TESOL Diploma Program
(TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Recognized by TESL Canada as Professional Standard Level 2
- Option to take internationally recognized Cambridge University TKT exam *
- Twelve-week course that focuses on a high degree of interaction between instructor and students
- Practicum component in each module
The objective of our teacher training program is to provide trainees with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be successful ESL/EFL teachers.
This program is recognized by TESL Canada. Students who successfully complete this program may apply for TESL Canada’s Professional Standard Two certification,
provided they meet language and education requirements.
Cambridge TKT* exam option
Students will have an opportunity to prepare for and take the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test during the TESOL program of study. Practice tests and special TKT workshops will be provided. Students will receive certificates from Cambridge University.
Note*: The online written test is exempt if iBT 80, IELTS 6.5 or ILSC Advanced 1 is presented.
- Grade 12 graduation or GED, or mature student status
- International students must demonstrate an advanced level of English with our online written test and arranged speaking interview*
- A university degree is recommended
- Native English speakers will have a preliminary grammar review quiz
Module A: Methodology for Teaching Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation, Linguistics, Pedagogical Theory, Material Analysis and Development
Module B: Methodology for Teaching Grammar, Reading, and Writing, Second Language Acquisition, Feedback and Error Correction
Module C: Methodology for teaching Vocabulary and Integrated Skills, Teaching Children, Unit Planning and Curriculum Development, Testing, Evaluation and Assessment
All modules will include Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, Teacher Discourse, Intercultural Awareness and Communication, Professional Conduct and Development.
Students will observe 10 or more hours of ESL classes, will spend time with a mentor teacher, and will teach their own class for at least 10 hours as their final practicum, under the supervision of a sponsor teacher.
12 weeks (27 to 30 hours per week)
Class start and end times may vary
Schedules will be modified to accommodate the December holidays.
Start Dates - 2013
Jan 2, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 21, Jun 17,
Start dates subject to change.
Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Dec 30
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
What is TKT?
TKT is a test from Cambridge ESOL about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase teachers' confidence
and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners,
anywhere in the world. This flexible and accessible award will help you to understand different methodologies for teaching,
the 'language of teaching', the ways in which resources can be used, the key aspects of lesson planning,
and classroom management methods for different needs. Learn more about the
TKT: Frequently Asked Questions
Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Test Dates - 2013
Test dates subject to change.
- Saturday, January 19
- Saturday, February 16
- Saturday, March 16
- Saturday, April 13
- Saturday, May 11
- Saturday, June 8
- Saturday, July 6
- Saturday, August 10
- Saturday, September 7
- Saturday, September 28
- Saturday, October 26
- Saturday, November 23