For more than 75 years, World Learning has built a diverse and complimentary set of offerings and services that transform lives and strengthen the capacity of communities and institutions to address pressing global needs. Through its four core program areas bridging learning and practice, international education and international development, World Learning awakens people to global issues and prepares individuals, communities, and institutions worldwide to be effective leaders of change.
World Learning's School for International Training (SIT) was founded more than 40 years ago as a training center for early Peace Corps volunteers, and prepares students from more than 30 countries to become informed and effective leaders, professionals, and global citizens. Graduates of SIT's degree programs go on to start nonprofit organizations, teach languages, become government and civic leaders, and achieve success in the private sector.
SIT is well-known nationally and internationally for its work in language teacher education and has been training learner-oriented, culturally sensitive and humanistic language teachers for over 30 years through its Master of Arts in Teaching Program. It has prepared more than 2,000 active professionals working in the field today who are making significant contributions as classroom teachers, administrators and consultants throughout the U.S. and in over more than countries around the world.
Among the earliest proponents of experiential education, SIT's Master of Arts in Teaching program provides teachers with the knowledge to achieve excellence in their classroom practice and to be advocates for intercultural understanding. These same elements provide the basis for the four-week SIT TESOL Certificate for English Language Teachers Course.
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