LADO International Institute
LADO International Institute
- 30 años de experiencia
- Asistencia para obtener la Visa de Estudiante
- Clases pequeñas
- Profesores Americanos
- Clases que preparan para el examen TOEFL
Intensivo en la mañana:
4 semanas Lunes a Jueves 9:00am-1:55pm $695
Semi-Intensivo en la mañana:
8 semanas Lunes a Jueves 9:00am-11:30am $520 ($260 por mes)
Intensivo en la noche:
5 semanas Lunes a Viernes 6:00pm-9:40pm $595
Semi-Intensivo en la noche:
8 semanas Lunes a Jueves 6:00pm-8:30pm $520 ($260 por mes)
8 semanas Sábados 9:00am-1:30pm $220 ($110 por mes)
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LADO ofrece clases por la mañana, tarde y noche en la escuela de Arlington, Silver Spring y DC. Inscríbete Ya!
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2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC 20007
1550 Wilson Boulevard Garden Level
Arlington VA 22209
1400 Spring Street #250
Silver Spring MD 20910
Silver Spring, Maryland
Effective Methodology - LADO's proven methodology is based on the work of Dr. Robert Lado, renowned applied linguist. Our methodology integrates every aspect of language learning: reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and pronunciation. In the Intensive Program, students can expect to reach college-level proficiency in about one year.
Internationally Recognized Instructional Materials - Our instructional materials were created by applied linguist and LADO founder, Dr. Robert Lado. Dr. Lado's English Series, which is used in the first six levels of our program, has been sold in over 80 countries around the world.
Experienced Teachers - At LADO, many of our dynamic teachers hold master's and doctoral degrees and have over five years of experience teaching ESL/EFL. Many of our teachers have also lived and worked abroad and are fluent in multiple languages.
Personal Attention - Thanks to LADO's small class sizes, student-centered approach, and emphasis on student talk time, our students receive the individual attention they need to excel.
Reasonable Prices - You do not have to pay more for a quality education. LADO's affordable programs match your learning needs and your budget.
Flexible Schedule - LADO offers a variety of programs suited to different lifestyles. Whether you are interested in a full-time, intensive program, or a quality evening or weekend experience, LADO has a program for you. And with sessions beginning year-round, LADO fits your life.
Support from Professional Staff - LADO Admissions Officers are knowledgeable and courteous. They will assist you with your needs from registration through graduation, including:
-Placement and registration
-Student visa application forms
-Transferring to a college or university
-All of our Admissions Officers speak two or more languages.
Recreational Opportunities - With three locations in and around Washington, DC, LADO International College is situated near some of the most important cultural and historical sites in the United States. Our students enjoy recreational and cultural opportunities, including field trips, picnics, parties, sporting events, and social activities.
The LADO TEFL Certificate is a 135-instructional-hour professional teacher training program that provides the necessary skills and experience to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The course is internationally recognized, surpassing the most demanding standards for an initial professional certificate program. As a result, LADO TEFL Certificate teachers are in demand by directors and administrators worldwide.
Fully accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, the LADO TEFL Certificate program qualifies for 13.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is an unbiased indication of the program's comprehensive and rigorous training.
As important as the facts about it are, the LADO TEFL Certificate program is truly distinguished by its outstanding personalized attention and support both during and after the course. More than the means to a professional or personal goal, the LADO TEFL certificate grants a lifetime membership in a dynamic, international community. From the first class onward, our trainees join a vibrant network of thoughtful, interesting, and inspiring teachers and learners who are connected by the LADO TEFL Certificate all across the world.
When are classes scheduled? (1.1)
LADO offers you the choice of two different course schedules, a full-time intensive (four-week) program and a part-time (three evenings & Saturday) ten-week semi-intensive program. They are identical in content, cost, and admission requirements.
2013 LADO TEFL Certificate Program Schedule
Monday through Friday
9:00 am— 5:45 pm
4 weeks(20 days)
$1850 per session
$100 registration fee
January 10—February 5
March 4—March 28
April 4—April 30
June 3—June 28
July 1—July 30
August 5—August 30
September 26—October 24
November 7—December 6
November 14—December 14
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
6:40 pm— 9:35 pm
10:00 am— 5:45 pm
8.5 weeks (34 days)
$1850 per session
$100 registration fee
Spring A -January 28—March 25
Spring B -April 1—May 30
Fall A -June 12—August 10
Fall B -October 17—December 17
Note: All courses are 135 hours in length and include a minimum of 12 hours of teaching practice. All are identical in content, cost and admission requirements.
How can I use the certificate? (1.2)
The LADO TEFL Certificate will open doors to an exciting future. For some of our graduates, it represents their start as professional teachers. For others, the certificate offers fresh perspectives on teaching and opens new doors. And for the vast majority, the LADO TEFL Certificate is the passport to a new life living, working, and traveling abroad.
Over 95% of our trainees find employment at schools and locations of their choice, and many do so while still in the program. Graduates of our internationally recognized program are qualified to teach in thousands of schools, institutes, and organizations in the United States and in countries around the world. Some TEFL graduates in the US and abroad also teach and tutor independently at home or in their students' workplaces. Other graduates, because of their training and continued teaching experience, find positions as administrators and curriculum designers, bi-lingual education professionals, materials writers, teacher trainers and even overseas TV and radio hosts.
Throughout the course and afterward, we advise and assist our trainees in achieving their goals. Many keep in touch with the LADO TEFL staff years after they have left the
course. Graduates seek help with new career goals, job search, or continuing their education and professional development.
A LADO TEFL certificate grants its holder a kind of lifetime membership.
Who takes the course? (1.3)
Some trainees have an extensive teaching background, while others enter without any teaching experience at all. For some trainees, the program provides the teaching
credentials that open up professional opportunities in schools where they want to work and in countries where they want to live.
Our trainees range from recent college graduates who seek traveling opportunities to people making a mid-career change to retirees in search of fulfilling experiences that keep them active. The program also attracts and trains many non-native English speakers who meet our proficiency and admission requirements.
What does the course cover? (1.5)
New teachers graduating the LADO TEFL Certificate can enter the ESOL classroom with confidence. They acquire the skills and expertise necessary to teach a wide range of
students: beginners to advanced levels, children to senior citizens, immigrants in the U.S. as well as language learners living abroad. For experienced instructors, the program is an ideal professional development opportunity that builds on their knowledge and skills and provides expertise in bi-lingual education methods and practices.
Our curriculum is based on professional TESOL standards and practices for ESOL teaching. Throughout the course, participants study and use a variety of proven language teaching techniques and methodologies. Additionally, they learn the rules and patterns of English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Trainees apply what they learn with six hours of teaching practice, and often more, with non-native learners of English in real classroom settings. Our talented and experienced trainers observe and evaluate the practice lessons. Afterward, trainees receive individualized oral and written feedback, which they discuss with trainers.
Teaching practice is based on professor of linguistics Dr. Robert Lado's pioneering, world-renowned techniques. Dr. Lado's Total Approach for teaching is non-restrictive; it integrates reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to enhance the learner's communicative competence.
As a bonus, trainees have numerous opportunities to interact with experienced teachers, observe ongoing English classes, and meet English language learners both in and outside of the classroom. Lessons occur in a dynamic, lively environment, as LADO is a world-famous international school that hosts students from across the globe.
Click here for more information on course methodology, requirements, and assignments.
Where are classes held? (1.6)
All LADO TEFL Certificate classes are held at our Washington, D.C. Center.
Who teaches the class? (1.7)
The LADO TEFL Certificate Program attracts outstanding trainers, lesson observers, and planning coaches. All of these professionals were hired because they consider it their personal responsibility to develop close, one-on-one mentoring relationships with each trainee.
Since our trainees come to the program with a variety of goals for using their TEFL certificate, our training staff's expertise and professional experience are as diverse as our students' interests. Among our staff's professional experiences are the following:
• teaching abroad
• teaching locally
• tutoring individuals privately
• working with companies and employers
• serving the public sector
• educating children
• educating refugees
• working with families
• helping those with literacy and basic education needs
• teaching diplomats and professionals
• working in bi-lingual educational settings, using distance learning and teaching technology
• preparation assistance to students taking standardized tests such as the TOEFL exam English for Special Purposes experience
All LADO TEFL Certificate trainers have advanced degrees and have been recognized and awarded in multiple contexts for their dedication and excellence as teachers of English to speakers of other languages.
Why are the 13.5 Continuing Education Units so valuable? (1.8)
Most TEFL Certificate programs have not undergone independent academic reviews and they cannot offer any course credits. However, the LADO TEFL Certificate has been reviewed and recommended for 13.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). In awarding these CEUs to the program, ACCET, a principal academic reviewing body in the United States, has acknowledged the LADO TEFL program's high standards and its rigorous, thorough training.
Some of our graduates have gone on to pursue a Masters Degree in TESOL and their universities have accepted some or all of the LADO TEFL program's credit hours toward the degree. Some public school systems have also accepted these credits toward certification for teaching children. However, you may find that some universities and public school programs will not apply these credits. You should contact any institution directly to inquire as to what types of credit hours they will or will not accept. Quite often, a TEFL certificate coupled with teaching experience will count more toward a Masters in TESOL than a TEFL certificate alone.