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Teaching English as a Second Language

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Conestoga Language Institute
Program Code:
1008
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

The certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language is a full-time graduate program designed for students who wish to teach English as a Second Language in Canada and/or overseas. The two-part program consists of 340 hours (25 weeks) of academic study in nine courses. Each course provides background on key theoretical issues and practice in application of these issues to language teaching. The program includes two supervised teaching practicums. The program is accredited by TESL Canada and by TESL Ontario.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (also available part-time)
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 20

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Teaching English as a Second Language - Program # 1008

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2150.00 $2150.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2936.25 $2650.25
Year Total   $5586.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Teaching English as a Second Language - Program # 1008


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

This program prepares graduates to teach English as a second language in Canada and/or overseas.

80% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
TESL8200 TESL 001: Foundations for English Language Learning

Description: In this course, the nature of language, current theories of language learning, first and second language acquisition, and cultural models will be studied. Learning styles as they impact language learning will be analyzed and applied to various language learning contexts. Students must be accepted in the TESL program prior to registering for this course.
Hours: 55
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TESL8210 TESL 002: Foundations for English Language Teaching I

Description: This course presents an overview of language teaching methodology. Students are introduced to the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking and the focus area of vocabulary development. Students will learn core techniques for teaching the four skills and for planning effective lessons. Students will analyze standardized tests and develop strategies for effective assessment in the classroom. Students must be accepted in the TESL program in order to register for this course.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TESL8220 TESL 003: The Structure and Sound of English I

Description: This course introduces students to the grammatical structures and sound system of English taught at beginner, intermediate, and advanced proficiency levels. Topics include a brief overview of the English tense system, the characteristics of the English sentence, the segmental and supra-segmental features of the English sound system, including techniques for presentation and practice of individual grammar and pronunciation points, and inductive/deductive approaches to teaching grammar and pronunciation. Students are required to teach a grammar or pronunciation lesson and provide feedback to their peers.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TESL8230 TESL 004: Observation/Practicum I

Description: During this observation/practicum, students observe for 10 hours and teach for 10 hours in an ESL class for adults. Students will plan and select resources appropriate for the class under the guidance of their mentor teacher.
Hours: 25
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites: TESL8200, TESL8210

Level 2
TESL8245 TESL 005: Foundations for English Language Learning and Teaching II

Description: In this course, students will trace the history of language teaching methods, relating them to the current practice of teaching English as a Second Language to adults. Canadian documents such as the Canadian Language Benchmarks, the LINC Curriculum Guidelines, and the revised LINC Literacy Component will be examined with an emphasis on their practical application in classroom practice.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

TESL8250 TESL 006: The Structure and Sound of English II

Description: This course builds on the foundations of The Structure and Sound of English I. Students will study grammatical structures of the English language in more depth and apply contrastive analysis to pinpoint the influence of ESL learners' first language on their communication in English. Contrastive analysis will also be employed to identify the effect of first language sound systems on pronunciation of English. A range of techniques for the effective teaching of pronunciation will be integrated into an overall lesson planning framework.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

TESL8260 TESL 007: Teaching the Four Language Skills

Description: This course examines theoretical and practical issues in teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, including principles and techniques for giving feedback. Students are required to teach a reading/writing and a listening/speaking lesson and provide feedback to their peers.
Hours: 50
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

TESL8280 TESL 008: Observation/Practicum II

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to both observe and teach in adult ESL classrooms. Students observe for 20 hours and teach for 10 hours in one or more ESL classes for adults. Students will plan and select resources appropriate for the class under the guidance of their mentor teacher.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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