Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Now accepting applications for the next cohort starting May 2019. 

The Marlboro MATESOL program is for those who want to do more than teach English to speakers of other languages. It is for those who are curious and innovative, who are passionate about what they do, and who want to teach with intention, mindfulness and courage. The program prepares teachers who are aware of the complex role of English in the world today and who base their practice on learning-centredness, inter-cultural understanding, group learning, and critical reflection. Licensed teachers are also welcome to apply.

To learn more about our unique TESOL program, contact us:


English for Refugees

The English for Refuges Fellowship is offered in partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Teach English to refugees in one of six resettlement centers throughout the U.S. while earning your MATESOL, and receive a $5,000 tuition scholarship.

Tuition Support

Marlboro College offers a number of awards  and fellowships to students who share our values of community service, engaged learning, and social responsibility. If you're a teacher, have been in the Peace Corps, or have served in some other way, you could be eligible for an attractive award to help pay for your MA-TESOL program. 

Our graduates teach in adult learning centers, community colleges, private language schools and intensive English programs at colleges or universities around the world. The degree also provides materials developers and administrators with a foundation in the learning and teaching of English as well as in language instruction design.

The program runs over 15 months. Students complete two eight-week summer terms on site in Marlboro, Vermont. In the interim academic year, they engage in a teaching practicum, either in their own classroom or through another placement, supported by master teacher supervision and rigorous reflective practice.

Key Features

  • Two eight-week summer intensives in Marlboro, Vermont.

  • Students are housed independently in Brattleboro, Vermont. A housing assistance service is available for a small fee. For more information contact Graduate Admissions.
  • A group experience in learning a language unfamiliar to anyone in the cohort. Taught by a master teacher, this experience will help students explore themselves as language learners and the learning dynamics of a language learning classroom; it will serve as a model of a master language teacher at work.

  • A focus on learning in community, critical reflection, and cross-cultural communication.

  • A final conference that prepares students to begin participating in professional language teacher conferences in their local context.

Contact Us!

We'd love to talk with you about the program, your professional goals, and the world of TESOL.


Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states.