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Program description - September 2021

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to teach English as a second language? Become one of Conestoga's grads, teaching and managing ESL programs throughout Ontario.This 340-hour program includes applied in-class and practicum experience and is recognized by TESL Canada (Standard II) and by TESL Ontario.Graduates of the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) graduate certificate gain the knowledge and skills for successful English language teaching through active learning and 50 hours of observing and teaching.Practicum placements occur in community-based programs such as Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and/or within English for Academic Purposes (EAP) settings at college or university, preparing students for today's world of English language learning and teaching in Canada or abroad.Conestoga's teaching faculty are passionate educators who bring extensive credentials and English language teaching experience across a variety of English language programs.Conestoga's TESL program meets and exceeds the standards of TESL Canada and TESL Ontario. Part 1 is recognized by TESL Canada (Standard I). Part 2 is recognized by TESL Canada (Standard II) and by TESL Ontario.The program is offered full-time in class or part-time online.

Program details

Code: 1008
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: September 2021
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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CONESTOGA COLLEGE
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JANUARY 9, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
MARCH 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Tuition and fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time. For terms starting after May 2021, details will not be available until spring 2021.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$3960.00
$13000.00
Ancillary Fees
$1169.00
$2419.00
Total Fees
$5129.00
$15419.00

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2020 Winter 2021
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $1980.00 $1980.00
Administration Fee $18.40 $18.40
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $84.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 $20.95
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $41.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Session Total $2747.50 $2381.50
Year Total   $5129.00

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International fee details

Description Fall 2020 Winter 2021
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
Administration Fee $18.40 $18.40
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $84.50
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 $20.95
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $41.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Session Total $8142.50 $7276.50
Year Total   $15419.00

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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 OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2021 - Waterloo

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