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English Language Institute of China Partnership Program

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 the Wheaton/ELIC Program Administrator, Dr. Pam Barger.

ELIC TEFL Certificate

A semester-long training program equipping new teachers methods of TEFL, culture and communication, and post-course practicum teaching.

ELIC Field-Based M.A in TESOL

A three year program in which teachers can earn their graduate degrees while teaching in Asia to equip them for effective long-term service.

Post M.A. Certificate

A two-year field-based professional development certificate for post M.A. graduates.