Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

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Earn accreditation from TESL Canada through an education that meets local, national, and international needs of teacher development, through instruction from qualified, experienced teachers with Masters or Doctoral degrees.

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Program Description

Share English here or there. Whether you’re interested in teaching English as a second or foreign language, your certificate will give you access to local and international job opportunities to teach children, adolescents and adults. With the increase of immigration to Canada, the need for English language teachers is always growing. Tutor new Canadians to increase their language skills, or explore a new country and help students learn a new language.

Upon completing this fully accredited TESL Canada program, you will have the techniques to effectively teach a second language and the use of English in a relevant, structured method.

Receive instruction from qualified, experienced teachers with Masters or Doctoral degrees, and upon graduation, will be awarded a certificate from the University of Manitoba, a recognized institution of higher learning.

Credential Awarded

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

Who is the Program for?

The certificate program meets local, national, as well as international needs of teacher development. You will be provided a focused preparation for the teaching of English as a Second Language or English as a Foreign Language to adult and adolescent learners.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the theoretical basis of second language instruction
  • Plan effective second language instruction
  • Employ a variety of effective ESL teaching techniques and methods
  • Explain, in pedagogically relevant ways, the linguistic structure and use of the English language

Delivery Methods

Face-to-Face

Fees

$100 for applying to the program plus course fees.

Courses

The CTESL program consists of a total of five 40-hour courses: four (4) required courses and one (1) approved elective course for a total 200 required hours.

Required Courses

  • CTSL 0100/ EDUB 1620 Principles and Procedures of Second Language Teaching (40 hrs)
  • CTSL 0102/ EDUB 1640 Teaching ESL Vocabulary and Pronunciation (40 hrs)
  • CTSL 0104/ EDUB 1650 Teaching ESL Grammar (40 hrs)
  • CTSL 0120/ EDUB 1860 Practicum in Second Language Teaching (40 hrs)

Elective Courses

  • CTSL 0108/ EDUB 1820 Content-based second language instruction (40 hrs)
  • CTSL 0106/ EDUB 1606 Teaching ESL Foundational Literacy, Academics and Language (LAL) Students (40 hrs)
  • CTSL 0110/ EDUB 1612 Adult ESL and the Canadian language benchmarks (40 hrs)
  • CTSL 0114/ EDUB 1608 Assessment and testing of ESL learners (40 hrs)
  • ADED 0170/EDUA 1570 Foundations of Adult Education
  • ADED 0180/EDUA 1580 Program Planning in Adult Education
  • ADED 0160/EDUA 1560 Adult Learning and Development
  • ADED 0190/EDUA 1590 Facilitating Adult Learning
  • ADED 0250 Adult Literacy: From Theory to Practice
  • ADED 0230 Coaching and Counselling Skills: Enhancing Adult Learning

FAQs

Do I really need to submit my official transcripts?

Yes, your official transcripts have to be submitted with your application. The originals can be returned to you on request.

Does the CTESL program help me find work afterward?

The CTESL program does not have a job placement program, however you will be taught the skills for seeking employment in the field.

What does the Practicum involve?

The Practicum course consists of 20 hours of in-class time, 10 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of classroom teaching.

I am already a certified teacher, am I still required to take the Practicum course?

Yes, the Practicum course is a required course in the program. There are no exemptions or exceptions made for the Practicum – all students must take this course, regardless of their teaching experience.

When do I pay for my CTESL courses?

All fees are due upon registration.

What is the $100.00 administrative fee for?

The $100.00 administrative fee is not an application fee. It is a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee that is collected to off-set the extra costs of the practicum course. The CTESL certificate will not be awarded to students if they have not paid this fee.

English is not my first language, what are the English requirements for this program?

Students whose primary language is other than English must provide proof of English language proficiency with their registration as per University of Manitoba entrance requirements: http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/international/english/

How do I get my certificate?

After completion of the 200-hour CTESL program, a certificate will be sent to you by mail. Please ensure we have your correct mailing address.

Can I get credits for non-TESL courses taken at other institutions?

Courses taken at other institutions may be approved for credit if the course content is relevant to the study of language acquisition and if the course was completed within the last 10 years with a grade of C or better. Please note that credit exemptions can only be given for the elective. All other courses are required courses.

How can I apply for credit exemption?

To apply for credit exemption, please complete and submit the CTESL Course Credit Request Form the official transcript and course outline for the course that the credit is based on, and a $75 processing fee. Please note that you must be admitted to the CTESL program before you can apply for credit exemption.

I took all five CTESL courses through the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. How can I obtain my Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language?

If you took all five CTESL courses through the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, you may transfer the credits into Extended Education for your Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. You must complete the CTESL Course Credit Request Form and submit it along with your official transcripts. There is no charge for transferring these credits, and you do not lose your degree credit. All of the courses that you wish to obtain credit for must have been completed within the last 10 years with a grade of C or better. Please note that the one-time, $100.00 administrative fee still applies before the certificate is awarded; however, you will automatically receive an official transcript from Extended Education for completion of the CTESL Program.

I took some of the five CTESL courses through the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. How can I complete this program?

If you took some of the CTESL courses through the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, you may complete the program through the Extended Education CTESL Program. First, you must apply into the program. This includes submitting the Application to Enter the CTESL Program form, along with your official transcripts. Secondly, you must submit the CTESL Course Credit Request Form and select which course(s) you have completed, with the corresponding Faculty of Education course number. The Faculty of Education course numbers can be found on your University of Manitoba transcript. There is no charge for transferring these credits, and you do not lose your degree credit. Please note that the course(s) that you wish to obtain credit for, must have been completed within the last 10 years with a grade of C or better.

If I transfer credits from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, will I lose my degree credit?

No, you do not lose your degree credit if you transfer any credits from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. Your Extended Education records will mirror the grades that you are ‘transferring’ from the Faculty of Education.

What is TESL Canada?

TESL Canada is a national organization dedicated to advancing communication and coordinating awareness of issues for those concerned with English as a Second Language and English skills development. The organization promotes advocacy for ESL learners, unifies teachers and learners by providing a forum and network capabilities, supports the sharing of knowledge and experiences across Canada, and represents diverse needs and interests in TESL nationally and internationally. For more information, visit tesl.ca.

Can I obtain TESL Canada accreditation after completing this program?

The CTESL program is accredited by TESL Canada. Please note that in order to obtain TESL Canada certification, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in addition to the University of Manitoba Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. Additional information can be found at tesl.ca.

Apply to the Program




1. Fill Out an Application Form


Download and submit a completed CTESL Program Application Form.


CTESL Application Form

2. Gather Your Transcripts


Submit transcripts of the highest level of education you have completed. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.



Submit any other required supporting documents (e.g., letters of reference, letter of intent).


3. Submit Your Documents


Submit completed application form and transcripts to:



Student and Instructor Services

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or by email: extended@umanitoba.ca



Final official transcripts from any university or college attended other than University of Manitoba are required. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.



Submit any other required supporting documents (e.g., letters of reference, letter of intent).


4. Register for Your Courses


You can register for courses either online or by email, mail, in person or fax.



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Download and submit a completed Course Registration Form



Course Registration Form (PDF)

 

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1. Download and fill out CTESL Course Registration Form (PDF)
2. Send your completed form by email, mail, in person or fax to:

Extended Education

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg,
MB
Canada
R3T 2N2
Phone: +1 204 474-8800
Toll Free: 1 888 216-7011
Fax: +1 204 474-7661
Email: extended@umanitoba.ca