TESOL 130 Certificate (Toronto)

TESOL 130 Certificate Toronto

TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • 130 hour program
  • 4 weeks full-time
  • Full practicum arranged in one of the largest language schools in Canada
  • Recognized by TESL Canada as Professional Standard 1

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Program Description

The objective of this teacher training program is to provide the hands on experience, theory and training to enable participants to become qualified ESL/EFL teachers. New teachers may teach in Canada or overseas.

This program is recognized by TESL Canada. Students who successfully complete this program and have a degree may apply for TESL Canada’s Professional Standard Level One certification.

Entry Requirements
  • An advanced English level(e.g. iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5).
  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivaent is required.
  • An undergraduate degree is recommended.* Some teaching experience also recommended.

*Note: To be able to apply for TESL Canada certification, students must meet the education (BA or equivalent) and language requirements (iBT 101, IELTS 7) as specified by TESL Canada. www.tesl.ca.

If an applicant fails to meet the minimum requirements, they cannot be waived by either the institution or the student.

Program Overview

Theory and Methodology: You will learn the principles of effective teaching, develop pedagogic and practical teaching skills as well as gain reflective and hands-on teaching experience.

Lesson Planning: You will receive guidance and support to plan your lessons.

Observations: You will have opportunities to observe classes in one of the largest language schools in Canada, ILSC, with experienced TESOL Canada certified teachers.

Peer teaching: You will practice teaching with their peers in a safe and comfortable learning environment.

Practicum lessons: You will teach your own classes with real students under the supervision of a sponsor teacher

Employment Opportunities

As one of the largest teacher training centers in Canada we are constantly being contacted by schools and institutions locally and abroad who are looking for TESL Canada qualified teachers. In addittion, trainees at Greystone College have access to all of ILSC job postings. The ILSC organization has schools in Canada and abroad and is constantly looking for teachers. We can put you in touch with the recruiting directors at our other locations in: Montreal and Vancouver, Canada; San Francisco and New York, USA; New Delhi, India; Sydney and Brisbane, Australia

Program Length

4 weeks Full-Time Intensive
Mon–Fri, 9 am–4:00 pm (including 1 hour for lunch) + practicum (Fri afternoon)*

*Start and end times may vary depending on practicum placement.
Certificate will be attained after successful completion of the practicum.

Start Dates - 2017

Mar 27, Jun 19, Sept 11

Fees - 2017

Tuition: $1,620
Textbook fee: $200

All fees are in Canadian dollars.

What is TESL Canada?

TESL CANADA (Teaching English as a Second Language in 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.
Learn more: TESL Canada Website

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