financial aid or summer internship office at their home institution and ask about your options for applying for aid. We will work with all institutions on securing outside funding for students when available.

What is the refund policy for summer academic programs?

The full tuition balance is due by May 18, 2018. There are no tuition refunds available on or after June 1, 2018. If a student should withdraw from a summer academic program at Hampshire College for any reason, the program fee will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  • Withdrawal before May 18: 100% of the fee paid beyond the $400 non-refundable deposit.
  • Withdrawal between May 19 and May 31: 50% of the fee paid beyond the $400 non-refundable deposit.
  • Withdrawal on or after June 1: no refund.

The student's date of withdrawal is determined by the postmark on the written notification of withdrawal from the program.

Once my application is accepted, how can I plan my arrival and stay at Hampshire?

Important arrival, check-in, and residence information for all participants is available here. Please note that you should plan to be on campus and settled into housing by 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018 the day before the program begins.

What if I have a disability or require a reasonable accommodation?

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to any student who might require them. We encourage you to visit Hampshire's office of accessibility resources and services website, or contact us with any questions at summer@hampshire.edu.

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