TESOL

Canada

TESOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

TESOL Certificate Program: “ Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language “

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English remains the dominant language of international business and global communication, mainly influenced by media, entertainment outlets and advancements in technology. English is not the only language used in global organizations such as in the EU or the UN, however many countries do recognize English as the universal language. There are people across the world that need to learn how to read, write and communicate in English in order to be capable of communicating in the global business world.  The TESOL course trains you to be a Fully Qualified Second Language Teacher, and gives our students the ability to meet the growing demands for English teachers across the globe.  The course gives you all the theory and skills needed to become an effective second language teacher and be able to find employment in government funded institutions, recognized accredited private schools, vocational language schools and colleges in both Canada and abroad. TESOL CANADA only accredits institutions which offer a minimum150 hour program, which incorporates all integral aspects of teaching as part of the curriculum.
What are the Benefits of Obtaining a TESOL Certificate from an Accredited Institution?

  • Highly trained and experienced professional teachers delivering the course who and readily available to offer support and guidance
  • A clearly defined and organized course which includes all the essential materials needed to succeed
  • 50 hours (minimum) of teaching theories
  • A minimum of 100 hours of practical teaching (not included in many other non-accredited courses)
  • International accreditation by the Canadian Language Teachers Association, European Union TESOL Association and Emploi Quebec, HRDC Canada, TESOL Canada & TESOL USA
  • Detailed feedback on all elements of the course
  • Training in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a school that is committed to excellence in second language teaching
  • Small class sizes which allow our students to learn to teach with minimum stress, maximizing learning and classroom performance

Program Includes:

  • How to teach language skills such speaking, listening, reading, writing
  • English grammar and vocabulary (theory and practical strategies)
  • Classroom management: All the factors that have to be taken into consideration to effectively teach in a classroom, such as lesson pace and timing, use of resources, use of the classroom environment etc.
  • Lesson planning: How to effectively plan lessons to maximize student learning
  • Conversational teaching: The skills and strategies needed to become an effective conversational teacher
  • Teaching methodologies: A review of past methodologies and the methodology that is currently most recognized; Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
  • Grammar: An introduction to the grammar of the English language
  • Information on teaching students of various ages
  • TOEFL/TOEIC: The opportunity to learn about these important tests and effectively teach students the content of these examinations
  • Discipline: How to deal with difficult classroom situations, especially with children
  • Job-Hunting: Practical information on how to find employment that fits your needs

Conversational teaching practicum (40 hours): The starting point for the course that allows the trainee teacher to develop an awareness of the cultural and linguistic differences between our language students.
Assistant teaching practice (20 hours): Assist an experienced teacher in order to prepare for your teaching practicum.
Teaching practicum (40 hours): The chance to put into practice everything that has been learnt in the course.  Support, observation and feedback are given by the course coordinator.  All the teaching materials are provided.
Observations (10 hours): This allows the trainee teacher to observe different teaching styles and pick up valuable information on how to teach second languages.
Conversational teaching activities: How to design and use conversational teaching activities.
Lesson plan and lesson plan presentation: How to plan lessons and create teaching resources.
Research paper (1): This allows the trainee teacher to develop a greater understanding of second language teaching issues, both practical and theoretical.

Course Evaluation:

Grammar Teaching Practicum 30 % Research paper                                                       15%
Conversational teaching practicum 15 % Attendance and participation 10%
Conversational activities    5% Observation report sheets    5%
Lesson plan  15% Professionalism    5%

*Some Member Institutions have different evaluation standards which need to be respected

Course Duration: 
The minimum time to complete the course is 12 weeks but most trainees will take from 12-24 weeks. Please contact your institution directly for exact course duration.
Correspondence:
All Diploma programs offered through TESOL Canada may be conducted by correspondence/ online which may take a longer time period to complete. Theoretical aspects of the courses can be conducted correspondence/ online while the experience portion will be conducted in a representative school of TESOL Canada in your area.

What will Students Acquire by the End of the Course?

  • A certificate stating “Experienced TESOL Certificate”
    • An overall evaluation grade noted on final certificate
    • A transcript of all course marks
    • All the theoretical information and practical experience required to start a career as a professional second language teacher anywhere in the world
    • The confidence of having actual teaching experience
    •  If applicable, a reference letter from TESOL CANADA CEO stating student’s qualifications

What are the pre-requisites?

  • To ensure and maintain the quality of our program, we will require applicants to take a proficiency test
  • Applicants must have  a good command of English (Including English Grammar)
  • Candidates with at least a Bachelor’s degree are preferred but candidates with CEGEP diplomas or equivalent 1st year University are also accepted into the program
  • Public employers will require a bachelor to complement your TESOL Certificate; most private employers will accept TESOL Certificate with few years of college education.
Established in 1998, Education Canada College is a 100% Canadian operated non-profit organization. Hundreds of satisfied students have graduated from Education Canada College’s courses and have started to teach English, French or Spanish around the world in many enjoyable teaching jobs. Our courses are suited for anyone who is interested in teaching opportunities in English, French or Spanish in Canada or overseas. Education Canada College is the only centre in Quebec that offers an approved program in TFSOL (To Teach French) & TSSOL ( To teach Spanish). TESOL (Teaching English Program) is offered in many registered schools across Canada. Education Canada College also offers courses in Teaching Arabic “TASOL”, Teaching Chinese “TCSOL”, Japanese “TJSOL” & Teaching Korean “TKSOL”, Italian “TISOL”, Portuguese “TPSOL” & Teaching Turkish to Speakers of other Languages “TTSOL”. An accredited TESOL certificate is a gate way to success in the field of teaching languages. Employers seek your qualifications and Education Canada College is there to provide the best of it’s kind in TESOL education in Quebec and Overseas through Online studies.Courses Settings:Highly educated, qualified and experienced instructors of Education Canada College focus on providing you with the practical classroom techniques and the necessary theoretical knowledge to be an effective language teacher in English, French or Spanish. Wide range of ESL teaching methodologies and pedagogical skills are covered through out the program which will expose you to: interactive conversation teaching; practical grammar structure teaching; principles of learning a second language; multiple methodologies and in particular Communicative Approach Method; classroom management skills; lesson planning; oral communication skills called “conversation activities”; listening and comprehension strategies; teaching multiple levels and variable ages; teaching in a multilingual or a uni-lingual setting; and effectively benefiting from ESL teaching materials and resources.Education Canada College’s TESOL program prepares you to be a fully qualified “Certified English Language Teacher” both in Quebec and abroad.Up to Date Teaching Materials TRSOL materials at ECC are regularly monitored reflecting a precise day to day available knowledge of teaching in this field. Students will receive a Teachers’ TRSOL Theory Manual covering all up dated methodologies and pedagogical skills, a Conversation Activity Manual that would cover over 100 conversation activities, a Grammar Lesson Plan Guide Line of more that 50 lesson plans for various levels and topics, a Job search manual prepared by HRDC Canada and Emploi Quebec, Canada & Overseas Employment Directory in the field of Teaching Languages, and a Cambridge University set of Teachers Manual, Student Manual, a Work Book and an activity CD for one entire level. Most of the TESOL materials are available Online and some will be provided through email. If necessary hard copy material can also be mailed (additional fees).These materials cover all necessary tools to start teaching, planning for lessons, providing conversation activities and even starting your job search in the field of teaching. Although overseas jobs are very appealing, but Education Canada College prepares you for both positions in Montreal as well as overseas.

Class Size

Since the TESOL program at Education Canada College includes both Theory and Experience, ECC provides few language students to TESOL trainees to perform their experience part. Practicum can be completed Online or In-Class and class size is limited to only 5 students.

Pre-requisites:

Although most of our TESOL students have at least a Bachelor degree, the first year of prior College level education (in any field) is the basic requirement to enter the program. Once the basic requirements are met, all students need to pass an entry Language Proficiency Exam in the selected language that they wish to obtain a Teaching Certificate. Registrations are based on interview selections and candidates entry examination performance.

Scholarships:

At every given session, there are few students who can qualify to receive the TESOL scholarship toward their education at Education Canada College. Scholarship recipients selections are through their entry exam evaluations and their scholarship application requirements.

Qualified Instructors:

Faculty directors of ECC have over 15 years of international experience in teaching ESL , pedagogy, TESOL training, and specialized TESOL skills. Academic directors are all with PhD’s and Master Degrees in related subjects from recognized European and North American Universities.

Teaching Practicum:

Our training includes various weekly conversation activities and lesson plans presentations to prepare students for the actual teaching practicum. Students are mentored to learn how to teach, and are aided to start their initial steps toward teaching. Once instructed properly, students will have to provide their Conversation Activities and Lesson Plan assignments to their instructors for further evaluations and use the designed Lesson Plans in an actual class room or online setting. Teaching a complete level of a Conversation class and a complete level of a Grammar Class has to be experienced to complete Teachers’ Qualifications. Practicum can entirely be completed Online.


Benefits of the TESOL course at Education Canada College.

  • Highly trained and experienced professional teachers deliver the course and are readily available to offer support and guidance.
  • A clearly defined and organized course that includes all necessary materials to complete the course.
  • International accreditation by the Canadian Language Teachers Association, European Union TESOL Association, TESOL Canada and Emploi Quebec.
  • Detailed feedback on all elements of the course.
  • The benefit of a well-established course since summer 1998 that has trained hundreds of teachers. Many of our former graduates now work in Montreal at the YMCA, YWCA, LaSalle College, College Platon and many other private language schools in Montreal.
  • 80% of our graduates get jobs overseas in Asia or South America.
  • Training in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a school that is committed to excellence in second language teaching.
  • Small second language class sizes that allow you to learn how to teach with the minimum of stress, thus maximizing your learning and classroom performance.
What is in the course?The taught course: Theory and teaching skills :
This section is delivered through the theory week and the weekly online feedback sessions.
(3 hours daily in 3 weeks). Program includes:

  • How to teach the language skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary (both theory and practical strategies are taught).
  • Classroom management: All the factors that have to be taken into consideration to effectively teach in a classroom, such as lesson pace and timing, use of resources, use of the classroom environment etc.
  • Lesson planning: How to effectively plan lessons to maximize student learning
  • Conversational teaching: The skills and strategies to become an effective conversational teacher.
  • Teaching methodologies: A review of past methodologies which leads to an understanding of the methodology that is currently most recognized; Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).
  • Grammar: An introduction to the grammar of the ENGLISH language.
  • Information on teaching: Young and teenage learners as well as adults.
  • Discipline: How to deal with difficult classroom situations: especially with children.
  • Job-Hunting: Practical information on how to find teaching employments.

Conversational teaching practicum : The starting point for the course that allows the trainee teacher to develop an awareness of the cultural and linguistic differences between our language students.Assistant teaching practice : Assist an experienced teacher in order to prepare for your teaching practicum.Teaching practicum : Our training includes various weekly conversation activities and lesson plans presentations to prepare students for the actual teaching practicum. Students are mentored to learn how to teach, and are aided to start their initial steps toward teaching. Once instructed properly, students will have to provide their Conversation Activities and Lesson Plan assignments to their instructors for further evaluations and use the designed Lesson Plans in an actual class room or online setting. Teaching a complete level of a Conversation class and a complete level of a Grammar Class has to be experienced to complete Teachers’ Qualifications. Practicum can entirely be completed Online.Observations : This allows the trainee teacher to observe different teaching styles and pick up valuable information on how to teach second languages.
Conversational teaching activities: How to design and use conversational teaching activities.Lesson plan and lesson plan presentation: How to plan lessons and create your own teaching resources.Research paper (1): This allows the trainee teacher to develop a greater understanding of second language teaching issues, both practical and theoretical.

EVALUATION

Grammar Teaching Practicum 30%
Conversational teaching practicum 15%
Conversational activities 5%
Lesson plan 15%
Research paper 15%
Theory course: Attendance and participation 10%
Observation report sheets 5%
Professionalism 5%

FAQ
What does TESOL stand for? TESOL: Teaching English to Students of Other Languages This is the same qualification as:

  • TESL: Teaching English as a Second Language
  • TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • CELTA: Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults
  • TESOL is the most widely recognized English Teaching qualification in North America, Latin America and Europe.

How long will the course take?

The minimum time to complete the course is 8 weeks but most trainees take 12-24 weeks. We can create a flexible schedule to meet both the student’s and school’s needs.
Trainee teachers who do not wish to complete the teaching practicum can receive a “TESOL Certificate” in a minimum of 5 weeks (The costs for this course is the same).

Can I teach two languages?

Yes, the course prepares you to teach English and any other language, the teaching skills and theory are the same. To achieve “Second Language Certification” you must take a proficiency test in the second language to convince us that your language knowledge is sufficient, and complete a teaching practicum in that second language. French, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean are also offered. (This costs $800)

What will I get at the end of the course?

  • A certificate stating “Experienced TESOL Certificate”
  • Your overall evaluation grade noted on your certificate
  • A transcript of all your course marks
  • All the theoretical information and practical experience to start a career as a professional second language teacher anywhere in the world
  • The confidence of having actual teaching experience

What are the pre-requisites?

A good command of English (and second language if applicable). To ensure and maintain the quality of our program, ECC requires you to take a proficiency test.

ECC prefers candidates with at least a Bachelors degree but will accept candidates with CEGEP diplomas or equivalent who demonstrate high qualities needed in teaching career through an interview.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Read all the material in this site and ask about anything on which you are unclear
Step 2: Register, pay course fees and schedule to write the Online proficiency test.
Step 3: Provide a copy of your CV at your registration.
(For application deadlines see the course schedules)

International students fees are slightly different than local students. Seasonal Promotions may apply. Loans, Bursaries and Work Study Programs (Co-op) are also available. Please contact our admission’s office for more details.

 

Courses maybe taken by Online/ Correspondence or onsite at one of our training centers. For more information please fill in the registration form.

For more Information please contact: info@tesolquebec.com

 

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