by request - Please contact the ELI for more information
program is intended for teachers of English as a Foreign/Second Language
who have had a minimum of two years of teaching experience and whose
native language is not English.
Goals: To extend EFL training for teachers in order to meet
the needs of EFL learners in the 21st Century by:
- enhancing and
energizing teaching skills with communicative approaches;
- exploring the
applications of instructional technology to the language classroom;
oral English skills for instructors;
- deepening understanding
of the connection between culture and language in North America.
Program Costs Click
here to view tuition and fees information.
housing and meal plans are available.
deadlines: May 31
for students who need a student visa (F-1) to enter the U.S. Click the
appropriate link for document type:
you need a visa, we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid
will be accepted by fax, with payment due on or before May
Courses in EFLPIT:
TEFL Techniques and Procedures (TP):
This course will focus on current communicative techniques for teaching
listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary,
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL):
The CALL course will offer ideas for using e-mail, the World Wide
Web, and multimedia to engage learners and improve instruction.
Communication and Culture (CC):
This course will focus on developing listening and speaking skills
in order to enhance teaching abilities. Through the materials and
class discussions, the connection between American English and American
culture will be explored.
Additional course components:
Professors from the University of Pittsburgh will lecture on second
language learning theory and research.
Participants will observe ESL classes taught by experienced teachers
in the English Language Institute
Participants will meet with native English speakers in a small group
setting for conversation practice.
In small groups, participants will develop a project designed to implement
the techniques and procedures learned in the TP and CALL courses.
Each group will present its project to program participants on the
Field Trips around City:
Day trips around the city:
The program will lead participants on visits to world-famous museums
and places of historical and cultural importance in Pittsburgh.
Day trip to the mountains:
Participants will spend a day in the mountains near Pittsburgh, enjoying
waterfalls, a picnic, and a visit to Fallingwater, an architectural
wonder designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Visit either Washington DC or Niagara Falls
Tour the important cultural and historical sites of the capital of
the United States or visit one of the natural wonders of the world.
Meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays
more information about the English
as a Foreign Language Program for International Teachers,
University of Pittsburgh
English Language Institute
Attn: Admissions Officer
Parkvale Building, Room M13
200 Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260