SIT and the International Language Institute (ILI) of Massachusetts are partnering to provide more international students opportunities to pursue master’s degrees in the United States. Through this partnership, qualified students who have finished the Intensive English Program at ILI can earn conditional acceptance to SIT.
ILI, which is based in Northampton, MA, already offers an SIT Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program. It also administers an Intensive English Program, free English classes to area immigrants and refugees, and foreign language classes in French, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
SIT will accept completion of level 8 of ILI’s intensive English (ESOL) program as meeting SIT’s English proficiency requirement, meaning those applicants will be exempt from taking the TOEFL exam for admission to SIT’s degree programs.