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Teaching English as a Second Language

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Teaching English as a Second Language

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) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) field and provides classroom application experience.

What to expect from the program

Students apply theory and concepts practiced in the TESL courses, receive feedback on their teaching from a qualified mentor  teacher, and develop a teaching portfolio. 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.

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 needs an undergraduate degree and (for non-native speakers of English) a minimum English language proficiency score. Visit the TESL Canada website for more information.

Graduate with experience

NorQuest College believes in the importance of on-the-job experience that provides an enriched learning opportunity.

You’ll graduate this program with 20 hours of work experience from 10 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of supervised classroom teaching.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program will be able to pursue positions in the field of teaching English as a second language (TESL) or foreign language (TEFL) contexts that include:

  • Colleges
  • private language schools
  • government-funded community-based programs
  • English language teaching institutions
  • not-for-profit organizations

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Open House

October 28, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Edmonton - 10215 108 Street NW

At NorQuest, we help you achieve your career goals. Open House is your chance to explore our programs, tour our Edmonton downtown campus, and meet current and future students.

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