This course covers all the principles and practices of TESL, emphasizing the communicative approach to language teaching. It provides the trainees with a solid foundation on which to build a dynamic ESL teaching career. It meets TESL Canada requirements and also serves International Professionals from foreign countries.
Full-Time 5 Weeks: 120 hrs (Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:30pm) – There is a lunch break between 12:00 and 1:00 pm.
Part-Time 10 Weeks: 120 hrs (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 10 pm and every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm)
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100 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of practicum (10 hours of supervised observation and 10 hours of supervised teaching).
This activity-based program is designed to be hands-on, with a focus on the communicative approach. You will be encouraged to draw and build upon your own experiences, as well as the experience and knowledge of your peers.
The program has a wide range of topics including:
CURRENT AND HISTORICAL TRENDS
Past methodologies and current approaches to learning and teaching English. Survey of Second Language Teaching Methods, Theories of Second Language Acquisition, Introduction to Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Acculturation, Syntax and Discourse Analysis, and Styles and Strategies.
History of English; linguistic theory and how to teach grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing
PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT
Professional development; classroom teaching practices and underlying principles
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
Effective questioning and elicitation; student evaluation and testing, and others
Classroom management; lesson planning; computer-assisted learning; observation and teaching practice
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