Posts Tagged ‘Fellowship’

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…)


Taheerah: Reflecting on Riyadh

March 12, 2009

Al Yamamah University

Teaching at Al-Yamamah University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as an SIT INTERLINK Fellow since January, Taheerah Ahmad shares some of her recent thinking.  Doing so, she provides an example of developing a reflective teaching practice.

There are several illustrative aspects to her statement.

  1. She refers to the triangle of I-Thou-It, a helpful framework often invoked at SIT to differentiate teaching and learning relationships.
  2. Taheerah demonstrates each aspect of the experiential learning cycle: description, analysis, hypothesis, application.
  3. She refers to SIT faculty by their first names, a symbol of their personal and collegial importance to her, and as a reflection that all classroom participants are learners, including teachers.  (Links to their bios and blog posts are at the bottom.)
  4. MAT faculty don’t lecture about good teaching, they model it.
  5. Taheerah exhibits the joy of teaching and learning.  Her students respond in kind and take joy in learning — and in teaching Taheerah.  This is a classroom that demonstrates self-nurturing cycles of joy and learning.

Isn’t this the kind of classroom every student wants to have? (more…)

SIT INTERLINK Fellowship Details

February 2, 2009

SIT Graduate Institute and INTERLINK Language Centers Fellowship

SIT Graduate Institute and INTERLINK Language Centers have signed an agreement that establishes an SIT-INTERLINK Fellowship. The fellowship is for experienced ESL teachers who wish to have full employment while working toward obtaining their MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Applications are now being accepted for this special fellowship, for which the start date is Sunday, June 21, 2009. After one summer on the SIT campus in Brattleboro, Vermont, Fellows teach English for two semesters at the Saudi INTERLINK Language Center (SILC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with supervision by SIT.  Fellows return to Vermont the following summer for their final coursework. After completion of coursework, Fellows return to their positions at SILC for a second year of teaching and complete a final project or thesis for SIT. (more…)