English Language Institute of China Partnership

English Language Institute of China Partnership

Professional development opportunities in the TESOL and Intercultural Studies program are available for teachers in the English Language Institute of China (ELIC) organization.

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"ELIC has the strongest commitment to professional development of any agency I have worked with in the past 30 years. Their teachers are well-prepared for the field by the August certificate programs, and they continue to learn and grow through ongoing graduate education programs and mentoring. No other agency can offer its teachers such a wealth of opportunities, from yearly classes in Thailand to summers studying TESOL on university campuses in the U.S. Through it all, there is a wonderful spirit of community among the teachers and a passion for excellence!”

- Dr. Alan Seaman, Associate Professor and Director of M.A. in TESOL Wheaton College Graduate School

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about the ELIC/Wheaton partnership programs, read about Professional Development on the ELIC website or contact Assistant Professor of TESOL/Intercultural Studies and Wheaton/ELIC Program Director, Dr. Pam Barger.

ELIC Partnership Programs

A semester-long training program equipping new teachers methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and post-course practicum teaching.

Online professional development courses in Fall (Grammar) and Spring (Phonology) for teachers in their second year of service with ELIC.

A three year program offered in Wheaton, Thailand, and online that allows teachers to earn their graduate degrees while teaching in Asia to equip them for effective long-term service.

An 18-month field-based professional development certificate for post M.A. graduates in Asia that includes mentoring and curriculum and materials development.