UT tower and the McCombs School of Business

Teacher Training Institute

This 4-6-week program provides intensive training for teachers of English as a Foreign Language in primary, secondary and university-level education.

Program Highlights

  • Comprehensive curriculum for communicative language teaching practices
  • Teaching practice, lesson planning skills, and class observations
  • Distinguished, certified TEFL trainers and dedicated support staff
  • Communicative language practice with native English speakers
  • Weekly excursions and cultural enrichment activities
  • UT-TEFL certificate and closing reception


The Teacher Training Institute consists of 120 program hours. Participants will attend classes four days per week. The fifth day of the week is dedicated to classroom observations, volunteering and local field trips.

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Class Topics

  • ESL/EFL Methodology and Second Language Acquisition
  • Technology in Language Learning
  • Pronunciation
  • Communicative Language Teaching and Speaking Exercises
  • Teaching Reading and Writing
  • Teaching Grammar
  • U.S. Culture and Idioms
  • Current Trends in Language Teaching

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