St. Mike's College Vt. - Keep Applied Linguistics Department - MA TESOL program running!

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St. Mike's College Vt. - Keep Applied Linguistics Department - MA TESOL program running!

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Caterina Skiniotou started this petition to St. Michael's College Board of Trustees and

We are seeking your support so that the Applied Linguistics Department of St. Michael’s College (SMC) in Burlington, VT continues to exist and deliver its renown Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programs

For almost 60 years, SMC MATESOL programs alumni have been working worldwide, shaping the way English is Taught to Speakers of Other Languages, having a positive impact on the education of pre- and in-service teaching practitioners, influencing foreign language policy in different parts of the world and promoting Quality Assurance in Language Teaching and Assessment.

St. Mike’s is suffering the economic side effects of Covid-19. International students are unable to participate in courses on-site; they may be unwilling to enroll in courses offered online as this would deprive them of the “American experience”. However, a College as unique as St. Mike’s with a history of over 115 years that survived two World Wars and the Great Depression will be able to weather the Covid-19 storm.

We count on you to join MATESOL alumni all over the world and request that the decision to discontinue the TESOL graduate programs in St. Mike’s not be finalized and the programs continue to be offered.

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