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    Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional

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    Program length  

    2 terms

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    Certificate

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    TUITION & FEES


    Canadian
    Total: $6,766.96

    International
    Total: $18,376.96

     
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    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    • Bachelor's degree
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    Course Listing

    Course CodeTitleCredit
    Term 1 - 16 weeks
    TEAL1000
    This introductory course for the TEAL certificate program focuses on the characteristics and strategies of good language learners and relates the key principles of second language acquisition to classroom practice. A variety of English-language contexts are introduced, with an emphasis on how learner needs are addressed in the syllabi, tasks, materials, methods, and assessments.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1001
    This course focuses on two complementary sets of knowledge. Students will be introduced to grammar terminology and English syntax and will also explore effective grammar-teaching techniques. They will be required to demonstrate and apply both sets of knowledge during instructor- and peer-reviewed micro-teaching sessions.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1002
    During this course, students have the opportunity to build their knowledge of phonology and morphology by reviewing current research and literature and demonstrating their knowledge and skills by teaching a micro-lesson. Phonology issues, including pronunciation best practices, and morphology issues, including formulaic sequences and effective vocabulary instruction, will be covered.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1003
    This course focuses on key principles and practices for teaching reading and writing skills to EAL learners. Participants will read current literature and key Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) resources, as well as develop materials for teaching reading and writing, create a CLB-referenced Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA) task, and teach micro-lessons.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1004
    This course focuses on the key principles and practices for teaching listening and speaking skills in the EAL classroom. Participants will design assessment tasks and lesson plans that are aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks and deliver micro-lessons informed by theory and research.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    Term 2 - 16 weeks
    TEAL1005
    Participants will examine critical issues and trends within the profession and in EAL contexts. The assignments are structured to support critical inquiry and reflective practice. Students will explore a range of resources for continuing their own professional development upon completion of the program.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1006
    This course offers learners an opportunity to apply TEAL techniques and skills in a real-world context by completing a project. The project requires that learners plan and develop a needs analysis, determine learning outcomes, select or design authentic real-world materials, create a task, develop a summative assessment tool, and evaluate their personal learning as a part of the reflective teaching process.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1007
    Students will participate in a 50-hour field placement, including 30 hours of observation and 20 hours of teaching in an adult English language classroom or in a K-12 classroom under the guidance of a mentor teacher and a NorQuest facilitator. A 30-hour lecture component will inform and direct the field placement experiences.
    • 30 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 50 Work Experience
    3
    Elective3
    ELECTIVES
    TEAL1008
    Instructors are challenged not only to build the subject-area content knowledge of English language learners, but also to promote language proficiency skills according to the requirements of the Alberta K-12 ESL benchmarks system. This elective course examines topics that include settlement and immigration patterns, categories, and resources; strategies for supporting learner success; selecting suitable teaching methodology; generating or selecting materials that align with the K-12 benchmarks; literacy and numeracy progression; and selecting appropriate assessment strategies to address the language learning needs of K-12 EAL learners.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1009
    This course focuses on topics relevant to professionals working with immigrants and refugees, including knowledge of immigration patterns, categories, and processes, as well as strategies that promote integration of newcomers into workplaces, communities, and educational contexts. The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) will be discussed as they relate to and inform EAL classroom practice.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1010
    During this elective course, students will explore the unique challenges and rewards of teaching English in a non-native English-speaking country. Developing strategies for working abroad and building practical skills for designing and delivering effective, culturally responsive lessons will be covered.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3
    TEAL1011
    This elective course introduces students to nine Essential Skills that are foundational for work, learning, and life. The skill areas will be explored in terms of the complexity level, learning tasks, and assessment tasks in the English-language classroom.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    3

    Additional note

    Courses may be offered in a different order than listed.