This 120-hour program provides participants with key principles of second-language teaching and the skills, strategies, and tools to be successful in teaching English language learners. The program is designed for individuals who are new to the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)/Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) field and provides them with immediate classroom application experience. Those who already have a background in teaching can benefit from the program by learning about new theoretical and practical trends in the field and by further developing their teaching abilities.
The TESL certificate program consists of six courses - see the Course Listing for more information.
The TESL certificate program includes 100 online real-time hours and 20 hours of practicum. The practicum component of the program includes 10 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of supervised classroom teaching. Students apply theory and concepts practiced in the TESL courses, receive feedback on their teaching from a qualified sponsor teacher, and develop a teaching portfolio.
You do not need a degree to take the NorQuest College TESL program. However, if you decide to pursue professional certification in the future, TESL Canada requires an undergraduate degree and (for non-native speakers of English) a minimum English language proficiency score. Visit the TESL Canada website for more information.
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This program includes a practicum of 10 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of supervised classroom teaching.