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TESOL Professional Training Programs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) offers specialized professional development for English language teaching (ELT) professionals and English learners around the world. We develop short- and long-term teacher training programs for groups of ELT professionals that are both online and face-to-face.


TESOL Professional Training Programs currently works closely with the US Department of State to offer professional development programs for English Language Teachers in US Embassy ACCESS English Programs and for English Learners who are ACCESS Alumni. In addition to training for Language teachers, TESOL Professional Training Programs is involved in the ongoing development of training opportunities such as: Professional Writing and Intercultural Communication Skills, TESOL Program Administration, and a variety of customized courses and summer institutes offered to Embassies, Bi-national Centers, Universities and related institutions. TESOL Professional Training Programs works collaboratively with organizations such as the Center for Applied Linguistics, TESOL International, the US Department of Education and the US Department of Defense to deliver innovative, high quality, customized programs to meet the diverse needs of its partners.



TESOL Professional Training Programs provides a series of regular course offerings for English Language Teachers and English Learners. Below you will find a sample of our most recent courses. For a full listing of courses and dates, go to courses.

Teaching English to Teens
This 5-week online course offers English Language Teachers a unique professional development opportunity that specifically focuses on strategies and language teaching pedagogy appropriate for working with teenage language learners.

Youth Community Leadership Challenge
This 12-week online course offers intermediate to advanced level young adults the opportunity to increase their English skills while participating in community engagement and leadership development in this content-based English course.



TESOL Professional Training Programs offers customized programs and summer institutes on the UMBC Campus and Abroad. These 1-week to 6-week programs offered during summer session include both academic and cultural opportunities for program administrators, teachers, and language learners. For more information about customized programs click here: