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GATE: Teacher Training Program

GATE Go Abroad To Teach English

GATE (Go Abroad to Teach English): Enhance your English teaching skills at Western Carolina University's Online Teacher Training Program in 2017. Immerse yourself in courses and activities designed by experienced TESL/TEFL teacher-trainers to renew and broaden your professional skills and knowledge. It will run from April 17- June 30, 2017 and includes a supervised practicum during July 2017.

120 hour program = 108 online course hours + 12 hour supervised practicum 
Total cost for the 120 hour program is $3,000. Each 18-hour course (6 hrs x 3 weeks) costs $450. Apply here to purchase the entire 120 hour program by March 27 and receive a 10% discount!

SCHEDULE: 120 hour GATE Online Certificate Program

April 17-May 5 

ESL/EFL Methods (6 hrs/wk) 

Teaching Language Skills (6 hrs/wk) 

May 15-June 2 

Materials Development (6 hrs/wk) 

Culture and Language (6 hrs/wk) 

June 12-June 30:  

Teaching in Varied Contexts (6 hrs/wk) 

Assessment and Evaluation (6 hrs/wk) 

July 6-26: Supervised Practicum (12 hrs total)

The summer supervised practicum provides you with the chance to practice the skills you learn in our online program and includes opportunities for you to step outside the classroom and enjoy urban and outdoor adventures in and around Asheville, North Carolina, a small city that receives international recognition as a cultural nexus for arts, crafts, food and music enthusiasts as well as history, spirituality and outdoor experiences. To learn more, contact us at

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