Archive | March, 2012

SIT’s New International Language Institute (ILI) of Massachusetts Partnership

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.

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SIT Professor to Teach Virtual TESOL Seminar on Grammar

SIT’s MA in TESOL professor Dr. Elka Todeva will be teaching an online seminar, “A TESOL Virtual Seminar on Grammaring–Unpacking the Concept,” on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Register online by April 5th. This seminar is free to TESOL members. Non-members pay $45.

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SIT Alumni and Faculty Presenting at Annual TESOL National Convention March 28-31, 2012 in Philadelphia

SIT alumni and faculty are featured again at this year’s annual national TESOL Convention in Philadelphia from March 28–31, 2012. Here’s a small sample of the dozens of presentations to be given by SIT alumni and faculty:

• Radmila Popovic (SMAT 20), “Using Comic Literacy and Multimedia to Advance Language Learning”
• Thomas Farrell (MAT 23), “Professional Role Identity of Novice ESL Teachers Through Reflective Practice”
• Jane Hoelker (MAT 17), “Professional Development Through Life Coaching Competencies” and “What Your Students Learn from Project Work”
• Irena Vodopija-Krstanovic (SMAT 19), “Exploring Teacher Excellence Through the Eyes of NNESTs in Croatia”
• David Kertzner (MAT 26), “Creatively Designing Intensive Business English Programs to Meet Learner Needs” and “Online Stories to Address Pronunciation, Intonation, Vocabulary, and Grammar”
• Cynthia Wiseman (MAT 13), “Using Web 2.0 Research Tools in ESL Classes”
• Radmila Popovic (SMAT 20), “Using Comic Literacy and Multimedia to Advance Language Learning”
• Elka Todeva and Leslie Turpin, SIT faculty

We hope to see you at the Convention. Be sure to visit SIT at booth 801!

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