Program Description

Program Duration and Schedule

Program duration is between 3 and 4 weeks depending on the number of courses to be offered and can begin between mid May and mid July.

Program Faculty

Program faculty are specially selected Montclair State University professors from various disciplines who have strong backgrounds and experience in teaching English as a second (or foreign) language and/or experience in training teachers.  Each faculty member teaches one intensive course.

Course of Study

The following courses are presently being offered. Existing courses can be adapted to participants’ particular interests and needs.  Additional course can be designed.

Methodology and Teaching Workshop familiarizes participants with a variety of teaching methods and strategies suitable for use in university classrooms and provides opportunities for them to practice these strategies in class, in small- and large-group settings. In addition, the course examines authentic English-language teaching materials in various subject areas and discusses some ways to adapt such materials for non-native speakers of English.

Essential Spoken English for Instructors improves and strengthens participants’ spoken English for classroom purposes and conversations. It develops speaking techniques for teaching in English, introduces student-centered discussion strategies and provides a variety of spoken English activities to enhance learning.

Foundations and Skills of Authentic English Pronunciation familiarizes participants with some essential foundations of authentic English pronunciation and helps them achieve clear and comprehensible English pronunciation with a focus on aspects of the English sound system.

Advanced English Writing Skills for Instructors (in the Humanities, Business and the Social Sciences) reviews essential composition skills with special attention to common sentence and paragraph problems and introduces several special types of writing, such as summaries, abstracts, research proposals and grant proposals. Representative English writing samples for presentation at professional conferences or publication in professional journals are selected as readings to familiarize participants with requirements, standards and formats of writing in the disciplines of the Humanities, Business and the Social Science.

Advanced English Writing Skills for Instructors ( in the Natural and Applied Sciences) reviews essential composition skills with special attention to abstracts, literature surveys, research reports, progress reports, final reports, research proposals and grant proposals. Representative English writing samples for presentation at professional conferences or publication in professional journals are selected as readings to familiarize participants with particular requirements, styles and formats of documentation in the Natural and Applied Sciences

Location of Program

The program can be offered either at the overseas institution or at Montclair State University’s campus in northern New Jersey.

Certification of Completion

Montclair State University will issue an official Certificate of Completion to each participant who successfully completes the course of study.