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SIT INTERLINK Fellowship Announced

February 10, 2010

INTERLINK Language Centers and SIT Graduate Institute

Three-year Teaching Fellowships

June 21, 2010 – August 2013

INTERLINK Language Centers and SIT Graduate Institute are pleased to announce teaching fellowships for 2010-13.  Fellows enhance their teaching effectiveness through study in SIT’s MA in Teaching ESOL and employment at the Saudi INTERLINK Language Centers (SILC).  Fellowships consist of two summers of full-time study in Vermont, USA, and, at the Saudi INTERLINK Language Center at Al Yamamah University (YU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a one-year supervised internship and two years of full-time employment. (more…)


ESL Certification: Cooperating Teacher’s View

December 10, 2009

Ana Rawson

Ana Rawson, MAT 19 (1988), is interviewed here by Colleen Garrett, MAT 40 (2008), whose previous posts have been quite popular.  Directing her school district’s teaching of English to speakers of other languages, Ana also holds several other distinctions, including representing the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union to the WIDA Consortium. Besides her own ESOL teaching, Ana teaches SIT’s ESL Certification course, Advocacy in US Public Education.

In addition to being her teacher in the Advocacy course, Ana works with Colleen daily during the internship as an on-site peer and resource.  This critical and special role of Ana’s is called that of a “cooperating teacher.”

PART ONE – A Cooperating Teacher’s View

  • What were the most valuable parts of your MA in Teaching from SIT?

Colleen Garrett

One of the most valuable parts of my experience at SIT was the opportunity for reflection on my own cultural background, and learning to see this as a strength in my teaching. (more…)

Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted

November 14, 2008

Main entrance of Al-Yamamah University

SIT Graduate Institute and INTERLINK Language Centers are now accepting applications from candidates for two-year teaching fellowships to begin June 21, 2009.

All qualified candidates will receive the Fellowship.


SIT INTERLINK Fellowship Extended

August 20, 2008

Al-Yamamah College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

SIT and INTERLINK Language Centers are delighted to announce an extension of their new fellowship enrolling master’s degree candidates with full-time paid teaching positions at Al-Yamamah College.

Applications are being accepted now for the fellowship beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2008, in Brattleboro, Vermont. (more…)

SIT INTERLINK Fellowship Announced

May 22, 2008

This post has two parts. The first part describes this new fellowship: a paid INTERLINK teaching position and the SIT MA in Teaching. The second part guides your next steps should you qualify. (more…)

Employer: INTERLINK Language Centers

February 15, 2008

Ahad ShahbazAhad Shahbaz, president of INTERLINK Language Centers, notes why he prefers to hire SIT-trained English teachers. A leader in language education, he was president of Carolina TESOL, is president of the American Consortium of Universities, and has been a multi-year presenter for NAFSA: Association of International Educators on topics related to training, leadership, and management.

INTERLINK believes SIT provides what no other MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages does. (more…)

Employer: Toyo University

February 8, 2008

Robert B. Hausmann, a professor of Linguistics at The University of Montana who directs the Special English Program for Toyo University (Tokyo), reflects on MAT alumni and why they make unusually good teachers.

If I had, after some 20 years of hiring SIT graduates (I ran the Soros Professional English Language Teaching Program for 10 years), to guess what makes your program sing, I would chalk it up to your (more…)