• 2021-2022

Connect through language

Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
JulEdmontonHybrid
SepEdmontonIn person
JanEdmontonIn person
Open
Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

2 terms

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $7,203.96

International
Total: $19,704.96

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • bachelor's degree
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Overview

The Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional certificate is a flexible credit program that prepares graduates to be effective instructors of adult English language learners, and certified K-12 teachers who can better address the diverse language and cultural needs of their learners.

Students will develop a clear understanding of how curriculum, methodology, teaching materials, and assessment can be designed, selected, and effectively implemented into classrooms with English language learners. Through active engagement with second language acquisition theory, the essential skills framework, language proficiency benchmarks, and current research, students will develop the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to teach confidently within a variety of English language teaching and learning contexts.

Certified K-12 teachers are encouraged to apply for the July intake of the program:

  • Part-time studies over two years
  • The program begins with three days of in-person classes
  • Remaining courses are offered online, in both real-time and anytime formats
  • A 50-hour field placement will be completed in a K-12 classroom

Students in the program will develop competencies included in the new Alberta Education Teaching Quality Standard (TQS) such as:

  • TQS 3 – Developing and applying a current and comprehensive repertoire of effective planning, instruction, and assessment practices to meet the learning needs of every student.
  • TQS 4 – Providing in-depth knowledge of how to establish, promote, and sustain inclusive learning environments.
For more information about the program, email teal@norquest.ca

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a 50-hour field placement, with 30 hours of observation and 20 hours of teaching within an adult English language classroom or (for certified K-12 teachers) in a K-12 classroom.

Location

Edmonton, Online