Teaching English as a Second Language
This 120-hour program provides participants with key principles of second-language teaching and the skills, strategies, and tools to be successful in teaching English language learners. The program is designed for individuals who are new to the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)/Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) field and provides them with effective teaching skills and immediate classroom application experience. Those who may already have a background in teaching can benefit from the program by learning about new theoretical and practical trends in the field and solidifying their teaching abilities.
Teaching English as a Second Language consists of the following six courses:
- Theory of Teaching and Learning (XLAN3000)
- Linguistics (XLAN3001)
- Communication Skills (XLAN3002)
- Teaching in Specific Contexts (XLAN3003)
- Reflecting on Teaching and Learning (XLAN3004)
- TESL 1 Practicum (XLAN3005)
The program includes 100 online real-time hours and 20 hours of practicum. The practicum component of the program includes 10 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of supervised classroom teaching.
In order to be successful in the TESL program, you must have:
- received a high school diploma and
- an English language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 8 or higher
You do not need a degree to take the NorQuest College TESL program. However, if you decide to pursue TESL Canada professional certification in the future, an undergraduate degree is required. For more information, visit the TESL Canada website. TESL Canada requires a minimum English language proficiency score for non-native speakers of English.
For more information about the program and entrance requirements:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- within Canada, contact Wendy Chambers at 780.289.4285
- outside of Canada, contact Seppy Masoodi at 780.644.6213