English Teacher Training Program

Program Overview

English Teacher Training Program

The English Teacher Training Program offers international participants a unique practicum experience in the United States. Our program combines classroom instruction centered on relevant pedagogy with well-supported practice in engaging teaching methods to prepare participants for real-world classroom “practicum” in regional schools.

Participants will explore the American primary and secondary education system, along with current research in teaching EFL to children, and gain a plethora of options for implementing relevant, learner-centered materials that still reflect government-mandated standards and emphasize communicative strategies.



The English Teacher Training Program is designed for current and future teachers from around the world including: elementary school teachers, secondary school teachers, current students studying to be teachers, university professors and faculty in education.



  • Be a current teacher or undergraduate/graduate student studying to be a teacher
  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Have a valid passport and email address (see online application)
  • Purchase of CSU International Student Health Insurance policy

Health Insurance

Students in the English Teacher Training Program must purchase the CSU International Student Health Insurance policy (administered by Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.) as a condition of registration and continued enrollment prior to the start of cla



There are many housing options to consider, such as homestays, apartments (furnished or unfurnished) and private housing rentals. Each type of housing will vary in living space, costs and food service availability. 

Eli staff is happy to assist with answering general questions regarding housing but you are responsible for making your own housing arrangements.