SIT alumni selected for English language program

BRATTLEBORO — Five alumni from SIT Graduate Institute have been selected by the U.S. State Department for the English Language Fellow Program, a 10-month project training English teachers abroad.

The five are all graduates of SIT's Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages master's degree programs. They are among 140 U.S. citizens selected for the 2017-18 English Language Fellow Program.

Their SIT graduation year and English Language Fellow project locations are: Gregory Abrahams, 2012, Dagon University, Burma; Chad LaRoche, 2016, Universidade Lurio, Mozambique; Michael Gatto, 1997, The Indian Centre for Research and Development of Community Education; India Elizabeth Browning, 2008, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico; and Riah Werner, 2017, Institut Pedagogique National del Enseignement Technique et Professionnel, Cote

d' Ivoire.

"School for International Training extends warmest congratulations to our graduates on their acceptance into this prestigious fellowship program," said SIT President Dr. Sophia Howlett.

"I would also like to thank our excellent TESOL faculty for leading programs that are recognized and respected throughout the world. I believe SIT's representation of five Fellows among a national group of 140 is a testament to the high quality and competitiveness of the education our students experience." SIT offers TESOL master's degrees in two formats: a full-time program on campus for one year in Vermont, followed by a teaching internship; and a two-year low-residency program offered online with brief residencies in Vermont and a teaching internship.


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