AMIDEAST Now Recruiting for English Teacher Training Program for Libyans



Training Dates in Tunis:  Jully 18th – August 9th

Full Training Program Details can be found at:  /tunisia/professional-development/professional-certificate-english-language-teaching-pcelt


AMIDEAST is pleased to offer the Professional Certificate in English Language Teaching (PCELT) to English Language teachers in Libya.


The PCELT course will provide high-quality English teacher training for approximately 12 English language teachers (primary – preparatory – secondary) with full tuition covered.


The intensive, 120-hour course will take place at AMIDEAST Tunis over 4 weeks, starting on August 1st. All interested teachers must meet eligibility requirements in order to apply and will be required to be in Tunis for one month, living in a shared apartment with other trainees of the same gender. 


Accepted Participants should expect to be able to implement future English language training programs in partnership with the U.S. Embassy to Libya.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • English language teachers at the secondary, preparatory, or primary stage;
  • Teachers who are living in Libya and have been recently employed in a public school or public university in Libya;
  • Ability to commit full-time to the intensive 120-hour program;
  • English language proficiency at an upper-intermediate level;
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience and maximum of 12 years.
  • Willingness to host and organize future English language training programs in partnership with the U.S. Embassy to Libya


To apply, send a current resume (C.V.) and a completed application form via email to Sawsan Werfelli  swerfelli@amideast.org


Deadline to receive applications:  June 10th, 2018



What is PCELT?

PCELT is an internationally recognized TESOL certificate developed by AMIDEAST and World Learning/SIT Graduate Institute to be delivered through AMIDEAST’s network of offices in the MENA. The 120-hour program provides flexible delivery options and adaptable content to address different English language teaching needs and contexts – from public to private, urban to rural, traditional to alternative, resource-rich to resource-poor classrooms.

Who is PCELT for?

PCELT is designed for current and aspiring teachers of English who are proficient English speakers but who have little or no teaching background, as well as for experienced teachers who wish to upgrade or update their knowledge and skills based on the latest language teaching methodologies and emerging trends in the field. PCELT-certified teachers gain many rewards, including a competitive edge for career advancement and increased confidence in the classroom.

What is the PCELT approach?

PCELT is designed to provide the 10-12 participants in each course with needs-based, inpidualized attention throughout. PCELT provides a meaningful blend of theory and practice, with an ongoing emphasis on hands-on experience and practical application to a wide variety of teaching situations. The overall program approach is grounded in experiential learning, critical thinking, and creative problem solving within a learner-centered framework.

What do PCELT participants gain?

PCELT participants gain professional competence as English language teachers through interactive workshops, guided lesson planning, observed practice teaching, and continuous peer and trainer feedback. The comprehensive curriculum covers both the fundamentals of effective English language teaching and a wide range of adaptable modules on such topics as assessment, teaching young learners, teaching English for specific purposes, materials evaluation and development, computer-based language learning, and classroom research. In addition, PCELT incorporates workshops on emerging trends and issues of particular relevance to the Arab world, such as the role of English in international communication, social media, economic opportunity, and education reform. Participants also receive information about English language teaching options in the Arab world. 

About World Learning/SIT

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), World Learning/SIT Graduate Institute is the oldest provider of the Masters of Arts in TESOL in the United States. PCELT draws on over 70 years of WL/SIT’s pioneering teacher education programs around the world.

PCELT offers you 

  • A foundation in the latest English teaching methods
  • A suite of adaptable modules for different teacher needs
  • Workshops on emerging trends and opportunities in English language teaching in the MENA region
  • Hands-on practice teaching with real students
  • Flexible course options, intensive and non-intensive
  • Networking with English teachers across the region