Teacher Training Springfield Missouri

English Teacher Training Springfield

About the English Teacher Training Center in Springfield, Missouri

The Springfield teacher training center is part of a large language academy, providing classes to both local and international university students. It's located on a large campus just outside of downtown Springfield, and features state of the art library, abundant computer labs and world class fitness center.

The Springfield teacher training center is currently the only one in the US offering five-week CELTA courses, a format which helps cut back on stress, and leaves an extra day for study each week.


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About the CELTA English teacher Trainers in Springfield, Missouri

The CELTA trainers in Springfield are all highly-qualified and have several years of experience in both English teaching and English teacher training.

Jeniffer Johnston CELTA SpringfieldJennifer Johnston

Jennifer started teaching English as a Second Language in August 1993 and has since taught English in Niigata, Japan and in Masan, South Korea, and the rest of the time at the English language school connected to the teacher training center in Springfield.  She holds an MBA, and MS in English/TESOL, Illinois State University, a BA in Spanish and a certificate in CELTA Tutor Training.

Jennifer has over 20 years of professional experience teaching ESL and EFL around the world, and has also been involved in specialized teacher training for groups of teachers from Brazil and Korea.

Apart from English, she also speaks Korean, Spanish and Japanese, and has travelled to much of East Asia and South America, France, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama and Australia.

Christina Kaku CELTA SpringfieldChristina Kaku

Christina started teaching English in 2002 in Caracas, Venezuela. She later moved to Europe and then into academic management, and then full-time teacher training when she moved back to the US in 2009.

She has a BA in International Affairs and a certificate in CELTA Tutor Training, and has taught abroad in Europe and Latin America, managed academies in the Czech Republic, New York, and Washington, DC.

Christina speaks Spanish, Italian and Czech, and has travelled to much of Western and Central Europe, the UK, Russia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Egypt and Sri Lanka.

Accommodations 2019

The teacher training center in Springfield is able to assist the CELTA trainees in finding accommodation for the duration of the course, at an extra cost. The following options are available:

Hutchen's House

On-campus guest housing is available in Hutchen's House for approved individuals. Rates are affordable, the accommodations are comfortable, and the location is convenient with meals available in the adjoining Garst Dining Center. A shuttle bus operates from Hutchen's House to the center, where the CELTA course is held; otherwise, it is about a 20 minute walk.

Private Room in a Local Residence

A limited number of private rooms in local residences are available.

University Plaza Hotel

CELTA course trainees are offered a preferred rate at this hotel, within a 10 minute walk to the teacher training center.

Springfield and Surroundings

Springfield is the third largest city in the state of Missouri and is located in Greene County in the south-west corner of Missouri. It lies within the Ozarks region of the United States and is known for beautiful landscapes, outdoor recreation, and always-changing weather. Visitors to Springfield can expect to experience all four seasons.

The cost of living in Springfield, Missouri is much lower than in big cities where CELTA courses are held, like Chicago, San Francisco, New York. In fact, Springfield, Missouri has been recognized as one of the best places in the United States to go to school, find a career, raise a family, and retire. Springfield also has excellent health care facilities, active arts and cultural scenes, and outstanding educational opportunities for all ages.

Springfield is known for its big-city attractions and small-town charm.  Also known as the “Queen City” of the Ozarks, Springfield acts as a central shopping and entertainment hub for the smaller surrounding communities. Whether you prefer cheering on the home team at a minor league baseball game, taking in a show at Missouri State University’s Tent Theater, or exploring the great outdoors, it’s never hard to find something to do in Springfield.

Springfield is a three hour drive away from Kansas City and three and a half hour drive from St. Louis. The Springfield-Branson National Airport is also located within the city and offers flights to destinations across the country.

The teacher training center is right in downtown Springfield allowing for easy access to restaurants, coffee shops and easy access to public transportation within walking distance. Speaking of transportation, Springfield also holds the title of “Bicycle Friendly Community” from the League of American Bicyclists.

To learn more about Springfield: http://www.springfieldmo.org/

Downtown Springfield: http://www.itsalldowntown.com/

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