Program Overview


Spring International Language Center (SILC) has been providing excellent language learning experiences for over twenty-five years. We believe that language learning contributes to greater understanding among peoples of diverse cultural backgrounds and to peace.

 

The University of Arkansas Main Campus in Fayetteville

The University of Arkansas (UAF) is a beautiful campus located in the delightful town of Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas. The University has a student population of 27,000 from throughout the United States and over 1,500 international students from more than 100 foreign countries. The campus is surrounded by the great natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains offering wonderful places for outdoor sporting and hiking. International students find the friendly and safe environment of Fayetteville a wonderful place to live and study.

 

Spring International Language Center

Spring International Language Center is a professional academic organization which provides intensive English and cross-cultural education to international students and professionals. As an institution, we strive for excellence in an environment which treats both teachers and students with respect. We attempt to understand and appreciate our students’ cultural differences and to enhance their ability to function effectively in a new culture with a new language. We believe in encouraging the language acquisition and personal progress of students in an atmosphere of support, openness, and understanding.

 

Faculty

All classes and academic activities will be conducted by qualified and experienced instructors with master’s degrees in TESOL, linguistics, or related fields. Supplemental lectures or meetings will be provided by University of Arkansas faculty in various academic fields of study. Special sessions and workshops will be designed by faculty members to address the specific needs of the program participants.

 

The Brazil English Teacher Program will help you:

  • Improve your English listening and speaking skills
  • Enhance your knowledge of methods and strategies for teaching English
  • Give you experience with American culture and society
  • Rekindle your excitement for teaching!

 

The Program courses will include:

 

  • EFL Teaching Methods
  • Language Development
  • Cultural Activities
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Time with American teacher buddies
  • Hospitality Day with an American family
  • Site visits to local schools

This activity is funded by CAPES, a foundation within the Ministry of Education in Brazil whose purpose is to improve the quality of Brazil’s faculty and staff in higher education through grant programs, the Fulbright Commission in Brazil, and the U.S. Embassy in Brazil.

It is administered by the Institute of International Education and hosted by Spring International Language Center at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.