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Online ESL Teacher Certificate Program

ESL Teacher Certificate Program


The University of Winnipeg is very pleased to be offering the ESL Teacher Certificate Program (ESL TCP) in a new online format. This will make this program more accessible to students both locally and internationally. To ensure quality of programming, the syllabus has been designed to meet the standards of TESL Canada, the national accrediting body for ESL teacher education.

Please click here for the fact sheet on the University of Winnipeg's learning management system - Nexus (Desire 2 Learn).

The Online ESL TCP is comprised of the following:

120 hours of TESL theory and methodology which includes the following courses:

  • Course #1 : Thinking about Theory: A Framework for EAL Instruction
  • Course #2: Understanding the Language Classroom: Procedures for Effective Teaching
  • Course #3: Developing the Language System: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary
    Note: Pre-requisites are course #1 and course #2.
  • Course #4: Developing the Language Skills: Teaching Second Language Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
    Note: Pre-requisites are course #1 and course #2.

20 hour ESL practicum, which includes:

  • 10 hours of EAL classroom observation in an EAL class in Winnipeg
  • 10 hours supervised practicum in an EAL class in Winnipeg

Course must be completed following a specific course schedule. While most tasks are completed independently and at a learner's own pace, students must follow the general course progression of 1 module/week for the course of 10 weeks.

Please note: Course are offered on a rotational basis, and are all subject to minimum enrollment.

For more information, please read the ESL TCP Student Handbook [PDF]



Winter 2017 Term

Dates: January 9th - March 17th, 2017

Course #2(Note: this can be taken as the first course in the program.)
Course Name: Understanding the Language Classroom

Course #4
Course Name: Developing the Language Skills - Online

Spring 2017 Term

Dates: May 8th - July 14th, 2017

Course #1
Course Name: Thinking About Theory Online

Course #3
Course Name: Developing the Language System: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary

Fall 2017 Term

Dates: September 11th - November 17th,2017

Course #2(Note: this can be taken as the first course in the program.)
Course Name: Understanding the Language Classroom

Course #4
Course Name: Developing the Language Skills - Online



Teacher Certificate Program Practicum

Please see Practicum Placement Information for information on this component of the ESL Teacher Certificate Program.


Application and Registration

Please see Application and Registration for information on this component of the ESL Teacher Certificate Program.

For more information, please read the ESL TCP Student Handbook [PDF]




Contact Us:

Mailing Address: 515 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9

Program Coordinator office address: Unit 5, 471 Portage Ave, Main floor of Rice Building.

Program Assistant office address: Room 1C15, Centennial Hall, 515 Portage Ave. Phone: 204-982-1816 Email: infoesltcp@uwinnipeg.ca