Improving the Ways We Teach English as a Second Language

Introducing the new TESL 1 program

Improving the Ways We Teach English as a Second Language

Introducing the new TESL 1 program

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL1)

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Introducing the new TESL1 Letter of Accomplishment. Specifically designed to align with TESL Canada’s Professional Standard One, you will meet the methodology and teaching requirements, as well as the ESL classroom practicum requirements upon graduation. With 100 hours of fully online course content ranging from Fundamentals of Teaching English as a Second Language to Teaching in Practice: Reading and Vocabulary to Resources Development and Integration, and 20 hours of a face-to-face practicum for a total of 120 contact hours, you’ll feel confident knowing that your education satisfies the local, national, and international needs of teacher development. Plus, you can complete the program at your own pace from a minimum of two terms or up to a maximum of five years.

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Program Description

Share English here or abroad. Whether you’re interested in teaching English as a second or foreign language, your credential will give you access to local and international job opportunities 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.

Credential Awarded

Letter of Accomplishment in Teaching English as a Second Language

 

Who is the Program for?

The 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 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 and Online

Fees

$100 for applying to the program plus course fees.

Courses

The TESL program consists of eight (8) required courses for a total of 120 hours.

Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Resources Development and Integration
  • Transitioning to the Classroom
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Teaching in Practice: Speaking and Listening
  • Teaching in Practice: Reading and Vocabulary
  • Teaching in Practice: Grammar Fundamentals
  • Practicum

Schedule

COURSEHOURSCostSchedule (Online)
Fundamentals of Teaching English30$446.00Sep 11/17 - Nov 19/17
Teaching in Practice: Speaking and Listening12$179.00Sep 11/17 -Oct 08/17
Teaching in Practice: Reading and Vocabulary12$179.00Oct 09/17 - Nov 05/17
Teaching in Practice: Grammar Fundamentals12$179.00Nov 06/17- Dec 03/17
Assessment and Evaluation12$179.00Jan 08/18 –Feb 04/18
Resource Development and Integration 12$179.00Jan 08/18 - Feb 04/18
Transitioning to classroom: the ESL profession10$149.00Feb 05/18 - Feb 25/18
Practicum20 hoursTBDFeb 26 – Apr 15

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 TESL program help me find work afterward?

The TESL 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 TESL courses?

All fees are due upon registration.

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 . In order to obtain TESL Canada certification students must demonstrate minimum English language proficiency as per TESL Canada requirements. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit the acknowledgment form with their application.

How can I apply for credit exemption?

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

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 TESL 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’s Letter of Accomplishment in Teaching English as a Second Language. If you do not hold a Bachelor’s degree you may be admitted to the program but must submit the acknowledgement form with your application. Additional information can be found at tesl.ca

Apply to the Program



1. Fill Out an Application Form


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Download and submit a completed Program Application Form.

Program Application Form
Language Requirement - Acknowledgement Form
Undergraduate Degree - Acknowledgement Form

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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


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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