Intensive English Program

The University of Mississippi – Office of Global Engagement

The English Language Teacher Program (ELT)

  • The English Language Teacher Professional Development Program is designed for English language teachers who want to improve their English language teaching and communication skills. The ELTPD Program offers workshops that focus on best practices in regard to curriculum development, lesson design, and student assessment, while providing participants with opportunities to interact with TESL and IEP faculty at the University of Mississippi and local K-12 school teachers. All IEP classes incorporate modern technologies that assist in language learning.

TWO-WEEK PROGRAM

Curriculum

·       One (1) for-credit course (Topics in Intercultural Communication).

·       The course meets for 4 hours each day, 5 days per week (40 contact hours total).

·       Improve English language proficiency, learn about American culture in the classroom, and innovative language teaching methods.

·       Conduct a teaching demonstration and receive feedback from expert language teachers.

·       Opportunity to participate in 2-3 cultural activities each week.

FOUR-WEEK PROGRAM

Curriculum 

·       Two (2) for-credit courses – Topics in Intercultural Communication and Topics in American Culture.

·       Each course meets 2 hours per day, 5 days per week (80 contact hours total).

·       Improve English language proficiency, learn about American culture in the classroom and innovative language teaching methods.

·       Conduct a teaching demonstration and receive feedback from expert language teachers.

·       Opportunity to participate in 2-3 cultural activities each week.

 

 

Program Requirements

1.              Students must currently be employed as English language teachers –OR– be enrolled in an (English) teacher education program.

2.              Students should have English proficiency of a CEFR level B1 –OR– a test score of 47 on the TOEFL iBT, 5 on the IELTS, or 550 on the TOEIC. Students without official test scores may provide a letter from their institution establishing their English language proficiency.

3.              Students who have neither a test score nor a letter may elect to enroll in the program and take a placement test (Michigan Test of English Language Placement, for example) at the IEP upon arrival. However, students who score below a TOEFL ITP of 450 must enroll in regular IEP courses.

Program Costs Based on Academic Year 2018 – 2019

For more information about these programs, please contact Ashley Fly at amfly@olemiss.edu

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