Students taking the new International Master of Teaching English (IMTE) program participated in a recent orientation led by Dr. Michael Legutke (back), visiting scholar and several instructors from the Faculty of Education.
Saint Mary’s University has launched its new International Masters in Teaching English program (IMTE), which aims to prepare graduates for teaching English as an additional language in an international setting. The program aims to address research demonstrating “that the majority of future English language teachers in non-English-speaking countries will be non-native speakers of English,” says a SMU release. Through its partnership with Cambridge University, SMU can offer IMTE students a pathway to the Cambridge Teacher Framework. The current cohort for the IMTE program is comprised of 14 international students from countries such as Iran, Japan, China, Mexico, and India.